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Elizabeth Proctor

Elizabeth Proctor Elizabeth Proctor wife of John Proctor has a small but important roll in the book “The Crucible”. Elizabeth does not appear in the book until the beginning of act two when she is harassing and nagging John Proctor for getting home so late. At that point of the book Elizabeth proctor is recognized as cold-hearted uncaring unforgiving wife. Toward the end of the book the way Elizabeth, is seen by the reader changes in a good way she, will be seen as caring and protective...

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Elizabeth Proctor

innocent women hang on false accusations? Elizabeth Proctor is a virtuous woman who is steadfast and true. These traits also make her a bit of a cold fish. Her husband John Proctor had an affair with their seventeen year old housekeeper Abigail Williams. Elizabeth seems to be struggling to forgive her husband and let go of her anger. Elizabeth’s dislike of Abigail is more justified when Abigail tries to murder Elizabeth by framing her for witchcraft. Elizabeth is innocent of witchcraft because she is...

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John Proctor vs. Minister Dimmes

John Proctor was a main character in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." He was a farmer in Salem, Massachusetts in the 1600's. He was put to death when he would not admit to practicing witchcraft. Minister Dimmesdale was a main character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." He fathered a child out of wedlock in a sinful relationship, and fell to his death when he couldn't take the guilt any longer. John Proctor and Minister Dimmesdale had several things in common, but also had several...

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Elizabeth Proctor: the Crucible

Discuss the importance of the character of Elizabeth and consider how Miller makes us respond to her throughout the play (30 marks) Throughout the Crucible Miller uses Elizabeth, who is a pious character, as a judge of character. Through her eyes we learn who is innately good such as Rebecca Nurse, we learn that John Proctor is a tragic hero whose fatal flaw is that he is “somewhat bewildered” and that Abigail truly is “a whore” with an “endless capacity for dissembling”. The audience trusts her...

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The Crucible Essay on Elizabeth Proctor

Elizabeth Proctor I would be more than willing to help Elizabeth Proctor. She easily gains sympathy from people because she is a mother and wife. Elizabeth has to sacrifice a lot for her family to keep them safe, healthy and happy. When she fires Abigail she is sacrificing her marriage because of the fact John could hate her for it. She is also sacrificing her happiness by staying with John after his affair with Abigail, but she does it to keep everyone happy. I also find it easier to want...

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The Crucible: John Proctor and John Hale - Good Citizen vs. Good Perso

The Crucible: John Proctor and John Hale - Good Citizen vs. Good Person In The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays the two main characters, John Proctor and Reverend John Hale as "good men". The term "good men" in this play is ambiguous. Reverend John Hale was a good man in the sense of being the perfect and good citizen of Massachusetts in the 1600's. He was pious, adherent to the laws and beliefs, and a good Puritan Christian. John Proctor, on the contrary would not be considered the greatest...

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The Crucible: Elizabeth Proctor

The Crucible:Elizabeth Proctor Out of all the characters,in my opinion, Elizabeth is the best character in the cast in the Crucible. She was a faithful wife, a good mother, and strong in her faith/religion. Even though her husband cheated on her she still remained faithful to him. Sure she was depressed about it, but what woman wouldn't be when she has discovered her partner has cheated on her? While she was sick no less, the time John should have been most faithful! She could've cheated on...

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Elizabeth Proctor: Love Versus Honesty

Elizabeth Proctor was probably one of the characters faced with the most stress and problem throughout the duration of "The Crucible" After a long period of illness, she try to live life as normal, despite having found out her husband committed adultery and, later, that she has been accused of witchcraft. Although she proves brave and strong and endures the experience, when the most important decision in the fiasco comes, she makes a controversial choice. Before the play takes place, Abigail Williams...

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Compare and Contrast between John proctor, Abigail Williams, Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale, Of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter and Arthur Miller's The Crucible.

John Proctor of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, is a highly respected man in Salem. "In Proctor's presence a fool felt his foolisheness instantly....Proctor respected and even feared in Salem", the narrator adds (Miller 20). He was a powerful man who disliked hipocrites and the presence of sin. Before the play begins,John Proctor has an affair with Abigail Williams, a previous house servant of his, these actions contradicted his very own beliefs. The narrator comments, "He is a sinner..against his...

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Fear and Shame in Arthur Millers' 'The Crucible'

against god and with the devil. People in the village are very religious, even to a point where they are literally god-fearing. They believe that god judges their every move, which is why they are fearful of doing something sinful. This links to John Proctor, and how he views himself as a fraud. He has committed adultery, and therefore regards himself as a sinner. He is shameful for the way he has treated his wife, lied to her and to god. Ever since he confessed to his affair, he has tried to redeem...

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