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The Crucibe- The Gradual Revelation Of Abigail Williams.
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Show how Miller creates tension in the gradual revelation of Abigail's character and intentions in act one.
The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, was written with intent to tell the story of how the small community of Salem was caught in a spiralling web of lies, resulting in many innocent lives being lost. Arthur Miller begins The Crucible with Reverend Samuel Parris' daughter, Betty, lying inert on her bed and not able to wake, after fainting the night before when she was caught, by her father, dancing in the woods. Witchcraft is then feared, as the circumstances are suspicious and Parris is desperate to find out what really did happen that night in the woods. Parris' niece, Abigail Williams, is introduced and she begins to cause more suspicion, instigating rumours about other people, and, as the play unfolds, the audience see that Abigail is not what she at first seems to be and, purely due to lust, vendettas and jealousy, lives are lost and suspicion and paranoia is aroused in every home.
Arthur Miller establishes that the play is set very much in the past by using archaic language and sentence structure. When Proctor is speaking to
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