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In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller John Proctor is introduced as a main character early in the plot He comes out as a rebellious man in a sense and right away we learn of his affair with Abigail By the end of the play Proctor is changing his ground and becoming a more responsible individual and not lowering himself to Abigails standards once againIn the beginning of the book when his affair is revealed he could strike the reader as a weak and failing individual One would think this because of the vow that he made to his spouse that she is the only or the chosen one Proctor has not lived this statement truthfully and that proves that he is in a sense a failing individual Though he may be weak he is also a rational man He is one of the few characters in the book who does not believe in witches He knows that all the accusations of witchcraft are false This shows that he is strong because everybody else in the town is going crazy because if these witches John once says God will not let you wash your hands of this Act Two pg73 referring to if they were to accuse and jail the convicted witches He keeps calm and goes against public opinion which is a brave thing to do By the end of the play John Proctor has recovered the moral integrity that he had lost earlier in the book He ends up confronting Abigail and as a result of that renews his relationship with Elizabeth It takes a lot for him to confess to his wife that he had had an affair but Proctor being a strong individual realizes his mistake and confesses Then in the court scene he further instills his integrity by not naming any names He stands up for what he believes in which is that there are no witches and doesnt
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