John Proctor Evil In The Crucible

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“You are a broken minister (Act 1 p.63)” this is a quote stated from John Proctor. Although in The Crucible John Proctor had personal flaws such as committing adultery that lead to tragedy. With this stated John Proctor had also shown his noble qualities; which was used to convey a larger message that Miller conveys to his readers.

In The Crucible, it is about the Salem witch trials that took place in 1692, Massachusetts.There were several young girls claiming to be afflicted by witchcraft. It specifically started with Betty Reverend Paris's daughter. The afflicted girls began accusing people from the town of practicing witchcraft. Most of the time when the girls made these accusations they were doing this for personal reasons for
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He knew what he was doing was wrong and he knew the right thing was to end the affair. "Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I'll ever reach for you again (act 1,p.18)".This very statement shows how John Proctor knew his wrongdoing by telling Abby that he is done and that he feels guilt. And uses these words " I will cut off my hand before I'll ever reach you ( act1,p18)." Showing his strong will and determination to commit to not make the same mistake. Similarity there is another action John Proctor takes to correct himself from his mistake. After Proctor asks Elizabeth to look sometimes for the goodness in him, she says "I do not judge you.The magistrates sits in your own heart that judges you (act 2 p.45)". Thus showing that his wife Elizabeth sees that John Proctor does indeed feel guilty for his wrong doings. And that he really was seeking forgiveness from his wife and reconciliation. To show the exception to John Proctor of his downfall, another noble action he had taken was for his wife. "My wife will never die for me! I will bring your guts into your mouth but that goodness will not die for me for me (act 2 p.66)".Showing the strength of John Proctor with his words to fight for his wife, Elizabeth. No one will hurt her and if they attempt to, he states his threat towards them. Furthermore "PROCTOR: I have three children—how may I teach them to walk like men in the world, and I sold my