The Role Of Elizabeth Proctor In The Crucible

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In the play “The Crucible” By: Arthur Miller it has many important people that played a big part in the play. For example John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor. John Proctor is a 30 year old farmer. John is married to Elizabeth. John had an affair with Abigail but later on tried ending the affair with Abigail. John views himself as a sinner ”He is a sinner, a sinner not only against the moral fashion of the time, but against his own vision of decent conduct.”(Miller, 468) John’s motivation is that he’s trying to be a better person. Elizabeth is quiet and she tries to be her own person. Elizabeth seems to be able to hold a grudge against her husband. ”Abigail brings the other girls into the court, and where she walks the crowd will part like the sea for Israel.” (Miller, 488). …show more content…
Proctor vs. Abby, Proctor goes to Salem to break off the affair with Abby but Abby is holding on to Proctor, “Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again. Wipe it out of mind. We never touched, Abby.” (Miller, 470) and Mary Warren vs. Proctor later in the play Mary turns on Proctor and accuses Proctor of being involved with witchcraft, “No, I love God; I go your way no more. I love God, I bless God” (Miller, 524). After Elizabeth found out about the affair she no longer trusted John so when Elizabeth and John would talk it was short answers Elizabeth didn’t trust Proctor. Elizabeth wasn’t involved with many conflicts. Abby vs. Elizabeth, Abby had an affair with John Proctor and Elizabeth found out and threw Abby out. ”It’s she put me out, you cannot pretend it were you. I saw your face when she put me out, and you loved me then and you do now!” (Miller, 470). Then there’s Proctor vs. Elizabeth, there’s no longer that love in their relationship because of Proctor’s affair. “John, if it were not Abigail that you must go to hurt, would you falter now? I think not.”