Tiger Woods The Crucible

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John Proctor a main character in The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Tiger Woods, vastly different people who lived over 300 years apart who surprisingly have one thing in common; both men were having affairs with other women. Socially unacceptable behaviors have led John, Tiger, and others to be shunned from society.

Meet Tiger Woods, one of the highest paid athletes in history and highest ranked golfer in the world for 623 weeks. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/golf/9143219.stm) Woods had a great public image which gained him over one hundred million dollars in endorsements. That quickly changed when he was accused of cheating on his wife, when paparazzi found a used feminine hygiene product thrown from his car window. His wife, Elin
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Elin filed a divorce when his neighbor’s twenty-one year old daughter came forward stating that she too had slept with Tiger. She won custody of their two children Sam and Charlie, and one hundred million dollars in a divorce settlement. After the incident, he did not win another PGA tournament until 2 years down the road. He has yet to come back within the top 100 golfers since the incident occurred in November of 2009, leaving many people wondering if he will ever recover to become the golfer he once was. (http://www.tigerwoods.com/on-tour/career-summary/career-victories/) Finally, he had lost 180 million dollars in yearly endorsements because of the whole fiasco that ensued. His endorsements lost include: Nike, Gillette, AT&T, and General Motors. Effects of his actions made his life take an about face. (http://nypost.com/2009/12/13/tiger-to-suffer-a-180m-slice/) John and Tiger were believed to be morally solid members of society. However they had secrets under the covers. John Proctor a main character in The Crucible has an affair with a young lady named Abigail who is 17 years old, while he had been married to his wife for many years and had two children. Adultery is frowned upon in all cultures and societies, however in the Puritan society, adultery was a particularly disgraceful crime. Tiger also, had an affair with many women who were younger than him and he too was married to his wife with two