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Within the Hero John Proctor plays the ultimate hero role in the book The Crucible by Arthur Miller because he chooses to protect himself his friends and his community from ridicule humiliation and tyranny John does this by devoting to his beliefs breaking with the community and dying with his own self-respect John Proctor was a farmer in his mid 30s He was married to Elizabeth Proctor a cold childish but upright woman who first cannot forgive her husbands frailties they together have three children John was a good Christian for the most part He was a very proud man who was considered a leader by many of the townspeople John made one large mistake and it was having an affair with their servant Abigail Williams Although he confessed the affair to his wife she never fully forgave him Even though Abigail still lusted for Proctor he said that he would Cut off his hand before hell ever reach for her again 89 In the book there is struggle within to have a sense of belonging to society Proctor is a very good example of a struggle to find a place in society Hes the type of person that wants to plow his fields on the good days even if the good day is only on Sunday The issue to make a living with his crops gets him into trouble with the very religious Puritan community of Salem If there were one thing wrong about John it would be that he is too much of an honest man John Proctor only got involved with this whole witch trial that is going within this small town because of Abigail Williams After Abigail came into his life he started to not believe in himself therefore he tries to ignore the events in Salem After being tried for witchcraft and condemned to death John refuses to confess But he doesnt want to die because of some
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