using deceitful language in her constant quest for power. Both Abigail and Elizabeth had contributed to John Proctor's death. Abigails response was clearly another lie because she was fired as the Proctors servant after Elizabeth discovered her affair with John.
Abigail Williams in The Crucible is a fantastic example of this.
Not only are her actions absurd to try and gain John Proctors whole hearted affection, who was her lover, but also to gain submission of an ample portion of Salem due to fear.
A large part of the submissiveness was gained by her ability.
Abby thought she deserved John so much, as I stated earlier, that she twisted the minds of many people to get what she wanted. She said that the "witches" of the community had forced her to "dance with the devil." Then to make sure none of the other girls would contradict her story, she threatened them. One lie can destroy a life. She doesn't uphold anything that would constrict her or keep her from doing what she wants to do at high esteem. It is seen in Abigail who exhausts her conscience to get herself out of trouble by accusing Tituba, and then to seek revenge on the adults who make her life miserable. Abigail is a malicious, vengeful girl who, in an attempt to protect herself from punishment and to achieve her ultimate goal of replacing Elizabeth as John Proctors wife, instigates the Salem witch trials and leads the charge of accusations. Not only was she bitter, but she was clever also.