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What is Proctor sacrificing by taking Mary Warren in to Salem?

What is Proctor sacrificing by taking Mary Warren in to Salem?

He recognizes her own fraudulence and her own sense of malevolence. To sanction it with a court verdict in her favor only emboldens the aggressors, and with this Proctor sets out to stop her. His admission of adultery, or “lechery,” is one sacrifice he makes in order to help his wife and the town of Salem, in general.

What does John Proctors death show the rest of Salem?

He realized that he could not sign an untrue confession with his name. Rather than losing what was left of his reputation and integrity, he decided to be executed in the gallows. Salem learned the value of integrity and innocence, even when the verdict is implacable.

What did John Proctor do in the crucible?

Proctor speaks his mind and stands up to Reverend Parris. He is scornful about the witchcraft hysteria but is cautious in his opposition to the trials at first. He persuades Mary Warren to tell the truth in court.

Why was John Proctor accused of witchcraft in The Crucible?

Why John Proctor was Accused? John went to the young girls and accused them of faking their fits and visions; he even said that if there were any devils in the area it was the girls. John’s maid, Mary Warren, who later would be accused of being a witch, had accused John of being a wizard.

What decision does John Proctor make at the end of the play and why?

After having signed, then ripped up his confession, John Proctor declares that he cannot throw away his good name in a lie, even though doing so would save his life. He chooses to die.

Why is John Proctor killed?

The Crucible ends with John Proctor marching off to a martyr’s death. By refusing to lie and confess to witchcraft, he sacrifices his life in the name of truth. We think it’s interesting that, though this is Proctor’s story, Miller doesn’t give him the last word.

How does John Proctor change by the end of the play?

John Proctor’s character changes from the beginning of The Crucible to the end in that he is initially reluctant to accept blame for his unfaithfulness to Elizabeth and his affair with Abigail but is, in the end, willing to do anything to save Elizabeth, including confess to his adultery.