The world of Salem in the 1600’s contained many class divisions, one of them being men were considered much more important than women. The local farmer, John Proctor, has the role of high authority which is being the head of the household and the husband of Elizabeth Proctor. It is noticed that Elizabeth is a housewife, since she stays at home, takes care of the children, and cooks and cleans therefore giving John the higher position. John Proctor indicates that his wife has no right to judge him nor stand up for herself for the wrongs that he did– adultery with Abigail Williams. Elizabeth is therefore inferior to her husband as Proctor will not call her by her name, rather ‘woman,’ in a disrespectful tone.