Who Is John Proctor's Confession In The Crucible

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Since John wanted to devote his life to God, his decision to tear up his confession allowed him to keep his pride and remain honorable by the end of the play. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller the written trials were corrupting the town, and it was all because of the lies told by the younger girls in town. Since John Proctor is bound to God, his choice to sacrifice his life makes his death honorable. John Proctor is trying to be a better man for his wife Elizabeth because of what he did to her. Since John is trying to be a better man for his wife, he tried to prove it by attempting to accuse Abigail of lying. When judge Danforth sees this, he seems confused. John is confessing to save Elizabeth, but also himself. John 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…show more content…
John was asked to sign a document that says he is going to confess to being a witch. Abigail told everyone she saw him signing the devil's book. So if he doesn’t he will be hung. John doesn’t want to tarnish his name just so he can live. He would rather die to keep his name pure. SO he decided to destroy the confession. A quote used in the book that reflects about John is “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I live and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them you have hanged! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; Leave me my name!” (Act 4) When John had destroyed his confession he basically set himself up to die so he could save his good name. Unfortunately he dies, but not with any
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