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? She didn’t do it intentionally but she is to blame for, for John Proctors death because if there wasn’t her there wouldn’t such things as witchery and the death of John Proctor.

Marry Warren is easily influence by those around her.  She is scared and timid at all times.

She was the one who lied to court that John Proctor is a witch.

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“Mary Warren [Pointing at Proctor]: You’re the devils man!”

Knowing that if she told the court this John Proctor will be hanged.  She is just as selfish as Abigail Williams; whatever keeps her in the right place she would also do anything to get there, for example lying all the time just so she doesn’t get in trouble.  She didn’t have to say John Proctor is a witch to protect herself, yet she is too foolish to know what to say, and because the girls was scaring and repeating everything after her, she probably wasn’t thinking about what she was ...

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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