Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

john proctor, the crucible?

how does his charecter realte to the crucible?

how does it change?



2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    John Proctor relates to the Crucible essentially as the tragic hero of the tragedy. It is because of his lust of Abigail Williams that the witch hunt begins, and because of his delay in coming clean that the town ultimately goes mad. By the time he is ready to do anything to stop the witch hunt things have spiraled beyond his control.

    Proctor changes significantly. He begins the play extremely well respected and willing to do anything to defend his honor. Nonetheless, we don't see any particular virtue- indeed it seems as though he would even let a witch hunt occur just to keep his good name.

    By the end of the play, Proctor is willing to hang on the gallows simply for virtue. His desire for a good reputation is still there, but now it isn't honor that he seeks, but virtue. Proctor by the end of the play is willing to die and be dishonored for a cause he believes in.

    Source(s): The book & sparknotes
  • 1 decade ago

    In the Crucible John Proctor is merely a simple man with simple needs and everyone feels that he is a nice guy all in all, until the rumors go around of him cheating with a younger girl, then his whole character changes, he gets cold and he basrely speaks to his wife. I think the best thing to say is that he starts to be a more darker sinister character.

    Source(s): Myself
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