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Arthur Miller portrays a world corrupt with vengeance and malevolent intent in his play The Crucible The play follows the lives of John and Elizabeth Proctor and the entire Salem community as they battle accusations of witchery As Elizabeth is accused of witchery by Abigail a young girl seeking revenge The society of Salem testifies to the accusations in fear of being accused themselves lest they mark the girl Abigail Williams false The characters battle not only with the ones accused of witchery but the demons of guilt lurking within themselves Although marked to be practicing black sins Elizabeth Proctor was a woman knowing nothing but the truth and was determined to preach it no matter what the consequences Abigail Williams had been an aide to the Proctors but was released after only a few months John Proctor began having an affair with Abigail while she was present in his household and Elizabeth aimed to rid of the problem Abby then wished to be rid of her and claimed John as her own Proctor She wishes to dance with me on my wifes grave 106 so Abigail accused Elizabeth of witchery with the evidence of a poppit with a needle shoved into its stomach When Reverend Hale addresses John and Elizabeth after the accusation he says Its said that you hold no belief that there may even be witches in the world Is that true sir John I cannot believe they come among us now Hale And you woman Elizabeth I cannot believe it If you say that I am one then I say there are none 67 Elizabeth knows that Abigail and the others girls are pretending when they find evidence that she is a witch she and her husband are two of the only voices of reason and truth in Salem Elizabeth and John are desperate to find a way to save Elizabeths life later in the court Elizabeth is said to
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