Witchcraft (also called witchery or spellcraft) broadly means the practice of, and belief in, magical skills and abilities that are able to be exercised by individuals and certain social groups. John Proctor is accused for consorting with the devil and he becomes selfless and upholds his beliefs because of the consequences he might of faced. In the play, “The Crucible”, Arthur Miller shows John Proctor as a upstanding man. He commits adultery, but confesses to the jury about cheating on his wife with Abigail Williams, knowing it will mess up his own reputation in the village. Proctor is regretful and willing to accept any punishment that the court, or God, believes to be just.
Some of the boys moved at once, ducking their heads and hunched over. Others sat frozen, their eyes and mouths open wide Salva covered his head with his hands and looked side to side in panic.” (Linda Sue Park pg.5-6) This made Salva more brave because he had to leave his village due to war. He has no idea where his family is or if they’re even safe. Salva was very brave for being able to do this and keep walking farther away from his tribe every day. Another factor that made Salva more brave was when he had to watch his uncle be killed.
And so, within a couple years, was he-from cancer” (273). This message is short and concise, but it delivers a lot of information about the character. The father-in-law, once again, lost his hope and love. He kills his kitten like he saw his friend killed while in the infantry or the way he killed the enemy. He may say to himself, “no more killing, no more life should be taken away, at least from me,” but it is unavoidable.
How john Proctor was a dynamic character in The Crucible and changed throughout the play. He confessed to adultry to try to save his wife. He turned against Abigail even though he didnt want to turn her in at first. He almost confessed to Witchcraft but then changed his mind because he didnt want his family name ruined. Therefore, How john Proctor was a dynamic character in The Crucible and changed throughout the play.
John can never forgive himself for what he did to Elizabeth so he feel that when he rips the paper Elizabeth with truly forgive him. He wants her to forgive her instead of holding a grudge on him forever. Lastly this is a believable act because John Proctor is a strong man who stands by what he believes in. we know that john is very against the Witch Trials. If he were to admit to witchcraft it would be against everything that he believes and thinks is
John was asked to sign a document that says he is going to confess to being a witch. Abigail told everyone she saw him signing the devil's book. So if he doesn’t he will be hung. John doesn’t want to tarnish his name just so he can live. He would rather die to keep his name pure.
My own personal challenge is being able to balance school, work, and my social life. John is trying to forgive himself for cheating on Elizabeth, his wife, with Abigail. John has been accused of being a witch in the play and is given an opportunity to confess. He admits to being a witch, so he will not be hung. However, he decided to revoke his confession because he did not want to be known as a witch.
The author of this play Therefore, to die for the truth is better than to live a lie. Some may view the death as unuseful when they may live to rebut that they aren’t apart of witchcraft. Hale tries to convince Elizabeth to tell John to live, “... that throws his life away for pride” (4, 358). Although John signing would mean there is witchcraft so all the deaths would’ve been justified to the village. Parris confirms how valuable Proctor’s name is, “It is a weighty name; it will strike the village that Proctor confess” (4, 659).
By making the decision to leave his father behind Elie could focus on his own survival rather than having to always help his dad. “Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception” (Carl Sagan). Jealousy can lead to betrayal. When Josephs brothers realized that their father loved Joseph more than them “they conspired against him to slay him” (Source G).
/ Rage, rage against the dying of the light” (16-19). In this stanza posterior to observing his father “on the sad height,” Thomas begged his father to cry for either a blessing or a curse toward his son. Seeing his father alive was something he would cherish rather than worrying about death. Dylan Thomas “redirects his focus from defeating death to strictly focusing on his father’s presence” (Smith). Like Smith annotated, Thomas would rather spend his last moments with his father with times to cherish rather than spending his last moment with her father with ordering him to defeat death.