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A John Proctor Biography

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Charlie Darwin

on 19 November 2012

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Transcript of A John Proctor Biography

A Characterization: John Proctor A Life Story: A Different Side of the Story Actios are Louder than Words A Reflection of Himself John Proctor What Matters to Him? The most important thing that mattered to him was his pride and dignity. By refusing to tell a lie in order to be set free from the trial, Proctor redeemed his dignity and pride, because submitting to telling a lie would dishonor himself and those who resided by the truth which got them hanged. How does He See Himself? Even though Proctor was a prideful man, he saw himself as a sinner. The infidelity he had with Abigail Williams led him to realize such thing and even accepted the sin he committed. What Does He Truly Want? All john proctor truly wanted was for his name to be saved. In other words, he didn't want to put his name in the shadows of shame. "John Proctor: Tell them Proctor broke to his knees and wept like a woman. But, my. . .my name. . .I cannot sign.

Judge Thomas Danforth: Why? Do you mean to deny this confession when you are free?

John Proctor: I mean to deny nothing.

Judge Thomas Danforth: Then explain to me why you will not –

John Proctor: Because it is my naaaaaaame! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to liiiiiiies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them you have hanged! I have given you my soul; leave me my naaaaaaame!"- John Proctor A Different View For those who betrayed each other and believed in foolish lies saw Proctor as the right hand of the devil. On the other hand, you had those who knew witch craft was a false pretense that saw him as a man of goodwill, brute, upright, and the people's voice for this hysteria. Axis and Allies Axis:
Reverend Samuel Parris
Abigail Williams
Reverend John Hale
Judge John Hathorne
Deputy Governor Thomas Danforth
Allies:
Elizabeth Proctor
Rebecca Nurse
Giles Corey "'I do think I see some shred of goodness in John Proctor. Not enough to weave a banner with, but white enough to keep it from such dogs. Give them no tear! Tears pleasure them! Show honor now, show a stony heart and sink them with it!'"- John Proctor “I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face! And it is my face, and yours.”-John Proctor "HALE: Woman, plead with him! […] Woman! It is pride, it is vanity. […] Be his helper! What profit him to bleed? Shall the dust praise him? Shall the worms declare his truth? Go to him, take his shame away!

ELIZABETH: […] He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!" Proctors actions John Proctors actions led him to be the tragic hero and protagonist of the play. The guilt built upon John Proctor after he committed adultery, yet he denied such thing. As the play goes on Proctor accepts and reveals his sin to the whole village in order to stop the witch-craft scare, but denies witch-craft just like the rest that were accused. By accepting the adultery sin his tragic flaw is unraveled. Furthermore, by negating witch-craft, Proctor is sentence to his death. John Proctor did not care though, because he did not gave up his personal integrity and that brought him goodnes and redemption Affair Although John Proctor was a man of good, he was also a man of sin. Proctor had an affair with her servant, Abigail Williams, whom was 16 years of age. Her innocence and ruinous personality captivated a desire, an intense sexual appeal which John Proctor could not resist. John Proctor was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1632. His father left him a large estate after his passing; making proctor a very wealthy farmer. He was married to a pious woman, Elizabeth Proctor, and was also father to three children. John Proctor was a devoted christian, but detested the way Rev. Paris ran the church. He was a man full of integrity, pride, and kindness but his self-loathing and lust would bring catastrophe to his life. Background “It's not on a boat we'll meet again, but in hell”. "I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart"-Abigail Williams "Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time, but I will cut off my hand before I reach for you again. We never touche"- John Proctor
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