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John Proctor and Christian Morals

            Christianity gives people a religious belief, what effects to their own decisions, called Christian morals. Christian morals also play a key role in The Crucible that was written by Arthur Miller. The Crucible gives us a view of belief about witchcraft In Salem of 1692. The peaceful life in Salem is disordered by a group of girls who try to accuse the others of witchcraft. One of those girls is Abigail who has an affair with John Proctor. John Proctor is the main character in The Crucible. He is a farmer in Salem, and he has a sharp and biting way with hypocrites. John Proctor is motivated by his Christian morals that allow him to do what he thinks is right.
             Primarily, a reason why John Proctor is motivated by his Christian morals is because he is a man who treasures his honor. When Danforth asks him to allow the publication of his confession on the church door, Proctor cries and defends that "Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!" (Page 143_Arthor Miller). If he allows Danforth to publicize his confession, his family's honor will collapse. He wants to protect his honor as well as his family's honor from the disregards from the village. Proctor considers his name as an inseparable thing that no one should take away from him. With the pressure from Danforth to convince Proctor to say that he sees Rebecca Nurse with the Devil, Proctor says that "I have three children-how may I teach them to walk like men in the world, and I sold my friends?" (Page 143_Arthur Miller). If he is dishonorable to his friends, this will be stuck on his back along his family. Proctor would like to teach his children how to become the men. Proctor tries to save his father model in his kids. He wants to transmit to his kids what is his most important thing, his honor.

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