The Crucible John Proctor Analysis

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller, which takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, has several dynamic characters in its story, however none that are more interesting than John Proctor and Mary Warren. John Proctor, a farmer, lives just outside of the town Salem where the story takes place. He, his wife and his three kids both live together in a small house, the common room of their house is where two takes place. Mary Warren, the Proctors servant, helps John Proctor’s wife, Elizabeth Proctor, take care of the children and tend to the house while John is out farming. John Proctor and his wife, Abigail have a very rough relationship due to an affair John had with a girl named Abigail Williams. Mary Warren does not have as big as a role in the story as John does; however she plays a major role in act two and in John Proctor’s outcome at the end of the story. Mary Warren is an official of the court in Salem for the witch trials that is the center of the story. The girl Abigail, who John Proctor had an affair with is accusing many citizens of Salem of witchcraft. John Proctor is a stubborn and aggressive man, for Mary Warren is somewhat similar to John Proctor as she is also stubborn and not …show more content…
Unfortunately, John Proctors trait of being Stubborn ends up getting him killed later in the story when he refuses to confess to something he didn’t do in order to protect his name. Mary Warren survives at the end, because she is an official of the court. Both of these Characters show that they are very much alike via their traits. It is a shame that John Proctor dies in the for what he thinks is right, when in today’s world that is something people respect. Our world today would be very different and our judicial system would be very different if it wasn’t for the events during the Crucible in Salem