• John Proctor Goodness Elizabeth Play
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    THE CRUCIBLE The typical classical hero is high ranking, has admirable traits and dies as a result of some fatal flaw. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller presents John Proctor, as a character who is worthy of being praised as a hero. Though Proctor is not elevated in rank, he does meet the rest of the hero criteria, for he is a very respectable and admirable character whose flaw contributes to his downfall. John Proctor evolves as a hero through several stages. We see him throughout the play surpris...
  • A Tragic Hero John Proctor
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    Arthur Miller's The Crucible is clearly a representation of the true meaning of tragedy. John Proctor was, in fact, the medium, the tool, of 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, has said, "Tragedy, then,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Proctor Salem Good Fate
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    Can a person's opinion equal their fate In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, John Proctor's stand in a society where opinion drove fate created ignominy towards him and his beliefs. First he hid his horrible sin inside, fearing the consequences. When he finally did, he was placed in a tangled labyrinth of feelings as to what his next action should have been. Lastly, it was Proctor's defiance and integrity in his own self that proved him stronger than the entire community of Salem. Proctor's tremulo...
  • Mary Warren John Proctor
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    Mary Warren is an important character in Arthur Miller's play, THE CRUCIBLE. Much of the action in Act III revolves around Mary's testimony in court. She is a kind and basically honest girl who tries to do the right thing, saving her friends from harm. However, throughout Acts I and II, Mary is a follower who allows Abigail Williams to negatively influence her good judgment. To make matters worse, Mary is terrified of Abigail's threats. Because of her weak will, the reader isn't certain if Mary ...
  • 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 ...
  • Crucible Nakedness Of Man
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    Literary compositions are composed of series of lines entwined and tangled together to produce a rainbow of emotions and insights. Within it, a distinct line, a picture of jumbled puzzles of vowels and consonants, can be sharply tuned, to uncover the subtly hidden themes. Arthur Miller s own Crucible is no exception, with its pages shock full of such lines. One certain line graces on the last passage of Act Two, spoken by John Proctor, a lost man in struggle for goodness and truth. He claims des...
  • Tells Danforth Proctor Abigail Elizabeth
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    The Crucible Short Summary: The Crucible, a historical play based on events of the Salem witchcraft trials, takes place in the small Puritan village in the colony of Massachusetts in 1692. The witchcraft trials, as Miller explains in a prose prologue to the play, grew out of the particular moral system of the Puritans, which promoted interference in others' affairs as well as a repressive code of conduct that frowned on any diversion from norms of behavior. The play begins in the home of Reveren...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Affair With Abigail Proctor Elizabeth John
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    Act one begins with Reverend Parris praying over her daughter, Betty Parris, who lies unconscious on her bed. Through conversations between Reverend Parris and his niece Abigail Williams, and between several girls, the audience learns that these girls, including Abigail and Betty, were engaged in occultic activities in the forest lead by Tituba, Parris slave from Barbados. Parris caught them and jumped from a bush startling the girls. Betty fainted and had not recovered. During this session, Abi...
  • 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, ...
  • John Proctor Abigail Mary Elizabeth
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    Plot Summary Act 1 The play begins on Rev. Parris praying by the bedside of his daughter Betty who has turned strange overnight and will not wake. His niece Abigail enters and Parris believes he has seen her dancing in the forest and conjuring. Abigail fiercely denies conjuring but admits to harmless dancing. Mr and Mrs Putnam enter and are pleased that misfortune has befallen on Parris because they are jealous of him becoming minister over their own family. The Putnam's compare Betty with thei...
  • 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 Lie Parris God
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    There is no doubt that John Proctor was in a moral dilemma. Either he lies and says that he was in on all that witchcraft or he tells the truth. Which they may think is a lie, and he will still hang. He just isn't able to think right. He asks Elizabeth "Would you give them such a lie?" She didn't answer though. If John Proctor were to lie and say he was with the devil, he would be able to save his life. He would also to be with Elizabeth and the upcoming child. When deputy Danforth asks him if ...
  • 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...
  • A Tragic Hero Arthur
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    Arthur Miller's The Crucible is clearly a representation of the true meaning of tragedy. John Proctor was, in fact, the medium, the tool, of 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, has said, "Tragedy, then,...