"The Crucible" Question About Proctor!!!?

What are the two conflicting forces and explain how this conflict within this character illuminates the meaning of the work as a whole.

Choose a character whose mind is pulling in conflicting directions by two compelling desires, ambitions, obligations or influences.

-If I was to put Proctor as the character, what are his two conflicting forces? _love and guilt? or no? Please help.

*10 point for best answer.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    John Proctor was a tragic hero.

    John Proctor had many conflicts of desire:

    Pride for family and fear of exposing his wrong doing and smearing his 'good name'

    Temptation and ethics Doing wrong, but having his good conscious berate himself for not acting ethical.

    Yes....love and guilt.

    And good vs. bad

    He knew that he did wrong and committed adultery on Abigail. He confessed this in order to save his wife, who at the end still said he was not good.

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