Abigail And Elizabeth Proctor Relationship Analysis

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In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the relationship between Abigail Williams, Elizabeth Proctor, and John Proctor in act one seems to be a rising conflict throughout the book. Ever since Abigail’s affair with John Proctor, she has been out to get Elizabeth for it. In act one Abigail tells John that “I never knew what pretense salem was, I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men...you loved me John Proctor” (Miller 24). Abigail is clearly confessing her love to John and she has no sense of closure between the two but John on the other hand, wants nothing but to put their relationship in the past. As she begs for his love back, her anger continues to grow and we began to realize …show more content…

He is an older man and Abigail on the other hand, is a much younger girl. Abigail was also in court before John, giving her an advantage to already start making statements to cover herself up and make her lies far more believable. The court is already not believing John and he begins to become furious and loses his temper by shouting “How do you mean call heaven! Whore! Whore!” (Miller 109). He is irritated that the court isn't taking his word. During act four, John just goes entirely off and come clean. He admits to his affair with Abigail and talks about how truly sorry he is and how it was a mistake. He is quite guilty and addresses his fault, “I have confessed myself” (Miller 142). Now that John Proctor has confessed, it's like weight has been lifted off his shoulders. He makes it very clear that he would rather be dead than having to deal with the continuous judging that he is about to receive from the people of Salem. At the end of the play, John is sentenced to be hanged and he agrees to the decision, believing it will somehow please Elizabeth and bring her peace. He would rather die as an honorable man rather than lying to save

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