No character in a play would ever consciously makes decisions that they think are wrong. Clearly, by acting the way that John Proctor did. According to the purposes of the play, I think John Proctor made the right decision. He was concerned about the consequences of having his confession made public. He was especially afraid that his sons would never respect him and think him a coward. “I have three children- how may I teach them to walk like men in the world, and I sold my friends” (Miller, 1332)? Therefore, he died a martyr in order to uphold his own good name---not for himself, but for his family and friends. This kind of ending makes quite a dramatic statement in the play. However, people of Salem were questioning the validity of the entire court. I think most people would have understood his confession as a way to be able to support his family and see his sons grow to adulthood.
Over the years, people would have forgotten the confession and seen the horrible result of their own actions, or non-actions. After all, how many people do we remember who actually confessed to being witches? In my opinion not many people confessed for being a witch. But there is only one person that I know who first confessed being a witch. But right after questioning a lot about the confession that person denies his/her confession. The person who denies his confession is john proctor. He denies his confession because he knew that it not true that he is not a witch. “With a cry of his soul: Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life...I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(Miller, 1333). Also, this quote is the main reason that john proctor didn’t confess of being a witch. He wanted his name to be anonymous and keep his reputation with his own name not another new name.
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