Betrayed by his maid Mary Warren, John is accused of witchcraft and sentenced to hang. Still, in this community built upon strict adherence to the Ten Commandments and civic accountability, public admission of his guilt would ruin his reputation. This statement makes Proctor upset. If I give them that? Bravery is a trait that suits John Proctor well. Many of Miller's characters were based on people who had little in the public record other than their statements from the trials, but others survived to expand, recant, or comment on the role they played at Salem, including jurors, accusers, survivors, and judges. And it is my face, and yours. Abigail thinks nothing of the fact that she condemns innocent people to die; those people merely serve as necessary instruments for her use in the fulfillment of her plan.
Willy Loman of , Eddie Carbone of , and Joe Keller of all have similar issues. When we first meet John Proctor halfway through Act I, we discover a man who has become the thing he hates most in the world: a hypocrite. True, Proctor did succumb to sin and commit adultery; however, he lacks the capacity to forgive himself. At the beginning of the play the focus is laid mainly… 617 Words 2 Pages a sense of pride or an excessive sense of pride. Danforth calls for the sheriff and John is led away, to be hanged. This affair he has with Abigail is an extremely deadly flaw.
The witches give their predictions to Macbeth which sets the whole play in motion. Around town, his name was synonymous with honor and integrity. The people on whom the characters are based would have retained strong regional dialects from their home country. You forget nothin' and forgive nothin'. Cowell Honors English 10 22 February 2016 The Role of reputation within in the The Crucible In Salem, Massachusetts no act is private.
The remainder of Act Two is set in the Proctor's home. This desperate act of self-preservation soon becomes Abigail's avenue of power. Such a confession would dishonor his fellow prisoners, who are brave enough to die as testimony to the truth. Nonetheless, the production won the 1953. Proctor believes a public display of his wrongdoing only intensifies the extent of his sin, thereby multiplying his guilt. The village is rife with rumors of and a crowd gathers outside Rev.
Finally though, Proctor abandoned his concern for his reputation which enabled him to admit his sin in order to save his wife. John's character begins transformation when Abigail testifies in court accusing Elizabeth of witchcraft. However, when he's asked to actually sign his name, John refuses. He is greedy and conniving, using the accusations as cover to purchase land seized from convicted witches. With time he believes that he needs to protect others, not only himself.
Because I cannot have another in my life! He's never drunk, as some are, nor wasting his time at the shovelboard, but always at his work' pg. . By refusing to give up his personal integrity Proctor implicitly proclaims his conviction that such integrity will bring him to heaven. It is certain then that Proctor is an individual of many characteristics but only one stands out, that is that he is ethical. The character is based on a real person of the same name, who was also pressed when he would not plead guilty to charges of witchcraft. I have not moved from there to there without I think to please you, and still an everlasting funeral marches round your heart. Proctor's Problem s Meet John.
Despite his moral indiscretion, Proctor does love his wife and family very much. The similarities between these two main characters are the impact witchcraft makes in their lives, their tragic flaw, and the respect each character has with his society. If he did his life would be ruined people would think of him as being evil when his name would be mentioned. This showed that he cared more about his belief than he did about his life. The act of putting his name to paper is just too much. He sends the other girls out including , his family's maid and confronts Abigail, who tells him that she and the girls were not performing witchcraft.
These traits that the character John Proctor possesses are what qualify him to be a tragic hero. Abigail tells John that all the hullabaloo about witches isn't true. When a group of teenage girls fear punishment for their own experimentation with the occult, they deflect attention by accusing the townspeople of witchcraft. Two: by openly admitting his adulterous lechery, he is no longer a hypocrite. Months after the trial, John Proctor sat in a jail cell, struggling between survival and pride.