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What is Abigail's function and purpose in the plot of the play? Abigail is like a ringleader among the girls, she is also there to spread hysteria and huge hype among the villagers.

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Introduction

What is Abigail's function and purpose in the plot of the play? Abigail is like a ringleader among the girls, she is also there to spread hysteria and huge hype among the villagers. Abigail seems to be a very forceful and cunning character and straight away forms herself as leader in the midst of the girls. "Now look you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam's dead sisters. And that is all. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things" From this quote when Abigail was addressing the girls we see how she structure's herself as leader by telling what to say and what not to. The structure of that what Abigail said demonstrates that she was being forceful and stern because of the short but firm sentences. ...read more.

Middle

She is telling lies about me! She is a cold, snivelling woman, and you bend to her! Let her turn you like a" NEED TO ADD (A) IN HERE What are Abigail's interactions and how does she relate to other characters in the play? She is very close within her assembly of friends, but how do we know this? There a various examples of how this is true we see how she takes the lead in the court starting off things that the other girls follow. Abigail abhors Elizabeth and visa versa "She hates me uncle, she must ...... and I will not work for such a woman" That's a quote form Abigail, her interactions with Elizabeth is very slight we can see this when she was passing through the house how she kept her head and eyes down to the floor weather she was ashamed or she did not what to look at Elizabeth. ...read more.

Conclusion

They can also relate to her relations with John they too could have had an affair with someone or their partner was unfaithful to them. They can feel the same way as Abigail does. In Conclusion I believe that the Crucible is still a relevant play today because it shows us the dangers off misjudging some ones actions and accuse them of doing some thing. And also the fact that they blame others to elevate themselves still happens today with politics and also among the nations. They can blame others for their mistakes and give them a sense of supremacy above others. I believe that Miller rote a successful play because it shows how a community can be overturned by just one incident and result in the loss of many innocent loved ones. This is a very successful play I think because it makes us think of how our actions and words can affect the life of others. ...read more.

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