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To some people respect and honor are important enough to die for In The Crucible by Arthur Miller John Proctor would rather die that disgrace his name and lose his reverence Proctor maintains the respect from his wife by getting out of an affair Proctor has the admiration of the townsfolk for not confessing to a lie Most importantly John Proctor banks the high opinion from his children by dying for telling the truth John obviously believes that a life of deception is not worth living As John Proctor gets out of his affair with Abigail Williams John is making a tough decision Johns wife Elizabeth respects his decision because she knows that he could have left her and went away with Abigail John admits that he Lusts for Abigail and tells the court the truth about the affair with her The respect and trust that John has with his wife is very important because its what keeps them together even when they are both accused of dealing with the devil John Proctors sacrifice of dying instead of giving a false testament is seen as the most unselfish decision made in the play If John had chosen a life of lies over death he would have set a bad example to all the convicted people If the accused all lie to save their lives like Procter did they would feel cowardly and they wouldnt respect john because his cowardly act inspired them to live a tormenting life opposed to dying a honorable death Johns final sacrifice is praiseworthy since he sacrifices for the greater good In doing so John receives the respect of the accused townsfolk Near the end John Proctor comes to the conclusion that his life is not worth giving up for his principals that he lives by But Reverend Hale a courageous man helps John realize that God damns a liar that he throws his life away for pride John then tears
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