John Proctor

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  • John Proctor

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    Honorable...Ashamed...Respected...All of these words can be used to describe John Proctor. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible John Proctor, one of the main characters, is faced with a variety of challenges. The most extreme test that he must face is to admit to a crime that ultimately leads to his death. At one time he was looked up to in the town of Salem, however when a situation arises, John Proctor must fight his conscience. He is motivated and tested to tell the truth even though it ruined his

  • 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

  • John Proctor Flaws

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    Tragic heros are the heart of all characters in a tragedy over all other characters. How do few simple flaws bring a character's downfall? In the play The Crucible, John Proctor is a tragic hero who is brought down by his flaws of ignorance and pride yet redeemed by his loyalty and determination. In The Crucible, John Proctor is a character of tragic flaws. Procter's pride causes his downfall. He doesn't share his mistakes with anyone but Elizabeth because his is very ashamed of committing adultery

  • John Proctor Traits

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    What makes a person a good person? John Proctor is a strong Puritan whose character traits symbolize the values of his community. John Proctor faced many problem including his reputation. John is honorable because he is hardworking, a man of integrity, in spite he cheated. John Proctor is a farmer who dedicated his success to farming. John works non-stop without rest and even works on Sundays. “My husband is a good righteous man. he’s never drunk as some are, or…”(Act 3) “On Sunday let you come

  • John Proctor As A Hero

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    and sympathy-inducing heroes in the world, such as Odysseus, the brave warrior king from “The Odyssey,” and John Proctor, the Puritan farmer from “The Crucible.” John Proctor is a true, classic hero from a historical fiction novel based on the Salem Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts. While the Salem Witch Trials were a terrible and harsh time for nearly all of the population, John Proctor can be seen as the pinnacle of hope for all of the townspeople present in the book. He trudged through the

  • 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

  • John Proctor And Reverend Hale

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    Crucible John Proctor and Reverend Hale are both men of great importance throughout the play, The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller. John Proctor is a local farmer in Salem, husband to Elizabeth Proctor and a man loyal to his title. Reverend Hale is a young minister of which was called to Salem to investigate the children who had fallen ill of the devil’s works, and hopefully cure them of their mad state. Abigail Williams, a smart and vindictive young girl with her eyes set upon John Proctor, has unleashed

  • John Proctor Character Analysis

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    In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays John Proctor, the protagonist, as a tragic hero who has a major flaw which is lust for his teenage servant Abigail. Despite not being one to hold a high stature in town, John Proctor is a respected man in his town of Salem. He is loving, authoritative, and brave however his major flaw comes in through his lust for Abigail making him a tragic hero. Although he proves to be unfaithful to his wife he still a loving husband he proves so

  • Is John Proctor A Tragic Hero

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    In the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, John Proctor fits the classic Greek definition of a tragic hero. Aristotle, one of the great Greek philosophers, teachers and writers, stated that one of the most important aspects of a tragedy was the tragic hero. He defined a tragic hero as a noble person that goes from a state of fortune and happiness to a state of utter misery. The character’s tragic flaw causes this change. Aristotle stated that witnessing the downfall of the character triggered

  • 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