The Crucible

what was elizabeth attitudes toward's john?

act two

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Her initial attitude towards John is one of sadness and suspicion. The house is quiet and there are a lot of furtive and incriminating glares towards her husband. You could cut the tension with a knife! Here are a few quotes that are of particular note:

Elizabeth greets him with suspicion. Her first words in the play are:

"What keeps you so late? It's almost dark" (Act 2, lines 1-2).

Elizabeth confesses,

"John, I counted myself so plain, so poorly made, no honest love could come to me! Suspicion kissed you when I did. . . . It were a cold house I kept!" (Act 4)