Crucible Essay On John Proctor's Life

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John Proctor In the tragic story The Crucible, John Proctor is pretty much your typical man. He cares about his family, participates in religious activities, everything you would expect from a man during this time period. However. John Proctor's life goes from normal to far from it.
John seemed to be living an ordinary life of someone of this time period. “Was a farmer..” (Applebee et al. 175) He was a farmer which was quite ordinary for people at this time as it is now. Being a farmer put John in the middle class which is where the majority of the population fell. John is a pretty well educated man. He generally makes the right decision. “I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another” (Applebee et al. __). In most cases he knew the right thing to say to keep him and others out of bad situations.
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“Proctor was a farmer in his middle thirties”(Applebee et al. 175). He was an efficient farmer, because he was in admirable shape and wasn’t that old. Johns physical shape and age empowered him to do everything necessary on his farm. It was also helpful to him that he had kids and a wife helping out on the farm and around the house. “Your husband- did he indeed turn from you?”(Applebee et al. 223). Having a wife, John was allowed to focus more on his farming and not have to worry about the house chores. He would be afflicted without his wife and children, however he did not have to worry about that at this point, because they were still all together.
John and the rest of his family all worked on their farm and were regarded amongst themselves as up to par Christians. John arbitrated that he was a tolerable Christian. “Good then. In the book of record the Mr. Parris keeps, I note that you are rarely in the church on Sabbath Day.”(Applebee et al. 198). Correlating his Christian life with others of this time period John really wasn’t that marvelous of a