There were many girls spotted dancing and chanting in the forest such as Abigail Williams, Tituba, and Betty Parris. When asked by people such as Reverend Parris if they were involved in witchcraft, they all lied and said no showing dishonesty.
"Now look. All of you. We danced and Tituba conjured Ruth Putnam's dead sisters...Let either of you breathe a word or edge of a word...I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you."
Abigail was the main character in this act, she kept blaming other people for witchcraft. One main person accused of witchcraft was Elizabeth which was John Proctor's wife. Abigail is very mischievous in this act because she lies about the things she says and keeps putting people in tough situations.
Oh No! Who has done this to you!
Yes, Elizabeth used voodoo on me and stabbed me with a needle
"She is blackening my name in the village! She is telling lies about me! She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her! Let her turn you like a-."
This complication took place in the vestry room of the Salem meeting house. John says that Mary had signed a deposition. Mary hesitantly tells Danforth that the girls were faking the whole time. Soon it was revealed that Proctor tore up the warrant when they came to take his wife, and Danforth becomes suspicious again. Danforth and Hawthrone tell John that Elizabeth is pregnant, John refuses to drop his accusations. This leads to his friends' wives 'in danger and is determined to expose Abigail as a liar. This complication affects the overall conflict because if Elizabeth wasn't accused of witchcraft, none of this would happen. "You will confess or you will hang...Do you know who I am? I say you will hang if you do not open with me!"
Were you involved in witchcraft?!
In this act, John is with Elizabeth in her cell that she was put in. John doesn't know whether to confess so she asks Elizabeth about it. Elizabeth tells John to make his own choice which will determine him and reputation. Later, John decided to confess Danforth, Cheever, and Parris, he also decided to sign the confession. He then resolves this complication by snatching the signed paper away. He finally decided to tear it up which was his final choice. Danforth orders the hangings to commerce. He rather die in dignity than die in shame.
I don't know if I should tell the truth.
Do what's best for you and for the, John.
At the end of the story, John Proctor marches off to his death. He refused to lie and confess and sacrificed his life in the name of truth. Though his actions affected him throughout the play, he regained his goodness by deciding to do this. Hopefully, this would shed some light on the people in town to stop accusing others of witchcraft and to eventually stop the theory of witches haunting Salem.