Why, I am sure it is, sir. There be no blush about my name.
Your name in the town- it is entirely white, is it not?
So is she!
She's a witch!
(All) We believe you!
Lies and Deceit
Was there any witchcraft going on in those woods?
Of course not! We were just dancing.
Reverend Parris asks his niece, Abigail, about her status in the town after she is accused of witchcraft. It is important to have a "clean" name in puritan society. Parris is also scared about his status in the town as an uncle to a devil worshiper.
The fear of supernatural events in Salem made everyone act irrationally. All characters turned a blind eye tor reason and did not consider the fact that the accusations could be fake. There was chaos in Salem in this time period.
Please forgive me for my infidelity!
Abigail lied to her uncle, Parris, and said that the girls were just dancing in the woods. Parris was worried that there was witchcraft going on, and she denied it multiple times. However, someone was dancing naked and Abigail was drinking a potion in order to kill Elizabeth.
That is over now, Abigail. I have Elizabeth.
I wait for you every night. Remember how things used to be?
Abigail accused Elizabeth of being a witch out of revenge. Elizabeth is John Proctor's wife, and Abigail wants her dead so she can be with John. She lost her job because of Elizabeth, and she wants her out of the picture completely. She even stabbed herself with a needle to frame Elizabeth.
She's a witch! Her needle stuck me!
John Proctor admitted his affair with Abigail. His wife, Elizabeth, is hurt and he begs for her to forgive him for his terrible and ungodly actions. Breaking one of the commandments in Puritan society was severely frowned upon.
Abigail and John Proctor lusted after each other, even though John had a wife. They snuck around for while, and Elizabeth found out about it. Abigail continues to harass John to try to seduce him.