Morality is concerned about the areas of "right", "wrong" and "good" or "bad" insofar as these relate to the way people behave. Also on the issue of how people ought to behave or act in society. There are two categories of morals. The first being subjective reality, which refers to what the individual perceives to be so. Second is objective morality, which refers to what the actuality is- weather or not the individual perceives it to be that way. Morals and courage are used to manipulate personality. The decision to be selfish or unselfish is not just a choice of the moment, but is a fundamental part of character. It is one of the first values that are formed by the developing mind of a baby. A person's morality progresses greatly due to the behavior of people around that person and the circumstances of the life of that person only if it is positive. A person with good morality is someone who has basic moral principles. Basic moral principles represent the wisdom of human experience over ages. These principles are widely held and one can think of them as universal. With good morals often comes courage. Courage or fortitude is the ability to do what is right in the face of harm or that of injury can become more courageous. Many people in everyday life, characters in books even, are challenged to stick to their morals and strengthen their courage through everyday life. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller many characters including John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor and Rebecca Nurse have strong moral values and courage. .
John Proctor is a good man of strong moral beliefs, concerned only for the safety of his family and personal welfare. John is one of the main characters in the play The Crucible as well as the "tragic hero". Throughout the play, The Crucible, the theme of moral choice arouses. This occurs due to the problems, which arise involving the morality of the characters. Through the play John Proctor has to overcome great emotional and moral hurdles and as a result his character develops and he becomes a totally different person.