Crucible Essay

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Thesis Statement John Proctor is both the victim and the villain. Although he committed adultery and hid it from his wife, he also confessed to it. Instead of confessing to everyone that would lead him to ruining his reputation yet living, he decided to die as an innocent man. Outline I. Villain A. He is cheating on his wife with Abigail B. He is hiding the fact that he is cheating on his wife for seven months II. Victim A. Abigail is coming between his marriage B. He is getting hung for something he didn't do Hernandez 1 John Proctor: Villain or Victim? In the play The Crucible there is a man by the name of John Proctor. John Proctor is married to a woman by the name of Elizabeth Proctor and has two sons. They have a maid named Abigail who is seventeen years old. John has been cheating on Elizabeth with Abigail for the past seven months. Although he committed adultery and hid it from his wife, he also confessed to it and instead of confessing to everyone, which would lead him to ruining his reputation, but still living, he decided to die as an innocent man. John Proctor is both a villain and a victim. John Proctor is a villain due to the fact that he is cheating on his wife with Abigail. He sneaks out and meets up with her somewhere to make love. They continue to meet up for several months on end. Although he knows it was wrong, he still continues to do it. He tells Abigail how much he loves her and cares for her, and Abigail ends up falling in love with him (Saari). Aside from him committing adultery with Abigail, he kept it from his wife for several months. He lied to her about where he was going and what he was going to do when he would leave to go see Abigail. Elizabeth caught them in the action and fired Abigail on the spot. John Proctor didn't leave his farm for seven months after that because he knows what he's done is wrong.

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