Elizabeth is hurt and angry, while Proctor quickly becomes furious that his wife is still suspicious of him, even after he confessed his affair and ended it. An angry Abigail went to Tituba, a black slave from Barbados and got all the girls to perform a Voodoo chant that would make men love them, but Abigail turned it into a spiteful chant after drinking chicken blood. She is a cold, sniveling woman, and you bend to her! Elizabeth says she's had no poppets since she was a little girl, but Cheever notices the poppet Mary gave her. The idea that she committed adultery mainly comes from the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The girl is still in love with her husband, John, andwants revenge when he refuses to continue their affair. Elizabeth becomes upset because he has not previously mentioned this time alone with Abigail. Puritan society denies the individual any right to make his or her own judgments.
Having forbidden Mary from going to Salem, Proctor becomes angry, but Elizabeth explains that Mary has been named an official of the court. Elizabeth explains: judges have been sent up from Boston to try people for witchcraft. If a man has been ordained as a minister, then he must be good and wise. Elizabeth continues: Mary Warren is in town, as an official of the court. Danforth soon thereafter takes utter control of the situation, and denies others in the court even a modicum of power. And I have seen some reddish work done at night.
Eight days later, John Proctor returns home late from planting the fields. Proctor is angry because he believes the court is condemning people without solid evidence. While technically responsible for the deaths of over 20individuals, the allegations Williams made were … driven by hysteria,possibly driven by fungal toxins, and at their most cynical can beviewed as a plea for attention, not the subtle manipulation of akiller. He knows that her testimony should convince the court that the girls especially Abigail are lying and his wife is innocent. Not knowing that he had already confessed, Elizabeth lies and denies any knowledge of the affair. Abigail only cares about herself and is absent minded. You want to be left alone that's all.
In many ways, Abigail ended up getting the last laugh. She also supports him when heis dying and persuades him to forgive himself Abigail is considered a 'young child' and among the puritans, children are in a way closer to god. Proctor asks his wife what's wrong. He questions Abigail, who accuses Tetuba of being a witch. Elizabeth also turn catholic but turned protestant again when she became queen.
Elizabeth says Abigail wants to replace her as Proctor's wife. A sense of separation exists between them. Mary replies that she fears doing this because Abigail and the others will turn against her. Elizabeth tells Proctor that she believes Abigail will accuse her of witchcraft and have her executed because she wants to become Proctor's wife. But when Hathorne asked her to recite them, she didn't know even one. If he would condemn Elizabeth, she will be condemned. Abigail compromised his … position because she was caught dancing in the forest and drinking chicken's blood which was viewed as witch craft in the 1600's.
Abigail said Elizabeth's spirit pushed in the needle. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. Proctor counters by pointing out that they've confessed to save themselves from certain death. As Elizabeth continues to push Proctor to go to the judges, it comes out that he was alone with Abigail at Parris's house. To strikeback, Abigail names Elizabeth as a witch.
Mary tells them that she believed at first to have seen the spirits, however she knows now that there aren't any. No where in history can you find that Abigail Williams and John Proctor had … an affair. It's also speculated that she was acting out of a desire for attention and affection from others, which she'd get when she was hailed as a heroine for outing witches in Salem. She is telling lies about me! That is all, and mark this, if anyone breathe a word or the edge of a word about the other things, I will come to you in the black of some terrible night, and I will bring with me a pointy reckoning that will shudder you! Would you favor me with this? He asks why the Proctors don't often go to church, and why only two of their three sons are baptized. It does not work, but it is revealed that Abigail and Proctor engaged in a previous affair and that Abigail still has feelings for him. Proctor, already angry, threatens to whip her for disobeying his order not to go to town that day.
Proctor signs the confession, then tears it up when realizing that Danforth is going to nail the signed confession to the church which Proctor fears will ruin his name and the names of other Salemites. Proctor is astonished: what court? In an attempt to discredit Mary, Abigail and the other girls begin to scream and cry out that they are freezing. Motivation Abigail's motivation to do what she did in the story was her jealousy of Elizabeth Proctor, a hunger for power, and a lust for John Proctor. However, in reality there is no evidence as to whether the real John and Abby had an affair. He is in aCharacter versus Society conflict with. She urges a resistant Proctor to go to the court and tell the judges what Abigail told him: that it was mischief, not witchcraft. Elizabeth Proctor'sordeal begins when her husband has an affair with a servant girl,Abigail.