• Proctor Tragedy Play Miller
    580 words
    It hardly takes a discerning eye to realize that life does not consist of fairy tale endings. That fact is all too apparent in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, a work which has been labeled a tragedy by many critics. Robert Heilman defines a tragedy as a work of literature in which a character divided within the self makes choices, bears the consequences of those choices, gains anew awareness, and suffers victory in defeat. As you will see, John Proctor is a perfect protagonist. The main choice whi...
  • Crucible John Proctor
    454 words
    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...
  • The Crucible's Tragic Hero
    914 words
    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...
  • The Crucible Characters And Their Emotions
    674 words
    The Crucible reveals that people's private emotions and desires often have consequences far beyond their own lives. Three characters that share that quality and who contributed greatly to the outbreak of hysteria in Salem are John Proctor, Abigail Williams, and Elizabeth Proctor. All these characters, in one way or another brought eminence suspicion and / or emotional relief into the town of Salem. Proctor had to deal with both sides of Salem's controversy. In most eyes Proctor was a good man, b...
  • John Proctor The Crucible
    675 words
    John Proctor: A Tragic Hero Over the years, literary devices have changed as writers continually come up with new ones. One device that is has been used many times throughout the generations is the appearance of the tragic hero. Since the days of Shakespeare, tragic heroes have been used to enhance the meaning of a literary work. Any character cannot be described as tragic hero. Several key characteristics are necessary for the tragic hero to possess in order to be characterized as such. He must...
  • John Proctor Abigail Hale Act
    1,359 words
    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 Mary Warren
    963 words
    Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, is a very powerful statement about Puritan ethics in the 17 th century. The play depicts a character, John Proctor, against both his inner conscience to do what is right, and against the courts of Salem, where he is involved in a crucible to rid the city of witches. These circumstances arise for Proctor because of his affair with Abigail Williams, the leader of the girls who have started the witch hysteria, . Throughout the play, Proctor is depicted with a cha...
  • John Proctor Parris Abigail Conflicts
    478 words
    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...
  • The Crucible John Proctor's Search For Identity
    801 words
    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
    1,048 words
    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...
  • John Proctor Sinner Or Saint
    781 words
    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...
  • The Crucible John Proctor
    449 words
    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...
  • Goody Proctor Drank Abigail Charm
    349 words
    1. ) 2. ) Thomas Putnam is a bitter man because he is a well-to-do, handed landowner, near fifty. He was a man with many grievances, at least one of which appears justified. Some time before his wife's brother-in-law had been turned down as minister of Salem. Thomas Putnam was a eldest son of the richest man in the village. He fought the Indians at the Narragansett, and was deeply interested in the parish affairs. He undoubtedly felt it poor payment that the village should so blatantly disregar...
  • Tragic Hero Proctor Wife Court
    717 words
    Character Analysis of John Proctor During the mid 1950's, Senator Joe McCarthy led a campaign to expose alleged Communists in the State Department. Many called it a witch-hunt. In Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, the small town of Salem is engulfed in hysteria due to the accusations of children that many of the townspeople partook in witchcraft. Among the accused is John Proctor, a strong, steadfast farmer. Proctor is the tragic hero of the story. Even though he tries to become a hero but end...
  • Goody Proctor John Abigail Williams
    482 words
    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...
  • John Proctor As A Tragic Hero
    499 words
    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...
  • Turns To Mary Proctor John Court
    1,074 words
    For the scene in which John Proctor persuaded Mary Warren to go to the court and confess that the girls are lying, I have chosen to set it in Proctor's fields. There he will be working when Mary Warren approaches him. There she will say that she's sorry about Elizabeth and tries to comfort John. John is to appear almost overwhelmed by the previous night's events. Mary then slips up by saying "If there is anything I can do." and John jumps and asks her to go to the court and confess. They argue a...
  • John Proctor Vs Minister Dimmed
    586 words
    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...
  • Proctor Abigail Creates Example
    263 words
    There are several heightened moments during the play that helps to create this dramatic mood at this point in the play. The way that characters interact with each other creates tension because the actions they use towards each other gives hints as to their past history and any hidden secrets, for example John Proctor and Abigail's affair. An example of how characters reactions to each other creates suspense is, "Without warning or hesitation, Proctor leaps for Abigail and, grabbing her by the ha...
  • The Crucible Difficult Situation
    585 words
    In literature as in life, people are confronted by difficult situations. In them, some people act honorably, but other individuals behave shamefully. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, two characters find themselves involved in challenging situations. One chooses to behave honorably and maintain his integrity, while the other chooses to behave shamefully and ruin the reputation of others. First, Arthur Miller creates a complex situation for one character to show how honorable he is. John Proctor...