Psuasive Essay John Proctor

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Persuasive Essay: John Proctor John Proctor was a farmer in seventeenth century Massachusetts. He was married to Elizabeth Proctor. John Proctor was a leader not a follower. He was a man that everyone in the town looked up to. Proctor was a both strong physically and mentally strong. John Proctor was an extremely proud man, and many were aware of it . John Proctor wants to have a good character and reputation and he sees how important that is. John Proctor, to me, is a hero. Proctor’s flaws make him human. Proctor realizes his downfall and tries to fix his reputation and by standing up to society. He is good natured with fellow villagers such as Giles Corey, Rebecca Nurse, and others. John Proctor is an independent person. …show more content…
When John Proctor is asked to actually sign his name, John refuses. Putting his name to paper is just too much for John Proctor. By signing his name he would have signed away his soul. John Proctor understands that if he lies to save his own life, his life won't be worth living because he will have dishonored his name, the one thing of value he can leave to Elizabeth Proctor, his wife, and his sons John Proctor is also courageous. Proctor confessed to having an affair with Abigail Williams, even though that is a punishable crime. Proctor said this in order to prove that Abby is accusing Elizabeth of witchcraft because Elizabeth fired Abby after Elizabeth became suspicious. He did it to save Elizabeth which shows that he is a very courageous character. John Proctor also refuses to sign a false confession that would save his life. He accepts the consequence of not signing the confession without backing down or without being overtaken by fear. Although he wants to live, escaping death is not worth facing the rest of his life with a bad reputation and knowing it's a lie. John Proctor understood that having a good character and reputation was better than having his life. John Proctor was able to face danger and difficulty without being overcome with fear. John Proctor has the power to change the life of dozens of other by just what he says and does. John Proctor had many noble qualities. The people of
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