I had to read The Crucible (a play by Aurthur Miller.. it's about the Salem witch trials) this summer and then write an essay about it. I understand the plot and everything, but I think I was given a really open ended question. I have no idea what my teacher is looking for, or where I should even begin. Here's the question:
"John Proctor is an adulterer, an ill tempered employer, and a prideful, distant man. Why does miller design Johns character with such serious flaws, and in what manner does this design enhance the power of millers message?"