Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do” (Lee 149). Atticus’ quote of courage foreshadows the results of the trial, he knew the end result of the trial, but he fought against it anyways, although he did not win. Another act that justifies Atticus’ courage is keeping Calpurnia despite Aunt Alexandra’s strong disagreement. Atticus said: “She’s a faithful member of this family and you’ll have to simply accept things the way they are” (Lee 182), this reveals Atticus’ courage because he kept Calpurnia even though there are controversies of having an African American house member as shown by Alexandra.
In Arthur Miller's "The Crucible", John Proctor is our passive protagonist as he tries to save his wife and others that were accused of witchcraft. Unfortunately, his attempt was in vain and his evidence had backfired. His knowledge did not stop the witch trials because of his self-respect, and the children's high reputations, and Abigail's tactful nature. John Proctor valued his self-respect because it made him confident and helped him stand up for what he believed in. John proctor's name was synonymous with honor and integrity and was most respected in Salem.
Malala employs pathos so that the reader could feel where she is coming from. As a result, she wants the reader to know that education for girls is a very imperative thing. By using vigorous pathos, she gets the reader to fathom that a girl’s education is important and meaningful to them. In the bibliography “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, the author mentions “Then, when she said I would have to leave my school books behind, I nearly cried, too. I loved school, and all I cared about were my books”.
His decision, along with those of others who did the same, eventually brought the chaos and hysteria to an end. John Proctor held firmly to what he believed was right, even in the face of great pressure. The pressure of the Salem witch trials elicited various responses from three of the characters in The Crucible; Parris fell victim to fear, Hale took on an entirely different worldview, and Proctor established himself as one who would stand for the truth. The ways these men reacted show us that pressure does not affect everyone in the same way.
In the final scene, Prince Escalus absolves Friar Lawrence of all guilt, saying “we still have known thee for a holy man”(V, iii,281). I believe that Friar Lawrence is not responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death. Friar isn’t responsible because even if Friar disagreed to marry them, that wouldn’t have stopped their love. Second, the family feud is what caused all the deaths in the play. Third, it was part of Romeo and Juliet’s fault for not listening to the Friar’s warnings.
By looking at The Crucible by Arthur Miller one can see that the characterization of John Proctor reveals the theme of reputation and integrity, which is important because refusing to tell lies to protect his reputation and stop delirium from spreading throughout Salem. John Proctor states that the woman of Salem who have been locked up for witchcraft:”Excellency, does it not strike upon you that so many of these women have lived so long with such upright reputation”(3.1.305-309). Proctor represents reputation because he would rather die than have his reputation downed to a victimizer. Protecting his reputation motivates John Proctor to deny that witchcraft exists in the village. All he hears is crying out of screams and wailing which is a cause of the Devil 's work: “What 's she doing?
This evidence shows how nurse helped Romeo and Juliet to get married in secret without telling anyone. Another example is that how Friar Lawrence helped Juliet to fake her death. To support this argument Friar Lawrence states “ …. Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself, Then is it likely thou wilt undertake A thing like death to chide away this shame, That cop’st with death himself to scape from it; And if thou darest, I’ll give the remedy” (IV.i.70-75). This evidence supports my argument because it shows how Friar Lawrence helped Juliet to fake her death to not get married to prince of Paris.
In disguise, Joan went to Charles VII and asked to help fight for his throne. Several accounts claim that she told Charles that she knew of a “prayer he had made the previous November 1st during which he had asked God to aid him in his cause if he was the rightful heir to the throne, and to punish himself alone rather than his people if his sins were responsible for their suffering (Williamson, Allen. Joan of Arc Archive. 2002-2014)”. She then continued to go into depth about this prayer, which she could not have possibly know without some sort of divine intervention.
Introduction In this essay I will be fully explaining the character I chose this term for my treatment. I will be playing Nora, the protagonist of Ibsen's problem play A Doll's House takes the bold decision to abandon her husband and children at the end of the play not primarily to be free from marital life marked by domination of her husband, but to educate herself so that she can stand on her own thereby enabling herself to establish her personal identity and to develop a sense of an individual. She is the central and most significant character in the play, is Nora Helmer. This plays theme mainly focuses on Nora's feelings and actions.
In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, John Proctor is the most admirable person. Though he did make a mistake by committing adultery, he is still a very honest man. During all of the hysteria, he did his best to make sure he did not feed into any of the nonsense going on. Once he was involuntarily involved in the witch trials, ultimately in the end, he still stayed true to himself. Near the end of the play, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor’s wife, is accused of being a witch by Abigail Williams and the other girls.
In Arthur Miller’s original manuscript, there is a scene about John Proctor and Abigail meeting the woods. Proctor talks to Abigail and reveals that he will “make [her] famous for the whore that [she] is!” if she does not clear his wife’s name in court (143). Later, Miller decides to take out this scene. This scene is unnecessary to the play because it destroys the surprise and suspense of what will happen in the next act.
In the story, The Possibility of Evil, gives us the character Miss. Strangeworth, the eloquent woman as she is not afraid to say what she thinks but often holds back as she knows too much. Her thoughts wrap around to the thought of evil when someone does something she doesn’t approve of. On page 2, “Don and Helen Crane, were really the two most infatuated young parents she had ever known, she thought indulgently, looking at the delicately embroidered baby cap and the lace edged carriage cover. ‘That little girl is going to grow up expecting luxury all her life,’ she said to Helen Crane.
SIGALIT MIGIROV BAND D CHARACTER ANALYSIS- “THE CRUCIBLE” “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, has developed and put to life many characters- including John Proctor. John Proctor is a man who always surprises us in every act, as well as shows more of a controlled, wiser personality. His motivation throughout the play can be recognized by his actions, presentation, language and dedication. Even though we are not providing much information about John’s childhood, nor his specific birthplace, but we can infer it was outside of Salem since he is isolated and constructed his own faction of his family from Salem. As stated, “…was a farmer in his middle thirties.(pg.20)”
The Trials and Testimonies of John Proctor The Crucible by Arthur Miller is set in the spring and fall of 1692 in a small, Puritan town in Salem, Massachusetts. The times are often desperate with people wondering if they can trust their neighbors that they have known all of their life, people who have been settled in the town since it first cropped into existence. Fear races through the villages like the whispers of the wind that stir the hanging bodies on the village greens. The Salem Witch Trials are occurring and no man, woman, or child is safe lest they follow the rules of the theocracy set about by the church and government.