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Evolution Of Elizabeth Proctor Essay

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The Evolution of Elizabeth Proctor Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible is a compelling look at the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Elizabeth Proctor began as doubtful of her husband, John Proctor, but ends up having faith in him in the end. She still believed her husband was still in love with Abigail but Proctor soon proved his love for Elizabeth throughout the play. Elizabeth evolves from a woman who doubts her husband, but then evolves into a woman who risks her life to save her husband. Elizabeth continues to question her husband's faith causing an argument between the two. In Act II she questions her husband wondering what keeps him so late, she believes he was in Salem. She continues to ask if he still loves Abigail and if he was seeing…show more content…
Elizabeth has never lied in her life but She does in order to protect his good name showing an act of forgiveness and compassion. In Act IV Elizabeth then does everything in her power to have him “forgive” her. In the end of Act IV she then questions him if he will confess and whichever he decides she will not judge him for she “…cannot judge...John” (1114) and then she tells him that she will not forgive him until he forgives himself for he longer thinks himself a good man and cannot forgive himself for all the trouble he put his wife and a the village through. “John it come naught that I should forgive you, if you’ll not forgive yourself. It is not my soul, john, it is yours. Only be sure for I know it now: whatever you will do, it is a good man does it… To which she then tells him then she apologizes to him for not being a good wife “…I have sins of my own to count. It needs a cold wife to prompt lechery” (1114). Showing she blames herself for her husband’s lechery, this then causes John to have the want of living, causing him to confess. This shows the strength and forgiveness Elizabeth has give john having her evolve from a doubtful wife to a woman who risks her she has taken for her
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