John Proctor - crucible

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  • John Proctor
    • Committed adultery w Abigail
      • Abigail attracted tp him "absorbing his presence"
      • Defends Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth finding it difficult to forgive him
        • Stage direction: "a sense of their seperation arises"
        • Proctor attempts reconciliation
    • Doesn't attend church regularly
      • Disapproves of Parris' teachings
      • I have trouble enough without I come five mile to hear him preach only hellfire and bloody damnation"
        • Disapproves of Parris' teachings
      • Independent minded - has own opinions
      • But loyal to church "I nailed the roof upon the church, I hung the door"
    • Admiration to Elizabeth
      • "a woman that never lied, and cannot, and the world knows she cannot"
        • Defends Elizabeth
    • "vengeance is walking Salem"
    • "I will fall like an ocean on that court"
      • "we will slide together in our pit"
        • Pit : confession of sinful behaviour
    • "little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom"
    • "my wife will never die for me!"
      • Prepared to give up reputation to save Elizabeth
    • "How do you call Heaven! Whore! Whore!"
    • I say - I say - God is dead!"
    • Accused of witchcraft
      • Flawed man but good man
        • Tortured, low self esteem
          • "I am no Saint"
    • " I speak my own sins; I cannot judge another"
      • won't take anyone down with him
        • can't bring himself to give evidence against others
    • "I have given you my soul; leave me my name"

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