"The Crucible": John Proctor

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The Crucible: John Proctor

In the book The Crucible there is a struggle within to have one have a sense of belonging to society. They want to be loved by that society no matter how much they may seem that they don't belong. But they do want to show that to everyone, everyone that may not think that. John Proctor is a good example of a struggle to find a place in society. He's the type of person that wants to plow his fields on the good days even if the good day is only on Sunday of that week. His struggle to make a living with his crops gets him into trouble with the very religious Puritan community of Salem Massachusetts. If John Proctor has a fault its that he's to honest when he thinks your wrong about something he will make you know about it. John Proctor only got involved with this whole witch trial because of a girl by the name of Abigail Williams.

If it wasn't for her falling in love with John then he wouldn't be put on trial for anything. Abigail got him involved with the witch trials because John wanted to go back to his wife and he didn't want Abigail in his life at all. After Abigail came into his life he started not believing in himself. He was struggling in life and with this family life. He tries to ignore the events in Salem but when Mary Warren announces that she is an official of the court and that Elizabeth Proctor has been mentioned. Proctor still wants to dismiss the hearings but his wife uses his guilt about adultery to extract a promise that he will expose Abigail as a fraud. As a result of being involved with the witch...