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Sometimes true heroes are overlooked due to a flawed personality or reputation In The Crucible by Arthur Miller John Proctor is an unnoticed hero Proctor makes the transition from being an aggressive adulterer into being a hero Proctor causes fear from his aggressiveness when he says to Mary Warren Ill show you a great doin on your arse one of these days 1224 Another example of this is when he exclaims Ill whip the devil out of you1240 Along with Proctors aggressiveness comes demands Cheever finds a poppet in the Proctors house and reaches for Elizabeth to arrest her In response John pushed his arm away and said Youll leave her out of sight and out of mind Mister1245 Soon after this John rips up the warrant and demands MrCheever to leave when he yells Out with you1246 Along with an aggressive attitude Proctor also has the reputation of being a lecher Abigails feelings toward John leaves hints about their past When she attempts to flirt with him his smile widens and he says Ah youre wicked arent y1224 He later admits to having feelings for her when he says Abby I may think of you softly from time to time But I will cut off my hand before Ill ever reach for you again Wipe it out of mind We never touched Abby1225 He also confesses his adultery after labeling Abigail as a whore when he says I have known her sir I have known her Danforth in shock asks him where this occurred Proctor responds by saying In the proper place- where my beasts are bedded John then continues ranting and says God help me I lusted and there is a promise in such sweat1259 Even though John had committed
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