The Crucible

A Study of Characters

John Proctor

  • Was married to Elizabeth Proctor and had 2 boys. He had an affair with Abigail and was very concerned about how others viewed him. often could make people feel stupid when being around him.
  • His motivation was to get the public to believe that Abigail and her friends made up everything about witches.
  • "A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. I beg you, sir, I beg you—see her what she is. . . . She thinks to dance with me on my wife’s grave! And well she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. But it is a whore’s vengeance. . ." - John Proctor
  • John Proctor is like Arthur Miller because John Proctor believed the witch hunt was stupid and not true like Aurthur Miller believed the Red Scare was stupid and not true.
  • I would cast Brad Pitt to play his character.


Elizabeth Proctor

  • Wife of John Proctor. Never would tell a lie in court or to anyone else. Very out spoken with John. Accused of being a witch because she had a poppet and Abigail said her name in court.
  • Her motivation at the end was to get John to feel like no matter what he decided to do, that he was making the right choice.
  • "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!" - Elizabeth proctor
  • Elizabeth proctor is like Tiger Woods wife because both of their husbands cheated on them
  • I would pick Sandra Bullock to play her character.


Abigail Williams

  • She was the main girl who created this whole lie about witchcraft. Niece of Rev. Parris.
  • Her main motivation was to create this whole lie about witchcraft and then point all the blame on Elizabeth Proctor so she would be hanged and Abigail could have John Proctor all to herself.
  • "I am but God's finger, John. If he would condemn Elizabeth, she will be condemned."
  • Abigail is like a harlot because she had an affair with a married man.
  • I would pick Miley Cyrus to play Abigail's part in the play.


Deputy Governor Danforth

  • He was the judge. He ran court and was the final decision on who was to be hanged and who was guilty. He sort of at the end began to lose his sanity and his humanity.
  • His main motivation was to keep a good reputation. He didn't care if that meant sentences innocent people to be hanged.
  • "Who weeps for these weeps for corruption." - Danforth
  • Danforth is like Judge Judy because they are both judges.
  • I would pick Michael Cain to play Danforth.


Reverend Parris

  • His neice was abigail. His daughter was Mercy. He was a well known and respected Reverend in Salem.
  • His main motivation was to get people to confess to being a witch so that they were not hanged. He didn't want there to be a riot.
  • "For having committed the crime of witchcraft, Rebecca Nurse, George Jacobs, Mary Easty, John Willard, Martha Corey, Elizabeth Howe, John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Mary Sibber, Hannah Bellows, Bridget Bishop and Sarah Osbourne are from this church with all its blessings and every hope of heaven hereby excommunicate."
  • I would chose Johnny Depp to be Reverend parris.


Mary Warren

  • Stays with the Proctors. She is one of the girls who go out and "conjure the spirits"
  • main motivations are to confess that everything is a lie and then blame it on John Proctor when the girls decide to turn on her.
  • "I'll not hang with you! I love God, I love God."
  • Mary Warren is like a drug addict because she is quick to blame others to move the attention to someone else.
  • i would pick vanessa hudgens to play her.


Betty Parris

  • Daughter of Samuel Parris
  • her motvation is to make people believe more than what is being said happened
  • "I want my momma! I want my momma!"
  • I would have maddison pettis play betty.


Rush - Witch Hunt (1981) (Remaster) [1080p HD]

"witch hunt"

The song witch hunt by rush best fits the salem witch trials because thats what the whole song is mainly about.
"Quick to judge Quick to anger"

"Slow to understand
Ignorance and prejudice
And fear walk hand in hand..."
This is what happened in the crucible. They all of a sudden just started to blame everyone and didn't try to understand why.