John Proctor In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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"The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future." — Oscar Wilde. John Proctor was not a sinner, and he was not a saint. He was merely a human being. As such, human beings do things that they are not proud of, and they can accomplish some amazing tasks. This is something one can be positive about in life. There is a reason why people believe so thoroughly in angels and devils. One must have something to strive towards, to know what's good, so that they know who to look up to while also knowing the opposite. If someone doesn't know what's atrocious, how can they redeem themselves? Like every other human being out there, John Proctor has done both, even with this being a play by Arthur Miller. In The Crucible, John Proctor was not Christ-like, nor was he a witch. John Proctor was not saint-like; he committed adultery, one of the most heinous things one could do to the …show more content…

He finally told everyone the truth. He is admitting his crime, yes but he is also blaming Abigail, blaming someone he called a child earlier in the play. “A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. I beg you, sir, I beg you—see her what she is... She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave! And well she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. But it is a whore’s vengeance...” — Act III, when Proctor confesses his affair with Abigail (Miller 873). He's calling the victim out as a whore. Abigail wouldn't have known better, she's a child and she's selfishly impulsive—John, however, should have known. He was a grown man, he had children himself and he knew how they were. Besides which, he had a loving wife, who might have been sick but when they married, he promised to be faithful to her. John Proctor is simply a flawed human, as all are. The fact, however, is that he still confessed his

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