We witness the lives of people she impacts, what happens to them, and how many times she lies to get her way. Abigail does all this for the man that she loves and had an affair with, John Proctor. If the reader begins to focus on John, his actions and what he stands for, they are easily able to recognize he portrays characteristics of the flawed nature of an individual. It is shown through the fact that he had an affair, isn’t able to forgive himself, and at the end of the book, is unable to give up something dear to him to save himself and others. When analyzing John Proctor, the first thing that stands out is that he had an affair with a 17 year-old Abigail Williams.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams both feature a character who is unwilling to let go of the past. In The Great Gatsby, we see that Gatsby, the main character’s neighbor, longs for the love that he used to have with a girl he met before going off to war, Daisy. In “The Glass Menagerie” Amanda Wingfield, the mother of the Tom Wingfield the main character, is always rambling on about the past relationships she had. She only knew how to talk about that, and so it was the focus of each conversation she had. We see both, Gatsby and Amanda, not being able to move on from something that they cherished so much but that is long gone now.
The Crucible In the story, “The Crucible” John Proctor’s most important concern is his wife, Elizabeth Proctor. John says he only wants to please Elizabeth and is doing all he can to make her happy. He is trying to make up for committing adultery with Abigail when Abigail was working for Elizabeth. In Act two John yells at his wife for suspecting that he did things with Abigail that day he was alone with her. Even though John did at one point have feelings for Abigail, throughout the rest of the story he only worries about what happens to his family and his wife.
In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays John Proctor, the protagonist, as a tragic hero who has a major flaw—lust for Abigail, his house servant. For fear of being exiled in a town where reputation is highly upheld, Proctor initially tries to hide his crime of adultery, but this affair triggers a major series of events in Salem, where unproven accusations lead to internal struggle and eventually to catastrophe. John Proctor illustrious attitude for himself and the truths to be told within the play. Such truths could have helped the conflict from ever occurring. John Proctor decides to make a web alternate truth to save himself and his relationships; granted he is to be made a hero with exceptions to his flaws.
“Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it” (Rochefoucauld). Love can be argued to be the one of the main causes of jealousy. In The Crucible, the main conflict of the story was based on envy of Elizabeth`s relationship with John Proctor. Abigail Williams’s adjective in the story was to exclude Elizabeth so she could be with John. The Salem witch hunt was the solution for Abigail plan to execute Elizabeth.
The speech that John Proctor gave at the end of the plays shows the nature dilemmas involved in the trials. The idea is emphasized when Proctor states, “I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another” (Miller 131). Looking closely at this quote one can observe how John Proctor took the responsibility for his affair with Abigail and make his own choice. Similarly, in the play, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Mary Tyrone final speech at the end of the play was to speak up her mind and made her decision to become a nun. This conveyed at the end of the play when Mary Tyrone is speaking to Mother Elizabeth.
John Proctor is a good man who displays the characteristics of a hero and could be seen as one for giving his life for his friends. The first impressive characteristic of John Proctor is his bravery. Speaking out against the “afflicted” girls in the way he did could cause serious question of him as a person. From the court’s standpoint John could be seen as directly opposing the court, which would have him jailed, or could even have him be accused of witchcraft. Also, he would have had to have known that Abigail Williams would have immediately accused him of being a witch once he spoke out against them.
Throughout the play the central focus is on finding a gentleman caller for Laura, something that Amanda obsesses over. The original play states, “[TOM utters another groan LAURA glances at him with a faint, apologetic smile. Her voice catching a little] Mothers afraid I’m going to be an old maid” (Williams 755). In this scene it 's evident that Amanda wants a relationship for her daughter more than Laura wants the relationship for herself. Amanda has instilled into Laura’s mind that without a husband she can’t be successful or independent and is doomed to be a homebody.
She plans on killing her children because she believes that she is rescuing them from a hand more hostile to murder them. Although this may convince some readers that she does have a heart with a sense of protecting her children, there is also a darker reason for this sinful act. In one particular scene, the Corinthian women begged her not to do this, but Medea replied with, “this will cause my husband to feel the most pain.” Reading this piece, readers will surely realize that having Jason suffer in anguish was her way of regaining peace, viewing her as the antagonist of this play. It 's strange though how she feels motherly love towards the children like any other parent today, even though the nurse from the beginning of the story said she hated her children. So it seems that good and evil are not just black and white, it 's just the decisions people make between morals and
Over the course of the story you are revealed that a number of characters took some part in developing the story, one of them being the nurse. Despite the Nurse helping Juliet, Friar Lawrence was at fault because he didn’t tell Balthasar about the details of Juliet’s plan, allowing for the misunderstanding that led to their deaths, created the plans that cause their deaths, and married them. The Nurse on numerous occasions helps Juliet’s in her schemes to meet Romeo. For instance she says,”Your lady mother is coming to your chamber. / The day is broke; be wary; look about.” (Shakespeare 3.5.39-40) This quote shows the Nurse warning Juliet that her mother was coming when the newlyweds were consummating.