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The Crucible by Arthur Miller takes place in Salem during the witch trials The witch trials are started by a group of girls who were caught doing something against their religion Instead of taking their punishments they state that someone in the town has bewitched them At first only a couple of people were accused of being a witch At the end of the play most of the town is accused of witchery Abigail is the first girl to cry witch on someone She leads the group of girls against the witches She is in love with a married man named John Proctor Shell do everything through out the play to get him to love her John Proctor had an affair with Abigail but he is so ashamed of himself that he doesnt even go to church anymore John Proctor is a very complex character John changes dramatically through out the play In the beginning of the story John is irresponsible and living the life of a hypocrite At the end of the play he cares enough for his family to save their dignity by being hung for being a witch which he was not John valued his family name so much that he was willing to give up his life Early in the play John did not live the life according to his religion In this quote Miller talks about Proctor He is a sinner a sinner not only against the moral fashion of the time but against his own vision of decent conduct 838 John is not only a sinner in Gods eyes or in the towns peoples but in his own John can hardly live with himself because of what he has done At the end of the play Proctor is accused for being a witch To save himself he has to sign a paper that states he is a witch But after he signs Danforth wants it to be hung on
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