Examples Of Integrity In The Crucible

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Integrity is “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles”. In the crucible, john proctor shows this definition through his actions and words. He stands up for what he believes in despite the consequences he may face. For example, when the proctor shows his commitment to the truth and justice. He states “ Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!” This shows that he truly is proud of who he is and will not give up his name, pride, and fame when faced with death, his integrity shows he is willing to fight before he is killed and that is seen within other characters in the story as well. …show more content…

Abigail Williams is one of the main characters that tend to lack integrity due to her selfishness and dishonesty. She lies about her involvement with the witches of Salem to save herself from being thrown in jail or even put to death. She also lies her way throughout the play to form a type of podium showing that she is on top. One way she showed this was when she blamed innocent people for these horrible acts in Salem. In one part during the trial abigail says “ No one was naked! You mistake yourself” (Miller ). He doesn't believe that could have been the only thing so he pressures her to confess but she lies again by saying, “ There is nothin' more. I swear it uncle” (Miller ). This shows that abigail openly lied straight to the court and got away with it as well, telling readers that she is very selfish and lacks showing integrity, unlike some other characters in the

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