Proctors inner conflict affects how he interacts with Elizabeth because he has an affair with Abigail that Elizabeth knows
Proctors inner conflict affects how he interacts with Elizabeth because he has an affair with Abigail that Elizabeth knows, but can’t publicly admit. In act 1, “I know how you clutched my back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I come near! Or did I dream that? It’s she put me out, you cannot pretend it were you. I saw your face when she put me out, and you loved me then and you do now!”(Arthur Miller, 424-428). Abigail’s to trying say that Proctor still loves her, but he’s trying to stop interacting with her because he has a wife named Elizabeth. Abigail still thinks about him and her being together as if there are dating, but Proctor doesn’t think of her like that anymore. She’s telling him what happened when Elizabeth took her away and how she still has feelings for him and wants to be together.