The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller during the 1950’s. The Crucible is a story that takes place in Salem Massachusetts in 1692. The Crucible begins with group of girls being caught by Reverend Parris dancing around a fire. Abigail one of the leaders of the group gets questioned by Reverend Parris about witchcraft, deny's the doings and rumours quickly fill the town about witchcraft. Abigail who was a worker in John Proctor's house had an affair with him and then gets fired by his wife Elizabeth – then blames his with Elizabeth Proctor of witch craft. Abigail actions cause an effect on John and Elizabeth Proctors relationship followed by John Proctor being hanged.
Abigail Williams is the villain of the play as she manipulates the whole entire town including her friends, and causes 19 deaths of innocent people due to her lies trying to get to John Proctor. Abigail has a jealous and desire to have revenge on Elizabeth Proctor and she will do whatever it takes, “Goody Proctor is a gossiping liar!” Abigail is trying to plant all the blame on Goody Proctor as she tries to put Elizabeth in for Witch Craft.
Abigail puts a lot of strain on John and Elizabeth’s relationship as when Goody Proctor put her out she tries to confront John that he loves her “It’s she put me out, you cannot pretend it were you. I saw your face when she put me out, and you loved me then and you do now”! Elizabeth tries her conniving evil stunt on John to turn him against his wife, by encouraging him.
At the start of act two is where you see the strain of Elizabeth and John Proctors relationship. By the mood that is shown is tense their relationship is like broken glass stage directions - (he lifts it the ladle and tastes. He is not quite pleased. He reaches to a cupboard, takes a pinch of salt, and drops it into the pot) at this point in...