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lopezcullen | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 13, 2009 at 7:29 AM via web

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What are the negative and posative traits about elizabeth proctor?

whats her character like posative and negative traits ?

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 13, 2009 at 9:26 AM (Answer #1)

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Like her husband, Elizabeth is a very complex character with some very definable traits to her behavior.  She is truly devoted to her marriage and her husband.  Without a doubt, there is some level of credit she earns on this point.  At the same time, there was some fundamental reason why their marriage endured some struggles, and while this cannot be solely her fault, both she and her husband have to shoulder some level of blame for this, as John did pursue a relationship outside of their marriage.  She is very honest, but does lie on the stand in the pursuit of protecting her husband.  I am not sure if this is a negative trait, as she is resisting the encroaching force of an impure political body.

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