I have to make a wanted poster for one of the accused witches, from The Crucible, that has disappeared. I need to describe her and her crimes.  I don't know what to do and who is accused of being...

I have to make a wanted poster for one of the accused witches, from The Crucible, that has disappeared. I need to describe her and her crimes.

 

I don't know what to do and who is accused of being a witch in The Crucible.

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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There are only two girls who disappear from Arthur Miller's play The Crucible: Mercy and Abigail.

In order to create a poster on either of the girls, one would need to examine the play and find textual evidence which describes her (both explicitly and implicitly). As a suggestion, Abigail Williams would be the easier of the two girls to define.In order to do this, find descriptions and dialogue which defines/details who you believe Abigail for you. (How do you see her and what specific pieces of text led you to define her in such a way.)

As for her crimes, Abigail Williams has slept with John Proctor. Therefore, she has committed, with him, adultery. Outside of that, she has is the one responsible for the hysteria which has broken out in Salem. Abigail has danced (which is against Puritan law), lied to her uncle (Rev. Parris) and to the courts. Abigail has also accused many of the people of Salem wrongly of witchcraft.

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