"BETTY: You drank blood, Abby! You didn't tell him that!ABIGAIL: Betty, you never say that again! You will never—BETTY: You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!ABIGAIL, smashes her across the face: Shut it! Now shut it!"(Abigail is lying about what she did to save herself and lie about other people.)
"John's affair with Abigail and Abigail's dishonesty ruins John Proctor's marriage in more ways than one later on in the play. PROCTOR,...(he dares come closer, feverishly looking into his eyes.)He takes a step to go, and she springs into his path. ABIGAIL: Give me a word, John. A soft word. (Her concentrated desire destroys his smile.)PROCTOR: No, no, Abby. That's done with."
Elizabeth Proctor was then put in jail because she was accused of witchcraft." "ELIZABETH.It is her dearest hope, I know it. There be a thousand names; why does she call mine?... She thinks to take my place, John."
This conflict didn't get resolved because now John Proctor has to confess to something he didn't do. "PROCTOR: You are the high court, your word is good enough! Tell them I confessed myself; say Proctor broke his knees and wept like a woman; say what you will, but my name cannot—DANFORTH, with suspicion: It is the same, is it not? If I report it or you sign to it?