Dynamic Character In The Crucible

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A dramatic character who undergoes an important inner change in personality or attitude is a dynamic character. The Crucible has a hand full of dynamic characters that undergo changes throughout the trials. One character, in particular, is John Proctor. John Proctor is debating on whether it is an exceptional idea to confess to the court because he does not want ruin his reputation. John later admits to his affair to save the lives of his loved ones. He goes from an individual who is prideful in himself, to someone who believes that showing loyalty and respect for others is superior to being a selfish person. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible John Proctor changes in his willingness to confront the court, admitting to his affair, and altering his perspective of himself, which demonstrates Miller’s emphasis that too much pride causes selfishness but pride is acceptable when it shows respect for others. John Proctor is unwilling to confront the court at all because he knows the legitimacy of the court and does not want to admit to his mistakes. John struggles to do what he knows is right, which is to reveal his affair to the court. This information could expose Abigail as a liar and show that she is falsely accusing Elizabeth strictly because of her jealousy. “Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time...”(Miller I.450-453). This quote shows that even though John does understand that the affair he had with Abigail was wrong, he still thinks of her. John still has
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