The Crucible Quote Analysis

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“The human body is the best work of art.” ― Jess C. Scott This is a quote John Proctor sure would have approved of. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible depicts the last days of the life of John Proctor. In this short time, John Proctor goes through many changes that support Miller’s theme that love is more enduring that lust. These changes take him from lustful and deceiving to loving and loyal.
In The Crucible Arthur Miller paints John Proctor to be a lecherous man. In act one Proctor and Abigail are speaking somewhat hastily when proctor says,"Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again"(Miller 23). This is where the reader really gets a glimpse of who John Proctor really is, he is a man who has cheated on his wife with a teenage girl. This a problem now, but in the 1600s this was unheard of. It says a lot about Proctor’s personality, it gives the reader look into Proctor’s scandalous lifestyle. It also sets up the story’s theme of love being more enduring than lust. In act three of The Crucible Proctor Says, "I have known her, sir. I have known her"(Miller 110). Here John Proctor is admitting to his relationship with Abigail thus admitting his lecherous nature. This is a pivotal point in the story, at this point, John
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A lot of what John Proctor does in The Crucible is to save his wife Elizabeth. When John Proctor says, "I will bring you home. I will bring you soon."(Miller 77) he promises to save his wife from being hanged for witchcraft. This also shows John’s love for his wife, Elizabeth, and his choosing of this love over his lust for Abigail. Procter drags Mary Warren to the courts to plead his wives innocence, it is in a desperate attempt to save Elizabeth(Miller 80). In his doing this, he is showing what he's willing to go through to save Elizabeth. He is once again showing his love for Elizabeth over his lust for
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