William Miller 's The Crucible Essay

1453 Words Mar 4th, 2016 6 Pages
In almost every novel, there is always a main character with outstanding values. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth (1606) and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (1953), the protagonists have very strong traits. In the novel Macbeth, Macbeth himself is a very ambitious character in the play. As for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, John Proctor is a man of integrity. In the following will be shown that Macbeth is a very ambitious man in a way that he will do anything, like ruin his name, to have power in his hands whereas John Proctor will do anything to keep his good name and reputation. Although these two novels have some similarities, they also have some differences. In contrast, one of these two protagonists is a lot more noble than the other. In similar fashion, each of the protagonists are in a process of self questioning and finally, both of these main characters have fatal flaws, which leads both of them to their death.

To begin with, John Proctor, the protagonist of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, is a lot more noble than the protagonist in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth. That said, John Proctor is proven to be more noble than Macbeth since he is honest and knows how to differ wrong from right.

“A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. I beg you, sir, I beg you—see her what she is. My wife, my dear good wife, took this girl soon after, sir, and put her out on the highroad. And being what she is, a lump of vanity, sir - Excellency, forgive me, forgive me.…

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