A Lost Scene from Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”


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A Lost Scene from Arthur Miller’s "The Crucible"
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, a dark, young woman in her teenage years is sweeping the floor of the Proctor Kitchen. She wears the clothes of a good Puritan girl, but does not have her bonnet on, exposing her long dark hair. Her bonnet is on the small wooden table in the middle of the Proctor Kitchen. The house itself is small and modest, but seems homey and sacred. Williams sweeps the dirt heartily, but doesn’t get the house clean as a servant would had they been focusing on the task at hand. She looks out the window as the daylight darkens into night.
ABIGAIL: (winded) Dusk, I’ve been waiting for thee. I’m tired of work for the day.
Abigail puts the broom down and sits at one of the chairs, playing...
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.....lities to her, which deeply hurts and troubles her. She is doing her duties but is stopped by this emotional transgression. He begs his wife’s forgiveness and she does, at least in part. Then John tells her that they need to hire someone less troublesome, laying the groundwork for the employment of Mary Warren in their home. The scene ends with them forgiving each other, though John Proctor is still guilty with his actions. Overall, I wrote a scene that ideally I would like to see. So much happens before Miller’s The Crucible actually starts; I wanted to take advantage of the third question to get some of my answers and use my imagination for what came before.
Works Cited
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. New York: Heinemann Plays
Series, 1992.