The Crucible John Proctor’s Major Change One of the characters in “The Crucible” that undergoes a major change is John Proctor. Proctor is one of the most important characters and he gradually changes throughout the course of the play. At the start of the play John Proctor has a strong willed personality and shows good leadership and authority. Through the changes that he makes, Proctor becomes a better person who finds a sense of goodness in himself. John Proctor goes from being someone who only cares about himself to a person who cares about what is really important to him. In the beginning, he has an affair with Abigail Williams, which causes all the problems because Abigail believes that if she can accuse Elizabeth Proctor, Proctor’s wife, of being a witch, than John Proctor will love her. This does not work out because towards the end Proctor realizes that his wife is the most important thing and confesses to having an affair with Abigail. He also tells everyone that he would rather die than have his name be ruined. Proctor almost gives in to saving his life by signing a confession that confirms him being a witch but at the end of the play he is more concerned with what is important than his public reputation. Proctor claims that God will save him for telling the truth and he will go to heaven. When Hale is begging Elizabeth to convince Proctor to confess, she says “He have goodness now. God forbid I take it from
John Proctor Versus Society
John Proctor attempts to defeat society alone. In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, John Proctor struggling to gain power shows that one person cannot change society. John Proctor struggles to get people to believe that the kids are lying. John struggles with trying to keep his good name too. Also when Elizabeth got sent to jail and sentenced to be hanged, John had to fight to get Elizabeth out before death occurred.
First, John Proctor struggles to gain power to change….
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, written in 1953, portrays the Salem witch trials and conveys how the actions of a single person can hold a high impact on its surrounding community when faced with troublesome times. Throughout the play, drastic decisions are made by many that further the development of the plot. John Proctor, a highly respected citizen of Salem is one who is faced with an array of arduous decisions time and time again. Just because one has messed up in the past, can they not still be….
John Proctor’s Passion and Responsibility in The Crucible
In The Crucible, Arthur Miller creates a strong and persistent character named John Proctor. Throughout the play, John portrays a conflict of passion through experiences that test his true character. John’s flaw of being true to himself forces him to face a consequence to redeem his Puritanical faith. His passion for being a good man shows in his strong emotion and his courage to take responsibility for his actions. John Proctor is a dynamic….
Throughout the play, “The Crucible,” John Proctor faces many difficult obstacles that occurred in his life. He had false accusations made against him, which resulted in a defamation of his character and being discouraged with Puritan Society.
During the play, John Proctor was accused of being a bad Puritan, and not knowing all of the 10 commandments. He was also accused of witchcraft by his diabolical teenage ex-servant, and was also accused of leading a faction against Reverend Parris. His wife….
leaving the light on when you leave the house. John proctor’s wife, Elizabeth Proctor, was accused of the ultimate crime; witchcraft. John underwent many changes during this play. At first, he was trying to hide the relationship that he had with Abigale. As the play progressed, he began to lay everything on the line to save his wife and her unborn child. I’ll go more in depth on his changes as my essay progresses but he went through multiple personality changes while at the same time, his outlook on the….
In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, names are of the utmost importance to many Puritans because they resemble reputation and social status. During Act 4 when John Proctor is being persuaded to confess to witchcraft, an altercation about signing away Proctor’s name occurs. Reverend Parris argues, “It is a weighty name; it will strike the village that Proctor confess. I beg you, let him sign it…” (Miller 131) By saying, “it will strike the village that Proctor confess,” Parris attempts to coax Judge Danforth….
portrayed in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, which is a play reenacting the events of the infamous Salem Witch Trials. In the play there are many dynamic characters to be analyzed, one such being John Proctor. Since John Proctor is motivated by his love for his wife Elizabeth, his decision to tell the truth creates tension by the end of the play.
John Proctor's behavioral motivation is based around his wife and the goodness of his name in Salem. The name part of that really shows when John says, “Because….
John Proctor is one of the most significant characters in the play and is viewed as a very prideful person. At the beginning of the book he does cheat on his wife and have an affair with the maid Abigail Williams. After this he regrets ever doing it, but while he is being accused of witchcraft by Abigail he tries to make things right while still keeping the affair a secret. Although he does confess after not too long, “A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. I beg you….
been accused, and John Proctor was one of many. Before the witch trials started John was already trying to save his marriage with Elizabeth, his wife, and his reputation after his affair with Abigail Williams. John Proctor’s desperateness to save his reputation showed when he told the court about his affair, never turned in his friends, and when he would not turn over his confession that stated he had conspired with the devil.
In the first act of The Crucible we learned that John Proctor and Abigail….
Passion and responsibility are key factors that compose John Proctor’s mannerism. His actions throughout the play give a clear image of his goodness and desire to be recognized as a good man, despite his wrong doings. As a major character in the play, John adventures through difficult times affecting his future actions. Not only does he have to deal with his affair with Abigail, but he must also face his confession in court and risk ruining his name. His passion for following the Puritan beliefs….