How Is John Proctor's Flaws In The Crucible

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller In the play, The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, the play took place during the real Salem Witch Trials between 1962 and 1963. The play is similar to the real event, however in some parts in the play there was an exaggeration of the characters and a few parts were changed. In Salem there was major conflict brewing and John Proctor is caught up in it. In the beginning of the play, Proctor is introduced as a husband who has committed an affair with an extremely younger girl by the name of Abigail. When Abigail approaches Proctor and talks to him, she tells him how they are faking witchcraft. Proctor then tries to stop the trials when he realizes that the girls have faked it. Later on, he is accused of witchcraft and will not falsely admit to it and is hanged at the end of the play. Throughout the play, Proctor shows both honorable and flawed traits. However, many of Proctor’s flawed actions overshadow those that are honorable. Some of Proctor’s actions could prove that he is honorable. One of these honorable actions was when he was honest about his affair with Abigail and he ended up telling his wife that it was…show more content…
John Proctor’s actions of flawed conderdicted many times with those of honorable, however the flawed actions proved to overshadowed why he may have chosen to act with honor. In this play, Elizabeth Proctor’s romantic jealousy relates to how people in modern day may act if their spouse cheats on them. In modern day, it is more likely to get married to someone like John Proctor who has no respect and goes around sleeping with others, because it a common thing. Another thing that modern day people do is avoid telling other anything that could make them look bad, unless it comes to the point where you have to. This is because everyone is always worried about themselves in modern day society, whiv In conclusion, John actions that prove him flawed were much more extreme and noticeable throughout the
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