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Was John Proctor a Hero or a Fool for Giving Up His Life?

John Proctor: A Hero or a Fool?In Arthur Miller’s famous allegorical play The Crucible ,the main characterJohn Proctor, a young defiant yet respected farmer, shows heroic characteristicsthrough intricate situations of theocratic injustice. Set in hysteria and chaos,the witch trials of Salem village as the trials unfold Proctor finds himself in adifficult situation in which his…

Abigail williams

In 1692, in the town of Salem, Massachusetts, several young girls experienced a conjured illness, triggering the beginning of mass hysteria in the town. The unexplained illnesses were thought to be the devil’s doing; using witches to stain the town. The hysteria spread within the strictly religious town and allowed for revenge and old jealousies…

Abigail Williams Character Analysis

One of the main characters of the play The Crucible, Abigail Williams, is the villain of the play, even more than Parris or Danforth. In Act One her skills at manipulation are very noticeable. John Proctor, who has dumped her after his wife found out about this sinful affair, “Abby, you’ll put it out of…



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Not What it Seems

The quote, “Things are not always as they seem when you are looking from the outside in” is a perfect example of how we might think the world is perfect but in reality our life is a spider web. Playwright, Arthur Miller, captured this idea in his play, The Crucible. Miller focuses on the idea…

Act 2- Proctor’s house

The crucible is set in the early 1920’s in a place called Salem in Massachusetts America. The story is based on the problem of witchcraft; to be a witch or warlock in those days was unforgivable. The people living in Salem were all strict Puritans and anything un-natural was said to be wrong. Anyone with…

Presentation of John Proctor

Arthur Miller’s presentation of John Proctor’s ‘moral journey’. It is mentioned in the Old Testament (Exodus 22:18), “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” It was on the authority of this one sentence in the Bible that 19 witches were hanged in Salem in 1692. To Arthur Miller, the McCarthy Hearings bore an alarming resemblance to…

Goody Proctor

He asked the question in such surprise and disgust, the author has been very extreme in many every day situations that we would think ordinary, another example is, ‘Martha my wife. I have waked at night many a time and found her in a corner, reading a book. Now what do you make of that’…

Danforth and the Proctors

Hale ‘They have confessed it. ‘ Proctor ‘And why not, if they must hang for denyin’ it? There are them that will swear to anything before they’ll hang;’ This is like when Abigail accuses Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft so that She will know that there will be a clear path to John Proctor whom she…

The course of the play

At the beginning of the play we see Proctor With Abigail talking and their talk indicates that he has had a sexual affair with her. “I know how you clutched my back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I come near! ” From this we see that john proctor is may not…

Arthur Miller’s Crucible?

Even until the last few scenes of the play in Act VI Proctor still feels guilty. He states: “I cannot mount the gibbet like a saint. It is a fraud. ” Just like in Act II he lets his guilt dictate his behaviour. He feels he has already condemned himself to Hell so doing any…

Elizabeth asks Proctor

Proctor tells Danforth that Elizabeth knew that she was a harlot and kicked her out of their service. So Danforth decides to call Elizabeth to verify the accusation. Proctor and Abigail are told to turn around and not turn to face Elizabeth when she is brought in. They do as they are told. When Elizabeth…

A man to be admired

Looking at the “holy” concept, the fact that Proctor’s death was part of the reason why it stopped steadily, it seems as Miller depicts him as a 17th century version of Jesus. How Christians believe he died for their sins; Proctor dies for the welfare of those accused and the stop of this fundamental accusations….

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