Proctor and Power
BY Katie Hyatt
Theme: Good and evil power is determined by the person
Power used for bad
Proctor used power for good
Mr proctor is a very good example of power being used for good. Mr proctor is a highly respected man by many people in Salem. John Proctor has some power over Parris. Which is debatable good and bad. John does not think parris is a Godly man and is not good for the church. Since people respect john they agree with him so not many people like parris. In the movie when proctor comes to the court to tell the truth about the girls Parris says this man has always wanted me gone. This shows Parris is afraid of proctor.Another example of Proctor using his power is at the end. Proctor would not give his name up to the court so by this way he was also protecting his power and weakening the court's power. His actions of choosing to not lie and get hanged plants the seed to put a stop to the witches madness. In the movie at the end it shows Proctor, Martha and Rebecca reciting the lord's prayer which showed everyone they are innocent and still choose to get hanged. Proctor has made mistakes in the past but he proves he is a good man and power in the right hands can be used for good.
The Crucible. Dir. Nicholas Hytner. Perf. Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder. 20th Century Fox, 1996. DVD.
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts. New York: Penguin, 1982. Print.