John Proctor's Past Mistake Analysis

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In many works of literature, a character’s past has a positive or negative effect on the actions, attitude, and values of the character. The Salem Witch Trials, are a product of John Proctor’s mistake with Abigail.The story illustrates how over time, Proctor’s life was slowly altered, but consequently the lives of the people around him were never the same again either. His past mistake is able to tell a story of how pride, deceit, and hate can ruin lives. Firstly, John Proctor has to contend with the fact that he has violated Christian, marital, and societal values. Given his good nature he is able to do so, that however is not enough for Abigail. In this instance, Abigail is a prime example of how deceit can ruin lives. She lies to her
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