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Adultery a possible cause of Salem Trials Could Proctor Abigails adultery be responsible for some acts that happened during the prosecutions in the Salem witchtrials One might say not while another could say it plays a great part in the story John Proctors past adultery with Abigail Williams could be considered partially responsible for John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor being accused of being witches in Arthur Millers The Crucible The Crucible is a story about how a young woman Abigail Williams falls in love with a married man John Proctor and will eventually do whatever it takes to take his wifes Elizabeth Proctor place Everything gets out of hand and suddenly there supposedly is witchcraft in Salem and the children involved in this all lie there way out and accuse innocent villagers of devilish work One obvious reason Abigail Williams has for blaming John Proctors wife Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft is the fact that she is madly in love with John Proctor Elizabeth knows this too and has even caught her husband with Abigail once She then got rid of her as a maid and put her on the road When she is talking to her uncle Reverend Parris she even mentions that She Elizabeth Proctor hates me uncle Its a bitter woman a lying cold sniveling woman page 12 It is clear that Abigail is speaking with a jealous tone and that Elizabeth only did what seemed to be the best way to keep her family together Abigail however does not understand nor accept this since she is deeply in love with John Proctor and sees Elizabeth as her adversary Once the word witchcraft has fallen in Salem the girls who were dancing in the woods with Tituba realize that there is no way out of this ludicrous situation without punishment unless they pretend that they certainly were troubled by others spirits They need to stick to the same story otherwise the
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