Abigail Williams

  • Created by: claud
  • Created on: 28-04-13 14:13



  • manipulative
  • 'wicked' - hits Betty
  • cunning
  • mischievous
  • bitter and vengeful
  • clever
  • vulnerable orphan, parents murdered
  • envious of Elizabeth
  • used to be the Proctors' servant
  • caught dancing in the woods by Parris - sexually repressed in society
  • leader of the other girls
  • lies to save herself
  • desires freedom
  • runs away with Parris' savings

Development (Growth & change)

Other information              

  • gains authority because the court listen to her and give her the power to accuse people
  • gains confidence and this leads her to lie even more, pretending to see demons in court
  • 'I want to open myself!...I want the sweet love of Jesus! I danced with the devil! I saw Goody Good with the devil! I saw Goody Osburn with the devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the devil!' lies, dramatic, exclamation marks, short sentences > excitement
  • 'She is blackening my name in the village!' (about Elizabeth)
  • 'Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know I can do it;' threatening, authority over other girls
  • 'Let you beware, Mr Danforth' threatening, power


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