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How is Abigail Williams characterized?
Last Updated: 20th March, 2020
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Hereof, how does Miller characterize Abigail?
Abigail is deftly characterized throughout the play through Miller's stage directions, what other characters say about her, and through Abigail's own actions and dialogue. More important than her physical description and age, however, are Abigail's relationships with the other characters in the play.
Also Know, how does Abigail Williams have power? Thus, Abigail Williams' "power" in the courtroom is that she can bend to her will those who are in a position to make life or death decisions, especially Judge Danforth. In the court, she pretends to be freezing; she pretends to see a yellow bird; she claims that Mary is using "a black art to change [her] shape".
Regarding this, what kind of person is Abigail?
Abigail is an orphan and an unmarried girl; she thus occupies a low rung on the Puritan Salem social ladder (the only people below her are the slaves, like Tituba, and social outcasts).
What role does Abigail Williams play in the crucible?
Abigail Williams is Reverend Parris's niece who ends up getting caught dancing naked in the forest and reciting charms with Tituba and several other women. Her actions drive the plot of the play, and she is the catalyst that stirs the hysteria surrounding the witch trials.