Essay on The Crucible - How John Proctor Changed

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The Crucible - How John Proctor changed throughout the storyline from mistreating his wife by cheating on her while she was ill with Abigail, to someone who took the blame so no one else got in trouble.

The Crucible

In this essay I will talk about how John Proctor changed throughout the storyline from mistreating his wife by cheating on her while she was ill with Abigail, to someone who took the blame so no one else got in trouble.

The Crucible is based on the true story of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials where people were hanged if they were accused of being a witch. All of them were innocent and wrongly hanged. Arthur Miller has changed some of the play so it would be easier to write about like the girls in crying out has
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Proctor can barely believe the craze, and he tells Elizabeth that Abigail had sworn her dancing had nothing to do with witchcraft.
Elizabeth wants him to testify that the accusations are a fraud. He says that he can't prove his charge because Abigail told him this information while they were alone in a room. Elizabeth loses all faith in her husband upon hearing that he and Abigail were alone together.
Proctor demands that she stop judging him. He says that he feels as though his home is a courtroom, but Elizabeth responds that the real court is in his own heart. When Mary Warren returns home, she gives
Elizabeth a doll that she sewed in court, saying that it is a gift.
She reports that thirty-nine people now stand accused. John and Mary argue over whether Mary can continue attending the trials. He threatens to whip her, and Mary says that she saved Elizabeth's life that day. Elizabeth's name was apparently mentioned in the accusations but Mary spoke out in Elizabeth's defence. Proctor instructs Mary to go to bed, but she demands that he stop ordering her around.
Elizabeth, meanwhile, is convinced that it was Abigail who accused her of witchcraft, in order to take her place in John's bed. Hale visits the Proctors because he wants to speak with everyone whose name has been mentioned in connection with witchcraft. He has just visited
Rebecca Nurse. Hale proceeds to ask
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