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The Crucible is about a society composed of heavily religious Puritans It is based in Massachusetts around the time of the early 1950s During this time a farmer named John Proctor commits a crime of adultery with a former slave that went by the name of Abigail Williams His wife Elizabeth finds out about the affair and relieved Abigail from her duties Although Proctor did cheat on his wife Elizabeth he was depicted as an honest and hardworking individual The fact that Proctor cheated on his wife didnt mean that he did not love and respect his wife greatly The love shown for Proctor by Elizabeth is exposed when he is on trial and the court calls Elizabeth as a witness The judge asked Elizabeth if Proctor did in fact commit adultery and she replies negatively Proctor had already admitted to the judge that he did commit the crime and his reliance on Elizabeth was over with An act of goodness on Elizabeths part for Proctor ironically worked against him in court Proctor and Elizabeth had three sons together which were completely oblivious as to what was occurring in Salem at this time The only clue as to what was going on was when Elizabeth was taken away from their home Both Proctor and Elizabeth found that it was not necessary to explain to their children the situation It would only make them worry Proctor cunningly says Abigail Williams is the niece of Reverend Parris the hypocritical preacher of Salem She commits adultery with John Proctor and is tried for it in court She often tries to create diversions to other acts she commits She thought that by doing so the others might forget about the last acts or statement she made Most of the statement she made are false and end up making her look even worse One occasion of when Abigail tried to divert the
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