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The Crucible Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act II: Scene 1, The Crucible Summary

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Act II: Scene 1, The Crucible Summary

Act II: Scene 1. Act II opens in the common room of John Proctor's home, eight days later. As the curtain rises, Elizabeth Proctor is heard singing to the children. John Proctor enters, carrying his gun, and washes his face as Elizabeth enters.

Elizabeth questions why her husband is home late, and Proctor responds he was planting by the forest edge. A sense of separation can be felt as Elizabeth turns away, and then confronts Proctor, saying she thought he was late because he had gone to Salem. Elizabeth reveals Mary Warren has been in Salem today and Proctor exclaims he had forbidden Mary to leave. Elizabeth says that Mary has been named an official of the court. When Proctor asks what court, Elizabeth explains they have established a proper court now and they've sent four judges from Boston and...

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