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Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: John Proctor



Character Profile ­ John Proctor
Opening Impression:

The opening interpretation of Proctor is that he is seen as an outsider; he lives his own life and tries to avoid
being part of rumours.
He is a sinner in two ways:
Firstly because he…

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Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: John Proctor

`Your grandfather had a habit of willing land that never belonged to him, if I may say it plain.' (p26)

This indicates the undercurrent of tensions and foreshadows the breakdown of society due to greed and
jealousy.
It also reflects the inequality of…

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Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: John Proctor


`On what proof, what proof?'

This repetition of `what proof' emphasises Proctor's exasperation with the courts and thus again his ability to
see the truth behind situations.

`[He walks as though toward a great horror, facing the open sky.] Aye naked! And the…

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Nabilah Chowdhury, 11Ra Character Profile: John Proctor


`Then who will judge me? [Suddenly clasping his hands] God in Heaven, what is John Proctor, what is John
Proctor?

There is a sense of desperation in this statement and almost insane-like undertone to his actions.
His desperation further emphasises how he is…

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