Abigail asks Proctor if he has come to see her

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Abigail asks Proctor if he has come to see her, but Proctor denies it. The conversation reveals that  approximately seven months earlier, Abigail and Proctor had an affair while Abigail lived and worked  in the Proctor household. Goody Proctor subsequently dismissed Abigail. Now Abigail accuses  Proctor of still being in love with her, even though he will not admit it to her or himself. Abigail is the exact opposite of Proctor's morally upright wife, Elizabeth. Abigail represents the  repressed desires — sexual, material, or other — possessed by all of the Puritans. The difference  between Abigail and the other residents of Salem is that she does not suppress her desires. Abigail  goes after what she wants and uses any means to achieve her goal, even manipulation, deception,  and seduction. While Abigail lived with the Proctors, Elizabeth was very ill. Abigail's responsibilities expanded and 
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course ENG 3550 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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