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Character Analysis: The Crucible: John Procter

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It is with ardent horror that the prehistoric man first witnessed a solar eclipse; the predator moon swallowed up the sun until all light ceased and darkness fell onto the land. We, the more enlightened descendants, have also "suffered" from these eclipses. One such eclipse was the darkness of evil that fell upon Salem in 1692, when many men and women were accused of compacting with the devil. One of these men was John Procter, a prominent, noble, wise, and rather thoughtful man. He had made a few bad choices or mistakes in his life; but who hasn't, right? John Procter was a notable man who had a noble heart. His wife Elizabeth knew that John had made mistakes, one being his "affair" with Abigail. John made every effort to gain his wife's trust even though for many a year she turned a rather cold shoulder to him. He has always tried to do what is right, even in the last scene when he was about to be put to death, his deliberation was NOT over his life, his quarrel was towards himself wondering of he should go out there and possible mar the names of the other two people sentenced to death. Now John Procter is no perfect man but what he does do is he tries to correct his wrongs in any way possible. One being when he chose to make the wrongs right by staying with his wife. Also John Procter is also a very wise man. Throughout the book there are many instances when he seems to know how to do something that is un-thought of almost instantaneously to match his counterpart. One example is at the end of the play when he is being forced to confess and refuses to sign the confession. Although he has actually confessed, he knows that if he signs the confession his...

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