Essay about The Crucible By Arthur Miller

1124 Words Nov 19th, 2016 5 Pages
Vairag Amin
Ms. Gregory
English III
18 September 2016

“The Crucible” Essay “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller was written to show his view of the mccarthy trials. It is set in the town of Salem where people were accused of being witches and sentenced to death if they did not confess, the events became known as the Salem witch trials. In “The Crucible” the character John Proctor can be seen as a tragic hero because throughout the play he changed as a person, but his overwhelming pride in the end took over his reasoning which resulted in his death. In act two of the play John Proctor, can be seen talking to his wife Elizabeth in their house, the conversation is mainly of what Abigail has done to their lives, he says “Let you look to your own improvement before you go to judge your husband anymore.”(Miller, II) What John means by this is that she must look into herself and not be so unforgiving of the actions he had with Abigail because she has judged him too much in the many months after the affair. He is too proud of the fact that he had the affair, so he plays the entire situation down so that his image may not be tarnished any further with her.This shows John Proctor is too prideful of himself. After the arrest of Elizabeth John Proctor is arguing with Mary on what to do when the trial of his wife occurs and after he confesses his affair to Mary he says “It is a providence, and no great change; we are only what we always were, but naked now. Aye, naked! And the wind,…

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