She denies the fact that John Proctor wants nothing to do with her. Abigail also tends to act in her own interest when the others accuse her of witchcraft and other actions. For instance, when Proctor visits Salem, and ends up having a conversation with Abigail, she tells him that she still has deep feelings for him. She also reminds Proctor of their affair. He responds, only to tell her that nothing happened in between them and to forget about her hopes about him entirely. This causes the whole ‘witch’ mayhem and in the end, Abigail accuses Elizabeth of ‘witchcraft’ by only pointing a finger at others, making sure none of the accusations fall back on her. This scene in “The Crucible”, is important because it shows that something did in fact happen between Abigail Williams and John Proctor, and that Abigail will not accept Proctor telling her to forget everything that happened. As seen in both the film and book, this causes Abigail to counteract furiously and overdramatically, which begins the chaos that the town
Death, can tear anyone apart, but when it's for a cause it can open a family, friends, or even a nation's eyes. When a national icon dies for a cause it can a can make the whole nation take a step back and look at what's really going on. An excellent examples are John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr, or in this case John Proctor from The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. In this play people are being hanged for an accusation of witchcraft, which is necessary to restore the social justice in Salem. This play can be compared to history, with information about the play itself, and lastly how the tragic hero's death makes a difference in this play.
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 the town. For example, when he was in the court talking to the judges and confessing his affair, John Proctor stated, “...for i thought of her softly. God help me I lusted, and there is a promise in such a
When analyzing John Proctor, the first thing that stands out is that he had an affair with a 17 year-old Abigail Williams. Proctor has a wife who loves him and three children but still decides to stray from his family and fancies someone else. John has everything that a person could ever wish for: a job, loving family and friends, but he still abandons it all. When John confesses to his wife about the affair, she fires Abigail. Several months later, when Abby approaches him about it, he tells her that what they had is
At the beginning of the play, John Proctor is depicted both as a proud man who kept his affair a secret from the public to protect his name, and an honorable man who built the Salem church. Before Elizabeth Proctor was accused, John Proctor tried to distance
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.
Guilt is emotional torture that transforms one's psychological operation. In the play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, before the Salem witch trials emerge, John Proctor cheats on his wife Elizabeth Proctor, with young Abigail. Causing him to live with an eternal shame that generates dispute. Proctor’s endeavour is to elude from his wrongdoing, but he cannot because of the disgrace he feels himself to be when around Elizabeth. Miller shows that John Proctor's emotional and behavioral conflict rises from his guilt. Proctor’s guilt is present when he, attempts to pay for his sins by giving his wife materialistic objects, hesitates to obey his wife's suggestion to accuse Abigail of false bewitchment, and breaks out in anger for not wanting to be judged any longer.
John Proctor is a good man despite anything others may say about him. He displays three very noble qualities throughout the witch trials which are bravery, honesty, and an overall goal to save lives even to the point where he sacrificed his. While many argue John is a bad man because he committed adultery they are entirely mistaken. Just because he had one bad sin gives no right to anybody to call him a bad person when clearly the good side of him is shown more than the bad. John Proctor is a good man who displays the characteristics of a hero and could be seen as one for giving his life for his friends.
To begin, Mr. Proctor was no stranger to being known as an insubordinate. He would break a, very high, cultural expectation at the time by not attending church (Due mostly to his personal disagreements with the reverend). However, a big cause for his internal conflict was the affair he had with Abigail Williams ,and how in the event of the witch trials he had to overcome what was expected
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.
“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
Published in 1952, during a period of cold war tensions, which culminated in the ideological witch trials of the mcarthy era in America; The crucible by Arthure miller is set in 1692 during the witch trials in salem massachusetts. The author has used allegory to position the reader to draw parrelels betweeen the to time periods and critisize the persecution that occured in both eras. One of the main themes that Miller has used to portray this viewpoint is the representation of personal integrity. Integrity is the quality of having strong moral pronciples.This is acheived through strongly contrasted characterisation of characters such as Abigail williams and and Rebecca Nurse, aswell as the inclusion of textual features such as irony, symbolism
Do you have someone in your life who you find to be really dishonorable and not trustworthy? In this play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, it is a time of mayhem and false accusations supposedly placed in the time of the Salem Witch Trials. It is a series of unfortunate events involving innocent people getting accused and guilty people getting passed by. In The Crucible, John Proctor is a dishonorable man because he is very harsh, dishonest, and selfish.
In John Proctor’s argument with Reverend Hale regarding his devotion to religion, Miller uses ethos and pathos to propel the plot forward. His ethos are aimed towards revealing Parris’s lack of devotion to the church by using decorum to show how he fails to be concomitant with Hale’s archetype of a trustworthy leader. The replacement of the handmade pewter candles with the artificial golden candles symbolized how the trials encouraged religious pretense in Salem rather than sincere devotion to religion. The trials promoted the superficial/materialistic aspect of faith in Salem because people were deemed to be pious by their attendance at Church on Sabbath day rather than by their innate devoutness to religion. Similarly, Miller vilified his
I am doing my essay on the reason John Proctor destroyed his confession at the end of The Crucible. Would you give up your life to save people you care about. I believe the reason he destroyed the confession was because he didn't want people to think witches were real. Him not saying that he was a which made it so more people didn't get accused of witches Just like how Abby said that she knew who was witches had she not done that a lot of people wouldn't have died. John proctor is one of the main characters of the play he is married to Elisabeth. John had affair with Abigail and Elizabeth try to help him hide the fact that he did that.