Proctor Ethos

Proctor's Trials
John Proctor was a rebel from the beginning. He was rough, outspoken, and serious. His ethos or credibility in the small village of Salem was very low. He was a simple farmer who didn’t go to church often. But he did have a lot of logos; he saw things as they were, not how the twisted village saw them. He may have been a lecher but he understood the world with logic and not through superstition. But John also had a major flaw he had a lot of pathos or emotion. He was fast to anger but also fast to forgive in Mary Warrens case.
Proctor's ethos was not very high at the beginning because he was a simple farmer not someone of noble birth or high standing.. Overall he had a low ethos cause he was a rebel and didn't even go to church often, his sons weren't even baptized. Over the play Proctor's ethos grows to the reader and the towns folk. He had people sign a petition about how he and Elizabeth where good people. This didn't matter much because his outbursts made his ethos drop in the mind of the court. John Proctor also tried to preserve his ethos at the end of the play by opting for death instead of humiliation.
John showed his logos first when he saw Abigail at the beginning of the book. She tried to seduce him and was rejected because of his decision to be faithful to his wife, Elizabeth. His logos is his best trait out of ethos, pathos, and logos because when all of the other puritan extremists see “witches” Proctor sees girls pretending to save themselves from a little bit of punishment. Procter also saw the advantage of dieing and keeping his name instead of lying and living. If he lied he would of spent his whole life in jail anyways. He would have lied if he didn’t have to sign the paper because if he didn't sign he would preserve his name at least a little.
His pathos is terrible because a he cheats on Elizabeth and he yells “god is dead” in court. He says things out of fury and is mean to Mary warren a lot. He is always very...