As soon as you mention the name Abigail Williams, people immediately start to think of all the problems she has caused in Salem, Mass. This all started when John Proctor decided to have an affair with Abigail who was their housekeeper at the time. After some time, Elizabeth finds out and fires Abigail and no longer trusts John. Abigail wanted to put a spell on Elizabeth so she can have John back to herself again but got caught and is willing to go extreme lengths to accuse other people of being a witch. Abigail is one character who, because of her selfish and manipulative ways, causes the destruction of many peoples’ lives in the town of Salem. Abigail’s’ main cause for her extreme accusations is because of her selfish behavior. Abigail pulling away from the window, Betty says, “You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor.”(Crucible 78) Abigail wishes to end Elizabeth Proctor in order to have John Proctor all to herself. Abigail does not care if others are harmed if it meant she gets what she desires. Rev Parris was speaking to Judge Hathorne about the events that took place the night before and stated, “Excellency, I think they be aboard a ship. My daughter tells me how she heard them speaking… tonight I discover my strongbox was broken into.”(Crucible 126) This quote demonstrates Abigail’s selfish personality because she stealing from her own uncle. She took all of his money in the strongbox and got on a boat to escape after causing all the mayhem in Salem. These 2 quotes support Abigail’s selfish behavior in the story. Abigail not only holds the most blame in Salem for being the most selfish but manipulative as well. While Abigail several attempts to convince John to love her again, she states, “I have a sense for heat, John yours has drawn me to my window, and I have seen you looking up, burning in your loneliness.”(Crucible 68) The quote which took place in act one Abigail reveals her second character flaw. Abigail tries to bring her relationship with John closer again by taking to hi alone. While Abigail trying to manipulate everyone in Salem she states, “Oh Mary, this is a black art to change your shape. No, I cannot I cannot stop my mouth, it’s God’s work I do”(Crucible 197) Near the end of the act 3, Abigail once again demonstrates her manipulative personality by acting like she sees Mary Warren. Abigail screams she can see Mary’s spirit circling around the room. Because of Abigail’s manipulative behavior in the story, she causes many problems for others and herself. To conclude, Abigail is the protagonist and the character that holds the most blame for the injustice that occurred in Salem due to their selfish and manipulative behavior. The crucible was a book based off of the Salem witch trials and the ore to blame is Abigail. After all the mess she just escapes on a boat by stealing Rev Parris money.