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The Crucible

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Envy

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Abigail begins talking to the "bird" that she imagines is under Mary's control, saying,

"but God made my face; you cannot want to tear my face. Envy is a deadly sin, Mary. "

What is the MOST likely reason that Miller chooses to include the sin of envy?

A

Mary, as a subservient, naive girl, would naturally be envious of others.

B

The sin of envy links to the larger truth that many are accused of witchcraft by envious neighbors.

C

It fits the stereotype that teenage girls are filled with envy for each other.

D

Abigail believes Mary Warren is envious of her affair with Proctor.

E

Abigail is envious of Elizabeth so she projects her feelings when she accuses Mary.