"Now look you, child, your punishment will come in its time." 652
"And he goes to save her, and, stuck two inches in the flesh of her belly, he draws a needle out." pg, 500
How did this get in here?
Omg, a needle!
What do you want Mr. Proctor?
Why, I—I would free my wife, sir. pg, 508
Oppression v.s. Dishonesty Throughout the book, girls are constantly being accused of being witches. The punishments like hanging or stoning are not fair. In this scene at the beginning of the book girls are starting to be accused with out evidence.
In Act II, we learn that Parris finds a needle in Abigail's belly. Later we find out that Abigail put it in her stomach on purpose so that Elizabeth gets arrested which is the conflict of Act II.
In Act III, the trail begins. Elizabeth is going to be going to jail because of Abigail. The major comblication is that John goes to court to prove that his wife is innocent and that Abigail is a liar and she is the real witch.
The conflict in the play is not resolved and Elizabeth ends up in jail