How Does Proctor Show Sacrifice In The Crucible

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“Lust feels like love until it’s time to make a sacrifice.” In The Crucibles, Abigail Williams thinks she and John Proctor are in love. When in reality, he only lusts for her. However, John and Elizabeth Proctor are in love. In fact, he sacrifices his reputation to prove her innocence and ends up in jail. The play is written by Arthur Miller set in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1690’s. It’s about manipulation, love, and trust. A man named John Proctor has an affair with his mistress, Abigail Williams. She is thrown out when Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth Proctor, finds out about it. The affair, of course, breaks their relationship. Abigail, being in love with him, plans to take Elizabeth’s place. She, a woman, and a few other girls dance in the woods and Abigail drinks chicken blood as a potion to kill Elizabeth. They are caught and two children …show more content…
At the beginning of act 2, “Elizabeth is heard softly singing to the children”. After Proctor sits to eat some rabbit stew Elizabeth made, “‘It hurt my heart to strip her, poor rabbit’”. She doesn’t like to upset others as seen later in act 3, “She doesn’t want friction, and yet she must”. “...fearing to anger him...”. Proctor says something angrily and as a defense mechanism, she puts up an emotional barrier and becomes cold, “Hurt, and very coldly”. “A little loftily”. She values Proctor and their boys, “‘I never thought you but a good man, John…’”. Close to the end of act 3, Elizabeth lies about her husband being an adulterer, “‘She only thought to save my name!’”. Again, “Elizabeth is heard softly singing to the children”. She probably wouldn’t if she wasn’t fond of them. At the end of act 2, Elizabeth is arrested, “‘When the children wake, speak nothing of witchcraft - it will frighten them’”. Lastly, she can feel how distant she and Proctor are and how broken their relationship is. “A sense of their separation rises”. “...she has suddenly lost all faith in