Arthur Miller was in the same situation as John Proctor in 1956-57 because he refused to give names of people he saw at communist meetings. John Proctor shows respect and he regrets of committing adultery against Elizabeth. It is hard to imagine how any woman could just carry on after something so significant has happened in her relationship. This choice also changes his relationship with his wife. How does Miller make this episode both moving and tragic. And the fact that her husband committed adultery puts an even larger gap between them.
Something she had never had before. If Edna was not fond of her husband and wanted out of the marriage, why did she have to resort to suicide. John Proctor of course has lusted and betrayed the trust of his beloved wife this only caused them to push away from each other very awkwardly. There are driving forces such as taking revenge, protecting their… 688 Words 3 Pages literary work. Compare the roles that Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams play in The Crucible.
That hero is a tragic hero who experiences an inner struggle because of this flaw. He knows that a false admission would not only dishonor him, but also strain his public reputation and his soul. Elizabeth Proctor is a Christian woman and has her own bible and knows the ten commandments by heart. Um, isn't John a little responsible, too? She had put the needle into the poppet for safekeeping. If she doesn't believe you, she'll tell you so.
She let her own greed get in the way of her relationships with other people. She thinks to dance with me on my wife's grave! It is said in the book how Proctor took care of farming and had a really special caring for his wife. The Red Scare was the inoperable fear of Communism within the United States. When John came to face the jury, he allowed Elizabeth to even speak of the incident in which he had committed adultery with Abigail Williams because he knew Elizabeth would not lie about it and tell the complete truth. He introduces different characters that already have their own psychology when the story starts, and we witness their evolution during the happening of the play. John is trusting of Elizabeth because she has never done anything to wrong him but the regret comes in when John has sinned and committed adultery and has to face his wife who has been nothing but faithful to him, a little distant but never unfaithful.
John Proctor is, at first, willing to offer up a false confession that his life may be spared. Not to mention she was not selfish such as Reverend Paris, for she did not get involved in the ordeal and falsely claim others. There are many emotions in the extract that show this feeling quite visibly, that can be explored. As the play starts, Reverend Parris caught some girls naked dancing in the woods. Overall, Elizabeth is a blameless victim.
Proctor, a main character in the play The Crucible, is very important in understanding and analyzing of the story. When we first meet her, she's especially cold. Yet, Elizabeth remains non-judgmental of John and just asks questions, not trying to judge him by his answers but trying to understand his reasoning of the question. Abby has said that Elizabeth was a cold and sickly wife. The next two topics fit nicely together, I think. The very situation has arisen here in Salem. Her loyalty is commendable; as is her sense of virtuosity, but these lead her to becoming a cold woman at times as she tries desperately to keep her reputation above reproach and her family safe from harm.
The naïveté of the townspeople leads them down a road of madness and confusion, led by a shameless Puritan girl. At the start of Act 2, Miller creates a tense atmosphere of animosity portrayed by John and Elizabeth Proctor in their lack of affection, awkwardness, appraisal and guilt leading to affliction… things about her or call her some inappropriate things. He has an affair with Abigail Williams, a 17-year-old girl who desires to have John and wants him so desperately. He is the man Miller has chosen to struggle with 'the dilemma of men, fallible, subject to pride, but forced to choose between the 'negative good'; of truth and morality, and the 'positive good'; of human life. She loves her husband deeply, but seems to have the sense that she doesn't deserve him, and therefore often responds coldly to him. The stage directions show the difficulty this couple have had in discussing this topic. Proctor is given the chance to confess himself of witchery.
Elizabeth petitioned the court for a reversal of attainder to restore her legal rights. Later, his honest shows again when he tells Abigail his true feelings by saying that he would cut off his arm before reaching for her again. But they do want to show that to everyone, everyone that may not think that. Her loyalty is commendable; as is her sense of virtuosity, but these lead her to becoming a cold woman at times as she tries desperately to keep her reputation above reproach and her family safe from harm. Just because of this does not even begin to be a valid reason for claiming Elizabeth Proctor to be a. Both Elizabeth and John Proctor have been imprisoned on false charges of witchcraft. His niece Abigail enters and Parris believes he has seen her dancing in the forest and conjuring.