John Proctor is considered the protagonist of the play "The Crucible." He is a practicing Christian but is very dissatisfied with the way the Rev. Parris is running the church. He is seen as a kind man among many of the villagers. This is seen as he is first introduced in the first act checking on the health of reverend's sick daughter. Even with those he doesn't get along well with he is slow to get angry, except with Abigail. His temper begins to show more throughout the play as the town is in chaos. He begins to scream and shout and even resorts to physical violence when his voice is not heard. Even though this sometimes occurs, he is still very true to his Puritanical routes and dies in the defense of truth.