John Proctor Integrity In The Crucible

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While reading The Crucible I came across a few characters.This book is an allegory of the MCcarthy era in the 1950s. Many people were accused of witchcraft and many people were also accused of being communists during this particular era. While reading this book, one of the characters I came across was John Proctor. John Proctor is a pious, hardworking individual and man of integrity. John Proctor is a pious man. He focuses on his religion. Elizabeth Proctor says about him, ’’My husband is a good and righteous man.’’ (Miller, 97) This quote proves that John Proctor is a good and pious man. He perseveres with his beliefs. He has excuses on days that he does not attend the church. He goes to the church unless his wife is sick, then he stays …show more content…
He says of himself, ‘’I labor the earth from dawn to day.’’ This quote proves that not only is he truthful (because the author put this quote inside his book) but also that he is an independent man of hard work. He relies on no one else to help him with his farm. He lives up to his reputation. Also, John does not do shortcuts, he takes no diversions, he just does what he needs to do.

Lastly, John Proctor is a man of integrity. In the novel he admits that he had an affair with Abigail, as mentioned before. John had to choose between keeping his affair a secret, or admitting his mistake which would have led to saving Elizabeth’s life. He chose to acknowledge the fact that he committed adultery. This shows that he is a not a man of moral, rather a man of integrity. He scars his reputation by disobeying one of the Ten Commandments. He says in court, “God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat.’’ (Miller, 95). He admits to witchcraft verbally. He does not want to lose his honor or integrity, so he rips up the confession letter he signed because they said the would attach it to the church front door. He is then executed at the Gallows. He is a man of