How Is Elizabeth Presented In The Crucible

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The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller that takes place in the late 1600’s. The play is about a girl named Abigail who was caught dancing in the woods with her friends by her uncle Parris, who then grows very suspicious of witchcraft being practiced. The play is also about the witch trials that took place in Salem. A character in the play named Elizabeth Proctor went through so much with her husband. A theme that appeared repeatedly throughout this play was forgiveness, as Elizabeth finally forgave her husband after he repeatedly begged for forgiveness. (Insert Topic Sentence Here). In the play Elizabeth’s husband John Proctor had an affair with a girl named Abigail and Abigail wants John Proctor to love her. John doesn’t want to love Abigail he wants to show his wife that he is a better and changed man and that he shows remorse. John shows this by repeatedly asking Elizabeth for forgiveness. “Elizabeth: John, have you ever shown her somewhat of contempt? She cannot pass you in the church but you will blush- Proctor: I may blush for my sin. Elizabeth: I think she sees another meaning in that blush. Proctor: And what see you? What see you, Elizabeth? Elizabeth: I think you be somewhat ashamed, for I am there, and she so close. Proctor: When will you know me, woman? Were I stone I would have cracked …show more content…

With everything going on such as the witch trials, and the drama that Abigail causes between John and his wife. It really took Elizabeth on a mental roller coaster ride to find out what she believes is right. As I proved in the paragraph above a theme that was shown from time to time in this play was forgiveness. If you ever come to a point in life where someone has messed up and asks for forgiveness, don’t just forgive them. You should take the time and let their actions show that they have become a better person, sort of just like John tried to show

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