Examples Of Jealousy In The Crucible

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Everyone in their lifetime has experienced jealousy, maybe you were jealous of someone’s clothes, a new game, or of someone’s loved one. Well, in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller the characters experience jealousy and greediness. The characters in this play are all jealous and greedy of one another. This play takes place in Salem Massachusetts in 1692. One example of jealousy in this play is Abigail being jealous of Elizabeth. Abigail is jealous of Elizabeth for being in a relationship with John Proctor for whom she loves. “ABIGAIL, with a bitter anger: Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be-
PROCTOR, angered-at himself as well: You'll speak nothin' of Elizabeth! ABIGAIL: She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her! Let her turn you like a- PROCTOR, shaking her: Do you look for whippin'?” (Miller 1110) This part in the play Abigail makes it seem as if she is mad at Elizabeth for …show more content…

“PROCTOR with solemn warning: You will not judge me more, Elizabeth. I have good reason to think before I charge fraud on Abigail, and I will think on it. Let you look to your own improvement before you go to judge your husband any more. I have forgot Abigail, and—ELIZABETH: And I. PROCTOR: Spare me! You forget nothin’ and forgive nothin’. Learn charity, woman. I have gone tiptoe in this house all seven month since she is gone. I have not moved from there to there without I think to please you, and still an everlasting funeral marches round your heart. I cannot speak but I am doubted, every moment judged for lies, as though I come into a court when I come into this house!
ELIZABETH: John, you are not open with me. You saw her with a crowd, you said. Now you— PROCTOR: I’ll plead my honesty no more, Elizabeth.” (Miller 1124). Elizabeth if a good woman who loves her husband very much, but she can’t but wonder is John really loved

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