Introduction: In Miller play “The Crucible, “ many characters are obligated to decide whether they should confess to witch craft and ruin their name or to be hanged for dealing with something that doesn’t exists. Our main character which is John Proctor was admitted to doing witch craft and chose to keep his name instead of sacrificing him self over a tarnished name Argument: John proctor last act in the play was an act of excessive pride. His actions throughout the play were foolish REASON1, AND EVIDENCE 1: John Procter figured a display of his signature would take away his pride. Proctor says “I have three children – how may I teach them to walk like men in the ...”
Reverend Parris In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible the reader learns more about the Puritan society of the late 1600s. Reverend Parris, the town minister, is aghast when he found his niece and daughter in the woods dancing and conjuring spirits with their friends. His daughter, Betty, is now afflicted and unable to wake, which causes quite the ruckus in Salem, the town they live in, about what happened to the minister's daughter. Reverend Parris he fears that the people might deposition him if they hear that he discovered them dancing in the woods.
In the late sixteenth century the idea of witchcraft was defined as working with the Devil to perform dark magic. In the town of Salem in Massachusetts, the idea of witchcraft spreads as many townspeople scramble to save their name from blackening. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the importance of reputation is depicted as many people of Salem use their reputation to free them from the numerous trials of accused witchcraft. John Proctor displayed the importance of his reputation by protecting himself and other citizens of Salem during many accusations against them.
The Reason Behind John Proctor's Downfall In The Crucible, John Proctor is considered to be a tragic hero because he lets his pride get the best of him. He is faced with two difficult decisions and a sinful past that has come back to haunt him. While he yearns to make the right decision, he knows that the consequences could greatly affect him for the rest of his life. In the end, John possesses a tragic flaw of extreme pride, that will ultimately lead to his destruction.
There are many themes displayed throughout The Crucible, during different circumstances, as well as who the character is and what they are doing. However, one of the most important things displayed in the crucible is the character 's concern about their reputation, and what they will do to maintain it. Reputation is something that is a huge part of society in the town of Salem, Massachusetts, and who a person is, and their rank in society. There are many example of characters concerned about their reputations in the town, for selfish reasons, and most lie so they do not lose the reputation that they hold dearly to their heart. Reputations is something that the characters are very concerned with, as well as the honor and respect upon their names, and will do anything to preserve it, including lies, denial of witchery and satanic worship, and false accusations.
John Proctor, a character from the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, is aggressive, caring, and brave. We can see that Proctor is aggressive because in act III he tells Mary Warren, “I’ll whip the Devil out of you!” This is not the first time we have seen Proctor threating to whip somebody we also see it later inside of act III when he threatens to whip the girls when they start lying inside of court. This demonstrates Proctor’s aggressiveness towards other people.
Repenting sins is mostly believed to reset fate and open the golden gates to Heaven. John Proctor, one of the main characters in The Crucible, is a primary example of this. People could view John as a sinner attributed to him cheating on his wife Elizabeth, but he is vindicated through remorse. Proctor, in Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, is portrayed as a Christian man even though in the beginning he is not, due to the face of him seeking redemption for his sins and sacrificing himself for others.
In The Crucible, Arthur Miller makes one of his particular beliefs vehemently clear: the preservation of one’s reputation is more important than the preservation of one’s life. This notion is most distinctly presented through the setting he chooses, the culture he depicts, and the characters he develops. Using such elements, a tug of war between wanting to survive and wanting to protect their “good names” is created within each character. When the war is fought inside a protagonist, protecting one’s image takes precedence almost every time.
As Bob Marley once said, “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” Integrity is the quality of being honest and upholding one’s morals and principles. Living in a fast-paced and ever-changing society, human beings have come into contact with adversity and hardship all throughout history. Those who act with integrity during tough times have a major influence on those around them, and taking a stand and upholding ones’ beliefs and morals at great self sacrifice can inspire and encourage others to do the same. Arthur Miller’s 1953 play, The Crucible is a prime example of upholding integrity, and the characters within the play face difficult choices between doing
In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, innocent people are falsely accused of witchcraft and are killed as a result. The importance of one’s reputation is one of the themes presented in the play, as the townspeople are held to very strict moral values and must uphold their good name in society. Some characters in the play that apply to this theme are John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, and Abigail Williams. Those three characters pertain to the theme the most out of all the other characters in the play because their reputations are misrepresented in the court in some way or another. Each one of them were, at one point in the play, being accused of witchcraft or lies from another person so that the person accusing them might save themselves.
The Tragic Hero, John Proctor The Crucible is a depiction of the hardships from the Puritan lifestyle. The story brought out the true characteristics of Puritan believers, shadowed by the evils in the world. During the Salem Witch Trials people were hysterical due to their dealings with the devil. Betty Parris, Abigail Williams, and Mercy Lewis started the accusations that would lead to the end of innocent men and women including John Proctor.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a historical fiction about the Salem witch trials in the late 1600’s. John Proctor plays the protagonist and throughout the storyline his masculinity decreases due to Abigail Williams. Throughout the play it's clear the female characters have more power than the men in the Theocratic society of Salem. The girls are put in court after being caught in the woods for witchcraft. They exploit their feminine traits and manipulate the men in charge of the court.
Rumor Has It In the United States, sports stars are constantly being judged for what they do. Some people are known for having a bad reputation such as Tom Brady for the allegations of him cheating. The same can be said about the characters in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The Crucible was based on the Salem Witch Trials where there was suspicion of witches in Salem which caused many people to be hanged.
Gilliana Loyola Mr. Downey Academy B 13 October, 2016 Living a Lie Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is about the people of 17th century Salem, Massachusetts during a dangerous and dynamic period. The people of Salem were Puritans and very religious so they associated witchcraft and anything impure or evil with the Devil. When the witch hysteria, which was initially caused by girls falsely accusing others, got out-of-hand, the residents of Salem conformed to the hysteria out of fear because those who were accused were intimated certainty to death. However, the accused had a chance to save themselves by confessing to a crime they did not commit. Many took advantage of the opportunity for self-preservation because it is a human instinct,