Proctor and Elizabeth remain rather distant throughout this scene. There is a somewhat tense and unrelaxed atmosphere. They interact with cold and basic questions and answers. Their is no real loving connection between them.
1.3 "The magistrate
sits in your heart
that judges you."
Proctor is paranoid that Elizabeth judges him for his sin, However, she tells him that only he is judging himself, therefore the only way for him to be rid of his guilt is to forgive himself.
2 Act IV
2.1 "The emotion flowing between
them prevents anyone from
speaking for an instant."
In contrast to Act II, the emotional connection between Proctor and Elizabeth is now very clear and significant.
2.2 "Whatever you do, it is a
good man does it."
2.3 "He have his goodness now.
God forbid I take it from him!"