The Crucible: John Proctor
also important because they make the character. They describe the character’s
behavior toward some other anomaly. In John Proctor’s case the word that
illustrates him in entirety is ethical.
Bravery is a trait that suits John Proctor well. When Proctor tried to
convince everyone that the girls were lying, was an instance of bravery because
Proctor also fought the court trying to keep them from convicting his spouse
was when he confessed to the court that he had an affair with Abigail just to
save his life.
That John Proctor is brave, is obvious but ha can also be very extreme
at some times. An instance of Proctor’s extremity was when he shouted, “I say -
I say – God is dead!”(Pg. 119), and that he will see all of them burn in hell.
That statement implied to the court that Proctor worshipped the Devil and
committed perjury. When Proctor tore the warrant issued for the arrest of
Elizabeth showed his ability to defy the court and in a way his religion because
because he was keeping her from doing her duty and from feeling important for
the first time.
Even if one is brave or extreme, doesn’t mean that they cannot be
dignified too. Proctor acted dignified when he tries to please his wife in every
way after he admitted to having an affair with Abigail. He did this by doing
what she said and not complaining and acting nice and calm. He also exhibits
dignity when he signs the confession and then later tears it up. This showed
It is certain then that Proctor is an individual of many characteristics
also brave, extreme, and dignified. These characteristics tend to make a good