Witch Woman or Wonderful Woman?

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Witch Woman or Wonderful Woman? In Arthur Miller's, The Crucible, the town of Salem is in the middle of a deadly, crazy, experience known as the Salem witch trials. Many of the local townspeople change because of the trials, and not necessarily in a good way. The character of Elizabeth Proctor transitions from a self absorbed woman to a more caring wife through the change in her attitude towards her husband, the emotions that she portrays, and her motives toward the witch trials. Elizabeth Proctor is married to a man named John Proctor. Recently, Elizabeth found out that John had sex with another woman, and sinned. Not only did her husband cheat on her though, he cheated on her with someone that they had been taking care of. Because of John's previous actions, Elizabeth becomes a jealous wife, and acts as if he can never be forgiven for making a small mistake. Elizabeth breaks the news to John that Abigail, the woman (or more teenager) that John had sex with, is telling people all over town that certain members of society are witches. Elizabeth hears from one of the accused that Abigail is to blame which sparks anger in John. Even though John tries to tell Elizabeth of Abigail's good nature, Elizabeth believes that Abigail is to blame solely because she committed adultery with her (Elizabeth's) husband. "My Wife will never die for me!...that goodness will not die for me," (38)! John soon comes to the conclusion that Elizabeth doesn't care about him since Elizabeth doesn't care about Abigail. Elizabeth shows a substantial change in emotion towards the ending of the play, when John has to die. John confessed to being a witch and Elizabeth gets the chance to visit him while he is in jail. The emotions she displays show that she is no longer a threat and that she is a less harsh person. "I want you living, John. That's sure," (59). In the beginning of the play, the
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