Love In The Crucible

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Finding the person that you love is worth fighting for, but if it’s not love than you need to move on. The crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller about the salem witch trials. We learn about what went on during a time in salem when witches were thought to exist. The play begins with Abigail and her friends in the woods. While everyone thought they were just dancing, we soon learn that they were trying to practice witchcraft. Abigail was trying to drink something to kill Elizabeth Proctor. Elizabeth is married to John Proctor who had an affair with Abigail, and she wants him to herself. Abigail and her friends start accusing people of witchcraft in order to cover what they have done. The people who are accused are taken to prison and if…show more content…
Elizabeth is a calm, selfless, and strong women. During act two when she and John have a conversation you can tell that is is trying to keep her cool. She knows that John is feeling remorse for his sin but she struggles to get over the fact that he betrayed her. She remains calm and professional while talking to John. During their conversation Elizabeth states, “I do not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you.” (page 490) During this scene the stage directions shows her fighting beck tears and losing faith in him, but by scene four we see her comforting him in the prison. Unlike Abigail, Elizabeth puts others before herself. Even in her times of struggle, she always thinks about the feelings of those around her. In act two we learn that elizabeth has been acussed and they come to take her to prison. “When the children wake, speak nothing of witchcraft- It will frighten them” (Page 501) she says trying to hold herself together knowing that her children will worry. During this scene you can tell that she is very frightened, she knows that nothing good will come out of going with Hale. “(With great fear) I will fear nothing” you can imagine her struggling to stay strong but somehow she is able to keep herself together. The Author, Miller, did a good job of showing that Elizabeth is a very liked character, while Abigail is
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