Psuasive Essay John Proctor

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Persuasive Essay: John Proctor
John Proctor was a farmer in seventeenth century Massachusetts. He was married to Elizabeth Proctor. John Proctor was a leader not a follower. He was a man that everyone in the town looked up to. Proctor was a both strong physically and mentally strong. John Proctor was an extremely proud man, and many were aware of it . John Proctor wants to have a good character and reputation and he sees how important that is.

John Proctor, to me, is a hero. Proctor’s flaws make him human. Proctor realizes his downfall and tries to fix his reputation and by standing up to society. He is good natured with fellow villagers such as Giles Corey, Rebecca Nurse, and others. John Proctor is an independent person. His self-esteem sets him apart from other members of the town who feel one must obey authority at all costs. Instead, John Proctor is a person who speaks his mind when he sees injustice. Proctor is flawed and he's failed, but he redeems himself and that should give the rest of us, who have our fair share of flaws, some hope. People should be more like John Proctor because he stands up for what he believes in, he contains a great deal of wisdom, and he is courageous

Proctor stood up to authority and went against what the Puritans and Salem did. He stood up for what he believed in. He exposes the corruption that existed in Salem. John Proctor chose not to blame others for witchcraft, and he denied believing in the act itself. Though he knew that choosing to be hung and true to God and himself did not make him a hero, or anything of that nature, it was enough to show that the truth and goodness lies in him. He no longer was a dishonest man that had cheated on his wife, he was a good man that knew the truth and was going to stand by it. John Proctor has the strength to stand up to society and dies in defense of truth.

John has gained a great deal of wisdom. He knows that if he stands by his confession to save his own...
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