Elizabeth Proctor, is a moral Christian woman and is the most powerful character in ‘The Crucible’.
Elizabeth is first mischaracterized by Abigail as bitter and deceitful.
However, Elizabeth is revealed to be caring and sensitive, yet struggling with her husband John’s affair with Abigail.
Despite their efforts to mend their marriage, Elizabeth’s trust in John wavers. Elizabeth becomes colder when discovering John’s continued interactions with Abigail, demonstrating John’s flaw he can’t see.
Elizabeth embodies Christian values impressively but is arrested, facing a tough decision to protect John.
Reflecting during imprisonment, Elizabeth acknowledges her cold demeanor, growing wiser from her Salem experience, epitomizing goodness with inherent flaws, ending sadder as a widow post-trials.
Let’s go through some of the top quotes by Elizabeth Proctor.
Best Elizabeth Proctor Quotes
I counted myself so plain, so poorly made, that no honest love could come to me. ~ Elizabeth Proctor.
John you are not being open with me. ~ Elizabeth Proctor.
He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him. ~ Elizabeth Proctor.
It needs a cold wife to prompt lechery. ~ Elizabeth Proctor.
I do not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heat that judges you. I never thought you but a good man, John – only somewhat bewildered. ~ Elizabeth Proctor.
Famous Elizabeth Proctor Quotes
Great stones they lay upon his chest until he plead aye or nay. They say he give them but two words. ‘More weight,’ he says. And died… It were a fearsome man, Giles Corey. ~ Elizabeth Proctor.
It is her dearest hope, John, I know it. There be a thousand names; why does she call mine? There be a certain danger in calling such a name – I am no Goody Good that sleeps in ditches, nor Osburn, drunk and half-witted. She’d dare not call out such a farmer’s wife but there be monstrous profit in it. She thinks to take my place, John. ~ Elizabeth Proctor.
It is not my soul, John, it is yours. Only be sure of this, for I know it no Whatever you will do, it is a good man does it. I have read my own heart this three month, John. I have sins of my own to count. It needs a cold wife to prompt lechery… I counted myself so plain, so poorly made, no honest love could come to me! Suspicion kissed you when I did; I never knew how I should say my love. ~ Elizabeth Proctor.
So these were the 8 top Elizabeth Proctor quotes and sayings.