Emotional Monologue Of John Proctor

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As the trials progress, John Proctor still shows his persistent opinion to keep the good of his name intact. The protagonist proves this in a tense moment in the trials by claiming, “I have confessed myself! God does not need my name nailed upon the church!” (IV. 274). This emotional monologue by Proctor shows how strongly he thinks of himself and his reputation. In this moment, he does not want the rest of the community to think poorly of his name. Proctor’s character continues to grow as the trials take over the small town of Salem. John Proctor then was forced to make an impossible decision about his fate and honor. In his grand act of selflessness, he made the choice to die rather than falsely confess to witchcraft. Before this display

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