John Proctor changed significantly from the beginning of the play to the end. At first, he is a farmer outside of Salem. He cuts wood, plows, and owns a great amount of property. John is married to Elizabeth Proctor. He had an affair with Abigail Williams, who was the Proctor’s former servant.
Can you really imagine life without different personalities and opinions? It would just be the same old boring routine every day. On the other hand, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller has many different characters that really are overwhelming due to all of the unexpected events that occur. This drama really grabs your attention, every sentence that you read makes you want to keep on reading due to the commotion in the dialogue. For instance, I really enjoy the characters because each one of them actually reminds me of people that I know in person and how they act.
Arthur Miller based his play, The Crucible, on Salem Witch Trials, a real case that happened in the deeply religious New England region during the 1690s. The fear-of-witches is one of the most important elements that affects the characters’ actions and changes their minds due to the contentious time period that the play is set in. John Proctor is the main character in this play. His personality changes totally from the beginning to the end. Through the play, he goes from a selfish person who betrays his wife to someone who truly wants to make everything become normal and not violate his conscience.
“You have confessed yourself to witchcraft, and that speaks a wish to come to Heaven’s side. And we will bless you, Tituba.” (pg. 49, Hale) The effect of confession on the play is it gets everyone in trouble if they are lying.
“Let you look for the goodness in me, and judge me not.” John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth Proctor both endure a crucible or severe moral test. Elizabeth is put to the test various times during the play including when she was asked if her husband is a adulterer. John Proctor makes the descion to admit he had relations with Abigail williams.
Moving Forward Your parents are still mad at you because of that one time you pooped in the bathtub when you were a toddler. This obviously doesn’t happen because, as they have done countless times, your parents forgive you. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, depicts how by forgiving someone’s faults, one’s relationship with them can overcome the error and move on to flourish into something better. Miller shows the importance of forgiveness and how it removes the chains of resentment and spite through the characters of the play such as: Elizabeth truly forgiving Proctor, Mary-afraid of not being forgiven-lies to the court, and John Proctor forgiving himself for not being a good man. would’ve
The crucible, written by Arthur Miller, takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Several girls are discovered dancing in the forest and are accused of witchcraft. Reverend Hale, the “spiritual doctor” is called to Salem and a witch hunt ensues. Knowing that the girls would be punished for what they did, they claim they were possessed by spirits and turn the tables by accusing other people. Abigail Williams has had a hatred for Elizabeth Proctor because she is with her lover, and that is to blame for Abigail conjuring spirits in the first place.
John committed the sin of adultery with Abigail. He seems truly sorry for his error with Abigail. Elizabeth does not forgive him and does not trust him any longer. In my opinion someone in Elizabeth 's position can sometimes truly trust a spouse that cheats. If the person in Elizabeth´s position can tell that the other position is truly sincere and sorry then I think that the person deserves a second chance, but if the person is not sincere, and continues to do it.
In the novel “Love in the Time of Cholera” and the play “The Crucible”, both stories convey love in different ways. Love, according to Gabriel García Márquez, is an illusion that is created for self satisfaction. On the other hand, Arthur Miller claims that love is in a direct relationship with one’s morality. However, similarly, both stories portray that the longer together two people are, the stronger their bond.
"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller is based on the Salem Witch trails. John and Elizabeth Proctor suffer the most out of the characters and play an important role in the plot of the story. John Proctor had an affair with Abigail which led her to hate Elizabeth. Elizabeth, being John's wife, was targeted by Abigail throughout the play. Unfortunately, Abigail's lies and hated was the cause of John's death and Elizabeth imprisonment.