The Death Of John Proctor In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Moreover, another important crucible someone had in the story developed from the very beginning all the way to the end. In the beginning of the story before even the trials really began we learned about the adultery of John Proctor. While in the house talking to Elizabeth, they have a conversation about what John has done and how she cannot forgive him, he must forgive himself, “You will not judge me more, Elizabeth” (54-55). He says she forgets and forgives nothing but he will not forgiving himself. Proctor feels that if Elizabeth forgives him then he can move on, this also affects the trials and why he feels guilty. Later, after the trials are over and on the day the hangings are supposed to take place, Elizabeth talks to John. He asks her if she would forgive him and support him if he confessed to save his life and again she says he can only forgive himself. …show more content…

He finally realizes how to keep his name and forgive himself for his sins. He wants to die, not committing another sin from the pressure or for the pleasure of others, but what he wants. He confesses that he has done wrong and he now is ready to accept it. Conclusively, John Proctor has passed his crucible and has learned that before others can forgive you, you must forgive yourself. He went from asking for forgiveness from others to forgiving himself and accepting what is to

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