She was so crazy about John that she accused Elizabeth Proctor of witch craft. John’s life at home was cold, his wife had figured out about the affair. I realized John Proctor still loved his wife when he turned down Abagail after she flung herself at him again. He made it very clear to Abagail that he didn’t want to have an affair with her anymore. John Proctor noticed how big of a mistake he had made by cheating on his wife.
John Proctor is not a tragic hero in the beginning of the story because he lied to his wife about Abigail, but towards the end of the book he realizes the mistakes he has made and he wants to make a change. He wants to stop lying to himself and to others, even if it ends in a tragedy. John Proctor does not qualify as a tragic hero because he broke laws by having an affair with Abigail Williams behind his wife’s back. When his wife, Elizabeth, confronts him about Abigail and his affair, John lies to her face. This lying continues throughout the whole story.
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
In the play The Crucible, the character John Proctor has a conflict with himself of maintaining his reputation and not ruining his own name. To begin, in act 1 John Proctor had a conversation with Abigail where she remembered him the affair but Proctor tried to maintain a position saying “I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach you again”(Miller 23) and when she kept talking about Proctor’s wife, he got upset and end with a “do you looking for whippin?”(Miller 24). This shows us that Proctor doesn’t want to remember this event that could ruin his reputation or relationship with his wife. Second, in Act 2 Elizabeth told Proctor to go testify against Abigail and prove that they were lying ,Proctor just answered with a “I’ll think on it”(Miller 53) and admitting
During the beginning of the play he fails to realize how much he hurt Elizabeth when he committed adultery. John was criticized and treated with a very much deserved cold reception from his wife. But John lacks empathy as he asks her to look sometimes for the goodness in [him], and judge [him] not” (Miller 55). He’s asking her to look past his affair as if this would be an easy task for his committed wife. But however John is able to redeem himself, and change himself for the better.
Many of the people in the Crucible have a reputation that could be a theme, but some of John Proctors comments convinced me to believe his reputation makes the most prevalent theme. John made a questionable decision when he slept with Abigail but his honesty is what kept his wife safe from convictions: “Because it speaks deceit, and I am honest!” John confessed to sleeping with Abigail when Elizabeth was being tried in order for people to believe that Elizabeth is truthful. People were surprised to hear about John’s affair, but over time they realized the significance his confession was to everyone other than himself. John knew that his confession would most likely lead to his death but he was willing to die to save his wives life. Another
John wants Elizabeth to know that he loves her and he would do anything to prove it, he also wished the courts would stop trusting Abigail. John Proctor tries to prove this by saying: “A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. I beg you, sir, I beg you - see her what she is.... She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s
Elizabeth Procter was married to John Procter who supposedly had an affair with Abigail Williams. John Procter went to break things off with Abigail Williams because his wife found out about the affair and she accused Elizabeth of witchcraft hoping that Elizabeth would no longer stand in the way of their “love”. The only problem that interfered with her plan was that John didn’t feel that strongly for Abigail. He cared more deeply for his wife. Whenever John went to testify against Abigail, she accused him as well.
He cared greatly about his family and wife even though Elizabeth was often distant towards him. In the end of the play, Proctor chooses to die rather than sign his confession, ratting out his friends and ruining his good name in the town. He did this to protect the reputation of his children so they won’t have to grow up with a lying father. Lying went against Protctors’ views and that ideal is prevalent throughout the entire play. It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around.
My own personal challenge is being able to balance school, work, and my social life. John is trying to forgive himself for cheating on Elizabeth, his wife, with Abigail. John has been accused of being a witch in the play and is given an opportunity to confess. He admits to being a witch, so he will not be hung. However, he decided to revoke his confession because he did not want to be known as a witch.