Thesis Paper on the Crucible T

1151 Words Oct 22nd, 1999 5 Pages
John Proctor: “God in heaven, what is John Proctor, what is John Proctor”. John is a man of strong moral beliefs any way he or she look at him, concerned only for the safety of his family and personal welfare. He cares of nothing for the beliefs of any of the other people in the town and what his supervisor which is the Reverend, thinks either. After trying to avoid involvement in the witch trials he is later prosecuted for witchery and sentenced to hang. John trys to avoid any involvement in the Salem witch trials. His reason for doing so is to protect his image because he is afraid he will be committed of adultery with Abigail Williams. Following these events he trys to save everyone’s lives by admitting to this …show more content…
Thus showing he will not live with shame, he will live without it or die. He does not want to be remembered like that, he wants to be remembered and looked upon as “John Proctor” nothing more. John Proctor has two choices, to commit himself to one side or the other. The two choices were to either live with lies, guilt, no name, and no soul or die for his friends and in an honorable and justifiable way. As he his handed the blank paper and pen to sign away his life he looks at his friends faces and reads their expressions like a book and some how he reads that why give your self away to the devil as a lie when you can die for what you believe in and with the people you love. He has to choose..., his choice was to die which was a choice to commit him self to his friends and die honorable, and as a honest man. He states that “I have three children - how may I teach them to walk like men in the world, and I sold my friends?” He says if he is dishonorable to his friends then this would be stuck on his back along with his family’s, so if he was to choose to lie his kids would not look up to their own father as a role model and he would not be remembered as a friend but as a foe. They would think of him as a liar and not faithful to his friends and family. So this is why he chooses to die so he leaves this world with him being remembered as honorable not dishonorable not only

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