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At the start of act 2 we can observe the relationship created by miller between John Procter and Elizabeth Procter You can see how Miller shows the different between this couple by the gestures the way theyve been placed in the set and attitudes This started to be reflected by the way that Miller situates Elizabeth above with the children which symbolizes heaven a safe place while John its at the fire place fire which symbolizes hell also passion danger he is slave of his actions in the pass the thing he regrets doing he feels guilty When Procter decides to enter the house and he reaches the cupboard and adds a pinch of salt and lets it in to Elizabeths stew this could suggest that they have different type of taste Elizabeth could be more bland and John could have stronger taste or even a hard personality It could also suggest that he is not pleased with her that in their relationship there is a lack of harmony he its not satisfied it could ether be sexually or in general which makes the relationship quiet and unpleasant tense Miller also makes John put the salt into the stew secretly without being seen or telling Elizabeth because he doesnt want to know let Elizabeth know that he is unsatisfied or he doesnt want her to think that he is criticizing her cooking so this could symbolize that he does not want to upset her Miller by this explores the conflict between sensuality and purity or passion the need of manipulating desire by keeping an pleasant enjoyable life This is developed throughout the whole play but mainly clarified in the contrast between this couples personalities by proctor being more of a sensual man that flirts with girls and has had a sexual internship with the young Abigail its clearly known that he is passionate Elizabeth on the other hand its more gentle quiet reserved woman who
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