The Crucible Transformation Analysis

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The Transformation of John Proctor Throughout The Crucible More than 200 people were accused of witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a play about many people accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials. John Proctor begins as a confident role model for all of Salem; and towards the end, his actions reveal who he really is. In the beginning of The Crucible he is confident and concealed, in the middle he is determined, and in the end he opens up and is strait forward. John 's character changes through the course of the play because the Salem witch trials influenced him quite a bit. Proctor is very confident and concealed when we first meet him. He is laid-back around the people of Salem. …show more content…
John tries to break off him and Abigail 's relationship to move on with Elizabeth. From then on, John starts standing up for the woman he wants to be with, Elizabeth. Danforth asks Abby I 'd Elizabeth had ever kept poppets in her house, and she replies by saying that Goody Proctor always kept poppets in their house. John, then stands up for his wife and says, "Your honor, my wife never kept no poppets" (54). This is when John finally starts standing up to Abigail and takes Elizabeth 's side. He is beginning to realize what is most important to him. He is starting to break open little by little, starting to tell the truth. Proctor is also sticking up for Mary Warren, which means that he is against Abby once again. He says to Danforth, "It were pretense" (46). Proctor is accusing Abigail and the other girls of pretending to be afraid of Mary. This quote gives evidence where John and Mary clearly disagree with Abigail. They are claiming that Abby and the other girls are pretending to be scared from Mary 's 'devil spirit ' which is apparently spreading its wings. John will side with anyone in Salem except for Abigail at this point. This might be to get rid of Abby, but also to keep Elizabeth Proctor alive. Also, John tells Hathorne about what Abby and her friends did in the woods: “Abigail leads the girls to the woods, Your Honor, and …show more content…
He confesses his sins, and this results in not as much confidence for John in Salem. He is going out of his comfort zone, and confessing the terrible things he has done such as commit adultery, lechery, and signing the Devil 's book. All of these events have caused tension in Elizabeth, and finally she snapped and was jealous of Abigail for stealing all of Johns attention. Elizabeth confesses, "I came to think he fancied her. And so one night I lost my wits...and put her out of the highroad" (58). Elizabeth kicked Abigail out for having feelings for John, and is glad that John is finally paying more attention to her. John notices how Abby and Elizabeth are constantly going at each other, so decides that the best idea is to tell the truth. He became conscious about how after he stopped seeing Abby, she still missed him and tried to persuade John to come back to her. Proctor cries, "Man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything...see her what she is...and my dear good wife, took this girl soon after...and put her out of the highroad. And being what she is, a lump of vanity...she thinks to dance with me on my wife 's grave" (57). John is being strait forward with the Reverend that only God knows what Abby has done, and what she is making up. He tells Danforth how Abigail wants Elizabeth to die so that she has John all to herself. Abigail is pretending to see the devil to make

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