The Crucible John Proctor's Journey

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3rd, Meyer, Cyrus Proctor’s Journey John Proctor, one of the main characters in Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, defines the perception of a sinned man. The play explains an outbreak in a village in which a Puritan society using a theocracy government convicts hundreds on the word of a few girls, falsely accusing townspeople of witchcraft, therefore bringing havoc to the town and John seeks to end the lies of the main antagonist, Abigail. Through the play, Proctor gets introduced to many different situations showing the reader changes of Proctor’s character such as being depicted as a corrupted, sinned man in the beginning of the play to a righteous character near the end. In the second act, John Proctor acts very aggressive towards others and commits cruel acts in the name of his Puritan village showing a lack of good moral values as well as respect for others. When Mary Warren, an accuser at the time with good relation with Proctor, arrives home for an unexpectedly amount of time, Proctor tells her harshly, “Be you foolish, Mary Warren? Be you deaf? I forbid you leave this house, did I not?” and “I’ll whip you if you dare leave this house again”, showing his treatment…show more content…
After he loses the judge and Mary from his side, John shows how he tried to help in every way by expressing his anger for the injustice, “I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face! And it is my face and yours, [judge] Danforth! You know in all your black hearts that this be fraud…” showing a distinct character change in his character. This shows that Proctor changed his acts depicting himself as altruistic and one that seeks justice for the village. He makes it clear that he wants to end Abigail’s false accusations instead of trying not to get involved as seen in the beginning of the second
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