Tituba is his slave. A powerful man in both build and character, Proctor refuses to… (read full character analysis) The minister of Salem, Betty 's father, and Abigail 's uncle. A crucible is defined as a container that can withstand intense heat and also is a severe test, both of which apply to the subject of the play.

By refusing to lie and confess to witchcraft, he sacrifices his life in the name of truth.

Arthur Miller wrote "The Crucible" in 1953, depicting the events of the Salem witch trials of the mid to late 1600s. When the hysteria begins, he hesitates to expose Abigail as a fraud because he worries that his secret will be revealed and his good name ruined.

Proctor had an affair with Abigail Williams while she worked as a servant in his house.

At the end of the play, Proctor has in some way regained his goodness. A stern, harsh-tongued man, John hates hypocrisy.

In The Crucible, John Proctor embodies the fullness of the promise of God's graciousness and forgiveness. The Crucible ends with John Proctor marching off to a martyr's death.

In the 1950s, McCarthyism was rampant.
Nevertheless, he has a hidden sin—his affair with Abigail Williams—that proves his downfall.

A farmer, and the husband of Elizabeth.

The name Proctor means steward, or charged with the care of something.
In The Crucible, Miller uses John Proctor and Judge Danforth to show what some people are willing to do to protect their name because their name are a very powerful and …