Is John Proctor a Good Man ?
Throughout the play ‘the crucible’, Miller portrays John Proctor in many different ways and emotions, such as hard-working, proud and noble. He is one of the main characters if not the main and has a strong, deceiving personality which leads to the question, is this strong personality welcomed in the village?
Early in the play, Miller shows John is working hard in a field and although working for himself, he gets put across to the audience as a man who has lots of money but chooses not to require slavery to do things for him. Also then again Proctor is late back to see Elizabeth because he was out at work, ‘I were planting far out to the forest edge’ the book quotes.
John seriously believed in his wife, but he went behind her back and gave into the temptation of Abigail and having a small affair with her. Consodering this, it was an insignificant event considering what Jonh Proctor did to save his wife towards the end. He is noble in the way that he gave up his life to preserve his innocence, he also did not want his wife to die to cover up his lie, and he quit his "relationship" with Abigail.
He and Elizabeth are questioned after being accused by Abigail of witchcraft. They are questioned separately and John confesses to adultery and as a result must be hanged.
Proctor’s view of his wives protection was challenged by the court which he was outraged about. Proctor’s only real relationship is with his wife, who with he cherishes.
I feel Proctor was unfairly treated when he failed to sign the confession because they insisted they would put it publicly on a church wall although that was the rules of the Puritans.
John Proctor was god in the sense that he didn’t make a major deal of being hanged and accepted the rules gracefully, although being frustrated towards the end of the book, ‘No it is not the same! What others say and what I do is not the same!’
Proctor is good to his...