The song, “Fight For You” by Jason Derulo relates to the character John Proctor in The Crucible when all of his friends and wife get convicted. John Proctor was with his wife, Elizabeth Proctor, in their household, when Elizabeth was sentenced to jail, and when they heard how the trials have been running. Proctor broke down as soon as this event occurred and forced Mary Warren to follow him to the court the next day. He relates to Derulo’s song because, during his time in the court, he continuously fought and tried to prove his wife’s and friends’ innocence. The lyrics, “It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you” are very similar to how John Proctor would react when Judge Danforth repeatedly disregarded what he had to say. John fought hard enough to try and save his community, yet ended up getting sentenced to hang. This relates to the lyrics, “It's gonna take some time but I know you're worth fighting for” because Proctor ended up risking his own life for his wife’s. The song “I Know Im Not The Only One” by Sam Smith links to the character, Elizabeth Proctor. The song is about the story of how someone …show more content…
In the play, Abby has a massive crush on John Proctor. Her crush is so big that she attempts to call out Elizabeth, claiming that she is a witch. Abby does this to try and get rid of John’s wife so she can fill Elizabeth’s shoes. “Why would you ever kiss me?” is one line of the song that relates to Abby’s feelings. John Proctor pushes Abby far away from him and tells her that it’s never going to work, despite their affair. John claims he loves his wife too much, which angers Abby even more. The lyrics, “But then again, kinda wish she were dead” also relate to Abby because both their wishes are for that other person to be dead so they can fill the shoes. The song’s speaker envies their crush’s partner and is devastated when their crush decides to pursue their own partner
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John Proctor is a good person, he may have had an affair with Abbigail, which does make him a cheater and a liar, but he is also passionate, and tries to make amends with Elizabeth and get past the affair. In the story when John and Abbigail are alone talking, John says “Abby, you’ll put it out of mind. I’ll not be comin’ for more.” He says that because he is basically saying he isn’t going to cheat ANYMORE, stating that he has already done it. That shows he is a cheater and not loyal to his wife Elizabeth.
But I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again. Wipe it out of mind. We never touched, Abby.” Proctor is trying to show Abby that he’s married to Elizabeth. Proctor is telling Abby that ”I may think of you from time to time” meaning that he thinks of her in sexually
Proctor's desire for redemption is fueled by his guilt and may be exemplified throughout several instances of him sacrificing his name, and in the end, his life, when going against the court. Miller writes, “Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang” (Miller 143). Through Proctor's comparison of his worth to dust, he means to show how guilty he feels that innocent people have been killed as a result of lies and he would be able to save himself with a lie in return, which would then be used to encourage more people to engage in the hysteria. Instead, Proctor stays strong to his name and redeems himself through this sacrifice. Around the same discussion in the novel Miller also states, “I have three children---how may I teach them to walk like men in the world, and I sold my friends?”
Watching his wife face possible death and Abigail continuing her accusations, John finds himself in a disastrous situation that spares no one from being harmed. John Proctor wants the best for his marriage and family, but still has a profound romantic connection to Abigail that he refuses to acknowledge, showing a deep emotional rift within
This attention from the court and townspeople was filling the void she has held for so long. This was finally giving her a reason to release all of the anger she had built up from all of the hurt she carried from her past trauma and John Proctor had an affair with Abigail when his wife Elizabeth was very sick. Abigail is a young girl in her teens and John Proctor is a middle aged man who was suffering with the burden of his wife being sick. After the affair Abigail got attached to Proctor and expected him to feel the same way. When John Proctor came into town to see what all the commotion was about him and Abby ended up talking.
This affair was never fully proven, but Proctor did say, “Abby, I may think of you from time to time but I will cut off my hand before I’ll reach for you again” (Miller 1140). Abigail was madly in love with Proctor and wanted Elizabeth out of the picture so she could have Proctor all to her self. Abigail was very jealous of Elizabeth. She thought that if Elizabeth would die, she would get Proctor all to her self. She accused Elizabeth of being a “cold, sniveling woman”(Miller 1140).
The song “I See Fire,” written by Ed Sheeran relates to Rebecca Nurse, a character in The Crucible. This song specifically relates to how Rebecca Nurse feels as she faces being hanged later in the play. Rebecca was accused of witchcraft by Abigail Williams and since she did not admit to it she faced execution. As she is escorted to the gallows I imagine this song (if it were made in that time period) would be playing in her mind. Rebecca has very specific morals and would not admit to witchcraft even to spare her own life.
After cheating on his wife with Abigail Williams, the villain of the story, John knows that he has made an error and is determined to leave the past behind him stating, “… I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again” (Miller 1261). Proctor knows that he has made a grave mistake, and it has haunted him ever since he has reached for her. His very character is permanently flawed by his
Abigail is consumed by the idea that John Proctor loves her. She considers that John’s kind actions towards her are more than just lust. Her acknowledgement that it would be a sin for him to love another woman besides his wife reveals that she believes that John Proctor has such deep feelings for her, which are undeniable no matter how wrong it may be. Though Abigail appears to be caught up in her idea of their forbidden love, her romanticized obsession is not enough to prove that her actions are completely motivated by her obsession of
Proctor is a well respected upperclassman and him sacrificing his life led to his family living a greater life. To the court with great emotion proctor states “ Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” (143).
Instead of exploring these qualities with his wife, he seeks an informal commitment to Abigail. In Act One, Proctor decides to discontinue his lecherous tendencies when he says, “Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again. Wipe it out of mind. We never touched, Abby” (Miller 32).
In the play, John says “Abby, you’ll put it out of mind. I’ll not be comin’ for you more” (). As Abigail tries to tell her feelings and the truth of the affair to John he refused to hear it by saying “Aye, but we did not” (). John Proctor will do anything to keep him and Abigail affair undercover.
Proctor knows it is his fault that the accusation was made and he now know he must do anything to save his wife. As the play goes on Proctor begins to realize that his wife is the one who really loves him, as Abigail will so quickly throw anyone, including him, under the bus. John
Abigail WIlliams is pushed by her by her love for John. “You loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet! John, pity me, pity me!”(24). At the beginning of the play the reader finds out that the reason Abigail lost her job working for the Proctors was because she slept with John. she believes that it was more than an affair, that it was true love, but John doesn’t feel that way whatsoever.