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