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' When John rejects her, Abigail conjures up another plan to get Elizabeth out of the way so that she can have John for herself.
After losing her parents in a Native American attack, Abigail is not about to lose John, too.
Try it risk-free In the Arthur Miller play, 'The Crucible,' fear runs rampant through Salem, Massachusetts, resulting in unreasonable accusations and ridiculous behavior.
In this lesson, we will learn more about the part that fear plays in 'The Crucible.' In the early 1980s, fundamentalist Christian groups attacked many of the most popular rock musicians of the time with accusations of backmasking, or sending subliminal messages that can be understood if their records are played backwards.
Not realizing that John has already confessed his adulterous affair, Elizabeth Proctor attempts to salvage her husband's reputation by lying under oath.
'My husband - is a goodly man, sir.' In the end, the court is more prepared to believe that John is guilty of witchcraft than that Abigail committed adultery.
He believed that this would help him continue to appear moral in the town during immoral and unjust proceedings.
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