• The Crucible's Tragic Hero
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    A tragic event should bring fear and pity to the reader and the hero should be courageous and noble, hence when combined a tragic hero is presented. The protagonist, John Proctor, portrays a tragic hero in The Crucible. His hamartia of treachery caused great internal struggles, he displays hubris by challenging authority, and encountered catastrophe as the play went on. John Proctors decision to betray his wife caused internal turmoil and ultimately lead to his ruin at the end of the play. Proct...
  • John Proctor Evil Good Abigail
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    It is a play with tremendous feelings with many inside twists hidden in the archives of the true story. It is a play with emotional feelings, feelings of anger, hate, evil, manipulation, good, and pureness. It is the The Crucible. In the play, Arthur Miller develops the idea that powerfully held beliefs direct peoples behaviour, Abigail Williams who accuses others to escape from punishment, Mary Warren who chooses to lie to keep herself out of trouble, and John Proctor who chooses to sacrifice h...
  • John Proctor Abigail Hale Act
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    The Crucible: The Characters in The Crucible The Crucible was a story with a wide range of car actors. Not only appearance wise but, with different personalities a together. Many in this play thought differently from one and other. That is why this book had a few 'twists and turns' to the story. In my profiles, I will display many different and theirs' different mentality. First I will start with Mr. John Proctor, a. k. a. 'shoulder checker'. John Proctor had always things on his mind. People w...
  • The Crucible Reverend Hale
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    Reverend Hale is a dynamic character in Miller's The Crucible as he is challenged by John Proctor's courage. He starts out very convincing and seems to know exactly what he wants. John Proctor is a very strong and courageous character. He influences Reverend Hale so much that Hale completely changes his mind about Salem, the court, and witches. Reverend Hale enters Salem as a very strong character that knows what he wants to do. He is very sure of himself. 'They must be, they are weighted with ...
  • The Crucible Story John
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    The Crucible was written by Arthur Miller, a famous playwright of his time. Some of his other works include Death of a Salesman and A View From the Bridge. Miller has received such awards as The Gold Medal Award for Drama and the Pulitzer Prize. The character from The Crucible whom I analyzed is John Proctor. He is a father, husband and a respected, land owning member of the community. He nailed the church roof and hung the church door. He is a Puritan and is very religious. In the story, John ...
  • John Proctor Sinner Or Saint
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    John Proctor, Sinner or Saint No person can completely steer clear of the trials and tribulations of his or her society. He who does may be vulnerable to serious allegations. If a man is to work well in his surroundings, he must partake in all aspects of his society or he is leaving himself open to unfavorable charges. In Arthur Miller's, The Crucible, John Proctor's lack of involvement in the Salem witch trials ultimately leads to his execution. John Proctor tries to avoid any involvement in th...
  • John Proctor Abigail Resentment Character
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    Authur Miller's play, The Crucible, is about the persecution of persons falsely accused of being witches in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. Many people die in the village after a series of lies and unjust practices. Abigail Williams, after having had an affair with a married man, begins this cycle of lies and accusations in an attempt to get her lover back. Her character includes both superiority and resentment throughout the play. Miller shows Abigail's superiority as complex from the beginning...
  • The Crucible John Proctor
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    The Crucible: John Proctor A character is an elaborate blend of emotions and characteristics. Eventhough 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. Many times there is one word that can single-handed ly describe the character's reaction or beh...
  • John Proctor Die Friends Salem
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    John Proctor: 'God in heaven, what is John Proctor, what is John Proctor'; . John is a man of strong moral beliefs any way he or she look at him, 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 ...
  • John Proctor Family Witchcraft Support
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    In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, John Proctor is faced with an important decision. He can either lie, and confess to witchcraft, or he will be executed for being a witch. In the play, Proctor chooses to save his pride, and, in doing so, he dies. Had he confessed, according to his religion he would be damned, but his family would be saved. John Proctor made the wrong decision in not confessing to witchcraft, because in doing so he lost his family and his life. John Proctor had an obligation to h...
  • John Proctor Loyal Act Independent
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    A disastrous, wicked, and shameful story of the vengeance of a teen are the only descriptions for this story. The Crucible, by Author Miller a play about a vengeful teen who accuses her rival of witchcraft. The story takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 when anything can spark a fear. When a group of girls start accusing some of the population of Salem of witchcraft, the remaining townspeople become afraid and can only agree with them. During the time period this story took place, fear w...
  • Pride In The Crucible
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    The Presence of Pride in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" In Miller's "The Crucible" the pride of the people of Salem leads to a massacre of innocent lives. Pride is delight or elation arising from some act, possession, or relationship. One of the main characters, John Proctor, has pride in his beliefs of purifying the Church of England. His wife, Elizabeth, has pride in her ability to use the trials as an ultimate revenge against Abigail Williams. John Hale is the "expert" on witches his pride sp...
  • Crucible By Miller Man Play John
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    John Proctor was the main character in the play The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller. Will the truth set you free In Proctors case of choosing truth over deceit he was redeemed and set free spiritually. The setting of the play was in the 1690 s during The Salem Witch Trials. During the beginning of the play Proctor was a man filled with hypocrisy but, he changed by the completion of the play into a commendable man. In the beginning of the play, John Proctor was a hypocritical man. By example, ...
  • John Proctor Abigail Elizabeth Affair
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    Abigail Williams portrays Miller's affair with the inner voice and guilt. Arthur Miller saw guilt as a habit of mind capable of being over come. It is seen in Abigail who exhausts her conscience to get herself out of trouble by accusing Tit uba, and then to seek revenge on the adults who make her life miserable. Abigail Williams seeks the devotion of John Proctor who was a very proud man, who was considered a leader by many of the town s people. John Proctor's mistake was having an affair with t...
  • Crucible Heroic Trait
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    John walls EN 111 College Writing Two honorable men: Giles Corey and John Proctor In the seventeenth century Salem Massachusetts rumors had spread that people were practicing witchcraft and fears and suspicion soon followed. Then, the witch-hunts and trials resulted from all this talk of witchcraft. During the Salem trials, it would be impossible to defend ones position if accused of being a witch or if one had to try and defend a witch. But, Giles Corey and John Proctor are able to defy the imp...
  • John Proctor A Tragic Hero
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    Arthur Miller's "Th e Crucible" is clearly a representation of the true meaning of tragedy. John Proctor was the medium, in which Miller utilized to convey a universal depiction of tragedy. A broad definition of a tragic hero is a protagonist who, through faults and flaws of his own and in the society in which he exists, falters in the grand scheme of things. This mistake leads to suffering, which ultimately leads to a self-realization. Miller, himself, explained, "Tragedy, then, is the conseque...
  • Sacrifice Gained His Inner Peace
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    In many works of literature, a character makes a sacrifice that can affect his life in order to achieve something more important. In the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the character John Proctor sacrifices his life, while in the novel The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorn, the character Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, sacrifices his reputation. Both characters, Proctor and Dimmesdale, respectively, gained something more important than their life and reputation. In order to redeem himself f...
  • The Crucible Giles Corey
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    The Crucible In 1692, witch trials begin in Salem, Massachusetts. Numerous young girls have claimed to be bewitched. John Proctor married to Elizabeth is accused of adultery. Giles Corey is the oldest man in the community. Rebecca Nurse, wife of Francis, is a lady of goodness and respect. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor, Giles Corey, and Rebecca Nurse must decide what is worth dying for. First, John Proctor must decide what is worth dying for. Proctor, well respected and feared, ...
  • Proctor Merrill John Wife Friends
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    There are times in one's life when a person must make great sacrifices in order to do that which is morally just. John Proctor, from the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, and David Merrill, from the movie "Guilty by Suspicion", which was directed by Irwin Winkler, both choose to make the morally correct decisions, and they both suffered the consequences for doing so in an era of mass hysteria. During the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, described in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proc...
  • The Crucible John Proctors Dilemma
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    John Proctor's big dilemma is that he knows he can disprove all of Abigail's accusations as well as that of her friends. He is as the saying goes, "Damned if he does damned if he doesn't." He knows Abigail is doing this out of her jealousy of Elizabeth in order to try gaining John Proctor's love. He can put a stop to this and save his wife but at a high price. Proctor must decide about his personal rights or about doing what is good for the public. Since he had the affair with Abigail he knows t...