Compare the roles that Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams play in "The Crucible"?
Compare the roles that Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams play in "The Crucible"?Submitted: 2298 days ago
In the play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, there are many important characters. However, two of the characters in this novel stand out the most. These characters are Elizabeth Goody Proctor and Abigail Williams. They affect the way the play turns out.
Abigail Williams is the seventeen year old niece of Reverend Parris. Abby is the leader of the girls accused of witchcraft. Her uncle, Reverend Parris, caught her dancing in the woods with Betty, Mercy, Ruth, Mary, and Tituba.
John Proctor, a local farmer who lives just outside town, is one of the leading roles. John was determined, sincere and full of integrity. As the protagonist of the play he was also a proud man and he stood for what he believed. As the play begins, the audience finds out about the affair he had with his hired help Abigail Williams, who is a forceful girl who will do anything to get what she wants. When John has a talk with Abigail he states, "I will cut my arms off before I ever reach for you again" saying that he truly regrets what he has done and feels very bad from it. Eventually John tells Elizabeth, his wife and she is forgiving of his sin, but no matter what he says John still feels terrible guilt and he does not want to tell any one else.
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