How Is John Proctor Good In The Crucible

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John Proctor: Good or Bad? In The Crucible by Author Miller protagonist, John Proctor is a man who makes bad decisions. However, his good deeds outweigh his bad decisions. John is a good man with a good heart. John Proctor openly disapproves off the witch trials, he tries to save his wife Elizabeth, and he refuses to condemn others to death even if he can go free. John does selfless acts through out the story, which proves John Proctor is morally good. John Proctor openly disapproves of the witch trials of Salem. He says from the start that he does not believe in witches and that Reverend Hale is wasting his time. He seems to be on of the only people who stand up for the innocents that are being killed. He openly says that they are killing innocent people, especially when Rebecca Nurse, Mrs. Corey, and Elizabeth are convicted. he tries to convince Reverend hale to stop the trials. He says to Hale: “And why not if they must hang for denyin' it? There are them that will swear to anything before they'll hang; have you never thought of that?” (Miller, 65).…show more content…
John confesses to adultery in court to try to save Elizabeth when she is accused of witchcraft. By doing this, he is confessing to a serious sin. In this society, the church and government are one. This means that he could face a death sentence. He also confesses prove Abigail’s motive to kill Elizabeth and to expose her and save others from being accused by her. Since Abigail and John Proctor had their affair, Abigail wants John Proctor’s wife dead so she can marry John. He accuses Abigail of being a whore when Danforth asks for proof, he says: “I have known her, sir. I have known her” (Miller, 85). His confession shows how much he truly loves his
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