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A Matter of Seasoning

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As the Act begins, what is the significance of John Proctor's seasoning the stew his wife Elizabeth is making?

Choose ALL that apply.

A

His unhappiness with the stew is symbolic of the unhappiness in their relationship.

B

Proctor is generally not pleased with Elizabeth's cooking.

C

He seasons the stew without her knowledge, hiding that he has done so when she comes into the room. This relates to how he has hidden secrets he is keeping from her.

D

The image of the stew pot links to the title of the play, as one definition of a crucible is a container used to melt objects.

E

Proctor's seasoning of the stew is representative of his dominance over Elizabeth in their relationship.