Describe The Relationship Between Elizabeth And John Proctor

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In the 1690s Salem broke out in hysteria, innocent people were accused of being witches, neighbors turned their backs on each other, and families were torn apart. The person most to blame for the chaos is John Proctor, John took advantage of a young woman named Abigail Williams when his wife, Elizabeth Proctor, was ill. John used Abigail as a distraction from his sick wife and when Elizabeth found out about the affair she fired Abigail. As a child, Abigail witnessed her parents being murdered and she had no one to look up to, John showed her new ways to view the world, how to love and how to be loved. When he turned his back to Abigail she became angry and confused. Because he was ashamed of his actions and did not want to think of his indiscretions he never told Abigail it was over. …show more content…
They each wanted different things, John wanted to pretend it never happened and Abigail wanted to continue their relationship. During their conversation John told Abigail things were over between them, but he made a mistake by telling her he still thinks of her sometimes giving the young lady hope, “Proctor: Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again. Wipe it out of mind. We never touched, Abby.
Abigail: Aye, but we did”. The tiny glimpse of hope John gave Abigail encouraged her to continue the plan of eliminating Elizabeth. John should have never told Abigail he still thinks about her, it was unfair because he has no desire to leave his wife for Abigail. Abigail threatens the girls saying if they do not stick to her story she will kill them in their sleep. Scared, the girls agree to continue the lie of witches being in Salem. If John had made it completely clear it was over and that he does not ever think of Abigail she would not be as motivated to get rid of Elizabeth by framing her of being a

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