Abby, I may think of you softly. But I will cut off my hand before I touch you again.
Elizabeth is a witch! She sent her spirit to stab me.
During this scene there is a lot of lying going on. This is the first scene where everyone is panicking because they were caught doing witchcraft and didn't want to be executed. So, Abby was trying to convince all the girls to lie about what they were doing in the woods.
You drank the charm to kill John Proctor's wife. You drank the charm to kill Goody Proctor.
In this scene there is a lot of evidence that Abigail lusts for John. She is head over heels for that man even though he is married and doesn't want anything to do with her anymore.
During this scene Abigail stabbed herself to make it look like Elizabeth had sent her spirit to cause her harm. She did this to accuse Elizabeth as a witch so she will be prosecuted.
Reputation and Integrity
Let me have my name. For god's sake take my word and let me keep my name!
This scene show that Abigail was very greedy. It proved that when she wanted something she was gonna do whatever it takes to get it, even if it meant performing witchcraft and drinking a charm to kill someone's wife.
Abigail caused a lot of hysteria and got the group of girls to act with her to get Mary Warren in trouble. They were acting terrified and scared that Mary worked with the devil and sent her soul after her in the form of a bird.
A yellow bird! Mary is working with the devil and she sent her spirit in the form of a bird to come after me.
John signed a paper in order to stay alive and keep his life. The deal was they would post the signed paper on the church which would mean his name wouldn't be good in town anymore. He wanted to keep his good reputation and thinks that his word should be good enough.