John Proctor Dynamic Character

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A dynamic character is a literary or dramatic character who undergoes an important inner change, as a change in personality or attitude. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller there are many dynamic characters involved. Some of these dynamic characters include Abigail Williams whom was one of the initial accusers in the witch trails who had an affair with John Proctor, Reverend Hale whose job was to diagnose witchcraft in Salem, and John Proctor who had an affair with Abigail Williams. In my opinion, John Proctor underwent the most dramatic change in this play for the better. He changes a lot as the play progresses. John Proctors role in Salem at the beginning of the play was as a local who was married to Elizabeth Proctor. He was to stay out of the drama going around town about the witchcraft. He did not believe it at all. John Proctor knew right away that the girls were lying because he knew how Abigail was since he had been having an affair with her. But because of this affair with Abigail Williams he could not say anything because than he knew his secret of having an affair with a minor would get out through Salem and his good name and reputation would be wrecked so would Elizabeth's. So instead he kept quiet about what he knew. His wife, Elizabeth, found …show more content…

John Proctor starts the play out as a lying and confused character to being truthful and brave whereas Reverend Hale starts the play out as a confident character to a character who is making up lies to people all over Salem. The way they both change are complete opposites of each other. The foil of John Proctor and Reverend Hale helps the reader to understand that characters better because it shows that even though you may start out as a good person or a bad person there is always time to change either for the better or the worse. There is good and bad in

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