The Crucible By Arthur Miller Essay

1168 Words Jan 19th, 2016 5 Pages
“I would rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud,” Sophocles. This quotation says that he does not want to be successful being a fraud and that he will try to be honorable even if it makes him fail. This relates to The Crucible because Arthur Miller shows a lot of honor through many people one of them is John Proctor. In The Crucible Arthur Miller proves John Proctor is honorable because he’s brave, caring, and loyal. One way Arthur Miller shows John Proctor is honorable is that he is brave for risking his own life. For example, Rev. Hale, Parris, Danforth and John Proctor are talking about John’s confession and how he will be hanged if he does not accuse others. Hale wants him to confess so that he will not be hanged. “I can. And there’s your first marvel that I can. You have made your magic now, for now I do think I see some goodness in John Proctor” (Miller 208). This quotation shows he is brave because he could’ve saved his own life and just confessed but he didn’t want to live a life knowing that he made somebody else die. So being brave he makes a selfless decision and lets himself die. This also shows he is brave because instead of listening to Hale and Parris and accusing his friends he saves them and does not confess. In addition, when Proctor, Parris, Danforth, Herrick, Abigail and the girls are all in the courtroom and John is trying to prove that Abigail is a whore and wants Elizabeth dead so she can have Proctor. To prove this Proctor confesses his…

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