Relationship Between John And Elizabeth In The Crucible

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a novel that describes events that happened in Salem, Massachusetts 1962, these events were called the Salem witch trials. Two important people in the story were John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth Proctor, they were farmers that lived on the outskirts of the town, and they lived with their three sons and their servant Mary Warren. John and Elizabeth are important to the story because they are both accused of witchcraft but they are the only ones who know that the girls that are accusing people are just doing it for attention. John is a caring stubborn man who loves his wife even though she does not fully see it while Elizabeth loves her husband but doesn’t trust his word as much as she used to because of things that happened in the past.
John Proctor is a farmer that lives on the outermost part of Salem, MA. John had an affair with Abigail Williams and his wife found out and now does not fully trust him but John still loves his wife. John is stubborn and loving with his wife but is also very aggressive with others that make him mad. John shows stubbornness and love when he …show more content…

Elizabeth loves John dearly but not as much as in the past before John had his affair with their ex-servant Abigail. Elizabeth has many issues with John but the main one that stands out in the story is trust. Elizabeth also is very loving to her husband and the church. She shows her mistrust with John when he comes home late “(she doesn’t want friction, and yet she must) you come so late I thought you’d gone to Salem this afternoon” (Miller 54) she is indicating that she thought he had gone to see Abigail in Salem. Elizabeth shows her love to her husband and the church when John is asked to recite the Ten Commandments “(delicately) Adultery John” which shows that she loves John because he needed help and she helped him and that she loves the church because she knows all of the commandments by

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