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In The Crucible Miller seeks to depict the significance of ones name within the Salem community Ones name is parallel to ones reputation as it is permanent and paints a picture of ones true self to the town Ones name becomes increasingly important at a time when finger-pointing and false accusations can easily bring about its demise Early in the play John Proctor sees the preservation of his reputation as priority above all else To him a name lasts a lifetime He is reluctant to do anything that would challenge the purity of his name Even giving up vital information in court that may put an end to the executions is difficult to do because it shows him as the lecher he is Towards the end Proctor realizes that a name is only as decent as the soul it represents He is faced with the decision of his soul over his name and in the end only one takes priority In the court Abigail is seen as a saint who is doing her duty of finding the witches in Salem Elizabeth asks John to expose Abigail for the fraud she is and he isnt willing to do it even though he says he will Ill find Ezekiel Cheever Ill tell him she said it were all sport Miller 61 This information is crucial but Proctor hesitates to share it because he would have to admit that he had an affair with Abigail This would ruin his name which he holds so dear It is only when he wife is accused or witchcraft does he step up and confess I have made a bell of my honor I have rung the doom of my good name-- you will believe me Mr Danforth My wife is innocent except she knew a whore when she saw one miller 111 This however backfires ironically because Elizabeth tries to save Johns good name Here we see that he was
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