Character of John Proctor

analytical Essay
533 words
533 words

Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is a statement to the 17th century witchcraft. The Crucible renders John Proctor as a puritan, a husband, and a highly respected man. His name is his prime possession. John Proctor is a farmer and a villager who is faced with intense dilemma. He also commits adultery, which becomes his tragic flaw. Therefore he is to make a decision to tell the truth and ruin his name or lie and save his most prized possession. By this John Proctor is portrayed as an honest, tenacious, and faithful man. Early on in the play John Proctor and Abigail Williams had an affair while Abigail was working at Proctor’s house. Abigail believed that John really loved her, but for him it was just desire. As the story continues, Abigail gets furious and turns on John accusing his wife, Elizabeth Proctor, for witchcraft so she can get closer to John. When John realizes that his wife is put into danger by getting arrested by the court marshals, he is horrified. John is willing to die for his wife because he knows that he is sinned. When John goes court he says, “I would free my ...

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how arthur miller's play, the crucible, portrays john proctor as a puritan, husband, and highly respected man. he is faced with intense dilemma and commits adultery.
  • Analyzes how john proctor and abigail williams had an affair in the play. john is horrified when he realizes that his wife, elizabeth, is put into danger by getting arrested by the court marshals.
  • Analyzes how john is a tenacious man in efforts to save his wife and his most prized possession, his name.
  • Analyzes how proctor is a dynamic character. he doesn't want to be involved in the witch-trails but ends up being associated. abigail keeps pressuring john but this makes him feel responsible for elizabeth's imprisonment.
  • Analyzes how john proctor is an honest, tenacious, and faithful man. he doesn't confess to witchcraft, crusade to free his wife and expose the children as frauds.
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