Does your word mean anything to you? Does what you stand for as a person mean anything even when someone tries to take it away from you? A word John Proctor lived by, integrity, which stands for honest and moral. The religious background adds to more for their moral compass so they will go to heaven and not be sinful. The author of this play Therefore, to die for the truth is better than to live a lie.
1. Which character developed or changed the most during The Crucible? How did he/she change? What caused this change? Give specific examples from all stages of development.
The concept of good and evil can be defined as ideas of complete opposites. A person that is good can be described as a person with virtuous morals and beliefs. In contrast, a person that is bad can be described as a person with atrocious morals and beliefs. In East of Eden, John Steinbeck claims that all human thoughts and actions can be narrowed down to a single theme of good and evil; he makes the assertion that a person can only be judged as such after that person has died. When a person dies, his or her traits of virtue and vice are absolute.
The speaker John Proctor, in the playwright The Crucible by Arthur Miller, is portrayed as a noble, and well respected Puritan man. However, it is later revealed that he had an affair with Abigail Williams, as she turns the whole town to chaos to be with him. When Elizabeth Proctor is accused of witchcraft by Abigail, Proctor uses logos to convince the court especially Danforth, that his wife is innocent and the girls were lying about their accusations. Yet, the mass hysteria has engulfed the court, making any use of logic useless. So, he uses pathos to appeal the court, tarnishing his name.
“He was the kind of man, powerful of body, even tempered, and not easily led (Arthur 19). Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, portrays John Proctor as a guilty husband that only holds on to two things, his wife and his reputation. Despite his efforts to save both, he was ultimately hung for being accused of witchcraft, defending both his wife and reputation until his last breath. While both John Procter and I care about our reputations and have a well kept temper, we have priotitized our relationships completely differant. John Procter and I have the ability to hide our anger well, but when pushed too far can seem to explode in a state of malice.
If someone were to give you negative feedback and positive feedback on something you've done, which one would you care about more? According to “Praise is fleeting ,but it brickbats we recall from New York times; “our brains are more prone to remember the negative associations more than the positive ones,’’ This is the theme of The Crucible. The characters, John Proctor and Abigail Williams make decisions that ruin their reputations. John proctor who is a husband to Elizabeth and a father to 3 children; was once know as a hardworking, goodman, caring, and a responsible individual to many.
The Crucible is a play written in 1953 by Arthur Miller. When accused of witchcraft by his former servant, Mary Warren, John Proctor finds himself stuck between confessing to save his life or staying true to himself/his principles and face being hanged. He is torn between doing what others think is best and what is morally right, even if it means sacrificing his life. It is acceptable to sacrifice your life for your principles because it allows you to maintain your sense of self as well as preserve the respect others have for you. When you sacrifice your life for your principles, you maintain your sense of self.
In the Crucible by Arthur Miller which protagonist is John Proctor, his desire to do what is right because of his reputation, his name in the town was synonymous with integrity and pride, all he wanted was respect. Notwithstanding, Elizabeth gave him his respect he deserved after his death, and Mary Tyrone, the protagonist of Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neill does not want people to know that she’s addicted to morphine after Edmund’s birth. She’s the main focus of the play because each act ends with her and she causes everything to happen due to the fact that she’s the only character in the play who’s looking for her motivation back that she has lost over the years before she met Tyrone. Unfortunately, she’s unable to find her
Throughout the play The Crucible, John Proctor shows that he is a tragic hero. Although he is a hero, we see this in both good and bad ways. John is seen as a devil worshipper when he says, “I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face!”(119-120) He says this because he is now being the one accused of having seen the devil and this was his way of responding. It seems to make everyone think that he is evil because he is saying how he has seen that devil and that it was Danforth that he saw.
"Alright everybody! I know we 've all had a busy month but I really need someone to take on this story!" said John Smith. A collective sigh spread throughout the room at their bosses words, as each of the accomplished editors looked around, trying to figure out who would take the fall this time.