The Crucible By Arthur Lee Miller

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Doing the right thing can be hard, but when it comes down to life or death situations, the decision is that much more challenging. In Arthur Lee Miller 's drama The Crucible, he tells the story of John Proctor, the troubled land owner, who changes over time to help his wife and his town. John proctor starts off as a selfish, sinful man, but as the play progresses he fights for what is right and becomes a pure man again. John Proctor starts off the play being selfish. Miller shows this when Proctor says, “My lumber. From out my forest by the riverside," and Putnam replies, "Why, we are surely gone wild this year. What anarchy is this? That tract is in my bounds, it’s in my bounds, Mr. Proctor" (15). They cannot agree on who 's lumber is who 's. Even though John is rich, he still insists on having more land rather than sharing with Mr.Putnam. John proctor is also sinful. Miller shows this when Mr.hale says, “In the book of record that Mr. Parris keeps, I note that you are rarely in the church on Sabbath Day." Proctor replies, "No, sir, you are mistaken." Mr.Hale says, "Twenty-six time in seventeen month, sir. I must call that rare,”(33). Mr.Hale is questioning John about why he does not spend much time in church, as a man in his town should. Not coming to church on Sabbath day (Sunday) is a sin, and he rarely went, making him a sinful man. John Proctor also started out as a lier. He says “Wipe it out of mind. We never touched, Abby" (11). John is not admitting to have slept

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