In this monologue, Elizabeth explains to her husband, John, that when he had sex with Abigail, a silent promise was made to her. Elizabeth believes that Abigail is now focusing on this promise as she accuses the townspeople of witchcraft. Elizabeth tells John that Abigail is planning on having her killed so that she may be John's wife instead. Elizabeth goes on to reason that Abigail is taking a large risk by accusing her, an upstanding woman, of witchcraft. She believes that Abigail would not take such a risk if she did not believe she would gain John as her husband.
CharacterName: Elizabeth Proctor
Age Range: 20s - Late, 30s - Early
Dialects: Standard American
PlayName: Crucible, The
Rating: Suitable for all ages
Copyright Status: Copyrighted
In this monologue, Elizabeth's husband is about to be hanged. She tells him that she is not the one who can forgive him for his adultery; only he can do that. She tells him that he is a good man. She goes on to say that she is guilty of being a cold wife, and therefore prompted his adultery. She confesses that she could never see the value in herself and doubted that honest love could come to her. Therefore, she was always suspicious and cold to her husband.
AuthorName: Arthur Miller
Eras: 1951-2000, 1901-1950