Proctor's Reputation And Self-Image In The Crucible '

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Easton Savage Mrs. Kavmark English 11-5 October 15, 2014 The Crucible Essay Final The Name “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! 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!” (Miller 143) But what good would that do the rest of the village? The document of Proctor’s confession was ripped. They do not have a source to know if Proctor confessed or not. Danforth will not vouch for him saying that he confessed and instead, has him hanged. A name is much more than what people go by. It is your authority. It is your dignity. It is you whole being. Without your name, you are absolutely nothing.…show more content…
The accused that stand for who they are and not confessing to witchcraft are standing for their self-image by not lying to themselves stating what they know to be true. Though they may die for what they say, they know that they are not in the wrong and that God will take care of them in the end whereby the accusers will not be having that same fate. The fate of the accuser is much harsher than that of the accused if they are accused for the wrong cause. All of the people that do not lie are not damned by God. The puritans know this to be true and a lot of them will keep that in mind if they are accused. The liars of the accusers are not as worried about this and go to very far lengths to get what they want. One example of this is Abigail Williams. She wants to get rid of Elizabeth Proctor and takes it to very far lengths, so far that she will kill others to get her killed as…show more content…
On the other hand, Abigail does not give a second look to her own self-image. She has a cold and cruel heart, she is power hungry and will take extreme measures to get to that said power. Proctor, when it comes down to it, is a fairly humble man. He may have some imperfections, but who doesn’t? He comes to help his neighbors and his wife when they need him most. Though his actions are not enough to save the ones he has sought to help, he does the right thing and in all makes peace with

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