John And Abigail's Relationship In The Crucible

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The Crucible In Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, changes the relationship between John and Abigail effect the play by giving Abigail the motive to start the Witch-hunt Trials. The phases in the play continuously vary and put an impact on the play. If the feelings of the characters hadn’t changed, would the play even fascinate the reader? The relationship between John and Abigail evolves throughout the play. Their relationship went from employee to amorous love affair to hatred and revenge. Abigail tried proving that their love was genuine but all John did was disagreeing with her. Abigail spoke, “I know how you clutched my back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I came near” (1109). To respond to what Abigail had stated John said, “Abby I may think of you softly from time to time, but I will cut off my hand before I reach for you again” (1109). John’s emotions for Abigail gradually changed because he realized what he was doing was wrong and he knew it was guilt-ridden. John’s conscience and the guilt he had about the affair affected him because he is a married man and really loves his wife. In act 2 of The Crucible John…show more content…
Abigail was the cause of the dilemma for the Salem Witch-Craft Trials. In act 1 Abigail drank chicken blood because she wanted to John to be to be with her by wishing his wife dead. In act 3 John said the reason Abigail began Witch-Craft was to take Elizabeth’s place. Abigail accuses Elizabeth of Witch-Craft in act 2, Hale said “Abigail were stabbed tonight, a needle were found stuck in her belly_” Elizabeth –“And she charges me?” Hale –“Aye” (1133). Abigail waited for the right opportunity to accuse Elizabeth of witch-craft for the use and holdings of poppets, her spirit stuck a needle into Abigail’s stomach. John was not going to tolerate these accusing against his wife and he was going fight to help her plead

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