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Elizabeth Proctor Essay

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Out of all the characters in the crucible was great, but in my opinion, Elizabeth is the best character in the cast in the Crucible. She was a faithful wife, a good mother, and strong in her faith/religion. Even though her husband cheated on her she still remained faithful to him. Elizabeth demonstrates a very truthful woman. She’s the wife of John Proctor. Nicknamed Goody Proctor, because she was a good christen woman. Everyone liked her, because she was a woman who never lied. Until, she lied in court one day to save her husband’s life. She acts very frigidly to others. The only person that didn’t like her was Abigail Williams. Abigail wants Elizabeth to die because Abigail wants John Proctor all to her self.
Abigail threaded Rebecca Nurse tell everyone that Elizabeth is a witch and she does. Elizabeth and her husband (John) were slow moving apart, because Abigail and john were having an affair behind Elizabeth back. Elizabeth Proctor suspects Abigail of infidelity with her husband. She is careful not to outright condemn her husband of infidelity. Elizabeth knew that Abigail wanted her dead and she was trying to find prove so she could let everyone in Salem.
One thing I admire about Elizabeth is her attitude. She doesn't stall; she's straight forward and gets to the point. If she doesn't believe you, she will tell you. If you're a liar like Abigail, she will tell you right then and there. Another example of her is that she's not afraid to speak out against the girls, most of all Abigail, on their foolish lies. She knows the town has gone insane when they go and arrest Rebecca Nurse, the most purist and faithful woman in town. Whenever her husband is confused, she prompts him onto the path of justice. She urges him to stop the insane witch trials by revealing the truth about Abigail’s sinful, destructive ways.
I remember from Act Four, when John Proctor must decide whether to falsely confess to witchcraft or hang from the gallows, he seeks his wife’s counsel. Elizabeth doesn’t want...

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