The Crucible

The Crucible Act 2

Elizabeth suspects that her husband is not entirely over his warm feelings for Abigail. Is she right or wrong? Look back over the exchange between Abigail and John in Act 1 and give evidence to support your answer.

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I believe that we see evidence in the first act that shows Proctor does still harbor feelings for Abigail. Note, they are not the same feelings Abigail has for him.

PROCTOR: (As 3 or 4 persons off-stage begin a quiet chant—a psalm or hymn.) Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I‘ll ever reach for you again. Wipe it out of mind—(Takes her arms.) we never touched, Abby.


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