The fullest picture of John Proctor is actually given in the stage directions just before he enters. Hale asks a series of questions involving religious references and also asks Proctor to recite the Ten Commandments.
That speak goodness in you. Led by McCarthy, special congressional committees conducted highly controversial investigations intended to root out Communist sympathizers in the United States. Because I cannot have another in my life!She told him that he was the only one who could judge himself and decide whether he could live with himself after this lie. Through this kiss he let Elizabeth know everything that he had been keeping in his heart during his time in jail in more. He is showing his love for Elizabeth by attempting to protect her but his efforts are to no avail. He believes his affair with Abigail irreparably damaged him in the eyes of God, his wife Elizabeth, and himself. However, there were certainly Communists in s America, and many of those who were lionized as victims of McCarthyism at the time, such as the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss a former State Department official , were later found to have been in the pay of the Soviet Union. John Proctor criticises her four times in the opening of the act. It's she put me out, you cannot pretend it were you. By the time the fever had run its course, in late August , nineteen people and two dogs had been convicted and hanged for witchcraft. Act II brought across Proctor's need for true forgiveness from Elizabeth to officially put Abigail out of mind. Within a few weeks, dozens of people were in jail on charges of witchcraft. I have given you my soul; leave me my name! I will bring your guts into your mouth but hat goodness will not die for me! Elizabeth also believed that she was part of the reason John chose to have an affair with Abigail.
Well in that time a woman needed a partner so they would get married again if their husband died. In addition to struggling with the weight of his sin, the fact that he must reveal his transgression torments Proctor.
What say you? There be no higher judge under Heaven that Proctor is!
When Proctor mentioned speaking to Abigail alone, Elizabeth questioned him about it, and in reply to his excuse for being alone with her, she said, "Do as you wish, then," losing all faith in him.
After ripping up his confession, John grabs Elizabeth and gives her the last kiss of his life.