John Proctor Essays

  • John Proctor: The Tragic Hero

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    Is John Proctor the man who has it all figured out? No John may seem like he is the man that is figured out, but when dug deeper that is not the case. Proctor in the book The Crucible plays the tragic hero, an honest, upright, and blunt speaker, he is a good man, but has a secret. Proctor shows him finding self-discoveries about himself, like how much he loves his wife, self-respect, and peace with himself. John Proctor loves his wife, this we already know but Proctor learned how much he loved her

  • Is John Proctor Honorable In The Crucible

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    to being a witch or be hanged. In the end scene before his death, John Proctor rips up the paper that can come between him and death. This was a believable act the was both extremely noble and honorable. When John Proctor rips up the paper at the end of the play it shows that he is very honorable. This shows honor because he will not tell a huge lie just to save his life. “It is evil is it not? It is evil”(Miller 4.539-540). Proctor realizes that if he lies and admits to witchcraft that it is an evil

  • John Proctor Sacrifice Analysis

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    The most notable martyr, though, is John Proctor. Throughout The Crucible we witness Proctor’s personality and character change for the better because he chooses to follow his core beliefs. Proctor is put in a very difficult situation. He is accused of practicing witchcraft, and though the evidence given was false, he has to choose one of two options- admit to practicing witchcraft or fight for his beliefs and keep his reputation from being tainted. Proctor chooses the second option as he believes

  • 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

  • Is John Proctor A Tragic Hero

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    and many have to do with the outcome. John Proctor plays a major role in this story. Proctor is a farmer in his thirties and is described as a physically strong and powerful man who does not have tolerance for hypocrites. He is what anybody would classify as a “tragic hero.” However, many tragic heroes have a tragic flaw and his of telling the truth no matter what the consequences has much to do with his own outcome and affects those around him. John Proctor is the husband of Elizabeth, who in the

  • John Proctor Evil

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    through the example of john proctor signing the confession but then later choosing to stick to what is right and pay for the price for other people’s sins. This affects the people of the town on how anyone can be killed no matter the power and that death isn’t for sport. John Proctor is a well-known name in the town of Salem, and when he confesses to witch craft it doesn’t sit right with him. He comes to realize that “it is my name” and he only gets one during his lifetime. John is unwilling to blacken

  • The Crucible: John Proctor As An Honorable Man

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    For Honorable Man: John Proctor Have you ever felt that out of all the bad you have done that you could not become good? Well, you can and John Proctor has proven this to be true. John Proctor has done so many things in the past, but he is still seen as an honorable and respectable man. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is believed to be an honorable man. Through all the bad John Proctor was still able to gain his respect and he is seen as an honorable. Proctor is honorable because

  • Hester Prynne And John Proctor Analysis

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    Prynne and John Proctor were very similar in certain aspects, but when you dig deeper into their lives you find that they differed greatly. They both lived in the Puritan settlement of Salem, Massachusetts. Many deeds that were committed, such as adultery, were viewed as a sin and offenders were punished. Also, during this time period the Salem Witch Trials condemned people for participating in witchcraft. This was the cause of Proctor’s suffering. The punishment was hanging. Hester and John both committed

  • The Crucible John Proctor Reputation Essay

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    happened in Salem Massachusetts. Because we need a good reputation to have a good self- esteem, John Proctor struggles to decide what is the most important to him, life or reputation. In this book John has a conflict with himself on whether his life or his reputation is more important. In the book Proctor says “You are the high court, your word is good enough! Tell them I confessed myself; say Proctor broke his knees and wept like a woman; say what you will, but my name cannot”. The reason this text

  • John Proctor Characteristics

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    John Proctor was the tragic hero of the crucible. The four essential qualities that a tragic hero should possess are goodness, appropriateness, lifelike, and consistency. All of these characteristics help to prove that John Proctor is the tragic hero of the play. John Proctor is a farmer that is honest and respectable living in a Puritan town with a wife and three children. Johns biggest flaw that lead to his demise was his love for Abigail Williams. His love for Abigail Williams created Abigail’s

  • John Proctor Struggles

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    Characters John Proctor, Reverend Hale,and Mary Warren are all put into a situation that changes who they are by the end of the play. Main character John Proctor has a drastic change in the play when his wife Elizabeth Proctor is accused of being a witch. Proctor in the beginning of the play is a hotheaded sinner to becoming a man who wants redemption to what he committed. When we are first introduced to Proctor in Act I it is known that he has an affair with Abigail Williams. Proctor has committed

  • Similarities Between Appleton And John Proctor

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    Peter Appleton and John Proctor are both similar and different in their own way. They both are in similar situations when they are faced with similar moral dilemmas. They both are coming from different time eras so the dilemma for both of them are of course going to be different. In John Proctors case he is facing the dilemma of him and his wife being accused of witchcraft, and with just being accused of witchcraft no one wanted to associate with you in any way. Peter Appleton’s dilemma is that he

  • Why Is John Proctor Important In The Crucible

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    This book the Crucible, it takes place in Salem in which a series of problems have come up. In addition, a girl named Abigail persuaded and intimidated people to get what she wanted, which is John Proctor. However, Danforth accused Proctor for working with the devil and gets hanged for it with Sarah Good. These events caused people to take revenge on others and killed, out of greed. To begin with, the Salem witch trials had a negative impact to the people, Judges, and the people of the Church. Such

  • John Proctor Personal Integrity Essay

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    Jealous of Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail begins her witch frenzy. Proctor is so obsessed with his public reputation that he refuses to confess to adultery. With Abigail driving the train of havoc in Salem, Proctor realises at some point he must admit to lechery to bring her to a halt. When John finally releases his secret, it keeps his personal integrity intact but majorly damages his reputation. By the end

  • John Proctor Honor Quotes In The Crucible

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    seventeenth centuries. John Proctor was one of them. Justice was important to some, while reputation was important to others. However, honor was important to all men in that time period, especially Proctor. They did not want to live without it. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the characterization of John Proctor through dialogue and stage directions is used to convey the message that it is better for one to die honorably than live dishonorably. The characterization of John Proctor through dialogue is

  • The Crucible Character Analysis John Proctor

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    (Rough Draft) In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, John Proctor, a strong, steadfast farmer, is a model example of a tragic hero. John is initially made out to be a character that has committed the sin of adultery, and struggles to re-establish his trustworthiness in himself and with his wife. He believes his affair with Abigail, one of the play’s main characters, irreparably damaged him in the eyes of God. Although Proctor does succumb to sin, he greatly lacks the ability to forgive

  • John Proctor Golden Candlesticks Analysis

    656 Words  | 3 Pages hurt my prayer sir, it hurt my prayer.”(1277) John Proctor does not like having Reverend Parris as minister of salem. Proctor openly says that he does not like how Parris seems to only care about money and his own well being and reputation as seen with the golden candlesticks. However, this does not hide that fact that John Proctor regularly skips church and leads people to question his devoutness to the Puritan lifestyle. Proctor dislikes Parris because he is only self interested in that

  • The Crucible John Proctor Confession Analysis

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    In Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, John Proctor’s act of tearing up his confession is believable. Many see John Proctor as a good and noble Christian. Proctor is the definition of what a good Christian man should be and, in the end he will go down fighting for what he believes in. When John Proctor tears up his confession at the end of the play he does it because he is a good and loyal friend. Proctor says, “Spare me! You forget nothin' and forgive nothin'. Learn charity, woman. I have gone tiptoe

  • Characteristics Of John Proctor

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    John Proctor is a stubborn and quick tempered thirty year old man. Although John is a quick tempered man he is a hard worker and is always providing for his family, but he does have a habit of letting his temper get to him "...(shaking Mary Warren) I 'll whip you if you dare leave this house again!"(Miller 55). John is married to Elizabeth Proctor and they have three small boys. When Rev. John Hale comes to Salem to be of assistance with the trials he calls John out on only having two of his children