Honorable John Proctor In The Crucible

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Honorable John Proctor In Salem, Massachusetts way back in 1878, hundreds of people were accused of using witchcraft. It all started from a group of girl, who went around and falsely accused people. Trials were held to determine who would confess and keep their life or who would keep to themselves and get hanged. Arthur Miller wrote a historical fiction story called The crucible. This story tells about the lives of people living through this time and were actually accused or at least involved in the Salem witchcraft trials. John Proctor, one of the main characters, faces many challenges throughout the story and makes many honorable decisions. John admits to his awful sin, which is a bold move for someone to take. During the court sessions,…show more content…
However, nobody really even has the courage anymore to tell someone right to their face that they don’t like them. Because John does this many times in the story, it does not make him dishonorable, it makes him more honorable than anyone else in the story. At the Proctor’s, Hale is over and questioning John about his absence at the church lately. John answers, “I like not that Mr. Parris should lay his hand upon my baby. I see no light of God in that man. I’ll not conceal it”(2.518-20). John is saying that he doesn’t like Reverend Parris, and he is the reason to not go to church. That takes courage,to be that honorable and to straight up tell someone important why you hate someone. John also risked his reputation, dissing a reverend to another reverend, which also takes some bravery. In the third act, John, Hale, Danforth, Hathorne, Cheever, Abigail, Mary Warren, the other men and girls are all present in the courtroom. John, furious that nobody believes him what type of person Abigail is, snaps right in front of everyone, “You are pulling Heaven down and raising up a whore!”(3.1161-62). To call a young girl a whore in front of the court, really is something that takes a character with such selflessness to do. To do such a thing, one must not care about their reputation at all, which is what John exactly is. John not caring what other people think of him in times like these so he can prove a point, makes him honorable because how many other people can do
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