John shows how he really values his reputation especially in the last act, act four. John tries to find peace within himself throughout all the lies and chaos that occurs during the play. Instead, the characters are clashing with their own ideals, among themselves and within the entire community. Because I cannot have another in my life! His reputation is so important to him that he chooses death by hanging instead. I have never put-upon; I know my rights, sir, and I will have them. John Proctor makes a very huge decision. To be labeled a witch, caused your reputation to be destroyed, even if you were associated with a convicted witch like John Proctor.
I have gave you my soul; leave me my name. Proctor was the protagonist of the dramatic piece of literature. It seems Rebecca's reputation does, indeed, precede her. He says these words in an effort to get his own way or to quell dissent. It demands greater heroism than war. He believed he worked hard for this position and does not want to lose it. Rationale: Witch hunts, blacklists, character, reputation, defamation, public and private identity, the dark side of human nature, and cultural norms.
In The Crucible, Some people stay true to themselves and value fate in God, others did anything to stay alive. I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! When John Proctor asks Parris if he has spoken to other community members about Hale's arrival, he insinuates that Parris' motive might not have be in the best interests of everyone. Keeping and maintaining your good name is an overwhelming theme in The Crucible. If you have a good reputation then you stand high in the town, but if your reputation is bad and you are convicted of being a witch, that could damage your reputation and status severely. The play also reveals that faith and belonging to God can result in contentment, a prime example being Rebecca Nurse. Their roles are determined by the dichotomy of their characters and what each women represents, what motivates them, and how there decisions and actions influence the conclusion of the story. And well she might, for I thought of her softly.
Reputation is very important in Salem because public and private moralities are one and the same. The Crucible portrays events and change in people during The 1692 Salem Witch trials. Your good name is the only way you can get other people to do business with you. John Proctor, a farmer who lives outside the town has an affair with Abigail who is just a teenager, is frightened to expose such a thing; he is afraid his name will be ruined. Her vindictiveness expressed itself through witch hysteria, setting in motion a chain of events that would lead to the death of many innocent people.
Because I lie and sign myself to lies! They believed it was their duty to fend off the evil forces which surrounded them. While his focus should be on the community as a whole, he seems far more interested in maintaining his personal reputation. Many characters for example John Proctor and Reverend Parris, base their actions on the desire to protect their personal reputation. When John Proctor, Francis Nurse, and Giles Corey come to the court to present evidence to Judge Danforth in defense of their wives, Danforth asks on two different occasions, Do you know who I am? By choosing to avoid church, he risks losing the respect of his townsfolk. ? Hale tells John to recite The Commandments, but John forgets one of them. Reverend Hale's foible, it seems, is pride.
He cheats on his wife, but also feels true guilt for his actions and tries to make things right with her, which is more than most of the characters in the play do. Pre-reading Activity 1: Getting Ready to Read This activity is to introduce students to Puritan values, culture, and ideals. The townsmen only think that because they do not know what horrible sin he has committed, adultery. In this story the crucible by Arthur Miller. He could not do anything to gain his respect back. As Proctor and Parris were in a high social standard of Salem, they too didn? He is more concerned with holding up his reputation than he is with finding the truth.
Meanwhile, the protagonist, John Proctor, also seeks to keep his good name from being tarnished. This left Abigail jealous of Elizabeth, and seeking revenge against her and her husband. The community of Salem is no different. Reverend Parris does not care about anything except his reputation and what people think of him. And now you bid me tear the light out of my eyes? Also after reputation is Judge Danforth, the presiding judge at the witch trials who trades in the lives of many for the respect of being a reputable judge in Boston.
They would rather put their life on the line for the sake of keeping a good name in the society. In The Crucible, some characters will do anything to protect their reputation and others do not seem to worry. I danced for the Devil; I saw him, I wrote in his book; I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand. I want the light of God; I want the sweet love of Jesus! John Proctor refuses to surrender his even in exchange for his life. Provide another quote from the play, page number, and explanation. Some examples of pride in The Crucible are portrayed through Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctors wife. With this in mind, Arthur Miller uses this term to title one of his most famous novels The Crucible.