What Does Elizabeth Proctor Symbolize In The Crucible

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“... I note that you are rarely in the church on Sabbath Day,” Danforth proclaims to John Proctor. Danforth is using this statement to try and make John look like he is not a true Christian since he doesn't come to church as much as everyone else. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, John Proctor’s life takes a dramatic turn when his wife, Elizabeth Proctor is accused of witchcraft by Abigail Williams, his former housekeeper/servant. The main reason why she accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft is because she wants her out of the picture so she can have John to herself. John Proctor regains his goodness by showing remorse on all of the bad things he has done in the past; he refuses to confess to save his wife and his name, and he admits to having an affair with Abigail to get her and the girls in trouble…show more content…
“ Abby, you’ll put it out of mind. I’ll not be comin’ for you more,” John tell Abigail in the woods when they are alone. Ever since John had an affair with Abigail, Elizabeth is being targeted by Abigail because she wants to take her place as John's wife. Abigail will do anything to get rid of Elizabeth, she even tries to cast spells on her to make her die. She tries everything to get John but John kept to his word and never talks to Abigail again. John Proctor is in court when he says, “I have know her, sir. I have known her.” to Judge Danforth. At this point John confesses about having an affair with Abigail Williams and is willing to face the consequences for sinning. Even though admitting to having an affair would tarnish his name, he is willing to do it so that it will prove that the girls were faking the whole thing, and to save his wife’s life. Abigail is doing everything in her power to ruin Elizabeth, and John’s life. John Proctor is doing his best to get away from Abigail and try to fix everything he is messing

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