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The definition of integrity according to Websters Dictionary is a rigid adherence to a code of behavior There are though many ways to look at a persons integrity A person with integrity possesses many qualities Three of these qualities are honesty the ability to follow a moral code and loyalty to yourself and your beliefs In The Crucible a prime example of a person with integrity is Elizabeth Proctor Elizabeth shows her personal purity when she refuses to persuade her husband to confess to crimes of witchcraft She refuses because she believes that he is good now in Gods light God to her will show her the right way and she believes that by following Gods moral code she will be right and just John Proctor Elizabeths husband also shows his integrity when he refuses to confess to crimes of witchcraft Even though confessing would save his life he wont confess to a crime he didnt commit He knows that being dishonest isnt being loyal to his beliefs In The Crucible an example of not possessing integrity is also shown Danforth is the prime example of having no loyalty towards himselfor his beliefs Danforth is the Deputy Governor who convicts the citizens of being witches When Danforth is asked to pardon the accused he refuses saying that he cant because twelve have already hung for the same crime and he refuses to let asnyone off Even though he knows what is right and that they are innocent he wont because it would ruin the integrity of the court and his own recitude Indictment The McMartin Trial also has many characters who posses a great sense of integrity For instance the McMartin family sticks together even when they are being accused of the horrible crime of child molestation They also will not confess to the crime because they know they are innocent and that it wouldnt be right to say
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