Lying is what brought upon the sad story of the Salem Witch Trials. It is what brought people to their untimely and wrongful death. Abigail Williams had told the most lies among the whole village, and she caused the many deaths of the innocent. Why? The art behind lying and deception is very simple. Magicians do it constantly, defying their audience. Magician Karl Germain said "Magic is the only honest deception." Magicians use lies to make their audience believe that their magic is real. Lying and deception is a part of life. We lie to gain advantage and to hide our weaknesses. Abigail took lying to a whole different universe, and made herself also believe that she was telling the truth. Lies are a part of life, and in "The Crucible," they were a fundamental. A human habit.