- John Proctor
- An honest man who carries "great weight in the town"
- Had an affair with Abigail- "a sinner" later rejects her "cut off hand..."
- Damaged relationship with elizabeth, "not open"
- Despite problems, he and Elizabeth have faith in each other, describe one another as "goodness"
- dislikes Parris and doesn't attend church
- Can get angry quickly
- Values his reputation but would rather see Elizabeth live happily
- A good man, he will not testify against others "like not to spoil their names"
- easily makes enemies with his "sharp and biting way with hypocrites"
- goes from being "in his prime" to "another man" in chains
- tortured by his guilt and Elizabeth knows this- "magistrate in your heart"
- Hale always thought he was telling the truth
- brave enough to "fall like an ocean on that court"
- stands up to the Putnam's and their "acreage"
- dislikes authority, drawn to Abigail
- He can be kind or violent, especially towars Mary
- didn't think he would be good enough to die like a saint, but later refuses to give up his self respect
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