Elizabeth Proctor Character Analysis Essay

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“You drink blood, Abby! You didn't tell him that!”(1034) exclaimed Betty to Abigail in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. In Salem, Massachusetts 1692 a group of young girls were accused of committing witchcraft. Throughout the play many people were hanged because the girls accused people that they don't like which caused them to be hanged or sent to jail. Since Abigail Williams is motivated by her love for John Proctor she will do anything she can to get rid of John Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth Proctor and take her place as John's wife.
First off, Abigail Williams is motivated by her love for John Proctor. She will go as far as killing Elizabeth Proctor or accusing her for witchcraft to take her place as John's wife. “She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold and sniveling women…”(1037) Abigail Tries to convince John that Elizabeth is a bad woman, that John should leave her for Abigail. Abigail tells John how horrible and mean Elizabeth is to try to make John love her. In conclusion, Abigail will do anything to get John Proctor to love her as much as she loves him. …show more content…

Because of Abigail’s obsession over John Proctor she almost goes crazy trying to win John’s love. “I saw your face when she put me out, and you loved me then and you love me now!” (1037). Abigail is so obsessed with John Proctor that she thinks he returns her love. John explains how he is over Abigail and that he loves his wife, Elizabeth. Abigail won't give up, she keeps pushing John to love her back even when John says he will never go back. To conclude, Abigail is obsessed with John and no matter what John says about how he loves his wife, Abigail will stop at nothing to get John Proctor and will never stop loving

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