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The Crucible written by Arthur Miller is a play about vengeance and greed The Salem Witch Trials brought out the opportunities to inflict punishment on ones neighbour claim others land and settle old scores The Witch Trials brought out everyones inner greed jealously and the revenge they yearn to seek Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor are in constant conflict over John Proctor throughout the play There is evidence of this conflict when Betty Parris says You did you did You drank a charm to kill John Proctors wife You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor1 This shows hows there is some inner jealousy involving Abigails feelings towards Elizabeth and her relationship with John Abigail and Elizabeth are in this on-going conflict because Abigails affair with John Although John Proctor doesnt feel the same was as Abigail does Abby I may think of you softly from time to time But I will cut off my hand before Ill ever reach for you again Wipe it out of mind We never touched Abby2 Another piece of evidence is the fact the Abigail hates how John Proctor is being bent by Elizabeth she blames her bad name in the village on Goody Proctor She is blackening my name in the village She is telling lies about me She is a cold snivelling woman and you bend to her3 With the trials happening neighbors found it easy to create conflict with one another by crying out their innocent names for witchcraft suspicion like Abigail Williams did to Elizabeth Proctor During the Salem Witch Trials everyone has different opinions Feelings changed and their true colours came out It was a chance for this small village of Salem to tell people what they really thought of each other create a conflict and in this particular era a large on-going conflict was the ownership of land In The Crucible Francis Nurse fought with his neighbor Thomas Putnam over land ownership
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