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John Proctor

destruction to everyone in the town of Salem.  John Proctor can be labeled as one of the protagonist in the play as the story is partly centered on him.  He makes a clearly a suitable character for the tragic hero because he has an integrity stabbing flaw, he has to choose between his fate and his reputation, and as far as morals go, he is definitively better than the other characters in the play although there are many defects in his character. John Proctor is a prime representation of a tragic hero...

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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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John Proctor: Tragic Hero

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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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

John Proctor: Tragic Hero “A man cannot become a hero until he sees the root of his own downfall.” This famous quote from Aristotle highlights one of the main reasons that tragedies were created; to point out the flaws of a society to learn from them. John Proctor, from the tragedy The Crucible by Arthur Miller, is a prime example of a “tragic hero”. He starts off the play as a respected and successful farmer whose main focus is himself above all else. While the Salem witch trials highlight this...

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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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