Abigail is angry because Elizabeth dismissed her from the services. She realizes her affair with John will end. Elizabeth has become suspicious that Abigail and John have become intimate. Abigail becomes angry because John has broken any ties with her. Seeking revenge, she manipulates the witch-hunt and stirs up a witch-hunt that ends with people hanging.
In anger, Abigail controls the girls of the neighborhood. She threatens them if they disobey her. She rehearses her actions with the girls. They all pretend to be affected by the spirit of witchcraft.
Out of anger at being rejected by John, Abigail manipulates and lies and ultimately is responsible for sending nineteen people to their deaths.