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Who is blame for the death of John Proctor?

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Year 10-The Crucible- Coursework Who is blame for the death of John Proctor? Who was to blame for John Proctors death? In this coursework I have looked closely at the situation John Proctor was going through and this is what I have found. Abigail Williams started off the witchery nonsense but does this mean she caused his death? A lot of people may think that if Abigail William never cried witchery upon anyone nothing would have happened, and John Proctor wouldn't have died. But, she has started it off, and nothing could have stopped it because of the way in which people thought back then, the Devil seems to play a rather large part in their society. Anything linked to abnormality is linked to the Devil. "It is a marvel. It is surely a stroke of hell upon you," Even if she was not the one who started it sooner or later, there will be people who will bring up things such as "the Devils agents" or "Devils worshipper". People will hate, there are many in history like Abigail Williams who are wicked and evil. Abigail Williams would do anything to get her way. But she was not the one who sent him to death, told him to die or she was not the one who hanged him. So was she to blame for it? ...read more.


They say that if Proctor confessed he wouldn't have to be hanged. This showed that they didn't really care if he was a witch or not just as long as he would admit he is just to prove something. This shows how careless they are about this case, and should have at least considered that the girls may be lying. After all they are the Judges and no one could disagree with them unless they want to get in trouble. But these judges really want this over and done with so the way they solved it was just to hang everyone who was suspected of being a witch, so for doing this they are partly to blame for John Proctors death. The Judges are the one who are responsible for Proctors life. Proctor being dead or alive was up to them really. And they choose to hang him. Even though Tituba only had a small part in the play she had said one of the main things that also started off this witchery nonsense. She was the one who blamed Goody Good, and Goody Osbourne for being a witch, and she was the one who lied and said she witnessed it. "No, no, don't hang Tituba! I tell him I don't desire to work for him sir" P 46 "Mister Reverend, I do believe somebody else be witching these children." ...read more.


John Proctor, he started having an affair with Abigail whilst she was working for Elizabeth. If John Proctor didn't have an affair with Abigail, she wouldn't have suddenly fallen in love with him. The affair encouraged her to get her own way just to be with him and because of this she wants to kill Elizabeth so she could be with John Proctor. So if John didn't have an affair with Abigail in the first place would anything have started? And also if he didn't go to court to try and save his friend and wife would he have died? He wouldn't have gotten in so much trouble and gotten himself killed if he just thought of another plan, but if it wasn't him who died it was his wife, he really didn't have much choice. Because of going to court and trying to save his wife and friends this got him into his own death, so John Proctor was partly to blame for it also. In the crucible, it was a lot of people to blame, everyone could have save John in their own ways, for example if the people in the crucible didn't believe Abigail and protested against Johns death instead, the Judges couldn't do anything but let him go, because they wouldn't want the court looking bad. So mostly everyone was to blame for John Proctors death. ...read more.

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