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I. Greed plays a large part in the drama, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Greed is shown in the play through many characters who do whatever it takes to get what they want. Abigail Williams is greedy in the way she will do anything to have John Proctor to herself. Putnam is land hungry and uses the accusations as a way to get what he wants.

II. Abigail Williams is a greedy girl because she wants John Proctor and would do anything to have him to herself she is also only concerned with her own well being.

A. Abigail is in the woods with the girls at the beginning of the play to cast spells to get the boys they love 1. For this spell, a chicken is sacrificed.

2. Abigail drinks the blood of the chicken so a spell will be cast on Elizabeth Proctor, John's wife, so that Abigail can have him.

B. Abigail loves John proctor and thinks he loves her.

1. Abigail says that she sees him watching her.

2. She tries to convince him that he loves her back even though he doesn't.

C. Abigail is willing to blame anyone to save herself because she only cares about her own well being and John's 1. She accuses many people of witchcraft.

2. She goes to get John out of jail because she wants him to love her because she freed him.

D. Abigail is a greedy girl who cares for nothing but herself and what she wants and that is why she is greedy.


IV. The villagers all use the accusations to get what they want in the story A. Anne Putnam is greedy because