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John Proctor

In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is seen as a tragic hero because he is able to overcome his tragic flaw of hubris, but still the circumstances led to his death. A tragic hero is a person who has sacrificed their lives for a principle. It is shown in the play that ordinary people can be tragic heroes. They believed so passionately in an idea that they were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, for it. There are four main aspects that represent a tragic hero...

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John Proctor in the Crucible

The main character in Salem is John Proctor, an outspoken, successful, and well-respected farmer who chooses to stay away from the church.  Religious at heart, this man who has sinned openly, condemns the witch trials while hiding a secret that could ruin the main accuser, Abigail Williams.  Proctor is a man full of guilt, who uses the love of his wife, and his need to take responsibility for his actions to gain the strength to openly confess his sins, denounce Abigail Williams, and save his soul...

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John Proctor Throughout the Crucible

John Proctor throughout the Crucible Throughout Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible” Miller had his characters face severe tests that make them question their own self. A crucible is also an earthen pot that is used for melting metals. In a way the town of Salem was a crucible as people were brought before the court and blasted with allegations from others as being witches. They were either forced to give in and live a lie or be hanged. The term crucible could also describe the heat of a situation...

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Character Analysis of John Proctor

ohn Proctor was born in England.[5][6] When he was just three years old, his parents brought their family to America. They sailed from London, England, on 12 April 1635[7] on a ship called the “Susan and Ellen”.[8] Upon arrival, they settled in the Chebacco area of Ipswich, Massachusetts.[9][10][11] Proctor's father owned many properties and was considered to be one of the wealthiest residents in Ipswich and had two shares in Plum Island in 1664.[12] He also held many offices within the colony.[13] ...

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John Proctor an honorable man

John is a man of strong moral beliefs, who is concerned only for the safety of his family and personal welfare. He does not care about the beliefs of any of the other people in the town and what his supervisor which is the Reverend, thinks either. After trying to avoid involvement in the witch trials he is later prosecuted for witchery and sentenced to hang. John tries to avoid any involvement in the Salem Witch trials. His reason for doing so is to protect his image because he is afraid...

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The Crucible – the Main Character of John Proctor

superstitions and fear of the devil to justify the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The central character in Salem is John Proctor, an outspoken, successful, and well-respected farmer who chooses to maintain a certain distance from the church. Religious at heart, this man who has sinned, openly condemns the witch trials while hiding a secret that could discredit the main accuser, Abigail Williams. John Proctor is a man consumed by guilt, who draws on his contempt for Reverend Parris, his love for his wife, and...

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John Proctor S Role In The Crucible

Kate-Lynn Gomerich M. Haddou English 12C Individual Character Project November 22, 2014 John Proctors Role in “The Crucible” To be puritan is to be pure of any physical or mental pleasure; when pressure built the citizens of Salem massed into a frenzy of noose casting. Only to realize the heavy weight of truth as a course rope began to constrict around their necks. In “The Crucible” a story taking place in Salem, Massachusetts: the restricting ways of puritan life began to take their toll on the...

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John Proctor

Honorable...Ashamed...Respected...All of these words can be used to describe John Proctor. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible John Proctor, one of the main characters, is faced with a variety of challenges. The most extreme test that he must face is to admit to a crime that ultimately leads to his death. At one time he was looked up to in the town of Salem, however when a situation arises, John Proctor must fight his conscience. He is motivated and tested to tell the truth even though it ruined his...

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Arthur Miller's Motivations for "The Crucible" and the Role of John Proctor

farmer John Proctor. When Miller came to Salem he read about the real John Proctor. His fate was the start point for Miller’s play. John Proctor, the “sinner” overturned “his paralyzing personal guilt and become the most forthright voice against the madness around him.” That demonstrated to Miller “that a clear moral outcry could still spring even from an ambiguously unblemished soul.” The play “began to accumulate around this man.” Miller did have to change a few aspects of John Proctor. He actually...

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The crucible proctor conflicts

inhabitants are sent to hang. The protagonist of the play, John Proctor, in turn gets caught up in inner and outer conflicts surrounding the complications in Salem - leaving the audience almost sympathetic. When Proctor's family life is first seen, the reader can tell that his home life is not great. The relationship between John Proctor and his wife is very strained. The reader learns that Proctor has committed adultery with Abigail. Proctor, however, is trying to make it up to his wife. "I have not...

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