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The Power of Forgiving
“Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free”(Willis). This quote is proven in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The Crucible is set in salem during the salem witch trials when a group of girls take things too far by accusing innocent people of witchcraft. Elizabeth Proctor is the wife of John Proctor; she was accused of witchcraft by Abigail Williams who had an affair with John. In this play, Elizabeth is motivated by an affair between John and Abigail, her decision to protect her husband in court creates forgiveness in the end of the play. Elizabeth’s motivation for action is the affair between Abigail and John. This can be justified when Goody Proctor says, “John, if it were not Abigail that you must go to hurt, would you falter now? I think not”(54). In this moment she is asking John to go and inform the court officials that Abigail is lying. John refuses to go in and turn Abigail in. The quote is Elizabeth telling John that he would turn in anyone else but since it is Abigail, he doesn’t want to turn her in. John claims the reason he can’t turn Abby in is that nobody would believe him. This shows the relationship is still tense and Elizabeth hasn’t truly forgiven John. One of the choices Elizabeth made that affected
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This is proven when she says, “...Only be sure of this, for I know it now: Whatever you will do, it is a good man does it. I have read my heart this three month, John. I have sins of my own to count. It needs a cold wife to prompt lechery”(136). Elizabeth is brought to John to convince him to confess. In this quote she is coming to peace with the affair and even takes some of the blame. She thinks she’s partly to blame because she didn’t show her love enough. Elizabeth has finally found it in her heart to forgive John and let go of the

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