Now let me instruct you...... the Devil is precise!
You loved me John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you loved me yet!
By: Gibin Thomas 2/9/18 Per. 5/6
I have known her, sir. I have known her.... On the last night of my joy, some eight months past
Reverend Parris who was trying to get the other girls to confess of their wrong doings to save his daughter, Betty is bombarded by Reverend Hale entrance. Who immediately starts to ask everyone questions as if he has full authority over everyone in the room.
John, I counted myself so plain, so poorly made, no honest love could come to me! Suspicion kissed you when I did; I never knew how I should say my love. It were a cold house I kept!
Abigail who not only is she in love with John Proctor also had an affair with him but to save herself from being accused of witchcraft she starts to accuse the other girls she was with that night in the forest. This is a plot conflict since each and every problem leads back to the main conflict, The Salem Witchcraft Trails.
Not only is Elizabeth Proctor accused and arrested for witchcraft but her husband John Proctor is also arrested for confessing to the court of his affair with Abigail and also for trying to save his wife from being condemn as a witch.
The conflict between John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth is resolved. After, being seperated in jail for 3 months the two were able to resolve their differences. John who only cared about himself at the end after his experiences learns to be there for his wife and protect her. Showing the shift of physical and emotional state after the witchcraft trials and being in jail.
The Salem Witchcraft trials are a metaphor for what really happened in America, relating to McCarthy and his views called McCarthyism. Although, many innocent died of false accusation the broken relationship between John and Elizabeth Proctor were restored.