John Proctor's Change for the Better Depicted in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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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. Though there may be differing opinions about whether he passed or did not pass his crucible, I believe he did. Through events in this play, we can see a good-hearted man change for the better. In the beginning of the play, in Act I, we can see a small shining light of goodness despite his previous questionable actions. When John goes to Salem to see the so-called bewitched Betty, Reverend Parris' daughter, he runs into Abigail. As Abigail reminds him of their past affair, John perhaps may have been tempted by their current situation ...
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