Enlgish Psa 11
The Book the Cruicible is a very deep and meaningful play. There are many characters that move the play along. The two characters that made a big impact in the book were John Proctor and Abigail Williams. Their affair starts out before the play begins. This affair created Abigail's jealousy for John's wife, Elizabeth. This also created the whole witch accusing in motion. Once the trials have begun John realizes he can stop Abigail’s rant through Salem by just confessing to his adultery. If he confesses it will just ruin his good name. John is a proud man to begin with. He puts a great emphasis on his reputation. He then makes an attempt, through Mary Warren’s testimony, to name Abigail as a fraud with revealing anything about his affair with Abigail. When John’s idea eventually fails, he starts saying bad things about Abigail to cover himself up, announcing his guilt publically. Afer this he finally realizing that it is getting to late and matters are getting out of hand. John realizing that even telling the truth may not fix things Abigail has started to do or say.
Eventually, John’s confession only leads him to getting arrested and charged with witchcraft. He gets upset with himself for allowing this to go on for too long and not realizing the right thing to do sooner. Proctor redeems himself and provides a final confession of the witch trials in the final act. He offered the opportunity to make a public confession of the affair with Abigail Williams. He also offered to say the accusation of witch craft so he can live. He almost fails to resist, even signing a written confession. His immense pride stood in the way along with the fear of the public opinion. This compelled him to withhold his adultery from the court.
By the end of the play he is more concerned with his personal integrity and how he feels inside as a person rather than his town reputation. John still wants to save his name but still sort of...