John Proctor Essays

  • John Proctor The Crucible Analysis

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    Contents Context Plot Overview Character List Analysis of Major Characters John Proctor Abigail Williams Reverend Hale Themes, Motifs & Symbols Summary & Analysis Act I: Opening scene to the entrance of John Proctor Act I: The entrance of John Proctor to the entrance of Reverend Hale Act I: The entrance of Reverend Hale to the closing scene Act II Act III Act IV–Epilogue Expand Important Quotations Explained Key Facts Study Questions & Essay Topics Quizzes Suggestions for Further Reading How to

  • Analysis Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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    for the man that she loves and had an affair with, John Proctor. If the reader begins to focus on John, his actions and what he stands for, they are easily able to recognize he portrays characteristics of the flawed nature of an individual. It is shown through the fact that he had an affair, isn’t able to forgive himself, and at the end of the book, is unable to give up something dear to him to save himself and others. When analyzing John Proctor, the first thing that stands out is that he had an

  • John Proctor Characterization

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    Plays frequently explore moral dimensions of choices people make and these often showcase the dramatic handling of situations. In the Crucible by Arthur Miller, the playwright uses characterization of Abigail and John Proctor to explore the moral dimensions of their choices.The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, during the 17th century. It is a time where jealousy and suspicion spiked the philosophy of everyone in town. Neighbor turned on neighbor when occurances happened that could not

  • John Proctor In The Crucible

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    named John Proctor, who has an affair with a girl named Abigale and is trying to stop the Salem Witchcraft Trials because he knows that the afflicted girls are false. While he is trying to stop the trials he ends up being accused and is hanged because he would not “confess” to being a witch. Some people think John Proctor is a flawed person because he made a lot of poor decisions, but he is actually an honorable person because he tried to make up for his mistakes. Some people think John Proctor

  • John Proctor Flaws In The Crucible

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    John Proctor The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, is about real life events during the Salem Witchcraft Trials in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Though most of the events in the play are real, some things are fictional. For example, John Proctor was a real person, but his character was exaggerated to make the play more interesting. In the play John Proctor and Abigail Williams had an affair, sometime after the affair ended Abigail began accusing people of witchcraft. John Proctor’s wife is eventually

  • The Qualities Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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    John Proctor is a good man despite anything others may say about him. He displays three very noble qualities throughout the witch trials which are bravery, honesty, and an overall goal to save lives even to the point where he sacrificed his. While many argue John is a bad man because he committed adultery they are entirely mistaken. Just because he had one bad sin gives no right to anybody to call him a bad person when clearly the good side of him is shown more than the bad. John Proctor is a good

  • Analysis Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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    Williams and John Proctor at Reverend Hale’s home. Abigail was talking to proctor about what really happened the night her and the others conjured spirits because proctor was going to get Mary warren but she wasn’t there which left them alone together. The quote takes the readers into the past to the affair Abigail had with John Proctor. John is trying to put the affair behind him although he still has feelings for her but Abigail is still very jealous of the life Elizabeth Proctor lives and she

  • How Is John Proctor A Tragic Hero

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    confession. In The Crucible, John Proctor is seen as a tragic hero. His wife Elizabeth was accused of witchcraft by the young girls which meant that she would be arrested and most likely hanged. John Proctor had make mistakes in the past such as cheating on his wife which led him to make the ultimate sacrifice for his family and his name. John Proctor confesses to being a witch as he knows it is the only way he can save his wife Elizabeth from being arrested and killed. Proctor is seen as a tragic hero

  • Why Is John Proctor Hesitant To Expose Abigail's Lies?

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    Focus Question # 1 Why is John Proctor hesitant to expose Abigail’s lies? In The Crucible, it is clear that from his introduction to the climax of the play, John Proctor develops as a character. At the end, he is courageous and determined to stop the witch trials from claiming anymore victims. However, in the beginning of the play, as well as the beginnings of the witch hunting, Proctor is hesitant to testify against Abigail. There are many causes as to why this may be; from Proctor’s supposed lingering

  • John Proctor In Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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    Salem witchcraft trials. The main protagonist is John Proctor, a man with a good reputation for being an honest and a diligent person. The second most important character, Reverend Hale, is a witchcraft expert who comes to Salem to determine whether or not witchcraft is present in Salem. They both are devout Puritans; however, they are different in the ways they show their piety, causing them to have numerous similarities and differences. Proctor and Hale, are similar because they both see the genuine

  • Compare And Contrast The Crucible And John Proctor

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    Two Heroes Through Time: Proctor, a Tragic Hero and his Comparison to Christ in The Crucible "The change in the hero's fortunes be not from misery to happiness, but on the contrary, from happiness to misery, and the cause of it must not lie in any depravity but in some great error on his part." - Aristotle Human nature has shown to be mostly ignorant but also shows prejudice to those who serve and bring benefit to society. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, John Proctor is a perfect example of a person

  • John Proctor Character Analysis

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    Parris as a Role for Proctor and his Influence on Morals and Religion Throughout history, religion shaped civilization. It has written and rewritten borders and caused wars. Personal belief and the consequences it brings apply to most conflicts, including those of the Salem witch trials. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, religion and the clash between personal belief and church teachings on values and morals play an important role in the development of both John Proctor and Reverend Parris; Parris

  • John Proctor: A Tragic Hero

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    Protagonist John Proctor illustrates a tragic hero because he is presented as happy, powerful, and privileged, which later leads him to suffer because of his own actions. First of all, John Proctor possesses a fatal flaw, pride, which is a characteristic of a tragic hero. Proctor’s fatal flaws includes honesty and pride. He lacks honesty because he wants to keep his image held high, which ultimately lead him to his death. He could have saved his own life by confessing to witchcraft, but

  • Examples Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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    a man named John Proctor shows his nobility with all his actions, statements and natural talent. A tragic hero is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays John Proctor, the protagonist, as a tragic hero who has a major flaw—lust for Abigail, his house servant. For fear of being exiled in a town where reputation is highly upheld, Proctor initially tries

  • John Proctor Marriage Analysis

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    The Truth About John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor’s Marriage Marriage is one of the most beautiful ways for people to connect and show their love for each other. They make vows and promise to always take care of each other no matter what happens. However, marriages can be very deceiving. In Act II of The Crucible, Arthur Miller uses language to show how awful and broken John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor’s marriage is. The use of diction, syntax, and tone in this act depicts an unhealthy marriage

  • The Crucible And Mccarthyism Analysis

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    focuses some of its attention on the question what is more important, your honor and reputation or your life? This is a question that John Proctor has to answer in his final act of The Crucible. Was refusing to give up his name an act of excessive pride or an act of honor. Proctor wasn’t a witch, but he wasn’t a saint either due to his sin of adultery. What gets John Proctor accused was his inappropriate relationship with his then servant Abigail Williams. Williams uses her new found power over her towns

  • Character Analysis Of Abigail Williams

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    Abigail Williams is a Calamity, Known as a wonderful young lady In the village, Abigail is also in love with John Proctor and in this story nobody is as they appear to be. Abigail is a great example of that. Let me tell you more about Abigail Williams. Abigail Williams would be known as a educated  middle class person because she was living with Parris the priest he is constantly scared that someone is trying to ruin him, Abigail was also known as a good young woman except for the fact that everyone

  • The Sacrifice That Must Be Made In The Crucible Analysis

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    The Sacrifices That Must be Made In The Crucible, Miller portrays the idea that even though it would be ill to their conscience, characters fork up crucial items that play a part in their lives. He displays the concept superbly through two characters. Throughout the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, people went around accusing others of even the smallest of reasons, leading the people of Salem to believe that those certain people were witches, and that their hanging is required in order to follow by God’s

  • Reverend Hale Reflection

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    heard from Proctor turn out to be true. Up until this moment Hale had no strong evidence to support there were no witches in Salem, just his supsision. Now with this confession Hale is set on helping those under accusations from the girls. Hale’s opinion during the beginning half of his time in Salem was that there were in facts witches loose in Salem, and anyone could be a suspect. This conclusion was proven wrong. One way this was demonstrated is when Abigail blames Elizabeth Proctor for putting

  • Theme Of Authority In The Crucible

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    When reading The Crucible by Arthur Miller the audience is pulled into a world of lies, witchcraft, and overwhelming authority. The book takes place in Salem massachusetts in 1692 where a group of girls are claiming witchcraft on whomever they may please, and following accusations by these ever so trusted girls characters must either confess to the acts of witchcraft or likely hang for lying about it. But there is also one main theme that is prominent in the crucible which is that authority is used