John Proctor In The Crucible

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The play The Crucible by Arthur Miller is based on true events of the Salem Witchcraft Trials but is changed in some parts to make it a better story. One exaggerated part of the play is a character named John Proctor, who has an affair with a girl named Abigale and is trying to stop the Salem Witchcraft Trials because he knows that the afflicted girls are false. While he is trying to stop the trials he ends up being accused and is hanged because he would not “confess” to being a witch. Some people think John Proctor is a flawed person because he made a lot of poor decisions, but he is actually an honorable person because he tried to make up for his mistakes. Some people think John Proctor is a flawed person because he had an affair with a younger girl named Abigale but he is actually honorable because when he was confronted about it by Elizabeth, his wife, then he told the truth to her about how he felt about Abigale and what he had done. He not only told his wife, but told the court judges about his affair so he can try to clear his wife’s name even though it mean a legal punishment and forfeiting his good name in…show more content…
When they wanted John to lie and say he was a witch and to accuse other people of being witches he wouldn’t do it because he wouldn’t lie to the court to the people of his town and to god. Even though he messed up and committed a sin he still believed he should do the right thing by his faith, so he refused to lie and died because of it. When he was being led to be hanged Hale was telling Elizabeth to tell him to confess, she stated, “He have his goodness now, god forbid I take it from him!” (Miller 1167). She knows that he was trying to make up for all of the mistakes that he made in the past by staying steadfast to his faith in the hardest of times. He may not have been the perfect christian but he was strong in his faith when it
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