Examples Of Adultery In The Crucible

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In Act IV of The Crucible, this statement made by Proctor reveals his guilt and punishment for committing adultery. For committing adultery, it is a form of self- inflicting punishment, as Proctor has hurt his reputation. Proctor says that he knows that what he did was wrong and will go to hell for it. At this point, Proctor realizes that most likely nothing will end up in his favor, as his wife is accused of witchcraft and will probably die. Proctor references the devil by saying, “I hear the boot of Lucifer”, acknowledging the fact that he knows that the adultery was wrong and he will be going to hell for it. Being a Puritan, Proctor believes that witchcraft is associated with the devil, and therefore when he is in the court and hears

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