John Proctor's Flaws In The Crucible

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John Proctor is a farmer that lives on the outskirts of Salem. Proctor is a well respected man in the community. Proctor tries to do good, but he has several flaws that get him in trouble. His one major flaw is having an affair with Abigail Williams. Abigail was Proctors house servant. Proctor tries to hide his affair with Abigail so he can uphold his reputation in the community. Although Proctor tries to hide the affair, he ends up having to confess about the affair to the judges. Proctor confesses about the affair and why Abigail is doing this, but it is too late. Proctor gets accused of witchcraft and jailed. Proctor’s affair with Abigail leads to many bad things happening.
John Proctor feels really guilty about his affair with abigail, so he tries to forget about the affair and move on with his life. Proctor says “I have gone tiptoe in this house all seven month since she is gone. I have not moved there to there without I think to please …show more content…

“ I have known her, sir. I have known her.” John's last hope to free his wife was to confess what he did with Abigail. It was too late for him to confess, the judges had already made up their mind on what was going to happen. Mary Warren sides with Abigail and accuses Proctor of witchcraft. After trying to deny working with the devil, John ends up confessing. John knew that if he confessed, that it would ruin Abigail's plan to be with him. Judge Danforth tells John that if he signs a confession, him and Elizabeth can go free. John signs the confession, but then rips up the confession when he finds out it will be hung on the church door. “Beguile me not! I blacken all of them when this is nailed to the church the very day they hang for silence!” John is saying that if his confession hangs on the church door, his children’s name will be blackened and they will not know that John was a good man. John decides not to live on a lie and dies with everyone knowing that he was a good

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