Essay on The Transformation Of John Proctor

1142 Words Apr 30th, 2015 5 Pages
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. He holds a very powerful and strong role in the town, and is often feared because of how strong he seems (10). He comes off as a frightening person and this is probably why people tend to stay away from him. This means that John could pressure people into doing most things if he wanted them to be done. He still has not finished things with Abigail, and hasn 't told anyone about their relationship. Abigail asks John if he had ever looked up at her window and he replies, "I may have looked up" (11). This quote is explaining how John Proctor still has small feelings for Abigail and is still to shy to admit it. Abigail believes that John still has feelings for her, and knows that he is keeping himself concealed. Johns wife, however,…

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