The Crucible Justice Analysis

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Justice for Injustice In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor’s actions are unforgettable. Even when Proctor wrongs his beloved wife when he cheats on Elizabeth with Abigail, he confesses to the and puts himself in shame, as he foresees. Proctor knows of some unknown “witchery” and feels as if he needs to bring justice to his town that’s being torn down to pieces from these witch trials. Proctor is first seen as a man of lies and sins and his unworthiness of the people. But, when he finds justice in the right beliefs, he finally steps up and acts on what he knows is right. John Proctor’s understanding of justice foreshows his consequences, which are unsuccessful, because of how his works of justice affected the work as a whole. John …show more content…
He knew it is ridiculous and that it needs to come to a stop. Before Reverend Parris is brought into the court, Reverend Hale tells Parris and all the other prisoners that they should just confess that they’re witches and they won’t have to be killed. Proctor, on the other hand, doesn’t want to confess to anything because he hasn’t done anything wrong for his town. When he is first talking to Elizabeth, he starts to plead, “My honesty is broke, Elizabeth; I am no good man” (59). Proctor is planning to lie to the jury so that he can save his life. Even though he knows it’s wrong, he says that he is a witch. Then, when he decides that what he did is wrong and wants to reverse it, he starts to rip the paper saying he’s a witch because he wants his name to be the only dignity he has left from his life. He then later pleads on, “...You have made your magic now, for now I do think I see some shred of goodness in John Proctor” (62). Proctor finds justice in his beliefs and his name, because that’s ultimately all that he has left. Even though John’s justice is unsuccessful because of his upcoming death and being a loss for Elizabeth, he finally overcomes his hatred towards himself and finds dignity in

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