Comparing Malloy And John Proctor In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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The Crucible written by Author Miller was about the Salem Witch trials that took place in 1692 where many were falsely accused of witch craft due to Abigail and the girls. The movie On the Waterfront was directed by Elia Kazan where Terry Malloy was trying to gather guts to tell the town know about the people involved in Joey’s murder. The viewer, can notice that in the play and the movie, both the main characters, Terry Malloy and John Proctor fought for their loves while being against the whole town. Furthermore, Terry Malloy and John Proctor, both have the town behave similarly towards them about the problems they face. In spite of this, both characters experience a sort of pressure to influence their final decisions.
To start, John Proctor admits to adultery with Abigail and the town starts looking at him as a criminal because adultery was considered a sin at the time. The town treats him with much disgrace and rudeness. “Excellency, forgive me, forgive me. She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave! And well she might!—for I thought of her softly, God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat! But it is a whore’s vengeance, and you must see it; I set myself entirely in your hands, I
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“Look you, sir. I think you mistake your duty here. It matters nothing what she thought-she is convicted of the unnatural murder of children, and you for sending your spirit out upon Mary Warren. Your soul alone is the issue here, Mister, and you will prove its whiteness or you cannot live in a Christian country. Will you tell me now what persons conspired with you in the Devil’s company...?” (Miller 141). You can see here how Danforth was trying to pressurize John’s decisions and to make him confess to witch craft. Even though he was pressurized he did not listen because he believed in