Literary Analysis Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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Some literary analysist may consider the character, John Proctor in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a tragic hero; however, his behaviors presented in the play represent an adulterer, a liar, and someone who has selfish qualities. John Proctor makes decisions that create destruction and hurt in which results to chaos. Although he does suffer from his actions throughout the play he never learns that the truth is the best route. He does display both internal and external conflicts which does finally produce a man of honor. John Proctor, a wise and virtuous man who tampers with the justice system and his emotions are based off what goes on in court that day or month etc. John Procter is a man that tries to live a good life with his wife Elizabeth; however, he has a fatal secret. His lust for another woman, Abigail Williams, led to an affair which set the chaos in action. He does regret cheating on his wife and covers up his lie with confidence and ignoring the truth. Eventually Proctor’s assurance and sense of ignoring the lie that he lives with deteriorates when he tries to save Elizabeth’s life. Abigail becomes jealous of…show more content…
He refuses which then causes Elizabeth to grown with jealousy. She tells Proctor that he must still have feeling for her. Finally Elizabeth is accused of witchcraft, but, the courts do not agree. Proctor continues to be reminded and face with guilt of his sin. His dynamic personality fades away from the guilt eating away at him. He brings another woman Mary to court to testify. Of course it still is not the truth so this backfires. Finally Proctor confesses of his affair with Abigail and accuses her of being motivated by jealousy of his wife. Trying to protect Procter’s honor, Abigail denounces Proctor as a liar. It is then such a disaster that Proctor finally gets accused a being a witch. More lies growing out of
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