The scene at the proctors' house beginning with the questioning of John + Elizabeth Proctor by Reverend Hale
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At the end of Act II. Proctor is defensive, prideful and protective.
"Proctor rips up the warrant, and asks if the accuser is always holy now. He says that he will not give his wife to vengeance. Hale insists that the court is just, but Proctor calls him a Pontius Pilate. Cheever takes Elizabeth away. Proctor demands that Mary Warren come to court with him and charge murder against Abigail. She warns Proctor that Abigail will charge him with lechery, but Proctor insists that his wife shall not die for him."