Desire Under the Elms

Discuss the character of Abbie.

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Abbie enters the story as the poor, much younger wife (I believe third wife) of Ephraim. Her goal is to inherit Ephraim's property for herself, and she has no scruples in her bid to secure her own future. Later in the story, she and Eben move from battling each other over the farm to falling in love