journal #1- narrative
Today I went into town in order to see what all this witchcraft commotion was all about. According to Reverend Parris his daughter, Betty, has been bewitched. All this sounds a bit crazy to me because the details do not add up. I see Abigail and hope not to make conversation with her, but eventually I am alone with her and she explains everything to me. She begins by declaring her love for me and how much she misses me and does not go a day without thinking about me. She then tells me that all the witchcraft talk is nonsense and that Betty is just faking it. Abigail tells me that she and a group of friends went into the woods and danced around the fire. I was so shocked because dancing is a bad thing, I believe they…show more content… I still can not believe Elizabeth has not left me for committing adultery in the first place.
Journal #2- Descriptive
It has been eight days since I have talked to Abigail and I still have not told Elizabeth about our encounter. I can not seem to get Elizabeth’s attention for more than a second without her looking at me the way she does. She looks at me as though she might never forgive me and it really hurts me inside to know I have caused her so much pain. I enter my house with my gun after a long day in the woods planting crops. I lay my gun against the wall and make my way to the kitchen quietly listening to Elizabeth’s soft voice singing our beloved children to sleep. I see a pot in the fireplace and go give the soup a taste. BLEH! This soup is bland it needs some salt. I decide to add the salt myself instead of troubling Elizabeth with one more house chore. Elizabeth enters the room and asks me where I have been, I tell and then I compliment her on the soup leaving the part about the blandness out. Abigail brings up the topic of witchcraft by telling me that fourteen women are accused. I mention to Elizabeth that I had talked to Abigail and that she had told me that the witchcraft accusations were all just a hoax. Elizabeth tells me that I should tell the court about Abigail’s confession but I know I can not because we were alone and I