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.
Maya Angelou once wrote, “One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” Having courage helps people get through hard times in life. Staying hopeful and having the courage will help people get there a situation. Courage helps people stay hopeful and feel safe. Throughout “The Crucible” many characters showed several acts of courage. In the play, “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, John Proctor stands out as a courageous character in the story.
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.
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.
When John Proctor is first introduced in the play there is a paragraph describing him, and reading this you learn a lot about his character, what others think about him, what he thinks of himself, and how he acts towards people.
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 Proctor of The Crucible
A character is an elaborate blend of emotions and characteristics.
Even though the character's emotions are significant because they make an
individual feel for the character may it be sympathy or anger. The
characteristics are very also important because they make the character.
They describe the character's nature even if they are good hearted or if
they are evil incarnate.
A tragic hero is the protagonist is neither virtuous nor evil, and is of high estate. John Proctor was framer around the town Salem in the play in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. John Proctor’s tragic flaw or hubris was his pride which cost characters their lives to protect their image in the town. Procter's pride keep him and his family from going to church because he did not agree with Reverend Parris's preaching methods. The town was ran by the church's rules make attending the church mandatory. Proctors pride hurt his and his family's reputation because he could not except Parris’s peaching methods.Proctor is a tragic hero because of his hubris he is not too evil nor to good and he’s punished and his punishment was greater than what he deserved
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. Following these events he trys to save everyone’s lives by admitting to this horrible offense adultery and ends up losing the trial along with his life. He did have a chance to live but instead of signing away his name and his soul to keep his life, he wanted to die honorably with his friends not without a name, a soul, and with guilt. “John Proctors decision to die is reasonable and believable”. Reverend Parris, the Salem minister and Proctors immediate supervisor, which says “ there is either obedience or the church will burn like hell is burning.” “The church in theocratic Salem is identical with the state and the community and will surely crumble if unquestioning obedience falters in the least.” Proctor, on the other hand, “has come to regard his self as a king of fraud,” as long as he remains obedient to an authority which he cannot respect.
During the play, John Proctor becomes more honest with himself, his wife and his community. At the beginning of the story, John is trying to deny the fact that he had an