True Love In The Crucible

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“Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words 'for ever. ' But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don 't like doing it.” Marian Keyes was saying that it isn’t the feeling of love that makes a relationship last, but the actions to keep the relationship going that shows true love. In Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, the character Elizabeth, highlights the struggle of true love proving that no matter what true love will win out in the end. In Act Two of The Crucible, Elizabeth’s personality is seen for the first time along with her poor and broken relationship with her husband John Proctor.…show more content…
Transitioning to Act Three we see a side of Elizabeth that wouldn’t expect which would be dishonesty to save John from his death. Elizabeth being known through Salem for never telling a lie, is asked to tell the truth about John committing adultery so they can both be free. “I came to think he fancied her. And so one night I lost my wits I think, and put out on the highroad,” (1148). From that quote she broke her streak of honesty because she couldn’t tell if John wanted her to tell the truth, so she lied to court about John not being a lecher. She lied to the court not only to save him but because he couldn’t tell her or show a sign that it was okay to tell the truth. Even though the court was already being lied to they believed her and sent her on her way back to jail after two simple words. “no, sir,” (1148). With her confirming the avoided lie from Abigail, John was considered a liar once more because she didn’t tell the truth to the court about John’s affair with Abigail. Elizabeth lying in court set the tone for Act Four when powerful people in Salem fear a rebellion and what hanging Rebeca Nurse, John Proctor and Martha Corey would
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