The Crucible

Lines 502–513: Explain why you think Miller puts stage directions in quotes. What is revealed about the character of Elizabeth in these moments?

cite text and quotes from the story and which line is located at

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Stage directions would be confusing if they looked text to be spoken. The italicized words are directing "expression".

In these lines, Elizabeth is protrayed as calm (reasonable) and conceding (submissive to her husband.


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