What Extent Is John Proctor Responsible For His Own Death In The Crucible

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In Arthur Miller's play The Crucible, John Proctor is ultimately responsible for his own death. While he may have been drawn into the hysteria of the Salem witch trials, it was ultimately his actions and decisions that sealed his fate. One reason why Proctor is responsible for his own death is because of his affair with Abigail Williams. This affair was the catalyst for the witch trials, as Abigail accused Elizabeth Proctor, John's wife, of being a witch in order to get revenge on her. If Proctor had not had the affair in the first place, the chain of events that led to the witch trials may never have occurred. Proctor's decision to confess to being a witch, despite knowing it was a lie, also played a role in his death. He hoped that by confessing,

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