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The Crucible: Abigail Williams's Character Essay

From Arthur Miller’s immediate introduction of Abigail Williams, we already have quite a strong idea of her character. He introduces her as being “seventeen, a strikingly beautiful girl and an orphan with an endless capacity for dissembling.” Straight away, her character strikes us as being atypical compared to the other Salem residents we have already met. Amongst the “clean spareness” of Puritan life, Abigail Williams is “strikingly beautiful.”