He felt guilty because he committed adultery with abigail. Abigail william started the story about witch trial, and accused Elizabeth proctor for being witch. John Proctor try to protect his wife, but he could not instead of he got considered as devil’s man. He signed the confession, but ripped it of when the judge said that it have to hang on church door. He says “ ‘ Because it is my name! I cannot have another in my life… I have given you my soul; leave me my name’ “(Millers 868). He choses to die rather than living with a lie, and gain back his
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a greatly revered work, and it reflected the times of America in the days of McCarthyism. Perhaps the character that connected to the audience most was John Proctor, the protagonist of the play. He reflects the mistakes that we have made in our lives, and the struggle that some of have while trying to take the blindfold off of other people. He should be considered a hero because he feels guilt, and therefore tries to make up for the fact that he once had an affair. He also goes on and tries to explain to an unforgiving crowd that the witch hunts are a fake, and that it is all led by a lovesick girl.
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is based off of the “Salem Witch Trials” that happened in the late 1600s. In the play, a group of teenage girls accuse many people of practicing witchcraft. A young girl, Abigail Williams, accuses Elizabeth Proctor of stabbing her through witchcraft. In an attempt to free his wife, John Proctor confesses his affair with Abigail. When Danforth brings Elizabeth forth to test Proctor’s claim, Elizabeth denies the affair in order to protect John’s reputation. After Mary Warren accuses John of being a witch, he is arrested. The following winter, John is given the option to confess to witchcraft, whether true or not, in order to save his life. When informed that the confession Proctor signed must be made public, John
“Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(1272). These words by John Proctor exemplify his character by making, in my opinion, not a very wise decision. In the play The Crucible, John Proctor’s unwillingness can be seen as selfish because others hung before he confessed his affair with Abigail but he redeemed himself by undoing his confession and refusing to sell the court other names, which Arthur Miller used to convey a message about a crucible being put through a fire/trial and coming out in its purest form, through the character of John
Your reputation is everything, or at least to John Proctor it was. You want people to look at you in the best way possible. You also want to be honest and stand up for what is right. Even if someone wants you to do the wrong thing, you should stand up for what you know is right. That is exactly what John Proctor did.
Countless people have learned about the lies and horrors of witches in 1692 during the Salem Witch trials. In The Crucible, a tragedy written by Arthur Miller, it displays the tragedy and wrongful convictions of the townsfolk of Salem. One notable character being John Proctor a well respected upperclassman in Salem who was willing to confess his sins, sacrificing his life for the greater good of his family and friends. There are many reasons people choose to do things in life whether or not they will turn out well in the end. Elizabeth Proctor, John’s wife told John to do what he thinks is best, disagreeing with the ideas proposed by Reverend Hale, to confess to the court. Reverend Hale’s
Proctors final act was honor. Proctors actions were noble, he was a very honorable man. His actions really helped him and his family name. In the passage of the book ¨The Crucible” John Proctor says ¨i have given you my soul, let me keep my family name.¨ This statement is very noble. He gave his life for his family name making sure that the people who are going to kill know not to say anything bad about his name.
"Never let pride ruin everything. Its better to lose your pride than to lose the love of your life because of your pride."-Unknown. John Proctor was a man wo honored his pride more than anything else. He tried his best not to let anything or anyone get in the way of that either, but soon enough it catches up to him and he chooses to only think about himself. By only being concerned about himself John Proctor was wrong for dying just to protect his reputation and therefore leaving behind his wife, 3 kids, and soon to be newborn when his repuation was already ruined by is indiscretion.
Yes, in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible John Proctor’s act is believable. John Proctor isn’t this person in the beginning of the play ; he wouldn’t of even considered this at the time being. He is not entirely truthful with his wife and himself, his marriage affected the goodness in himself. His marriage is very cold and seems false, resulting in him and his wife to not trust each other and be distant.
There is a big controversy if John Proctor was either good or bad. The definition of a tragic hero is a protagonist, who has flaws and weaknesses, but discovers a grand scheme in society, which in return leads to self acknowledgment and acceptance. There are many reasons of why John is considered a tragic hero. “He doesn’t let others
Many could argue that John Proctor is not a tragic hero, but actually, he is. Proctor was a very respectable, well known man and he had the courage to admit his affair with Abigail in front of the whole courtroom and ruined his good name. He could have saved his wife and let everyone die but no, he decided to do the right thing and confess. He didn't care if he lived or died, he just wanted all of the killing and accusing to stop. Proctor is a tragic hero because of his tragic flaws of pride and anger, his choice to live or die, and how he didn’t deserve to die.
John Proctor is not a tragic hero in the beginning of the story because he was a bad person with his wife by lying to her about Abigail. But towards the end of the book he realizes the mistakes he has done and he wants to make a change about it. Wants to start to stop lying to himself and to others, then if it will not end well.
If he did confess, he would ruin his and his family’s reputation. John Proctor was very conflicted. He came to his wife looking insight. Elizabeth was untrusting of John because of his affair with Abigail. She said, “John, you are not open with me. You saw her with a crowd, you said. Now you—”. This illustrated that is still suspicious of John, showing that she is not a completely supportive wife. John Proctor decided to confess, he was handed the paper where he was told to sign his name to make the confession official. At this moment Proctor knew he had to keep his integrity and not sign the paper. He realized that he didn’t need the support from his wife to make the most honorable decision. John was hung for not confessing. Yet, his legacy of fighting for what you believe in still prevailed. Proctor’s death displayed great perseverance, which is an attribute, reflected in the American
The Crucible is a book written in 1953 by Arthur Miller. In The Crucible John Proctor is the tragic hero. John is a highly respected farmer in the town of Salem. But unfortunately, he had a downfall because he committed adultery. He tried to redeem himself by confessing to everyone and staying away from Abby. When he confessed his affair with Abby to the court he was hanged. John Proctor is the tragic hero in The Crucible because he was highly respected, had a downfall of adultery, redeemed himself, and died.
John Proctor was the protagonist character of The Crucible, who had some major issues. Mr. Proctor has cheated on his wife, he can't remember the entire ten commandments, even though he goes to church every week, he's was as stubborn as a mule, and he was angry majority of the time. In my opinion, John Proctor is the the tragic hero of this book for demonstrating bravery, integrity, and protectiveness of self image. Early on in the story Mr. Proctor was always known for thinking highly of one’s reputation, however, this single trait allowed him to protect the one he loved which was his wife Elizabeth. Regardless of the fact that he cheated on her and she suspected that something was going on between her husband and Abigail, he still wanted