In The Crucible, what does John Proctor do when his wife Elizabeth is arrested?  

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John Proctor becomes very angry when Cheever arrives to arrest his wife. They have been visited by the Reverend Hale and by Giles Corey prior to Mr. Cheever's appearance with the arrest warrant, and as the Proctors learn of the events at court that day, they grow increasingly concerned about their own position; Elizabeth tells John she thinks Abigail will accuse her because she wants her dead. Cheever arrives as the conversation has become very heated, as Corey reveals the arrest of Rebecca Nurse and other pious members of the community.

When Cheever sees the poppet Mary gave to Elizabeth, he is convinced the arrest warrant is justified, because this seems to be evidence of the...

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