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The Crucible, an Analysis of John Proctor

Summary: In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is an honest, admirable man with a complex character. Throughout the story, Proctor undergoes many changes, eventually proving his determination and courage in his last decision to stand up for his beliefs, his ideas, and the truth. This decision earned him the respect and pride he needed, in the form of martyrdom. An insight on the reactions towards different characters reveals the true difference between Proctor and the other similar characters, such as Hale.
"I cannot mount the gibbet like a saint. It is fraud. I'm not the man" (Act 4, pg.109) Proctor, an honest and admirable man, plays one of the main parts in the Crucible, a play based on jealousy, superstitions and pride which is set in Salem, a puritan village, in the late 1600s. He is in his mid thirties, married to Elizabeth and has two children. Even though he is a simple farmer he represents one the most honorable and honest men throughout the village.

Proctor is a very complex character. One of his most evident characteristics is ho blunt spoken he is. He always says what he thinks is best, "I may speak my heart, I think" (Act 1, pg 2) constantly tackling other people's ideas and opinions, and always making sure that he can make up his own mind without having to rely on...

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