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The Themes Illustrated by John Proctor in "The Crucible"

Summary: Describes how the themes of hysteria, hypocrisy, and integrity are illustrated by the character of John Proctor in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."
In Arthur Miller's play The Crucible, John Proctor embodies numerous themes. The play commences at the house of Reverend Parris. The previous night, Parris had caught his young daughter Betty, his niece Abigail Williams, slave Tituba and other girls from the town, dancing in the woods. When Parris stumbles across the girls, his daughter Betty suddenly becomes inert. The cause of her illness cannot be found, and the doctor informs Parris to look into witchcraft as the cause. The girls soon become frightened when Abigail threatens harm, if they mention any word of that night. Soon they realize that if they blame others of witchcraft they can save themselves. This causes great hysteria in the town; no one is safe from being accused or executed.

John Proctor signifies the theme of hypocrisy. Unlike many characters he is not seen as a...

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