How Does John Proctor Show Adultery In The Crucible

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Witchcraft (also called witchery or spellcraft) broadly means the practice of, and belief in, magical skills and abilities that are able to be exercised by individuals and certain social groups. John Proctor is accused for consorting with the devil and he becomes selfless and upholds his beliefs because of the consequences he might of faced. In the play, “The Crucible”, Arthur Miller shows John Proctor as a upstanding man. He commits adultery, but confesses to the jury about cheating on his wife with Abigail Williams, knowing it will mess up his own reputation in the village. Proctor is regretful and willing to accept any punishment that the court, or God, believes to be just. When Danforth starts acting foolishly, however, he has the courage to stand up for himself and uphold his beliefs. Proctor is a selfless man and shows courage because he defends his wife and kids, dies rather than admitting to a lie, and is willing to give his life for what he believes.…show more content…
John Proctor said to himself, “Because it is my name…. How may i live without my name?” (Miller 115). This shows John’s mental suffering toward himself. He chooses to die to save his family's name. Knowing if he would’ve confessed, it would have ruined his children's lives. They would have been known as the sons of a witch who sold out his friends. John later rescinds his confession, and he feels great for the first time in a long time because he feels like him doing this good deed wiped away all the sins from the past. John Proctor is a selfless man because he is not only thinking about himself but about the future of his loved
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