She speak of Abigail, and I thought she were a saint, to hear her. Overall I think there relationship went from difficult to slightly fine and then went back a slightly hard relationship. Initially she is portrayed by Abigail as being cold and unfeeling. The naïveté of the townspeople leads them down a road of madness and confusion, led by a shameless Puritan girl. John could go to the Salem Court House and say that the girls are frauds but Abigail has the upper hand because she is an official of the court now. When he showed the village that he would rather hang than confess to being a witch, he successfully took the court's credibility away.
Wipe it out of mind. Miller is using dramatic irony here to show that with something so trivial there is still dishonesty between them; this is what has led to a breakdown of trust. The questions might be a way of them trying to smooth the bumps out in their relationship, attempting to bring honesty back in but neither of them seem to be opening fully, shown by the short sentences. We are shown this in the stage directions when Miller shows us Proctors actions. He consistently turns Abigail down, but Abigail continues to chase after him. The relationship between these two dynamic characters goes much farther than just two people having a simple affair, partially because affairs are never simple. Tension is shown in the bodies and their positioning, and the audience already knows that John has confessed to lechery.
Arthur Miller shows this whilst Proctor goes up to kiss Elizabeth, but instead of Elizabeth kissing him back she stands there and receives it this displays a real divide between them as something as harmless as a kiss would not seem so awkward and unnatural in a healthy marriage. This would save those accused of witchcraft such as Rebecca Nurse who was accused by Mrs. This also gives the play a direct parallel to the McCarthy investigations, where anyone who opposed them was treated as enemies. The frustration rapidly increases and the audience is really engrossed in the moment. We both took the same path down a nice trail of beautiful scenery. Abigail, a cunning girl that is out for revenge, feels she has superiority over many of the other characters even though she is only a young girl. However, a challenge arose to Abigail when she decided to accuse Elizabeth Proctor, and eventually her husband John, of witchcraft.
The audience know that she must tell Judge Danforth that her husband is a lecher. Both show determination in order to get what they want. The McCarthyism era was when the Un-American Activities Committee was at power and punished civilians who were accused as communists. Initially she is portrayed by Abigail as being cold and unfeeling. In Acts one and two it is exposed as a difficult relationship with problems; there is Abigail and John which is critical and criticized at home. In the play, name has high importance and perhaps more than life itself as we see with John in Act 4.
There be fourteen people in the jail now, she says. Act 2 contains vital information about the relationship between John and Elizabeth, for it is the first act when we see them together, and how they act towards one another. He masterfully portrays Proctor as a tragic hero even though he is a common man. Arthur Miller purposely incorporates these characteristics into John Proctor, one of the main figures in The Crucible. Hale is introduced into Proctors house. Elizabeth educates the other characters. Elizabeth and John Proctors relationship not only changed with each other but also with their maid, Mary Warren.
He is portrayed as a man who had a sharp and biting way with hypocrites, he was even tempered and not easily led by others, and he has a steady manner he displays does not spring from an untroubled soul. Even though her husband cheated on her she still remained faithful to him. He wrote the play set in an area of Massachusetts called Salem in 1692 where some adolescent girls were dabbling in the supernatural. The basic hysteria that swept through the witch hunt was also kept that looked as it could have been due to frontier war, economic conditions, personal jealousies and even teenage boredom that lead to mad accusations, trials and executions. He prevented any more innocent people from being convicted and killed.
They are both true to their ideals, John to his religion and Elizabeth in able to admit to something she feels to be untrue. As an effect of this bias, the accused were never discharged, but were given the opportunity to confess to the crime of witchcraft to lessen their sentence. This is the way things remain throughout the whole of Act 3. 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. Mary warren who is a servant for John and Elizabeth Proctor warns that Elizabeth's name was mentioned in court in order to save herself from a whipping by John Proctor.
Proctor is a moral man. I want you living, John. These were very religious times and any little hiccup in one's behaviour can give reason that one has been taking part in witchcraft. One thing I admire about her, is her attitude. We are shown that Elizabeth has started to rediscover her love for Proctor as she protects him at the price of putting her name into dishonour, damning herself to hell ,as they believed. Therefore it is very difficult to assess what relationship that they had with each other before.