In the Crucible, many of the characters go through changes because of the intensity of the situation. But there is only one character that I think changed the most, and that is John Proctor who is the protagonist of the novel The Crucible by Arthur Miller. I think that John Procotor changes the most in the Crucible because he is in every act and mostly in every scene, and throughtout the play I see more drama (Dynamic Character) in him than any other character in the Crucible and I will go through and tell you how John Proctor changes in the Crucible.
John Proctor was a man of honor and had a well respected name in the town of Salem. Sadly he died tragically but as a hero. He was hanged because he was accused of doing the devil’s work. He was given the chance to save his life if he admitted on a piece of paper that he was working with the devil but he refused to tell that lie. He wanted his sons to be able to walk the streets without being shunned from the world because they deserved better. John Proctor didn’t want his name to be the ruined because he felt that was all he had left. John Proctor was tragically killed for a sin he had not committed but was found a hero because people followed in his footsteps by not confessing to something they didn’t do.
Goodness and nobility is determined by an individual’s morality and their willingness to follow a virtuous path in their life. It is also determined by the ability of an individual to acknowledge their shortcomings and become more self-aware. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is a good man as he showcases righteous morals and principles. This is shown, as he ends his affair with Abigail, protects his wife and his friends’ wives, and dies to preserve his integrity and honour.
Arthur Asher Miller was born on October 17, 1915 in Harlem, NY, and was the son of two Polish immigrants. His father owned a successful clothing shop and the family was wealthy until the stock market crash of 1929, the start of the Great Depression. The family moved to Brooklyn afterwards. Unable to go college after high school, Miller worked numerous odd jobs until he was accepted into the University of Michigan. There he wrote his first play, No Villain. Miller’s playwright professor was Kenneth Rowe, who taught him various techniques to create intricate plays. Due to a college football injury, he was not in active service during World War II, thus starting his writing career.
Leading a life of regret is a challenging existence for any man for guilt weighs heavily on the soul. John Proctor, the protagonist in Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, is burdened by an immoral act, a torrid affair, which has cost him his name and integrity. Forgiveness comes at a great price, one that he must come to terms with. John Proctor undergoes a transformation from a man battling internal strife to a man who rediscovers his personal integrity.
Characters are faced with struggles all the time in books. What makes a character great is how they deal or react to these situations. In the Crucible John is faced with many life changing events and he has to decide what kind of man he wants to be. In the Great Gatsby Daisy is faced with a lot of different situations where she has to decide to do what’s right for herself or what’s really right.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is set in Salem in a Puritan community, John Proctor is the tragic hero because he is loving, loyal, authoritative, but his tragic flaw is his temper.The most well known definition of a tragic hero comes from Aristotle who was a great philosopher . When describing a tragic hero, he states "The change in the hero's fortunes be not from misery to happiness, but on the contrary, from happiness to misery, and the cause of it must not lie in any depravity but in some great error on his part."He also explains the four essential qualities that a tragic hero should have, which are appropriateness, goodness,consistency, and lifelike.These necessities help, classify the character of John Proctor in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible as the tragic hero. Proctor's downfall in the play is initiated by a human flaw, which qualifies him to be the tragic hero.
In The Crucible, a drama by Arthur Miller, John Proctor demonstrates courage by speaking out for what he believes in while knowing his consequences, admitting his wrong doings with Abigail to save Elizabeth’s life, and choosing to be hanged over having his name posted on the church door because the second his signed confession is posted, his and his loved ones reputations will be ruined.
To be a hero in any shape or form, one must possess certain attributes which prove their morality, courage, and altruism. However, individuals exist who attempt to be heroic or are perceived to be heroic when in reality, they do not meet these aforementioned qualifications. In works of literature, such characters are referred to as antiheroes, a central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, John Proctor is the protagonist who has been revered as a seasoned hero, being praised for his integrity, rationality in the middle of insanity, and true ethics. Yet, John’s explicit flaws makes one doubt his supposed righteousness. John’s overwhelming faults, his hypocrisy, his lack
Heroism does not only involve people such as Batman and Superman. Heroes can be everyday people that stand up for others or act in courageous ways. A good example of this idea comes from Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, where accusations of witchcraft lead to Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, and ultimately the deaths of several innocent people. The main character, John Proctor, has a history he is not very proud of, as he committed adultery with a young girl named Abigail Williams. Despite this, he stands up for people in the play who cannot do it themselves, while characters like Abigail and Judge Danforth are against him. John Proctor represents the theme that people can be heroes despite having
The Crucible uses John Proctor as the tragic hero in the play to show the struggles of a tormented individual living in a paranoid society. The four qualities that are essential to be a tragic hero is that a character must be noble, the hero is pre-eminently great but not perfect, hero’s flaw would lead to his downfall and that the hero’s misfortune is not fully deserved. Proctor represents these traits because he is a noble farmer that is respected throughout the community and his flaws would lead to his downfall, even though he is wrongfully convicted for a crime he did not commit. His pride is also a factor that he cannot control leading to various conflicts.
In The Crucible, the protagonist John Proctor was. In the town of Salem, in 1692, a group of young ladies by the names of Betty Williams, Abigail Williams and Tituba were found dancing in the forest naked by Reverend Parris, Abigail’s’ uncle. Reverend Parris assumed that they were participating in witchcraft. This idea of witchcraft spread through the city of Salem and the citizens began accusing each other of being witches. This started a series of court cases known as the Salem Witch Trials. Abigail Williams accused John Proctor of participating in witchcraft. Seven months earlier Proctor had an affair with Abigail who worked as his maid. When John’s wife Elizabeth Proctor found out, she fired Abigail immediately. This left Elizabeth feeling doubtful of John.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a tragedy about the Salem Witch Trials and the hysteria surrounding the town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It is a work of literature based on the true story of how the Salem Witch Trials began, and how they affected those living in Salem. However, no tragedy is complete without a tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character in a literary work who possesses a tragic flaw that ultimately leads to their destruction or downfall. In this case, the tragic hero of The Crucible is John Proctor, a farmer in Salem and the protagonist of the play. Because of the eventual appearance of his moral character, his superiority in the town, his possession of a tragic flaw, and his realization of his mistakes, John Proctor is a tragic hero in The Crucible.
According to Webster’s dictionary, the definition of crucible is “a place or occasion of severe test or trial.” In 1692, the Salem witch trials occurred in Massachusetts where several residents were accused of witchcraft. The reputation of many of these individuals and their families were tested and even ruined because of these trials. In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, the author fictionalizes an account of the events to convey that reputation is important in society.
Arthur Miller constructs his play upon the famous Salem witch trails. Miller 's Crucible was written in the early 1950s. Miller wrote his drama during the brief reign of the American senator Joseph McCarthy whose bitter criticized anti- communism sparkled the need for the United States to be a dramatic anti- communist society during the early tense years of the cold war. By orders from McCarthy himself, committees of the Congress commenced highly controversial investigations against communists in the U.S similar to the alleged Salem witches situation. Convict communists were ordered to confess their crime and name others to avoid the retribution. The new decision led to a cyclone of accusations because people realized the possibility of their