Examples Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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Salem: A Time of Pandemonium As the reader soon discovers through reading the opening pages in Act I of The Crucible told by Arthur Miller, the puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts is surely routed towards tragedy. With evidence that points to this from the very first page of the story, readers are surely in for a whirl. With foreshadowing examples of this shown as the form of naked dancing girls in the woods, the consumption of chickens blood to cause someone harm provoked by jealousy, and as a doll that mysteriously shows up at exactly the right moment. Perhaps the reason judges such as Danforth, Hathorne, and the others are so reluctant to believe that Abigail, Tituba, Betty, and the other girls are lying is because of the fact that…show more content…
You learn about John Proctor's decision to commit adultery against his wife, Elizabeth, with Abigail. Elizabeth makes her husband fire Abigail, which most likely added onto Abigail's resentment towards her. Combined with the fact that John fired her, she can't be with the man she wants to be because he is married, the fact that she's obsessed with him, and also her pride is probably hurt from his rejection. It is a good coincidence for her that she is friends with Mary Warren, John Proctor's servant as this works out to her benefit when she plants a doll with a pin in it in his home. While at dinner she also sticks herself with a pin to raise suspicion in the Proctor household. When the jailer is sent to retrieve Elizabeth Proctor he asks her if she has any dolls in the house, upon finding the planted doll he then arrests her which leads her to be tried. In Act 3, when Proctor goes up against the girls who accused his wife, Reverend Parris tries everything he can to get Danforth to sway to the side that would benefit himself. When Proctor, Francis, and Giles are repeatedly accused of attacking the court they soon learn that proving their wives innocent will be harder than they first anticipated. After Proctor starts causing bigger problems for himself, Reverend Hale tells him that he should go home and return with a lawyer. Danforth argues with this stating that “…no innocent man should fear the
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