In the play The Crucible, the character John Proctor has a conflict with himself of maintaining his reputation and not ruining his own name. To begin, in act 1 John Proctor had a conversation with Abigail where she remembered him the affair but Proctor tried to maintain a position saying “I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach you again”(Miller 23) and when she kept talking about Proctor’s wife, he got upset and end with a “do you looking for whippin?”(Miller 24). This shows us that Proctor doesn’t want to remember this event that could ruin his reputation or relationship with his wife. Second, in Act 2 Elizabeth told Proctor to go testify against Abigail and prove that they were lying ,Proctor just answered with a “I’ll think on it”(Miller 53) and admitting
If I give them that?”(Act 4) Proctor is trying to overcome his fatal flaw of self-pride so that he can spend his life with his wife Elizabeth. However, when Proctor writes his confession he is told to sign it so that the town of Salem could see it. Proctor's flaw of excessive self-pride starts to become evident when he has an outburst about honor. “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!
John Proctor’s wife is eventually accused by Abigail, because Abigail was jealous of her relationship with John. In John 's effort to save his wife, he is accused and by the end of the play he is hanged because he won’t falsely admit to being a witch. Some readers feel that John Proctor is flawed because of all the bad things he has done, he is actually honorable because he is honest.
Although, Giles Corey was accused he refused to admit nor deny being a part of witchcraft resulting in a harsh punishment. An example from the play “He would not answer aye or nay to his indictment; for if he denied the charge they’d hang him surely, and auction out his property. So he stand mute, and died Christian under the law. And so his sons will have his farm.” (135) this shows Giles denied the choices to keep his land so his sons would not lose their home. Finally, through John Proctor tries to tell the truth about Abigale and the girls, Elizabeth Proctor supporting her husband choice even though they have children to raise, and Giles Corey rather be pressed than lie about being a part of witchcraft it is clear the fundamental subject is courage.
John Proctor decided to confess, he was handed the paper where he was told to sign his name to make the confession official. At this moment Proctor knew he had to keep his integrity and not sign the paper. He realized that he didn’t need the support from his wife to make the most honorable decision. John was hung for not confessing. Yet, his legacy of fighting for what you believe in still prevailed.
Giles didn’t give into the court and died rather than to give up. Hale who had once believed in witchcraft had turned sides to do what’s right. Francis Nurse battled with the court to save his wife from being hung and although they weren’t able to break through the court they still had the courage to fight for what they believed
One particularly strong event that shows this is when Hale comes to his house to question his faith. Soon after the start of their exchange, John Makes his true opinions true. He states “ I like it not that Mister Parris should lay his hand upon my baby. I see no light of God in that man” (Miller 65). This shows John’s heroism because not many people would openly admit to disliking their minister, especially when they are being interrogated for witchcraft.
Huckleberry Finn is the perfect bildungsroman novel, but it does not complete the hero’s archetype. In a perfect world Huck would have returned to society, spreading his story and how to overcome to social implication that is slavery. Unfortunately, Huck does not return to spread his new philosophy, but instead turns to the west so that his Aunt Sally can not civilize him. This is definitely an odd ending; most novels end with the hero returning to their family or teaching others how to live the way the hero has months. The hero typically scatters their story and morals out to others, but Huck does not.
Then the judges told Elizabeth to come out and admit that her husband John Proctor had indeed committed adultery with Abigail. Because Elizabeth had no talk with John because they had been separated she lied. Elizabeth proclaimed that John was a holy man and had never committed adultery but little did she know that John was hoping that she would tell the truth. She didn't want to tell the truth about John and shame his name due to him having did what he had did. In Conclusion to the Crucible throughout the story the characters that have been named have all attempted to survive in the story some of it may have been by deceit but they all wanted to keep their name clean.
His own crucible starts when he first wonders what his wife and is reading and why she hides it from. Later in the story she gets arrested for witchcraft and Giles sort of blames himself for that. In the last part of the book Corey is questioned about who else he knows that is involved with witchcraft and if he is involved with witchcraft. The authorities try and torture the information out of him but like the quote said he did not talk he stayed mute. Giles life is put on the line between life and his faith.