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In "The Crucible", what does Elizabeth do as Proctor goes to death?

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kimmiann | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 13, 2008 at 3:58 AM via web

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In "The Crucible", what does Elizabeth do as Proctor goes to death?

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 13, 2008 at 4:10 AM (Answer #1)

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She has the last lines of the play in which she says of her husband “whatever you will do, it is a good man does it”. Then she watches as he is marched to the gallows. She has accepted the fact that to sign the confession would mean her husband would have to give up his reputation and that is something he cannot live with. Thus, she see the bigger issues involved in signing the confession and does not try to force him to sign it.

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