What does John Proctor symbolize?

What does John Proctor symbolize in the play, the Crucible?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1) The tragic hero

    2) Honor

    3) Morality

    4) The ideal Christian

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you could probably make an argument for several answers... he goes through a lot of changes throughout the play. he starts as a guilty dude who's obsessed with his own faults/guilt, and ends accepting why he did the things he did... i think you could say he symbolizes self-acceptance? i would read over his character analysis:

    http://www.shmoop.com/character/literature/arthur-...

    ...and then decide what you think he represents (imagine you're arthur miller and you're writing the play, what do you want John to be remembered as in a reader's mind?)

  • 1 decade ago

    Just a shot in the dark... sanity when the world goes mad. or How faulty humans can be.

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