Analysis Of ' The Crucible '

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Michael Morales Professor Park WR 1 2/26/17 One word takes many shapes One’s words have many meaning and can change shape by different people. Reputation is the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something. Thomas Paine a famous English-American political activist, the philosopher born in 1774 best describes Reputation as, “what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” Applying that one true identity lies beyond human vision but only truly seen by the god. This message is repeated in ‘The Crucible’ as many characters are challenged between telling the truth to risk their lives to keep their reputations rather than do the right thing. Whether it be, by lying about one’s action,…show more content…
In the end, her action would be the result of Proctor death and end of life. Even respected and model citizen like John Proctor, who are loyal men to the church and word of god. Who show good morals and challenges the court to protects the innocent. He is a man who has been built up his name and thus makes it hard for him to see his name go bad. Even when putting between the difficult situation that requires him name admit of past sin of adultery. Proctors are unable because reluctant to preserve his good name, even willing to die for it. In the end, Proctor gave another chance to free himself, solely by signing a paper saying he had worked with the devil and left the church. Unable to hand over the signed paper, Proctor instead falls to his knee begging. Saying “tell them I confessed myself, say Proctor broke his knees and wept like a woman, say what you will, but my name cannot.”(Miller 60) His reputation would be ruined. He stood up in court to save people 's lives by telling the truth, and it didn’t work. Proctor is able to save his own life by lying but he unable to. He sees the others go down a noble path. He does not wish to see his name go bad. Proctor tears up the document and accepts his final fate. He could not live with the guilt that his name could be tainted forever but instead be remembered by his beloved wife and those would cherish his being. Lastly, Judge Danforth is known as a

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