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John Proctor - The Crucible

            The Crucible, a drama by Arthur Miller, is about a witch hunt in the town of Salem, Massachusetts in the spring of the year of 1692. During this witch hunt many people from the town of Salem were brought into the court for prosecution, including John Proctor and his wife, Elizabeth. Proctor was a man full of integrity, and it shines out through his actions throughout the story.
             Proctor's integrity is first shown upon his introduction when he is left alone with Abigail Williams, a girl with whom he has had an affair. Abigail tries to make sexual advances and Proctor tells her, "Abby, you"ll put it out of mind. I"ll not be comin" for you more." (P 23). This shows that he is loyal to his wife once again. He has the opportunity be unfaithful to Goody Proctor, but he resists and tells Abigail that it is over now. Even after Proctor tells Abigail that it is over she does not seem to understand. He continues later to say to her, " I will cut off my hand before I"ll ever reach for you again. Wipe it out of mind. We never touched, Abby." (P 24). Proctor wants to make sure that Abigail is fully aware of the fact that he loves his Elizabeth and is now fully faithful to her.
             John Proctor shows integrity again after his friends, Giles Corey and Francis Nurse, come to him when their wives are arrested because they are accused of witchcraft. Corey and Nurse got to Proctor's house just before Cheever shows up and also arrests Elizabeth Proctor. This, along with Corey's and Nurse's wives being arrested, made Proctor want to fight for something he believed, that all three of those women were innocent. Proctor had Mary Warren, Proctor's servant and an official to the court, sign a proclamation saying that she and the other girls conducting the trials were all lying and that it had nothing to do with witch craft. Proctor brought it before Judge Hathorne as evidence. Proctor truly fought for what he believed, even when faced with opposition from Rev.

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