Abigail is a young woman who seizes an opportunity to reverse fate

Abigail is a young woman who seizes an opportunity to reverse fate

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Abigail is a young woman who seizes an opportunity to reverse fate. She has had an affair with  Proctor, who now refuses to continue the affair out of a mixture of guilt and loyalty to his wife. Abigail  takes advantage of the chance to eliminate Proctor's wife by accusing her of witchcraft, giving Abigail  the opportunity to marry Proctor, while elevating herself within the Salem community. Although  Abigail enjoys being the chief witness of the court, her chief desire is to obtain Proctor, and she will  do anything to bring this about, including self-mutilation and murder. The Putnams also seize opportunity. The Royal Charter was revoked in 1692 and original land titles  became invalid, creating a crisis of property rights. Individuals no longer felt secure with their  landholdings because they could be reassigned at any time. As a result, neighbors distrusted one  another and feuds broke out regarding property rights and clear deeds of ownership. Miller 
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course ENG 3550 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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Abigail is a young woman who seizes an opportunity to reverse fate

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