Character Of Elizabeth Proctor In The Crucible

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The Crucible is a play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692-93. The main antagonist Abigail is trying to be with John Proctor after having an affair with him but Elizabeth isn't having it. Abigail is trying to convict Elizabeth of witchcraft, so she can be killed and have John Proctor all to herself. Elizabeth Proctor is one of the protagonist of the play. She is a loving and honest women. She knows that John Proctor had an affair but she is trying to keep her marriage together and keep Abigail from ruining it. In the play The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays Abigail as the the antagonist. Abigail is in love with John Proctor, after their affair she wants nothing but him. Abigail is a selfish and manipulative girl. Abigail Williams stirs up the entire town of Salem against many people, including Elizabeth and John Proctor, because of her selfish personal ambition to be John's next wife, as well as her treacherous lust for the power that she gains by accusing innocent people of witchcraft. When Abigail and John Proctor had their affair, Abigail told John “You loved me John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet!, pity me, pity me!” Abigail hates that John…show more content…
Elizabeth is loving and honest women. She values her marriage and her sons. Elizabeth tells John that he should leave Abigail alone and never talk to her again. She advises John “You'll tear it free—when you come to know that I will be your only wife, or no wife at all! She has an arrow in you yet, John Proctor, and you know it well!” Her husband was arrested for having an affair with Abigail but she thought lieing was the best option, she went from an honest women to a lying women. Her husband was hung because of this thoughtless act. Elizabeth wasn’t hung because of witchcraft because she was
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