Apple Sauce Essay

Submitted By sunmoonju
Words: 746
Pages: 3

The development of John Proctor

Per 6
The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller, centers around the time of the witch trials in Salem. The story centers on John Proctor, whose wife, Elizabeth Proctor, gets accused of witchcraft because of the adultery he had committed with his former worker, Abigail Williams. Abigail gets fired and kicked out of Proctor’s house by Elizabeth when their affair is revealed. When Abigail is praised as one that can see devils, she claims that Elizabeth had sent out her soul towards Abigail and stabbed her with a needle. Elizabeth is brought to the court and John Proctor, the main character, is struggling to see what he shall do to save his wife or his pride and his name.
Among the Puritans, a little sin is a crime and a crime blackens a name. John Proctor, who holds a weight in the village, has an affair with Abigail Williams. In the book, it Is shown that John Proctor had fleeting emotions for Abigail Williams. Even so, Proctor decides to not continue his affair with Abigail and informs Abigail ,“I will cut off my hand before I ever reach for you again.” To, this, Abigail Williams is infuriated, and decides to accuse Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft. Elizabeth realizes that Abigail wishes Elizabeth to be dead so Abigail can “ dance with me(Proctor) on my wife's grave!” Elizabeth tells John Proctor to tell the court that the witchcraft in Salem is all cacophony. John proctor refuses because he afraid that his crimes with be in the light but Elizabeth tells Proctor that “She wants me dead”. Shortly after, Elizabeth is taken away from the court for a trial. Afterwards, John Proctor realizes that he should save his wife even if his crime must be shown. John Proctor goes and tells the court, “I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. But it is a whore's vengeance . . .” Abigail Williams avoids the question whether she is a whore and goes to a frenzy claiming that Mary, a current worker at John Proctor’s and that once has claimed to see devils as well, has sent her soul out Abigail to scratch off her face. The Court asks Elizabeth to enter the court to see whether John is telling the truth but Elizabeth declines the question to protect her husband. Which was an “obvious lie to tell”. John Proctor is then accused of Witchcraft, and lying as well. He is then condemned to hang at the gallows. Soon, it is revealed that Elizabeth has conceived. John Proctor plans to lie and confess in order to keep his life. He asks Elizabeth whether this is a good choice but Elizabeth tells him that “I do not judge you. The magistrate that sits in your heart judges you.”. When