The Crucible: Author Miller uses the dialogue between the proctors to give the reader intuition into marriage’s nature. The play commences at the common room setting of Proctor’s house. John Proctor comes home late from the forest where he was seeding the fields, and Elizabeth Proctor is preparing the children to get in bed. After the children get in bed, Elizabeth descends to the sitting room, and the dialogue between them ensues.
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It demonstrates to us that in a setting where individuals are housing, unconscious, and oblivious, they may act in unjust manners to safeguard their reputation. Author Miller uses the dialogue between the proctors to give the reader intuition into marriage’s nature. Marriage is neither hell nor heaven; it is there in between, purgatory.