The Crucible

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In Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, the main protagonists are John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, and Reverend Hale. They had tolerated and however more struggled with the misunderstood references such as witchcraft that had effected their personal lives with dilemmas. Each character had exhibit a certain sin from the beginning and with their decisions made towards the end of the play it had expressed their true virtues. The play's tragic hero John Proctor was an outspoken and honest man who had been deeply in conflicted situations that led him to stage of crisis. For example, Proctor was agitated towards Mary Warren with her having evidence and not being truthful enough to tell the court. In a display of wrath, he says to Mary Warren, “Make your peace with it! Now Hell and Heaven grapple on our backs...make your peace!!”(205). This shows that desperate times call for desperate measures because in this situation the lies are going too far and its causing devastation towards Proctor. This is important because his refusal to provide a false confession to the public shows that he is in control of his beliefs. For example, When Mary Warren speaks out the truth, the girls accused that she was bewitching them moreover, Proctor protests with telling Danforth his affair with Abigail. In a display of temperance, he says to Danforth,“In her life,sir, she have never lied. There are...my wife cannot lie. I have paid too much to learn it, sir”(221). This shows that by the play's end the virtue temperance, Proctor had displayed that he mourned for balance with its limits to try to solve the problem of witchcraft in Salem.This is important because his final decision of keeping his personal integrity dignifies his reputation that allowed him to deal with injustice within the society. As a result, I thought John Proctor was indeed a good man with his personal and moral dilemmas being able to overpass them. One of the most virtuous character may come off...
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