John Proctor’s excessive pride evidently led him to his downfall. In the beginning of the book, John is seen as a strong man, “in Proctor’s presence a fool felt his foolishness instantly” (Miller 20). He was seen as such a high man that he let his pride get the best of him, at first he didn't want to confess to the court about his affair with Abigail to keep his name from being blackened. When John eventually confesses to the court about his adultery with Abigail; His wife, Elizabeth, didn't know that John had already confessed, so she lied about it to keep him safe, which only made matters worse. In the end, he dies in order to keep his good name in the town.
When John Hale came up to find the truth, Abigail, and other girls start to accuse they neighbors in witchcraft. One of them was Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctors wife. Abigail accused her because Elizabeth fired her when she finds out that John and Abigail
When he finds himself alone with Abigail, he urges her to “Put [the affair] out of mind,” because he is aware that if anyone found out he would be ruined (22). Proctor is considered a powerful person in the community and he will do anything to keep it that way. Although he is not aware of the consequences of his actions, or rather lack of actions, Proctor’s silence prevents a black mark on Abigail’s reputation and allows her crying out to be taken seriously. Even later, after he sees the witch hunt get out of hand, Elizabeth presses John to tell the courts that Abigail is dishonest he responds with “I’ll think on it,” (53). The reason John does not want to come forward is because he is apprehensive of the town’s reaction and knows that by attempting to out Abigail he is putting himself at risk.
Previous to the witch hunt, Proctor had committed adultery by sleeping with Abigail Williams, and this evil act had caused him to live in fear of being discovered as an adulterator. However, after witnessing the constant disingenuous acts of Abigail throughout the entirety of the witch hunt, Proctor gave himself up for the prosperity of the community when he declares, “I have known her, sir. I have... known her” (Act III). Through Proctor’s confession to adultery in front of the court, readers can fully understand the compassion he possesses. This revelation is possible because, John was fully aware of the abominable charges he would have to face, but he was willing to be killed if it would mean the end of Abigail’s antics and thus the end of the death of innocent people.
He says, “… in Miller’s plays there usually comes a moment when the central character cries out his own name, determined to invest it with meaning and integrity” (Bigsby 12). John Proctor puts his needs behind in court. He can unwind when he confesses to his dishonest behavior. In death, he sees redemption. The shame he feels from damaging his own pride and reputation is not sizeable in comparison to the feeling of freedom.
Proctor fights for his wife life and realizes that it is his responsibility to save her. Also in the Courtroom Proctor and other members conversated on the problem. Proctor then confesses the affair with Abigail. Abigail denies proctor claims. Abby Says, “ Mr Danforth, he is lying”(875).
Proctor’s immense pride and fear of public opinion compelled him to withhold his adultery from the court, but by the end of the play he is more concerned with his personal integrity than his public reputation. He realizes his fault of having an affair with Abigail plus his stubborn attitude to maintain his pride, which caused his own downfall, but ultimately it transforms Proctor. The reversal of fortune makes Proctor's tragic flaw more apparent. When his wife Elizabeth is convicted of being a witch and in turn is taken away by the court to proceed the trial, where the end result is death, at that time Proctor admits to his affair with Abigail. Proctor reveals that he “In the proper place - where my beasts are bedded” had a pleasant time with Abigail”.
Those two nights were called Kristallnacht, or “The NIght of the Broken Glass.” During those two night hundreds to thousands of synagogues were in flames and about 7,000 businesses were raided and destroyed. Almost a 100 Jews were murdered during the act. There was also about 30,000 Jewish men arrested or put in concentration camps.
On the Play "The Crucible by Arthur Miller, we follow the dramatic story of a group of people on Salem Village in which crimes of "wirchcraft" are being accused among the citizens of the village. We are able to percive the message that people in order to avoid consequences for wrong actions find another person to take the blame. By the 1870s, Salem Village was primarly goberned over religious beliefs, in which all the saint and demons were creatures existed under the minds of the innocent people. On the story Abigail and a group of girls, start dancing on the forest(something that was prohibited by the strict religion.
People deal with different forms of human nature throughout their lives. A variety of human nature aspects can be used to describe different contemporary issues in today's society. For instance, blaming others is a widely spread aspect of human nature that every single human on Earth has to deal with in his or her life. Blaming is the act of accusing others of doing something that they didn't do or were not involved in. Another form of blaming is called scapegoating.
Elizabeth Proctor, John’s wife told John to do what he thinks is best, disagreeing with the ideas proposed by Reverend Hale, to confess to the court. Reverend Hale’s
Proctor’s crime of adultery is a form of baggage that he must carry for the rest of his life. Therefore Proctor does everything to keep his secret safe however his partner in adultery, Abigail Williams, thinks otherwise. In the first interaction where the reader is introduced to their vulgar crime Proctor is speaking to Abigail outside Reverend Parris's’ home. During this interaction Proctor states “ Abby,I may think
(Miller 111). As he tarnishes his name and reputation, he tries to relate it to Danforth as he himself has a mighty reputation he wouldn't want to lose, as he just did. Ultimately, his attempts were futile and his wife was not freed from their
Whilst trying to prove Abigail and the other girls were pretending, John confesses, “I have known her [Abigail], sir” (3.110). The fact that he is willing to confess such a heavy sin for this purpose is a huge deal. He willingly, albeit reluctantly, soils his name and reputation to bring the truth to light. In the end, Proctor refuses to give a false confession that would condemn the others who were falsely accused. He decided what he felt was right and refused to stray from it.
Proctor sacrifices his good name to stop the proceedings when he confesses his sins to Danforth declaring the trials a 'whore's vengeance.' Ultimately, Abigail's efforts are in vain as she flees Salem with what she wants most, John, dismissing her pleas to follow, "It's not the ship where we'll meet again Abigail. But, in