Why Is Elizabeth Proctor Wrong In The Crucible

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In the late 1600’s, Salem, Massachusetts was flooded with witch hysteria. This was based on the Puritan religion, which was taking the Bible verbatim. For this reason, there was no hard proof, but rather spectral evidence. A multitude of citizens was falsely accused and used as scapegoats to save oneself's. In The Crucible Elizabeth Proctor happens to be one of the many people who gets thrown under the bus. Elizabeth Proctor is an innocent woman with good morals, her accuser (Abigail Williams) is unreliable, and she would have committed a crime by now. Goody Proctor is religious, faithful, and has a virtuous life. Her strong beliefs allow her to never go against the ways of society. As a Puritan woman, it is known to never speak unless spoken to, and the job of a female is to cook and clean. When Elizabeth was stripped from her family, to be taken to jail, she still politely went with the men and didn’t budge. If…show more content…
The victims tend to say how the devil came, persuaded them and signed his book. It would make the most sense if Abigail was injured by Elizabeth right after her finding out about the affair. “I have gone tiptoe in this house all seven month since she is gone,” (54). John mentions that it has been 7 months without Abigail. Why didn’t Elizabeth do it then? Why is it convenient now? Goody Proctor would be in her most revengeful and vulnerable state. It would have been perfect timing for the devil to convince her that there would be no mischief and take her under his wing. Elizabeth could have done an abundance of damage to John and Abigail. As a matter of fact, Abigail was the only one wounded, why was not the husband who cheated. Elizabeth could have also gone rouge crazy and killed multiple people for the betrayal she got from her husband. In the end, Elizabeth could have sabotaged a plentiful of people’s lives, but she did
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