The Crucible John Proctor Confession Analysis

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In Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, John Proctor’s act of tearing up his confession is believable. Many see John Proctor as a good and noble Christian. Proctor is the definition of what a good Christian man should be and, in the end he will go down fighting for what he believes in. When John Proctor tears up his confession at the end of the play he does it because he is a good and loyal friend. Proctor says, “Spare me! You forget nothin' and forgive nothin'. Learn charity, woman. I have gone tiptoe in this house all seven month since she is gone. I have not moved from there to there without I think to please you, and still an everlasting funeral marches round your heart. I cannot speak but I am doubted, every moment judged for lies, as though I come into a court when I come into this house!”(Act II.157-164). He says this when Elizabeth doubts him and his feelings towards Abigail. All he wants is Elizabeth to trust him again. Throughout the play, Proctor does everything in his power to try and get Elizabeth to forgive him. He also tries to stop the madness that Abigail has created throughout Salem. As the trials go on and take more lives, Proctor finally has enough of Abigail’s nonsense. After Proctor confesses that he has committed the sin of adultery, Elizabeth is then questioned by Danforth to see if Proctor is telling the truth. Elizabeth tells Danforth, “Your Honor, I--in that time I were sick. And I--My husband is a good and righteous man. He is never drunk as some are, nor wastin’ his time at the…show more content…
He fights till the end for what he believes is right. Elizabeth and everyone else in Salem have nothing bad to say about Proctor. They all say that he did everything in his power to help the community. The Crucible is a great example that we should not always believe what people are saying. It also illustrates how we should find out more information before jumping to
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