The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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The Crucible, a novel/play by Arthur Miller displays the chaos of the witch trials within the small town of Salem, Mass. Of the many characters of the novel, John Proctor and Mary Warren are both characters that serve an importance to the novel. The two characters both interact in the stories in different ways. Even though both characters can be seen as minor characters because of their inferior power in the novel, Proctor and Mary Warren serve as important characters to the story line. One reason being the fact that they both bring about problems with and/or against antagonist Abigail Williams such as Mary Warren, who likes the feeling of have authority but gets into unwanted conflict often, and Proctor, who is an very aggressive person with anger issues but tries to do the right thing.
Proctor is one of the several main characters in the novel. Proctor is a small town farm owner who lives outside the town of Salem. Proctor is a constant hard worker, and works day and night trying to provide for his family. These actions produces conflict and suspicion with townspeople such as Rev. John Hale and Rev. Samuel Parris. He lives with his wife Elizabeth Proctor, three children, and Mary Warren, a young girl who works for the Proctor family. Proctor has issues with his wife during Act I for a reason that contributes to the main problem in Salem. Abigail Williams. Abigail is the niece of Rev. Parris and used to work for the Proctor family before getting fired by Elizabeth. Abigail…

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