John Proctor Essay by purplhaze214

John Proctor
An analysis of Arthur Miller's character John Proctor in "The Crucible".
# 61568 | 1,125 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 11, 2005 in Drama and Theater (American) , Literature (American)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper provides an analysis of John Proctor from Miller's "The Crucible. The writer explains that Proctor is a tragic hero, while pointing out character flaws as well as positive traits as relating to the play's theme.

From the Paper:

"In Miller's play The Crucible, John Proctor endures relentless conflict, equally internally, as well as against the court of Salem, that ultimately transforms his character from adamantly prideful to admirably courageous. As the play's tragic hero, Proctor lives a successful, yet honest life and is well respected in Salem. Miller describes him as "powerful of body, and not easily led," further supporting the prosperous lifestyle consistently associated with a tragic hero. Proctor's fault, however, lies in the extremity of his character, a trait that when in combination with his impulsive personality, is exclusively responsible for his demise."

Cite this Essay:

APA Format

John Proctor (2005, October 11) Retrieved August 15, 2020, from

MLA Format

"John Proctor" 11 October 2005. Web. 15 August. 2020. <>