The Crucible By Arthur Miller Essay

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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. This saying applies to John Proctor in this situation. He has to decide what kind of person he wants to be during the chaos in Salem, and he did this by standing up for what he believes in. John is a very likable person at this point in the story. For example, everyone in the town respects and trusts him. This was because they had gone to him for help and advice. While speaking to Mr. Putnam and Reverend Parris about the people that are dying, John Proctor states, “I seen none dyin’. This society will not be a bag to swing around your head, Mr.Putnam” (Miller 26). John is not a very considerate person at the beginning of the book. The situation is pushed onto Mr.Putnam as if it his fault or he should not have said what he did to upset…

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