• Abigail Williams Life John Proctor
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    In Arthur Miller's play The Crucible the main character Abigail Williams is to blame for the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Abigail draws the interest of the reader as she is a wicked, confident girl who lies to get what she wants. Abigail is an orphan, and after she was exposed as an adulteress, she was expelled form the house by Goody Proctor; therefor, she has little standing in village. John told Abigail that the affair was over and he would never touch her again, but Abigail tri...
  • Crucible John Proctor
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    Tragic Hero Essay The historic happenings of the Salem Witch Trials are told in the story of the Crucible. In the Crucible, the main character is John Proctor. John Proctor is a tragic hero who is a great man but has one single flaw, pride, which will lead to his destruction. John Proctor is considered the to be a great man in Salem. He owns a good piece of land and farms it very well. He is a devoted husband and loving father of three. There are groups and factions that are present in Salem wh...
  • Crucible 11 John Proctor
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    The Crucible is a great play about the Salem Witch trials which history has never forgotten. What is a crucible? The dictionary has defined it as a severely difficult test or experience, and indeed the play does have a difficult test in the plot of its story. The author, Arthur Miller chose a great name for his play. It is mainly called The Crucible for one reason which comes to the conclusion at the end of the story about a difficult test a person or people must face. The basis of the story is ...
  • John Proctor Parris Abigail Conflicts
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    EMOTIONAL CONFLICTS In the play, The Crucible, Author Miller develops numerous conflicts between characters. Miller sets his play in Salem Massachusetts, an environment with which was notoriously known for its witch trials of 1692. As reverend of Salem and father and uncle of initially accused witches, Reverend Parris plays an enormous role in the plot of this story. Young Abigail is the heart and soul of the witch trials, leading all the other girls in the accusations. The strong-willed John Pr...
  • Character Analysis Of John Pro
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    Character Analysis of John Proctor 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 conseq...
  • Crucible John Proctor
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    In Salem, Massachusetts in the 1690's, Puritans lived in a tight society and became jealous of each other. Arthur Miller was inspired by the "red scare" and wrote The Crucible, which showed that pride can be beneficial as well as deadly. One of the characters in this play is John Proctor, a well respected man in Salem, who used his pride as beneficial towards his friends and his family. Deputy Governor Danforth, the highest judge of the province who is called to preside over the Salem Witch Tria...
  • The Crucible The Witchcraft Hysteria
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    The Crucible: The Witchcraft Hysteria In 1692, in Salem Massachusetts, the superstition of witches existed ina society of strong Christian beliefs. Anybody who acted out of the ordinary was accused of being a witch and then the accuse would actually be forgiven if the blamed their accusations on another individual. This was the main idea of a play entitled, The Crucible by Arthur Miller. In this play a group of young girls act up and are then accused of being witches. These girls then blame oth...
  • The Crucible John Proctor's Search For Identity
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    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 ha...
  • Crucible Proctor's Moral Str
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    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 t...
  • From Sinner To Martyr The Evolution Of John Proctor
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    Was John Proctor a basically good man who thought he was just having a little fun with Abigail by cheating on his wife, or was he an evil sinner who had bad intentions while having an affair with Abigail in the first place Was he or did he become a sinner or a martyr, someone who dies for their cause Well, John Proctor changes throughout the play in many ways. He ends his affair with Abigail, knowing himself thus to be a sinner, yet |he had a sharp and biting way with hypocrites. X He knew from ...
  • The Crucible John Proctor
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    Avila 1 Pride in The Crucible Many people would never consider pride as to being a sin, however the Catholic Church considers pride to be a sin because pride is about "me", "myself" and "I", they only worry about themselves and no one else. Although people might not believe it, today's society is filled with pride; from being proud of your heritage to being proud of your sexuality, pride is all around. However, the Catholic Church believes that pride is the foremost among the seven deadly sins b...
  • Goody Proctor John Abigail Williams
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    In the book, The Crucible, Abigail Williams and her childish friends take advantage of the situation in their hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. At the time, there was a lot of tension about the discussion of witches and virtually anyone who was accused of being a witch was proven a witch. On page 33 of the book, there is a quote that points out the underlying plot of the book. 'Sex, sin and the Devil were early linked... '; is how the quote starts out and it describes the relationship between J...
  • The Crucible John Proctor
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    Adultery: a possible cause of Salem Trials? Could Proctor & Abigail's adultery be responsible for some acts that happened during the prosecutions in the Salem witch trials? One might say not, while another could say it plays a great part in the story. John Proctor's past adultery with Abigail Williams could be considered partially responsible for John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor being accused of being witches in Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible'. 'The Crucible' is a story about how a young woman ...
  • John Proctor As A Tragic Hero
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    The Crucible, written in 1953 by Arthur Miller is an accurate portrait of the which hunts and trials in Salem Massachusetts during the 17 th century. The story revolves around a man named John Proctor. Over the course of the book, John proctor goes from just being an observer in the which hunts, to having his wife accused, to being accused himself and eventually hung. John Proctor, a tragic hero, died due to his own faults. John Proctor lived out his life as a noble Christian man. He can be desc...
  • John Proctor Vs Minister Dimmed
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    John Proctor was a main character in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." He was a farmer in Salem, Massachusetts in the 1600's. He was put to death when he would not admit to practicing witchcraft. Minister Dimmesdale was a main character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." He fathered a child out of wedlock in a sinful relationship, and fell to his death when he couldn't take the guilt any longer. John Proctor and Minister Dimmesdale had several things in common, but also had several dif...
  • John Proctor Man Fact Johns
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    God in Heaven, what is John Proctor, what is John Proctor (Act IV, pg 138) The Crucible is a story of love, pity, revenge, and forgiveness. It details the lives of the citizens of Salem during the witchcraft trials of 1692, and how their lives, and their community were affected by them. The two main characters are Abigail Williams, the girl influencing the trials, and John Proctor, the man who committed adultery with and is later accused of being a witch by Abigail. The better part of the novel ...
  • The Crucible Philip G Hill
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    The production of THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller had many high points of suspense and action. Mainly involving the trials and tribulations of John Proctor. Mr. Philip G. Hill's view of Miller's THE CRUCIBLE is strong; emotion filled and does an excellent job of summarizing this classic production. In THE CRUCIBLE there are many sections of excitement. John Proctor never seems to get a break and this is well documented in THE CRUCIBLE. For example, he first screws up his marriage by messing aroun...
  • John Proctor Play Wife Good
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    An old proverb once said tis not the path to hell, but hell itself that is paved with good intentions. Indeed, good intentions were what lead the people of Salem Village to act as irrational as they did when they falsely accused innocent God-fearing people of witchcraft. It was good intentions that turned they good-hearted holy people of Salem to cold-blooded murders. Good intentions were also what lead to the downfall and eventually the execution of John Proctor in the play The Crucible by Arth...
  • The Crucible John Proctor
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    In Arthur Miller's, "The Crucible," set in the year 1692, the small Massachusetts village of Salem is filled with rumors of witchcraft. The word crucible means a hard test or severe trial. Lives and personalities are shaped by the trials we face as we go through life. Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor, and Reverend John Hale undergo growth and personal changes as they experience the Salem witch trials. Elizabeth Proctor is the conscientious, somewhat rigid, honest wife of John Proctor. She is hur...
  • John Proctor Abigail Man Trials
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    At the end of the play, The Crucible, Reverend Hale insists that John Proctor (a man in his middle thirties with a wife and two sons) design to hang instead of admitting he was with the devil is an act of excessive pride on stubbornness. I think that John Proctors last act was an act of honor. Reason being, if someone did not do something why should they say they did it and say they saw others do it if they know it is a lie. I feel that if someone has to die for telling the truth than that is so...