The Crucible John Proctor Essay

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John Proctor is an important character in The Crucible and is the husband of Elizabeth Proctor: one of the many women accused of witchcraft. During the story he repeatedly expressed his hatred of Abigail Williams and the corrupt court of Salem. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, John Proctor is an honorable, loving, and selfless man which leads him to be accused of witchcraft, and later hanged.

First off, while John Proctor challenges the theocracy of Salem; he is still a extremely honorable man. Like the time he confessed and stuck with his story about having an affair with Abigail Williams. “A man will not cast away his good name, you surely know that”(Miller 115). In the quote above, the court of Salem doesn’t believe John’s story, so he explains that he would not condemn himself if the story was a lie. When John said this, he is reinforcing that he is a just and honorable man. Another place in the book that is a great example of John being honorable is at the end of the book
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Love a hard thing to give during difficult situations. One example is when Hale and Cheever come to take away Elizabeth, he screamed to her “I will fall like an ocean on that court! Fear nothing Elizabeth” (Miller 97). Even though his wife is being taken away to a jail, he still is loving to Elizabeth. The quote said he will fall like an ocean on the court, which means he will not give up and will get his wife out of Jail. The final example of John being loving is after he goes to the court to persuade the Judges to free his wife. The Judges ask if he will stop fighting if the court allows Elizabeth live. He hesitated and explained “These are my friends. Their wives are also accused” (Miller 97). In the quote John explains that he won’t stop fighting the court if his wife was spared. He believes that the people convicted of witchcraft are innocent and he wants them to be spared too. The judge doesn’t agree since he has already signed 12 of them to