• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Who is blame for the death of John Proctor?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Arthur Miller section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

4 star(s)

A generally good essay that looks at the roles and purpose of characters; there are times when the points made are too vague and further textual references should be included. There should also be more specific analysis of language, structure and form and how it is used to shape meaning.

4 Stars

Marked by teacher Laura Gater 26/07/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Arthur Miller essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Who was to blame for the death of John Proctor?

    4 star(s)

    Next, I will examine why Reverend Samuel Parris is to blame for John Proctors death. From the moment that Parris is introduced into the play, the audience sees him making a vigil with his inert daughter lying on the bed.

  2. The Importance of One's Name in the Crucible.

    This is because John would rather keep his name intact than save his wife and save the many others that Abigail had accused of witchcraft. It might be considered that he was extremely selfish and his actions unethical, sacrificing others for the sake of himself.

  1. Literature: Essay on 'The Crucible'

    He chooses to lie and sign the piece of paper to have his life back but then realises that his personal integrity and his name are worth more than that. He would rather die than tell a lie. He also feels like he has let down his friends.

  2. What is The Crucible within the play, and how does it bring about change ...

    No. I have signed it. You have seen me. It is done. You have no need for this. I have confessed to God and God has seen my name on this! It is enough!" This tells us that though he has confessed in order to have his life, he still cares about his name.

  1. Death Of A Salesman-The Flute As A Motif

    In remembering him, the flute plays. Hence, it represents the flute as a motif associated with Willy Loman.

  2. Discuss the role that grudges and rivalries play within The Crucible by Arthur Miller

    Furthermore, "howl" puts even more emphasis on how Reverend Parris thinks his grudges and rivalries will attack him if they think that he is corrupt. This is mirrored in the McCarthy period where Joe McCarthy blamed others for communism to make himself rise in the social ladder.

  1. Empowerment of three main characters in The Crucible

    Again, further on in the play Mary is also able to ?numb? Proctor when she overthrows his ?grip? on her to tell the truth about the accusations, and instead turns on him. When pressured by Abigail and the other girls, once they start accusing Mary to save themselves, she is

  2. Flashbacks in "Death Of Salesman"

    In reality, the readers are already informed of the instability of Willy?s job and how he soon gets fired. The contrast between an unemployed individual and a successful salesman and the fact that for most of the time Willy believing himself to be the latter is what is being portrayed by this flashback.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work