What is a significant gap or silence within The Crucible that can be used to write a monologue?

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Susan Hurn eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There is an opening scene between John and Elizabeth in Act II that would lend itself to monologue. John, who has been outside working on the farm, comes into the kitchen to speak with Elizabeth. It is during this scene that we find out about John's adultery with Abigail. During John and Elizabeth's conversation, there are pauses that show the tension between them. A monologue from either character would be interesting at this point in the play. We know what they say to each other--an argument develops--but what might each character be thinking and feeling that he or she does not say out loud?

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