John Proctor vs. Minister Dimmes Essays and Papers

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John Proctor vs. Minister Dimmes

John Proctor was a main character in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." He was a farmer in
Salem, Massachusetts in the 1600's. He was put to death when he would not admit to
practicing witchcraft. Minister Dimmesdale was a main character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's
"The Scarlet Letter." He fathered a child out of wedlock in a sinful relationship, and
fell to his death when he couldn't take the guilt any longer. John Proctor and Minister
Dimmesdale had several things in common, but also had several differences.

Both John Proctor and Minister Dimmesdale were involved in sinful relationships. John
Proctor had an affair with a young girl named Abigail Williams even though he was married
to Elizabeth Proctor. Minister Dimmesdale fathered the child of Hester Prynne while she
was married to Roger Chillingworth. Both men had relationships that were looked down upon
by society.

Neither John Proctor nor Minister Dimmesdale wanted to admit to their sins at first.
Elizabeth Proctor knew of John's affair, but he did not admit it to the townspeople until
Abigail Williams accused Elizabeth of witchcraft. John Proctor knew the only reason that
Abigail had done this was because Elizabeth had fired her due to the affair. Minister
Dimmesdale lived with his guilt for several years before he admitted to being the father
of Pearl. Hester Prynne and Minister Dimmesdale were going to escape on a ship and live
together as a family. But, when this did not happen, Dimmesdale could no longer take the
guilt. He stood on a scaffold with Hester and Pearl, admitted his sin, and fell to his
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