Theme Of Pride In The Crucible

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Rough Draft Blackening others happened more than anything else when it comes the time to save your name or value. In “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, pride had an impact on the characters throughout the whole play. People with excessive pride would risked themselves to lose everything just to make sure nobody would spoiled their good name. The meaning of pride is a sense of one’s self-worth and value. This can often lead to being confident of one’s own reputation. Pride blind people from reason and this was basically what happened to the main characters. There are three characters who were driven by their pride. Proctor, whose pride had caused him to blind himself for reality and truth; Elizabeth Proctor, whose pride made it hard for her to …show more content…
Her womanly pride had caused a distance between them. This caused their relationship as husband and wife to be shaken. John Proctor wanted her to find forgiveness in him and to put the incident behind her. She told him, "...it come not that I should forgive you, if you'll not forgive yourself." She cannot grasped on the fact that he needed her forgiveness before he had forgiven himself for his past sins. As a result, Proctor wanted to be a man of goodness in her eyes so he denies his confession of witchcraft even after he had confessed. “He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!” She was finally able to forgive him but John had long bided gone from the earth. It's commonly human for pride to get in the way of forgiveness even to certain extreme. She let it went too far, to the point where Proctor allowed himself to be hanged rather than signing his name because he want to prove to his wife that he is a good man. John Proctor's pride however would cause her trouble, just the …show more content…
Proctor's pride kept him from seeing the reality in his dire moment, Elizabeth couldn't admit that she needed to forgive her husband before he could himself. Proctor's and Hale's pride had brought them much sorrow in the end when it was too late. Hale's was blinded by his achievements that he believed in what he was doing and was not opened to the reality. Proctor's final act was based on excessive pride yet he did want to live, but he allows himself to be hanged because he knows Elizabeth will see him as a better man. This was pride’s doing because he lets it stand in the way of his original decision. Throughout the play, characters were blind by pride, many of which were life altering moments. These characters’ pride are what developed the story from beginning to

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