John Proctor's Character In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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During the early 17th century England era, worshipping the devil was considered a wrongdoing destined for execution. Those that followed Puritan faith held strongly to their covenant with God. The Crucible, a by the Moonlight Players brings about the trials of witchcraft accusations, carried on dramatic play, presented amongst a village of Puritans, centered in Salem, Massachusetts. As a group of young girls are caught dancing in the woods of Salem late at night, they strive to find an excuse for their actions. Abigail, the antagonist, is the leader of the group who goes on to point fingers at certain women of Salem accusing them of witchcraft practices and bringing the devil into the town. Her foolishness is geared towards carrying on her lustrous affair with John Proctor, a man of good standing, in hopes of marrying him and forcing him to leaving his wife Elizabeth. As the tension builds, the question remains throughout the town: Who is spreading the devil throughout the village?…show more content…
Costumes were well fitted to portray each actor. When John Proctor was shackled in jail, bruising was evident to his arms and legs. Some of the women that were kept as prisoners, showed the dirt and wearing of their clothing. The language spoken throughout each line brought out the England dialect used during the time period of the setting. I noticed that the wife of a husband was usually recalled as a “Goody”, such as Elizabeth Proctor, the wife of John Proctor, being named Goody Proctor. Instead of saying, “I don’t know”, they would say “I know not”. The dialect set the tone of the play allowing the viewers to perceive the action of the

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