The Crucible


What are some examples of the text where abigail shows power and authority.

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When Abigail, at the end, actually accuses some of the high officials of "Witchcraft," the reader sees that she has gained way too much power. She convinces the girls to cry out against Mary Warren while all are in the court; she accuses some of the poor women and ultimately finds a way to have Elizabeth Proctor arrested.

ABIGAIL: Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam's dead sisters. And that is all. And mark this. Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning .....Chapter 1

ABIGAIL: She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her! Let her turn you like a....Chapter 1

Aslan, are they power or authority?

Power and authority are linked when it comes to Abigail. She threatens people with both. She has more of both over the girls. She tries her hand with others.

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