John Proctor Reputation
John proctor is viewed as a good person in town but he has some hidden flaws that could come back to hurt him later on in the story.
During act one the affair between John Proctor and Abagail is reveled to the viewers during a private conversation between the two so we can already see that he is not as perfect as everyone thinks he is.
Most everyone in town thinks that John Proctor Is a good man and looks up to him.
No one knows about the affair between John and Abigail so they think he has done nothing wrong.
In act two John starts getting worried that his wife will be accused as a witch because Abigail has mentioned her name in court. He has a reason to be worried because Abigail is going around and accusing many people that she does not like and considering Abigail wants to be with Proctor accusing his wife would be a good way to make her disappear.
John tries to scare Abigail into not accusing his wife by threatening her life. Johns threat did not work because at the end of act two Elizabeth was arrested and taken away. This shows how little power he has over the court and Abigail.