Examples Of Inhumanity In The Crucible

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] The Crucible written by Arthur Miller was about a series of events in the 1600’s in Salem, Massachusetts. This was a period of time when many individuals were falsely accused of witchcraft and were put to death for it. In The Crucible there were many important characters, John Proctor was one of the most significant. The Crucible portrays that inhumanity leads John Proctor to become a tragic hero through his transformation in the town of Salem during a period of hysteria as well as strong influential forces that distract and tempt him throughout. In The Crucible John Proctor transforms as a person and as a character. His transformation leads him to become a tragic hero. In the beginning of the play, John was very careless to others. …show more content…
Additionally many characters affected one another’s actions during the hysteria. For example the character named John Proctor was effected by other characters in the story. John Proctor and Abigail Williams spoke many times throughout the story. In one occurrence. They had argued about how Abigail had set up and accused Elizabeth of being a witch. John was not very happy with how Abigail had handled her obsessive conflict. During their argument John had just found out that Elizabeth would have been hung, he states, “My wife goes to trial in the morning…”(Miller 141). At this point in the story John was trying to explain to Abigail how much she had upset him and made him angry. During their conversation Abigail uses her looks and body to attempt to seduce John Proctor and distract him from the situation that was going on. This represents that John Proctor is tempted and other peoples influence him, leading him to be a tragic hero. He had sinned with Abigail before and knew he did not want to repeat his faults again, he did not. He stayed strong and ignored her temptation. In the town of Salem no one had known that John had sinned before all the commotion occurred. When Elizabeth had been put in jail for being a witch John confessed that he committed adultery. By this time all the people in the town felt very mislead and distraught, as if they did not know who they had trusted all that time. Later, John puts himself to be hung and safe his wife Elizabeth. Everyone in the town was in a witch frenzy and had went with the hanging of many people, why would one more change anything. However, John Proctor stayed strong and approached the judge and people of Salem and stated, “Spite only keeps me silent. It is hard to give a lie to dogs..” (Miller 126). He uses dogs a comparison because he tries to tell the town that the girls were lying about Elizabeth being a witch, and everyone else they had

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