Who accused who in The Crucible?

In The Crucible, Abigail accuses Elizabeth Proctor, George Jacobs, Bridget Bishop, and others of witchcraft. Other characters also accuse others of wrongdoing, such as Giles Corey accusing Thomas Putnam of using mass hysteria to grab land from certain supposed witches.

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In The Crucible , several characters accuse one another of witchcraft in order to save themselves from being targeted by the mass hysteria of the Salem community. Abigail accuses Tituba of forcing her to drink blood, while Tituba retorts that Abigail asked her to conjure up a curse in the...

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In The Crucible, several characters accuse one another of witchcraft in order to save themselves from being targeted by the mass hysteria of the Salem community. Abigail accuses Tituba of forcing her to drink blood, while Tituba retorts that Abigail asked her to conjure up a curse in the first place. Once everyone starts targeting Tituba, she puts the blame for her witchcraft on the devil, then accuses Sarah Osborne and Sarah Good of witchcraft in order to prove she has "repented." Abigail and the girls she danced with while trying to curse Elizabeth Proctor in the woods also accuse George Jacobs, Bridget Bishop, and Elizabeth Proctor herself of having used evil magic.

Other accusations fly as well. Giles Corey accuses Thomas Putnam of making his daughter accuse George Jacobs in order to be able to take his land from him. John Proctor and Mary Warren accuse Abigail of having made everything up.

All of these accusations serve to divert any blame or anger away from the accuser themselves. Abigail wants John for herself and does not care who she hurts in her quest to secure him. John initially makes Abigail out to be the source of all evil and misery in his life, but in the end, he takes responsibility for his own blame in the affair he had with her and the way it broke the heart of his wife, Elizabeth. Such responsibility makes him a heroic figure in a sea of mass hysteria and mob mentality.

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