In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, John Proctor is the most admirable person. Though he did make a mistake by committing adultery, he is still a very honest man. During all of the hysteria, he did his best to make sure he did not feed into any of the nonsense going on. Once he was involuntarily involved in the witch trials, ultimately in the end, he still stayed true to himself. Near the end of the play, Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor’s wife, is accused of being a witch by Abigail Williams and the other girls.
Throughout time, the play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, and the book, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, have been regarded as two of the most reputable works of literature in their eloquent uses of similar themes that describe the human tendencies that can be found in historical events and characteristics of Puritan society. The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, makes a connection to the times “Red Scare” to the parallel of the Salem witch hunts of the 1680s. In the book, the Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne tell the tragic story of sin of Heater Prime and the Puritan society in which she lived view of her crime. Similar themes, such as sin, repentance, and forgiveness, and different things that these themes affect or are affected
If you’ve ever read The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, or The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, you may have made a connection between the two. These two texts relate in many different ways and of course, they also have numerous differences. While comparing and contrasting the two texts, The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter, I concluded on three similarities including: a conflicted male, reputation, and setting; three differences include: reactions from Hester and Abigail, attitude of Roger Chillingworth and Elizabeth Proctor, and the communities’ opinions on the Reverends. John Proctor from the Crucible and Arthur Dimmesdale from the Scarlet Letter both share a conflict in theses texts. Both characters obviously, have made the decision
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, and Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, were both works that illustrated strong, prominent themes. Even though they told two very different stories, they both had similar themes that contributed to the overall outcome of their stories. The Scarlet Letter and The Crucible had unmistakably similar themes of love, revenge, and penitence. The theme of love is the most obvious theme throughout the works.
In The crucible, by Arthur Miller characters can be categorised into the following groups; lacking integrity at all times (not even attempting to do the right thing), struggling with integrity (have good intentions but struggle to keep doing the right thing when under pressure) and showing integrity at all times (even when threatened with death). Three characters that fall under these respective categories are Abigail Williams, John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse. It is evident that Abigail has relinquised integrity for personal interests because throughout the play she lies and tries to take advantage of the situation. She enjoys the power that she has as the main "Accuser". She is the one that started t and took advantage he hysteria; even though she knew that the witchcraft allegations were false (technically, she was actually the one that commited witchcraft under Puritan law because she, along with several other girls drank blood in an attempt to conjure Ruth,s
In the novel The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, a group of teenage girls from the town of Salem, Massachusetts accused many innocent people of witchcraft for their own agenda. Each person had their own secrets and obstacles that they were each trying to overcome. One person in example, had a moral obstacle; to become a good man and fix his wrong doings throughout the play. In the beginning of the play John spent most of his time trying to regain Elizabeth’s trust back due to an exposed affair with Abigail.
In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor was accused of witchcraft. John Proctor was a man of great integrity and knew he did nothing wrong. He was given the choice to confess and lie or be hung. Being the honest and stubborn man that he was, he decided his name was more important than his life. John struggled both internally and with others while trying to ﬁght for what he thought was right.
The Crucible: Self Preservation is Motivation By definition self preservation is the “..set of behaviors by means of which individuals attempt to preserve their own existence and the psychical processes that establish these behaviors..”. For The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, self preservation has been shown to have affected multiple characters, including John Proctor, Samuel Parris, and Abigail. In The Crucible, self preservation is also the greatest motivation . John Proctor is one of the characters being affected by this trend of self preservation being motivation for the characters of The Crucible.
The Salem witch trials were a time period when any individual could be accused of witchcraft for numerous reasons. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller focuses on the deviation of the trials and how the town’s most religious and honest members of the community are tried with witchcraft. John Proctor, the town’s most honest man, is accused of being a witch and must decide if he should confess or not. Proctor’s confession will stop the town from rebelling and uphold the reputations of Deputy Governor Danforth and Reverend Parris. Hale also wishes for Proctor’s confession so he does not have to feel responsible if Proctor were to be hanged for his witchcraft accusations.
Do you think John Proctor should have confessed to witchcraft? In Act IV of “The Crucible”, John Proctor is accused of witchcraft. Hale calls for Elizabeth and tries to get her to convince John to confess. Proctor is about to confess, but then changes his mind and tears apart his confession paper. This action, however, costs him his life and other’s lives.
In The Crucible, A play about the series of misfortune to the town of Salem Massachusetts in 1692 that is haunted by the Devil, by Arthur Miller. When the people of Salem are accused and hanged for involvement with the Devil. There were character necessary to be accused of witchcraft and their death symbolises multiple things to the play. The three character, John Proctor, Giles Corey and Rebecca Nurse help shape the outcome of the end of the witch trial in Salem. John Proctor’s death symbolizes power to save a man's own name.
John Proctor’s Life or Death Situation What does a name mean? To some it defines their personality and who they are; to others it's just a title. In the play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, witchcraft is a big complication. Those who become accused of practicing witchcraft, regardless of the truth, are sent to be hanged right away with the town watching. John Proctor, one of the main characters, has held a lead position in the town with a clean slate and preserved that clean slate behind his name his whole life.
Since John wanted to devote his life to God, his decision to tear up his confession allowed him to keep his pride and remain honorable by the end of the play. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller the written trials were corrupting the town, and it was all because of the lies told by the younger girls in town. Since John Proctor is bound to God, his choice to sacrifice his life makes his death honorable. John Proctor is trying to be a better man for his wife Elizabeth because of what he did to her. Since John is trying to be a better man for his wife, he tried to prove it by attempting to accuse Abigail of lying.
It Proctor values his reputation, albeit in a positive way (unlike characters such as Abigail) when he says"Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name?
The Scarlet Letter, shows how badly people were treated for committed a sin in that time period. The main character, Hester Prynne committed lechery and in puritan society, which was very closely related to religion breaking the commandment that forbid adultery earned a very big punishment. It was even worse for Hester because she ended up conceiving a child. One way Hester was shunned by people was by having to wear the scarlet letter that would bring her public shame. Hester knew that because of the letter “young and pure would be taught to look at her, with the scarlet letter flaming on her breast,—at her, the child of honorable parents,—at her, the mother of a babe, that would hereafter be a woman, —at her, who had once been innocent, —as the figure, the body, the reality of sin”