The Crucible John Proctor's Confession

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In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, John Proctor tears up the confession that will save his life. John Proctor succumbs to the truth instead of lying, so he is taken to be hanged. No matter how one looks at it, he chooses to stick with what he believes than to live on from a lie that he is doing witchcraft. By doing so, it was a clear act of him recovering some good senses. For a man who could be saved just by signing a confession, he chooses to rip it up and take the rope instead. John Proctor is a very honorable man. Almost everyone in town, even Hale, sees him as an honorable man. His reason for his refusal is simple; he says, “I speak my own sins. I cannot judge another. I have no tongue for it”(Act IV 653-655). Those words