John Proctor

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    • "Proctor was a farmer in his middle thirties."
    • "I'll show you a great doin' on your arse one of these days."
    • "Her concentrated desire destroy his smile."
      • "Gently pressing her from him, with great sympathy but firmly."
        • "I look for the John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart!"
    • A tragic hero
    • Has good morals, although they don't all correlate with the beliefs in Salem.
    • Committed a sin (lust) and broke one of the ten commandments through his affair with Abigail, but also died for a sin (pride).
      • Lies easily, shown at beginning of act two
    • Proctor still feels affection towards Abigail despite his insistence that he doesn't to Elizabeth.
      • There is still a bond between him and Elizabeth despite his affair, although they are both aware that it is not the same. They are brought together by the accusations.
      • There is tension between Proctor and the Putnams, as he is accused of stealing land.
        • He has friends in Salem, such as Giles Corey, who support him.
  • "A Proctor is always marked for calumny therefore."
    • "With a quiet confidence and an unexpressed, hidden force."
  • "It's winter in here yet."
    • "Oh, Elizabeth, your justice would freeze beer!"
  • Commanding (e.g. over Mary Warren)
    • Tension between him and Putnam over land.
  • He acts aggressively towards Mary Warren
    • There is still a bond between him and Elizabeth despite his affair, although they are both aware that it is not the same. They are brought together by the accusations.
    • Proctor still feels affection towards Abigail despite his insistence that he doesn't to Elizabeth.
      • There is tension between Proctor and the Putnams, as he is accused of stealing land.
        • He has friends in Salem, such as Giles Corey, who support him.
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