John Proctor Character Analysis

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Shawn Love Mrs. Vasquez English III Period 3 25 October 2015 Which character faced the greatest conflict? The characters in the play “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller, live in Salem, Massachusetts, which is described as a very small town. Although they are all known as good citizens and would all like to keep their good name, the size of the town allows them to know things about everyone, which then causes suspiciousness, which then causes conflicts for many. Despite the fact that many of the characters faced conflicts, John Proctor faced greater conflicts, such as trying to protect his name and reputation, trying to get forgiveness from Elizabeth, and having difficulty with a mischievous character, Abigail. In “The Crucible,” John Proctor has faced situations that can risk his name and reputation. He has built up a lot of respect for his name, which makes it difficult for him to give …show more content…

For example, when Proctor asked Cheever who accused his wife, Cheever responds, “Why Abigail Williams charged her.” (Miller 73). This causes Elizabeth to be taken away and will later cause more problems for Proctor. Along with that, when Proctor and Abigail are in the woods, Proctor says to her, “If you do not free my wife tomorrow, I am set and bound to ruin you, Abby.” (Miller 151). Although Proctor says that he has proof that Abigail is lying about them owning poppets, he still struggles to convince her to free his wife. Lastly, when Abigail and the girls were trying to convince the court that Mary Warren is a affiliated with the devil by claiming that she is a bird and she’s attacking them, it causes Mary to point at Proctor and scream, “You’re the Devil’s man!” (Miller 118). As a result of this, Proctor gets taken to jail, which ultimately leads him to his death. To sum up, John Proctor’s death and greatest conflicts were mainly supported by

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