Compare the roles that Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams play in The Crucible Abigail is revengeful, selfish, manipulative, and at the same time – magnificent liar.
Abigail Williams is the vehicle that drives the play. The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. Abigail Williams is the vehicle that drives the play.



... Elizabeth fears that Abigail has revealed the affair in order to discredit John and lies, saying that there was no affair, and that she fired Abigail out of wild suspicion.

Abigail, a cunning girl that is out for revenge, feels she has superiority over many of the other characters even though she is only a young girl. Comparison of Elizabeth Proctor with Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's The Crucible Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor, the leading female characters in 'The Crucible'.
Both show determination in order to get what they want. She bears most of the responsibility for the girls meeting with Tituba in the woods, and once Parris discovers them, she attempts to conceal her behavior because it will reveal her affair with Proctor if she confesses to casting a spell on Elizabeth Proctor.

She bears most of the responsibility for the girls meeting with Tituba in the woods, and once Parris discovers them, she attempts to conceal her behavior because it will reveal her affair with Proctor if she confesses to casting a spell on Elizabeth Proctor.