The Crucible John Proctor Reputation

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The Crucible What is a good reputation really worth? The Crucible is a play written by Arthur Miller. This play is set in Salem, Massachusetts during the time of the Salem Witch Trials, which occurred in the late 1600’s. The plot behind this play is a strong depiction of what the true evil was during this horrible time, and it shows the strong emotion behind every person’s side of the story. Throughout this play you follow many different characters and see the hardships that they go through. However, due to the time and era that this story is told in, it is very easy to see that a person’s good name is worth more than some could even imagine. A good name, in this story, is worth more than your life, especially to characters; Parris, John Proctor, …show more content…
Abigail has many reasons to worry about her reputation, and the first of them is that she committed in adultery with John Proctor. This is something that became a rumor among the town, and began to damage her name. Abigail’s uncle, Parris, asks about it in the play, and she responds by saying, “My name is good in the village! I will not have it said my name is soiled!” This shows the audience that Abigail is firm in denying her affair with John Proctor, as well as keeping a good name for herself. Abby’s name is not only threatened by her affair with John, but also by her role in the witch trials. After the trails begin to dwindle and the scene that John had caused, people began to question the true motives of Abigail Williams, and Abby did not like the way that things were going. Because of the way people began to think of her, Abigail left Salem. This not only shows that Abigail was very worried about the reputation that she upheld, but it also shows that Abigail was not willing to face the reality of what she had caused. Abigail Williams was not willing to hear the new name that she had created for

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