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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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    by Arthur Miller‚ The Crucible‚ John Proctor is a well respected farmer. John is hiding his secrets from his past to protect his reputation throughout the town. John Proctor’s main traits are that he is brave‚ extreme and dignified. Bravery is a trait that suits John Proctor well. When Proctor tried to convince everyone that the girls were lying‚ this was an instance of bravery because children were thought of as the vice of god and they were free of sin. Proctor also fought the court trying to

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  • John Proctor Belonging

    John Proctor is an individual who trusts his own judgement and doesn’t necessarily respect the ideas of other. He is a man who attracts a lot of trouble in a society that expects everyone to be the same. John Proctor is a perfect example of how experiences and choices can impact on your sense of belonging. Proctor chooses not to belong to the Salem community. The fact that he has ’sinned’ by committing adultery with the Reverend Pariss’s niece causes him to view himself as a hypocrite and not

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  • John Proctor The Crucible

    “Perfect”than you expect. John Proctor in The Crucible is a clever‚ and stubborn guy but as well as a respected man in Salem his name is very well honored.He goes to church pretty much every week. Proctor is a good father to his children and he wants to show them how to stick up for yourself and to not throw your friends under the bus if something bad happens. “I have three children—how may I teach them to walk like men in the world‚ and I sold my friends?”.All Proctor

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  • John Proctor- the Crucible

    John Proctor: A Tragic Hero Over the years‚ literary devices have changed as writers continually come up with new ones. One device that is has been used many times throughout the generations is the appearance of the tragic hero. Since the days of Shakespeare‚ tragic heroes have been used to enhance the meaning of a literary work. Any character cannot be described as tragic hero. Several key characteristics are necessary for the tragic hero to possess in order to be characterized as such. He must

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  • John Proctor Essay

    many people met their deaths and were hung. The witch trials were started and ended by the actions of one man‚ John Proctor. This is illustrated in The Crucible‚ a book written to depict the events of these trials. It would seem that John Proctor would be the tragic hero stopping the witch trials. A tragic hero is someone who is not perfect but yet has reputable standing as did Proctor. To be considered a tragic hero one would also have to have a flaw‚ leading to one’s own demise‚ but the tragic

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  • John Proctor

    Crucible one character whose feelings drastically change is John Proctor’s. John was accused of witchcraft and of having an affair with Abigail. When the accusations first started arising he believed none of it and was denying everything. His wife‚ Goody Proctor was also accused of witchcraft and he denied that as well. He really committed no witchcraft at all and neither did his wife. He however did have an affair with Abigail. John saw right through all the drama and acting and was going to

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  • Essay On John Proctor Reputation

    Crucible‚ Arthur miller used John Proctor character to show how reputation can be more valued and protected than integrity. Living a happy life comes with what people value more and favoriting their reputation over integrity helps show reputation can withstand and help set up guidelines to keep him/herself on track of being happy. Some people value the opinion and criticism from others and think whatever they say will help them live a better and positive life. John Proctor believes

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  • John Proctor: The Ideal Hero

    In the play‚ “The Crucible‚” by Arthur Miller‚ John Proctor is portrayed as a tormented individual whose flaws inevitably lead him to his own destruction. Proctor’s lust for Abigail Williams is the instigator of the hysteria surrounding the witch trails. During the Salem Witch trials‚ Proctor tries to convince the court that the trial are fraudulent‚ he is then thrown into the mix of a corrupt society with greedy preachers‚ landowners trying to steal land‚ and a young girl infatuated with him and

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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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