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The Crucible Courage is defined by ones fearlessness probity and adamant behavior According to The American Heritage Dictionary courage is The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger fear or vicissitudes with self-possession confidence and resolution bravery In Arthur Millers play The Crucible he captures the bravery of a man who struggles and dies for his family reputation and identify Arthur Miller paints a clear picture of courage through John Proctors thoughts and actions John Proctors thoughts and beliefs are valorous For example Proctor admits his sin By admitting that he has committed adultery Proctor demonstrates that he is an honest man because he is giving away his reputation His deposition is what makes him courageous because when he rips the testimony he knows that he is going to die however he also knows that his name will be clean and that his kids will be proud of him Furthermore Proctor says that Reverend Parris is a bad priest who jabbers and who only cares about his reputation Proctor is against the rules of theocracy because the government of Salem is corrupt and that there is no justice to protect the people of Salem Proctor does not care about what the people say because the only important thing for him is his family and the justice for the town In short John Proctor is against the rules of theocracy Proctor admits his sin and speaks his mind who fear Proctors actions reveal his inner strength For example when John tears his testimony he is giving his life away Proctor actions not common because he is a brave man who cares about his family In Salem no body else would have dared defy authority
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