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  • John Proctor In The Crucible

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    Prynne or John Proctor? In The Crucible, John Proctor had a wife who was extremely ill. He committed adultery with the house servant, Abigail Williams, for that reason. Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter, was a beautiful woman living without her husband. The lonesome woman had an affair with Dimmesdale, the town’s reverend. Both John Proctor and Hester Prynne both went against the Puritan beliefs. However, John Proctor is guiltier of committing adultery compared to Hester Prynne and if John Proctor

  • The Crucible By John Proctor

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    In The Crucible, Abigail Williams, John Proctor, and Elizabeth Proctor are arguably the most important characters. The affair between Abigail and John drives the plot of the play. Abigail begins accusing societal outcasts as witches and gradually works her way up the social ladder until she is able to accuse an upstanding citizen like Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch and having people believe the accusation. She accused Elizabeth of being a witch so that Elizabeth would be hanged. Then, Abigail

  • John Proctor Honest In The Crucible

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    Crucible Essay In the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, John Proctor shows that he is the most blameworthy by having an affair with Abigail Williams and making her believe that he has made a promise to her. The play takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, in the spring of 1692. At this time, Betty Parris, daughter of Reverend Parris, is thought to be bewitched after Reverend Parris caught her and the other girls dancing in the woods. Abigail Williams is the niece of Reverend Parris and she used to

  • Who Is John Proctor In The Crucible

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    Throughout the entire play of The Crucible, John Proctor truly grew as a person, while later fixing his sins and making moral decisions. John Proctor had truly gone through a lot in the play, both emotionally and physically, being that he was wrongfully accused of witchcraft. Although some might contradict this statement, John Proctor loved his wife, Elizabeth, because even though he may have questioned her worth in the past, he always confesses his sins and does what he can to make it right, which

  • The Role Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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    Miller Arthur’s play “The Crucible” takes place in Salem, the event of this play is about the witch trials. These witch trials had many different reactions and results, it influenced people in many different ways. The trials broke the whole village into different sides of their view of the trials, people get accused of being a witch or studying/practicing witchcraft and their trial could come with many different consequences. The trial would either lock up or hang those who are accused

  • Characteristics Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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    By definition, a tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction ( In the book ‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller, John Proctor and his wife, Elizabeth, were both considered valuable members of the community. The reader soon finds out that John Proctor had committed adultery with their servant, Abigail Williams, and that Elizabeth kicked her out as soon as she found out. A tragic hero must have these characteristics: a flaw

  • John Proctor The Crucible Analysis

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    and play “The Crucible.” That relates back to the Salem witch trials. Focusing on one of the main character John Proctor, who betrayed his wife lies and had an affair. The man who told the truth about seeing the devil, and was hung much after his confession. He had some strong hatred against Salem’s theocracy, and how the ran show back then. But Arthur Miller shows how John reacts with his beliefs on the trials; with a willing statement throughout the book on his thoughts. John Proctor, argued with

  • John Proctor Sacrifice In The Crucible

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    a fellow Christian, John Proctor, who was falsely accused of witchcraft in “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller. In the year 1692, Proctor, along with his wife and countless others, were accused of worshipping the devil by frivolous young girls, provoking hysteria in the village. A prominent reverend, John Hale, pleaded for the accused guilty to confess, saying, “life is God’s most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it” (133). However, Proctor contradicted

  • The Crucible John Proctor Analysis

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    John Proctor and Abigail Williams do not see each other the same way in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Proctor is rejecting Abigail as she is desperately trying to convince him to come back to her. Abigail thinks that Elizabeth Proctor is acting as a wall so that Abigail can not come back to Proctor. Abigail's relationship with proctor is also keeping them from telling the truth about what happened in the forest. Proctor seems to show much care to Elizabeth and little care to Abigail. Abigail

  • Analysis Of John Proctor In The Crucible '

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    Miller’s The Crucible, the plot focuses around a man named John Procter. John suffers greatly throughout the story, this raises the question does he deserve what he has received? John committed what can only be described as a heinous crime in adultery, but emerges as a good neighbor, father, and shows remorse for his mistakes. John also works diligently to fix his relationship with his wife and the problems in the community. In the tragedy, known as The Crucible, although John Proctor did not always