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Can a persons opinion equal their fate In Arthur Millers The Crucible John Proctors stand in a society where opinion drove fate created ignominy towards him and his beliefs First he hid his horrible sin inside fearing the consequences When he finally did he was placed in a tangled labyrinth of feelings as to what his next action should have been Lastly it was Proctors defiance and integrity in his own self that proved him stronger than the entire community of SalemProctors tremulous feelings and general unease of the situation built up to his defining point of confession Church and government came together to coercingly control Salem and its actions Proctor saw this and feared for diabolism was a practice unheard ofYou must understand sir a person is either with this church or against it - there be no road between We live no longer in the dusky afternoon and evil mixed itself with good and befuddled the world Now by Gods grace the good folk and evil entirely separate -Deputy DanforthJohn contemplated his actions and reached an influential decision towards what his fate would be - after all he believed he could control it As he stated defiantly I want my life I will have my life After John confessed he believed he had done Elizabeth and the children good for they were the wellspring of his life He would be free accepted by Salem stillThe powerful effect of his trial and disagreement and its conflicting with Salems way of life had already left a silent yet profound mark on everyone Knowing that imperfection lurked among the good folk the government wished to announce to the world who the sinning man was Proctor was paradox to this - he wished nor believed anything of the sort as his name was the only thing left of him The Church and government robbed him of everything else that could make him man - his honor his
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