Examples Of Reputation In The Crucible

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Preserving Reputations in The Crucible Many characters in The Crucible are concerned about their reputation. The one that stands out the most is Abigail Williams. She does whatever is necessary to ensure her name is not associated with bad things. The first time this occurs is in Act I when she is talking with John Proctor about his wife, Elizabeth. “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!” (Miller 1247). Abigail is concerned about what Elizabeth Proctor is saying about her around Salem. Abigail does not like Elizabeth because Elizabeth is married to John, who Abigail is in love with. Abigail is trying to make people feel sorry for her and look down on Elizabeth.
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