Being as devious as she is, she gets all of the girls to follow her lead in the lies.
As Johnson and Johnson state, "To escape discovery and punishment, Abby fearfully diverts the attention from discovery of her own misdeeds by pointing her finger at others"(10).
And that is exactly what she does throughout the book to try to get her one and only lover John Proctor back.
One reason why Abigail holds onto John is because of how he is her first lover.
Crimmel March 6, 2015 The Dedication of Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor Arthur Miller creates many unforgettable characters in his play, The Crucible, to depict the historical events of the Salem witch trials.
Although there are many other influential characters in the town of Salem that cause major events to happen during the trials and are eventually subject to their consequences, two women were most prominent.
And that is what she has come to represent, love and honesty.
While Elizabeth’s character is easy to figure out, Abigail Williams is a bit more complex. She doesn’t uphold anything that would constrict her or keep her from doing what she wants to do at high esteem.
Both women’s characters are fundamentally opposite of each other.
Arthur Miller describes Abigail Williams in, "The Crucible" as a very manipulative and vindictive person.