How Does Elizabeth Proctor Decide To Lie In The Crucible

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Elizabeth Proctor

Elizabeth Proctor in Act three, was call to court to testify the affair between John Proctor and Abigail Williams. Her severe test was to say the truth or deny it. Elizabeth deny it the affair, she want to save John reputacion, then she lie about it. She didn’t know that John confest already. Instead of save John he got more in trouble. Either way he was in trouble already. If Elizabeth had told the truth he would be hung either way for the affair. Danforth say to Elizabeth, “Look at me! To your own knowledge, has John Proctor ever committed the crime of lechery?,” (p.521). Elizabeth choose to lie to save John’s reputacion. She answer, “ No, sir.” (p.521). The result of this is was that the court arrest John for lying because
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