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  • Proctor's Passiveness
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    Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, is a very powerful statement about Puritan ethics in the 17th 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 char...
  • Example Of Irony In The Story
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    The Tests of Salem The Crucible is a play, which brings attention to many timeless issues. The nature of good and evil, power and its corruption, honor and integrity and irony are all brought up in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Irony what doe sit men? Irony means incongruity between what is expected to happen and what actually occurs. In The Crucible there are three different aspects of irony. Irony is present through many scenes of the play and it is very important to the outcome of the story. ...
  • Proctor's Wife
    760 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...
  • John Proctor
    521 words
    The Crucible, written in 1953 by Arthur Miller is an accurate portrait of the which hunts and trials in Salem Massachusetts during the 17th 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 descr...
  • John Proctor
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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...
  • Proctor Calls Abigail
    618 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,...

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