Brooke's Crucible Smore

By: Brooke Woods

John Proctor

A.John Proctor was a righteous, good man. He was also a man with a secret. He wrestled with his conscience after committing adultery with Abigail. In the end of the Crucible, John Proctor was seen as a hero for his honor to die with pride.


B. John Proctors motivation was to stop the chaos that Abigail caused in Salem. John Proctor tried to protect his wife and family from jealous Abigail, and he also tried to save his reputation.


C. John Proctor: Page 211 lines 725-730 " Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may i live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!"


D. John Proctor is like Martin Luther King Jr. because he stands up for what he believes is injustice.


E. If I was the director, I would make Ian Somerhalder as John Proctor.


Elizabeth Proctor

A. Elizabeth Proctor is John Proctors wife; She is a very honest and virtuous woman. Elizabeth Proctor feels threatened after her husband committed adultery with 17 year old, Abigail. Elizabeth Proctor tries to forgive her husband for his mistake, but she finds it very hard to forgive with Abigail still in the picture.



B. Elizabeth Proctors motivation was love. The only sin seen committed by Elizabeth was that she lied in court. She lied in court to protect her husband, who she loved, even though he committed adultery. Everything Elizabeth does is for her husband.



C. Elizabeth Proctor- Page 170 lines 419-422

"You'll tear it free- when you come to know that i will be your only wife, or no wife at all! She has an arrow in you yet, John Proctor, and you know it well!"


D. Elizabeth Proctor is an angel because she has high moral standards.


E. If I was the director, Mila Kunis would play Elizabeth Proctor.



Abigail Williams

A. Abigail Williams is a selfish and manipulative liar. She lies and accuses people of witchcraft, and she creates chaos in Salem. She accuses innocent people of witchcraft, and is the reason for many people's deaths. She "loves" John Proctor, and does anything she can to get rid of, and replace John Proctors wife.


B. Abigail's motivation is John Proctor. She wants to get rid of his wife, and have John Proctor to herself. She wants power in the town of Salem, and she manipulates and lies to get it.


C. Abigail Williams: Page 150 Lines 465-473 " I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart! I never knew what pretense Salem was. I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men! And now you bid me tear the light out of my eyes? I will not. I cannot! you loved me, John Proctor, and whatever sin it is, you love me yet! John, pity me, pity me!"


D. Abigail Williams is the devil because she is vengeful, evil, and manipulative liar.


E. If i was the director, Dakota Fanning would be Abigail Williams






Deputy Governor Danforth

A. Deputy Governor Danforth believes he is superior to everyone else. He believes he is fair- minded, but he is an unjust man. Deputy Governor Danforth is afraid of being seen as weak. He believes that everybody should obey him and the church, and anybody that opposes the witch trail is trying to undermine him. He punishes and kills anybody that goes against him, or does not admit to witchcraft. Deputy Governor Danforth is not a good man, and he kills many innocent people.



B. Deputy Governor Danforth's motivation is power. He wants everybody to obey him, and believes anybody who doesn't should be punished. Deputy Governor Danforth has no mercy, nor does he care about anybody but himself.


C. Deputy Governor Danforth: Page 204 lines 252-256 " Now hear me, and beguile yourselves no more. I will not receive a single plea for pardon or postponement. Them that will not confess will hang. Twelve are already executed; the names of these seven are given out, and the village expects to see them die in the morning"


D. John Proctor is like a dictator, because he controls Salem and punishes anybody that doesn't agree with him or the church.


E. If i was the director, Gary Oldman would play Deputy Governor Danforth.


Reverend Parris

A. Reverend Parris is a greedy and selfish man. All he cares about is his reputation, and having power and land.



B. Reverend Parris's motivation is his reputation. He bases all of his decisions on how it will affect him, and what they will make him look like. He asks Danforth to postpone the hangings, but not because he feels bad. He asks Danforth to postpone because he is afraid of what people will think of him when good people are hanged. Reverend Parris doesn't have any good intensions.


C. Reverend Parris: page 205 lines 231- 236 " Tonight, when I open my door to leave my house- a dagger clattered to the ground. You can not hang this sort. There is danger for me. I dare not step outside at night!"


D. Reverend Parris is like a high school girl, because all he cares about is his reputation and what people think about him.


E. If i was the director, I would have Johnny Depp play Reverend Parris

Reverend John Hale

A. Reverend John Hale changes significantly throughout the story. He has detected his life to studying witchcraft, and that turned out very bad for him. He came to Salem to help find the witches, with good intensions that turned bad. In Act 2, when John Proctor gets convicted, Reverend Hale quits the court.



B. Reverend John Hale's motivation is to fight the devil. He changes his mind when he believes that the people are innocent, but at that point, its too late.


C. Reverend Hale page 206 lines 344-353 " Let you not mistake your duty as I mistook my own. I came into this village like a bridegroom to his beloved, bearing gifts of high religion; the very crowns of holy law I brought, and what I touched with my bright confidence, it died; and where I turned the eye of my great faith, blood flowed up. Beware, Good Proctor- cleave to no faith when faith brings blood. It is mistaken law that leads you to sacrifice. Life, woman, life is god's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it."


D. Reverend Hale is like a roller coaster because she changes so much in the story.


E. If i was the director, Steve Martin would play Reverend Hale

Giles Corey

A. Giles Corey is a likeable old man. He is a strong new Christian. He says that his wife likes to read books, and gets her accused for witchcraft. He dies by being tortured because he would not deny or confess to the charges of witchcraft.


B. Giles Corey's motivation is to save his wife. He feels awful that he got her accused of witchcraft, and throughout the story he tries to save her. He tries to prove to the court that she is innocent.


C. Giles Corey page 182 lines 70-76 " It is my third wife, sire; I never had no wife that be so taken with books, and i thought to find the cause of it, d'y'see, but it were no witch I blamed for her. I have broke charity with the woman, I have broke charity with her.


D. Giles Corey is like a mistake because his words can not be taken back, no matter how he tries.


E. If i was the director, Jack Rutledge would play Giles Corey.

Marry Warren

A. Marry Warren is John Proctors servent. She was caught dancing with the girls in the forest, although she didnt participate in the witchcraft.



B. Marry Warrens motivation is fear and ignorance. She is a good hearted person, who caused a lot of harm by participating in the girls hysteria.


C. Marry Warren page 147 lines 316-319 " Abby, we've got to tell. Witchery's a hangin' error, a hangin' like they done in Boston two year ago! We must tell the truth, Abby! You'll only be whipped for dancin', and other things!

page 147 lines 321-322 " I never done none of it, Abby. I only looked!


D. Marry Warren is like a follower because she just goes a long with all the chaos, despite what she knows is the truth.


E. If i was the director, I would have Abigail Breslin play Marry Warren.

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