The Crucible

How does Abigail behave toward John Proctor? What can we gather about their relationship?

Act 1

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Abigail acts familiar with Proctor. Her body language and speech alert us to the fact that they once had a kind of relationship...... and that Abigail would like it to continue.

Abigail: Oh, posh! Winningly she comes a little closer, with a confidential, wicked air.

A trill of expectant laughter escapes her, and she dares come closer, feverishly looking into his eyes.

Abigail: Give me a word, John. A soft word. Her concentrated desire destroys his smile.


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