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Youre the Devils man 118 Mary Warren cried out when she accused John Proctor of working for the devil Courage is defined as mental or moral strength to face danger without fear This is supported in Arthur Millers The Crucible Throughout the Salem witch trials in the 1600s courage was that good people held in to even through the toughest times To illustrate this an example of someone with courage is John Proctor Proctor is a farmer with a wife Elizabeth and three young boys He quietly suffers from guilt caused by an affair he had with a young woman named Abigail Williams He is contrite and solicitous in his wifes presence and he yearns to regain her respect John shows his courage when he has to make a life and death decision to lie and say that he is involved in witchcraft which will prevent his execution or to deny being a witch and be hanged Proctor after being questioned by Judge Danforth about being involved in witchcraft stated that he was Danforth was then having Proctor sign a confession but he argued with Danforth saying I have confessed myself Is there no good penitence but it be in public God does not need my name nailed upon the church God sees my name God knows how black my sins are 142 When Danforth would not give up the argument with Proctor to sign the confession he asked Then explain to me Mr Proctor why will you not let me have it 143 Proctor answered Because it is my name Because I lie and sign myself to lies I have given you my soul leave me my name 143 Danforth then explained to Proctor if the confession was a lie he would not accept it Proctor with his breast heaving and his eyes staring
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