Elizabeth Proctor

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  • Elizabeth Proctor
    • "She is a cold, snivelling woman"
    • Elizabeth shows a goodness that is dissimilar to Proctor- a goodness as shown by the Bible.
      • Elizabeth is the obstacle in Abigail's way and is the main target during the witch trials.
      • Throughout the play she is trying to let go of her anger towards Abigail and John.
    • She is scared of Mary Warren after she becomes an official of the court.
  • "I hurt my heart to strip her,  poor rabbit"
    • "With a sense of reprimanding herself for having forgot"
      • "still an everlasting funeral marches round your heart"
        • "She'd dare not call out such a farmer's wife but there be monstrous profit in it."
  • "She only thought to save my name!"
  • "the emotion flowing between them prevents anyone from speaking for an instant."
    • "It needs a cold wife to prompt lechery"
      • "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"
  • Elizabeth shows a goodness that is dissimilar to Proctor- a goodness as shown by the Bible.
    • Elizabeth is the obstacle in Abigail's way and is the main target during the witch trials.
    • Throughout the play she is trying to let go of her anger towards Abigail and John.
  • Elizabeth's good traits are also her bad ones - virtuous.
    • Can act vindictively- telling people not to hire Abigail.
      • She is a blameless victim, the only sin she commits is lying in court
        • Elizabeth Proctor
          • "She is a cold, snivelling woman"
          • She is scared of Mary Warren after she becomes an official of the court.
  • Elizabeth demonstrates one of the two choices Proctor needs to make, ruin his reputation and stay with Elizabeth, or staying silent and letting Abigail do what she wishes.
    • Like Rebecca Nurse, seems to act as a moral compass- telling Proctor to go to court etc.
  • Seems to understand Proctor as he heads to the gallows.
  • Relevance to the play
  • Relationships with others

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