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The Crucible

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Miller's Intentions

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Read the following lines about Elizabeth:

"Herrick enters with Elizabeth. Her wrists are linked by heavy chain, which Herrick now removes. Her clothes are dirty; her face is pale and gaunt. Herrick goes out."

What most likely is Miller's intention in describing Elizabeth as such?

A

It sets up that Elizabeth will confess to avoid going to back to jail.

B

Miller wants to show how those in Salem are treated in jail.

C

Miller wants the audience to sympathize with Elizabeth's condition.

D

Miller describes Elizabeth this way to show how desperate Proctor's situation has become.

E

When Proctor sees his wife in this condition he will become enraged.