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Character Analysis of John Proctor from The Crucible - Character Analysis of John Proctor from The Crucible The consequences of shirking accountability for ones actions are depicted through the tribulations John Proctor faced, in Arthur Miller's, The Crucible. Although John reluctantly became involved in the Salem witch trials, his initial silence proved to be the downfall of not only himself, but of his fellow townspeople as well. John Proctor remained silent for one reason, and that was to protect himself. As a result of his self-serving desires to avoid the consequences of his actions, innocent citizens were put to death....   [tags: The Crucible Arthur Miller John Proctor Essays] 456 words
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Free Essays on The Crucible: John Proctor - The Crucible - John Proctor, a man with pride John Proctor plays the leading role in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. He was persistent, honest, and full of integrity. He was simply, a man with pride. A wise woman once said, "Do what you feel in your heart to be right--for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't." (Eleanor Roosevelt). Proctor was the protagonist of the dramatic piece of literature. When the play sets in to action, John has had a past affair with his servant Abigail Williams....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 891 words
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John Proctor and Elizabeth's Relationship - John Proctor and Elizabeth's Relationship In the beginning of the play John speaks about Elizabeth once to Abigail. Abby has said that Elizabeth was a cold and sickly wife. John says to her that she has no right to speak of his wife in such a manner and renounces the comment about her being sickly. He does not, although, dismiss Abby's charge that Elizabeth is a cold wife. But, he means it is because of him that she is this way. In the beginning of Act 2 there was a great feeling of detachment and tension in the Proctor household....   [tags: The Crucible John Proctor Essays] 667 words
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The Crucible - How John Proctor Changed - 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....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 2194 words
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John Proctor in The Crucible - The Crucible - John Proctor Arthur Miller’s "The Crucible" illustrates a powerful drama based on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. A very strict theocracy rules Salem; a place where the bible is law and anyone who does follow the rules to the letter, must have dealings with the devil. The accusations of witchcraft in Salem start off by a group of girls who were caught dancing in the woods. Dancing is forbidden and out of fear of being punished or even accused themselves of witchcraft, the girls begin to accuse others for having been seen with the devil....   [tags: Arthur Miller] 1308 words
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The True Tragic Hero: The Crucible’s John Proctor - The true tragic hero: The Crucible’s John Proctor A tragic hero is a noble man who commits a fatal flaw. The hero’s downfall is a result of their choices which leads to a punishment that exceeds the crime. “The difference between Proctor and Willy Loman is enormous; the former is the rather typical tragic hero who is defiant to the end, the latter is trapped in submission and is living a lie” (McGill 4). John Proctor is one of the main characters in The Crucible. he is married to Elizabeth Proctor and they live in Salem....   [tags: salem, hero's downfall, witchcraft]
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Free Essays on The Crucible: John Proctor's Search For Identity - The Crucible: John Proctor's Search For Identity John Proctor is a good man. He is a puritan, a husband, a citizen, and an all around valuable member of the community. All of this is represented by his name. The name of John Proctor could be considered his most prized possession. It is his most priceless asset. Proctor is very strong-willed and caring. He does not set out with any intentions of hurting anyone. He is a farmer and village commoner who is faced with incredible inner turmoil. He has committed adultery and had absolutely no intentions of joining in the witch trials....   [tags: Arthur Miller] 799 words
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Choices Made by John Proctor in The Crucible - ... This choice also changes his relationship with his wife . Elizabeth was skeptical about what he did and his whereabouts. He didn't know what he was getting himself into after he heard about his wife being wrongly accussed of witchcraft by the atrocious Abigail. He goes to Marry Warren's trial (One of the oldest accusers), and conffesses. If he doesn't conffess about his affair with Abigail she won't be revealed of her fraud deeds. John tells Elizabeth about the accusing and the wicked actions on Abigail and her respond was "ELIZABETH: I think you must go to Salem, John....   [tags: Arthur Miller character analysis]
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The Character of John Proctor in The Crucible - In the novel The Crucible, author Arthur Miller uses varying degrees of goodness and evil to control the flow of the story while showcasing a Puritan town's superstitions and fear of the devil to justify the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The central character in Salem is John Proctor, an outspoken, successful, and well-respected farmer who chooses to maintain a certain distance from the church. Religious at heart, this man who has sinned, openly condemns the witch trials while hiding a secret that could discredit the main accuser, Abigail Williams....   [tags: The Crucible Essays] 1224 words
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The Crucible’s John Proctor As A Tragic Hero - The Crucible by Arthur Miller is set in Salem in a Puritan community. John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Reverend Hale, Reverend Paris, and Abigail are the main characters. The book is about witchcraft or what the town thinks is witchcraft. John Proctor is the tragic hero because he is loving, loyal, authoritative, but his tragic flaw is his temper. John is a loving husband. He proves that by telling Elizabeth, “It is well seasoned” (p. 48) in reference to the rabbit she cooked, in which he had to add salt to....   [tags: Miller Crucible Tragic Hero] 821 words
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John Proctor's Principles, Conscience and Morality in The Crucible - Throughout the whole play, John Proctor placed himself as a “servant” of God only and maintained that position regardless of what happened. He represented the image of a person that corresponded for God in Earth, and at the same time he acted consciously and knew what was happening in Salem. In an attempt to disengage from God, his principles, conscience, and morality acted upon him and brought him back to God. Elizabeth and his friends also affected his conscience, as the only reason why he went to the court was to try to release them....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 747 words
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John Proctor in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - The Crucible John Proctor In the book The Crucible there is a struggle within to have one have a sense of belonging to society. They want to be loved by that society no matter how much they may seem that they don’t belong. But they do want to show that to everyone, everyone that may not think that. John Proctor is a good example of a struggle to find a place in society. He’s the type of person that wants to plow his fields on the good days even if the good day is only on Sunday of that week....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 613 words
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Christian Response to John Proctor and The Crucible - The Crucible John Proctor is the protagonist in The Crucible. He becomes the person who fights for what is right. As the story goes on, the secrets of Proctor are revealed, and it is discovered that he committed adultery with Abigail Williams. In prison, before he is hanged, Proctor asks, “Who will judge me. God in Heaven, what is John Proctor, what is John Proctor?” John Proctor was a confused soul who discovered what he truly believed, and did not disobey what he decided to believe. As the play starts off, and John Proctor is introduced, it becomes know that he committed adultery with Abigail, the antagonist of the play....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 706 words
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John Proctor in The Crucible - Crucible Paper The Puritans had many values that everyone must know and completely obey. One of those values is to know, and obey the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments were one of the most important things for all Puritans to know and obey, because without them there would be no order. For a Puritan not to know his Commandments by heart was nearly unheard of seeing how the Commandments are the basic rules for them. Although almost all of the Puritans knew the Commandments there were a few who didn’t know them all by heart....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 1026 words
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John Proctor, Ultimately Becomes a Hero, in Miller's The Crucible - John Proctor lived in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem had been struck with witchcraft rumors that were started by a manipulative teenage girl named Abigail. He knows that the girls were sporting, and blaming innocent people of supernatural crimes that cannot occur. John Proctor’s wife Elizabeth had been accused of witchery, as a form of revenge from Abigail. Abigail had strong feelings for John Proctor, and wanted to get rid of Elizabeth. In the end John Proctor tried to do the right thing by saving his wife from his own sins....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 660 words
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The Character of John Proctor in The Crucible: - John Proctor: “God in heaven, what is John Proctor, what is John Proctor”. John is a man of strong moral beliefs, concerned only for the safety of his family and personal welfare. He cares of nothing for the beliefs of any of the other people in the town and what his supervisor which is the Reverend, thinks either. After trying to avoid involvement in the witch trials he is later prosecuted for witchery and sentenced to hang. John trys to avoid any involvement in the Salem witch trials. His reason for doing so is to protect his image because he is afraid he will be committed of adultery with Abigail Williams....   [tags: Free Essays on The Crucible] 1089 words
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The Character of John Proctor, Elizabeth and Reverend Hale in The Crucible - The definition of crucible, or at least one of them, is a severe test or trial. This is definitely a fitting name for the Salem witch trials based play, as dealing with the hysteria and unjust courts of Salem is a severe trial in its self. However, the characters were also tested by their own ability to choose between right, wrong, or the most beneficial actions. From the main characters to all of the town’s people, they must all decide between what is best for them or everyone, living in sorrow or dying with honor....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 648 words
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John Proctor's Moral Struggle in The Crucible - John Proctor's Moral Struggle in The Crucible The primary dramatic focus in the play The Crucible is the moral struggle of its protagonist, John Proctor. Certain characteristics of John Proctor's character and also the environment of the Puritanical Salem alleviated this problem for him. The main issues running through out the play are a series of dilemmas that John Proctor faces. The first and foremost of these is his guilt over his adulterous affair with Abigail Williams, the second his hesitation to testify against Abigail to bring out the truth and the third, his final decision to make the ultimate sacrifice....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 770 words
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John Proctor as the Tragic Hero of The Crucible - John Proctor as the Tragic Hero of The Crucible A tragic hero is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. During the play The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller, the character John Proctor suffers a change in fortune from happiness to misery. Proctor is an honest, brave man that carries a hidden fact, a fatal flaw. Proctor’s flaw is his lust for Abigail Williams that throughout the play leads to jealousy and hysteria and in the end results to his own death....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 629 words
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Free Essays on The Crucible: John Proctor's Adultery and its Consequences - The Crucible - John Proctor's Adultery and its Consequences A topic of The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is how John Proctor's adultery eventually makes him a better husband. Adultery is voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a partner other than the lawful spouse. First, John Proctor willingly commits adultery with Abigail and Elizabeth is aware of this as well. Proctor sees Abigail as a child and Proctor says: "Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I'll ever reach for you again....   [tags: Arthur Miller] 683 words
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John Proctor's Struggle in Miller's The Crucible - John Proctor's Struggle in Miller's The Crucible Coursework The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded by a group of Puritan settlers who arrived from England in 1630. The Massachusetts Bay colony was driven by the religious principles of Congregationalism. Each church and its community were supposed to be independent, but in fact they all followed the same strict code of belief and behavior. Members of the congregation who swayed from these norms were severely punished. As the community were strong Puritans, executions were public, and could take the form of hanging, beheading or pressing to death, if not a less cruel punishment would take place such as an ear,...   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 3201 words
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John Proctor in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - The Crucible deals with witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts which shows utter chaos and hysteria in the town. Many were accused of witchcraft and died because of lies. Elizabeth Proctor was one of many who were accused. She was accused by Abigail Williams, the person whom Elizabeth fired for cheating with her husband, John Proctor. John was a well respected farmer in Salem, who was outraged when Elizabeth was arrested for accusations of using witchcraft. John and Elizabeth were approached by Reverend Hale, a supposed expert with witches, in front of their house, to warn them about Elizabeth being mentioned in court and to ask about their Christian faith....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 595 words
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How Miller Presents the Relationship of John and Elizabeth Proctor in ‘The Crucible’ - In the Crucible by Arthur Miller, the relationship between John and Elizabeth Proctor is not very clear as they both have a very tempestuous relationship in the first act with each other during the play. Therefore it is very difficult to assess what relationship that they had with each other before. Miller wrote the play to compare what was happening in the 1950’s at that time with what had occurred in the Salem witch hunts. Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ was written so that people at the time could relate what had happened in Salem with the McCarthyism happening at that time....   [tags: Relationships, Crucible, Arthur Miller, ] 2531 words
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The Foolish Death of John Proctor in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - John Proctor's Death as Foolish in The Crucible In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, John Proctor, a proud and frustrated farmer of Salem, chooses to die rather than to give a false confession to witchcraft. Many might view this act as that of a selfless martyr; on the other hand, it can more readily be seen as the height of human stupidity in the face of vanity and pride. John Proctor is, at first, willing to offer up a false confession that his life may be spared. Inevitably, John Proctor possesses that fateful attribute known to fall fatal to many human beings - pride....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 963 words
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John Proctor's Change for the Better Depicted in Arthur Miller's The Crucible - In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, several characters are tested with their own crucible. One such character is John Proctor. His test was a relatively common test: to choose between what is morally right, or wrong. We are told that, prior to the beginning of the play, John Proctor and Abigail Williams, his previous house servant, had an affair behind the back of Elizabeth Proctor, John's wife. Now that the affair is over, John must prove himself worthy of Elizabeth's trust and love, and must try to redeem his good character and to be a good Christian....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 616 words
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John Proctor, a Character in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - ... 893) he asked Abigail Williams, but the only thing she told him was witchcraft and even then John got a hint that something was suspicious about what was happening with the girls in the town. When John and Abigail are alone before he is about to leave town, a discovery is made that he lusted with Abigail and that she still has feelings for John. In act two of the play, John and Elizabeth are going through a relationship crisis at the time the witch-hunt is taking place because of his lust with Abigail....   [tags: Salem, Witch Trials, Lust]
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Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter and John Proctor from The Crucible - Men are nothing more than children. They still squabble and misbehave, and must be punished accordingly for their safety as well as the safety of others. Dimmesdale in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and John Proctor from Arthur Miller’s The Crucible were guilty of adultery, or extramarital sex, among other crimes. Proctor was accused of witchcraft which could involve anywhere from controlling spirits to communing with the devil. Punishments for such crimes included flogging or whipping....   [tags: dimmesdale, nathaniel hawthorne]
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John Proctor as Tragic Hero in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - The Crucible - John Proctor Tragic Hero The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, depicts the story of the Salem witch hunt and the chaos it caused. One of the main characters is John Proctor. Proctor is put through many life-changing decisions. In many cases, a decision he made in one situation led to another problem. John Proctor is the tragic hero of this story. If John Proctor was not such an admirable character, he probably would not have been in the massive mess he was. Proctor made a very humanly mistake in the beginning....   [tags: Crucible Essays] 531 words
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John Proctor as the Tragic Hero in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - The Crucible – John Proctor the Tragic Hero What is a tragic hero. The most well known definition of a tragic hero comes from the great philosopher, Aristotle. When depicting a tragic hero, Aristotle states "The change in the hero's fortunes be not from misery to happiness, but on the contrary, from happiness to misery, and the cause of it must not lie in any depravity but in some great error on his part." In addition, he explains the four essential qualities that a tragic hero should possess, which are goodness, appropriateness, lifelike, and consistency....   [tags: Crucible Essays] 1036 words
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John Proctor's Choice of Truth in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - The Crucible: John Proctor's Choice of Truth Throughout history, the most credible source of information has been documented on paper. From treaties resulting in international peace to The Declaration of Independence, paper has provided a concrete, timeless resource for recording ideas, events and decisions. What makes these documents valid, are the signatures of those supporting the writings. By signing something, one shows that he recognizes what is written and wishes to show support for what it represents....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 645 words
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The Marriage of John and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - The Crucible is one of the most bizarre accounts of a historical event to date. The naïveté of the townspeople leads them down a road of madness and confusion, led by a shameless Puritan girl. Abigail Williams was a ruthless girl who showed no mercy upon accusing her victims of witchcraft. Knowing the entire town of Salem would believe her and the other girls, she would not hesitate at charging anyone she wished with the crime of the Devil’s work. However, a challenge arose to Abigail when she decided to accuse Elizabeth Proctor, and eventually her husband John, of witchcraft....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 1254 words
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John Proctor as a Heroic Figure in Arthur Miller's The Crucible - John Proctor as a Heroic Figure in Arthur Miller's The Crucible In the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, set in Salem Massachusetts in 1692, there are many characters, of which John Proctor is very important. Arthur Miller has tried very hard to create John Proctor as a heroic figure throughout the play especially in act 4. This essay will describe and explain whether or not Arthur was successful in doing this. The play was written by Arthur Miller in 1953, at the time of the anti- communism in USA....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 1036 words
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John Proctor as Tragic Hero of Arthur Miller's The Crucible - John Proctor as Tragic Hero of Arthur Miller's The Crucible 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 an emotional release, which left the audience feeling relieved because they have empathized with the character, but not ups...   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]
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The Sorrow and Heroic Tragedy of John Proctor in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - ... Proctor disputed the credibility of the girls and cried, “They’re pretending!”(Act III) as well as accuses them of stating pretense. John Proctor’s only obstacle is how to prove the girls are lying, because he only wonders how to obtain evidence to prove his words, “[he] think it is not easy to prove [Abigail is a] fraud, and the town gone so silly. She told it to [him]... in a room alone – [he has]… no proof for it” (Act II). Deep inside Proctor consciences he holds the truth about the adultery that could be use towards Abigail and girls to confirm they are frauds....   [tags: greek philosopher, death] 869 words
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Free Essays on The Crucible: The Self Betrayal of John Proctor - The Crucible: Self Betrayal This research paper will examine how the theme in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, shows how “...betrayal of the self no less than of others” (Bigsby xi), is connected to both McCarthyism in the 1950’s and the Salem witch trials in the 1690’s. The Puritans were a group that had suffered religious persecution in the Old World and came to America to establish their own religion in a place where they would be free of any type of persecution. Because of the personal persecution they endured in England, the puritans in turn became the persecutors when they were in America....   [tags: Arthur Miller] 1849 words
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The Tragic Death of John Proctor in Miller's The Crucible - Salem is a Puritan town and when some girls were caught dancing in the forest by the town minister, two of the girls fall into a coma- like state and it isn’t long before rumors of witchcraft fill the town. The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller that is a dramatization of the Salem witch trials, which took place in Salem, Massachusetts. One of the girls caught dancing was Abigail Williams. Not wanting to get into trouble, Abigail blames Tituba, a black slave, for enticing her to sin. Tituba confesses to seeing the Devil and also tells the court that she saw people with the Devil....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism] 1139 words
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John Proctor's Pride and Reputation in The Crucible - Pride and Reputation Purist Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 suffered from a rapidly increasing phenomenon: witchcraft accusations and trials. The Crucible is a play that recounts the times of this incident. For the most part, it follows a man known as John Proctor. He is a sensible, honest, and hardworking man who made the mistake of succumbing to lust which sets off a chain of events that leads to the witch trials, and to his own demise. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible’s protagonist John Proctor proves to be a flawed human being who struggles to make sense of his past relationship with Abigail, his love for his wife, and his pride....   [tags: Arthur Miller]
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John Proctor is a Tragic Hero in The Crucible - John Proctor: A Tragic Hero A tragic hero is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays John Proctor, the protagonist, as a tragic hero who has a major flaw—lust for Abigail, his teenage house servant. For fear of being exiled in a town where reputation is highly upheld, Proctor initially tries to hide his crime of adultery, but this affair triggers a major series of events in Salem, where unproven accusations lead to internal struggle and eventually to catastrophe....   [tags: Arthur Miller]
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The Goodness and Immorality of John Proctor in Miller's The Crucible - There are many sides to John Proctor and they occur at different stages of the play, John is a complex character and is very well respected even though he has done wrong things. Arthur Miller was in the same situation as John Proctor in 1956-57 because he refused to give names of people he saw at communist meetings. There was the same trial system. If you confessed you would stay alive assuming you had turned from the communist meetings, however if you denied that you were seen at communist meeting you would have been hanged because there would be no evidence to show you weren’t there....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Character Analysis] 2068 words
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Tension and Conflict Between John and Elizabeth Proctor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible - Tension and Conflict Between John and Elizabeth Proctor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible Works Cited Missing In Arthur Millers Crucible he creates a lot of tension and conflict between husband and wife John and Elizabeth Proctor, in act 2. We first come to this thought in act 2 page 41, when john seasons the pot of his wife's cooking as he didn't like it the way she had cooked it, but later on in the paragraph john compliments Elizabeth on her cooking....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 813 words
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Tragic Hero in The Crucible - Tragic Hero in The Crucible What is a tragic hero. The most well known definition of a tragic hero comes from the great philosopher, Aristotle. When depicting a tragic hero, Aristotle states "The change in the hero's fortunes be not from misery to happiness, but on the contrary, from happiness to misery, and the cause of it must not lie in any wickedness but in some great error on his part.” In addition, he explains the four essential qualities that a tragic hero should possess, which are goodness, appropriateness, lifelike, and consistency....   [tags: The Crucible Arthur Miller John Proctor Essays] 2227 words
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John Proctor’s Moral Dilemma in The Crucible by Arthur Miller - In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the madness of the Salem witch trials is explored in great detail. Arthur Miller was an American playwright, who was born in 1915. He grew up in a Jewish family in New York City. While attending the University of Michigan in the mid 1930’s, he began to characterize himself as a distinguished writer. His first plays were Honors at Dawn and No Villain. The Death of a Salesman, which he wrote in 1949, won him the Pulitzer Prize for literature. Another important work Miller wrote, The Crucible, takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, during the 17th century....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 713 words
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John Proctor's Lack of Commitment to Humanity in Arthur Miller's The Crucible - John Proctor's Lack of Commitment to Humanity in Arthur Miller's The Crucible No person can completely steer clear of the trials and tribulations of his or her society. He who does may be vulnerable to serious allegations. If a man is to work well in his surroundings, he must partake in all aspects of his society or he is leaving himself open to unfavorable charges. In Arthur Miller's, The Crucible, John Proctor's lack of involvement in the Salem witch trials ultimately leads to his execution. John Proctor tries to avoid any involvement in the Salem witch trials....   [tags: The Crucible by Arthur Miller] 594 words
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The Role of John Proctor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible - The Role of John Proctor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible Arthur Miller wrote the play 'The Crucible' to show the historical parallel between the Salem witch trials of 1692 and the McCarthy 'witch' hunt of the late 1940' and 50's. The character John Proctor seems to represent and show the viewpoint of a real man, unaffected by hysteria; a difficult thing to portray during the 1950's in the USA, due to the fear and hate of Communism and the 'witch' hunt for communists. John Proctor is the central character of the play....   [tags: Arthur Miller Cruicble Essays] 2524 words
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John Proctor as a Tragc Hero in Arthur Miller´s The Crucible - ... John Proctor shows respect and he regrets of committing adultery against Elizabeth. Proctor by telling this to Abigail, he is neglecting her and showing her that he cares more about his wife than he does for her. This flaw along with many other attributes contributed to him being a tragic hero. Proctor is a good man always working and being close to his family, but he becomes an ideal example of a tragic hero as the play goes. John Proctor has a dark secret, He possesses a major flaw he has had an affair with Abigail Williams, and eventually he realizes what he has done to Elizabeth, He has committed adultery against his wife....   [tags: redeems, refuses, affair, sign, confession] 831 words
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The Relationship Between John Proctor and Elizabeth in Arthur Miller's The Crucible - The Relationship Between John Proctor and Elizabeth in Arthur Miller's The Crucible The Crucible was written by Arthur Miller in 1952. It gives an insight into the terror of the Salem witch trials of 1692. Many innocent people were accused of witchcraft; plotting against God, killing people by using magic, taking over a person's mind and binding with the Devil. These were very religious times and any little hiccup in one's behaviour can give reason that one has been taking part in witchcraft....   [tags: Arthur Miller Essays] 1368 words
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John Proctor, The Tragic Hero - In the play the Crucible, by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is seen as a tragic hero because of his tragic fate and his sacrifice to his family. The play takes place in the town of Salem Massachusetts in 1692 during the times of the Salem witch trials. Many of the townspeople were being accused but one family inpeticular named the Proctors were at the epicenter of the accusations. The proctors were being accused by Abigail Williams, which eventually led to the death and hanging of John Proctor. John Proctor is seen as a tragic hero because he had a tragic flaw, which was a lust for sex, which lead to an affair with Abigail, he had free choice of whether or not he was going to be hanged but adm...   [tags: The Crucible by Arthur Miller] 982 words
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Integrity in The Crucible - ?What is left when honor is lost?. Publilius Syrus' quote, though dating from 100 B.C., still seems pertinent to our era (Quotations). Many people still feel that once integrity is lost they are nothing and many are willing to stand up to keep their integrity. Without integrity, we are nothing. During the time that Arthur Miller wrote his most famous play, The Crucible, innocent men and women are accused of having Communist leanings. Their whole lives are ruined in a short amount of time because they refuse to compromise themselves by selling out their friends....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 902 words
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The Salem Witch Trials: The Crucible by Arthur Miller - ... Elizabeth, responded on Page 67 delicately, “Adultery John”. John Proctor of course has lusted and betrayed the trust of his beloved wife this only caused them to push away from each other very awkwardly. The relationship statues of Proctor and Elizabeth quickly change from distant and awkward to a protective mode. While Abigail and her group of friends have so much control and power over who is accused and not accused Elizabeth Proctor’s name happens to be mentioned in court. Mary warren who is a servant for John and Elizabeth Proctor warns that Elizabeth's name was mentioned in court in order to save herself from a whipping by John Proctor....   [tags: puritans, elizabeth proctor, innocent people]
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