How Did John Proctor Change Throughout The Crucible

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In the story, The Crucible, characters changed in a lot of ways but none more than John Proctor. In the beginning of the story John comes in as kind of a sensible, loyal, and well-respected character. He enters the story by showing how loyal he is and how he plans to stay with his wife forever. It is revealed that he had an affair with Abigail but he says that’s in the past and he would take it back if he could. He says “Abby, I never give you hope to wait for me”. After this he says “Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I reach for you again. Wipe it out of mind”. After these two statements during the story, it was inferred that John is a loyal husband to his wife. They’ve called upon Reverend Hale to examine Betty who is believed to be possessed. John thinks this is just…show more content…
Putnam says “I am sick of meetings; cannot the man turn his head without he having a meeting” and John replies with “He may turn his head, but not to hell”! By saying this he is stating that this is just a case of girls acting. This just shows how sensible he was. Once Reverend Hale arrives John leaves and says “I’ve heard you to be a sensible man, Mr. Hale. I hope you’ll leave some of it in Salem”. By saying this, he is implying that the town is going crazy. Further on in the story John goes home and Elizabeth greets him. They begin to argue about the trials in Salem. Elizabeth thinks John should go and speak his mind about how Abigail said that it wasn’t spirits who conjured them that night. Elizabeth says “She said it naught to do with witchcraft, did she not”? John replies “Aye, she did, she did”. John wonders how he’ll be able to prove it but Elizabeth didn’t know it was said in a room alone, so she gets

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