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
showed first 75 words of 438 total
showed last 75 words of 438 total
father was a liar and a coward.
As a result his wife, townsmen, and children admired John Proctor's name. In the end John's death saves the Salem from further witchcraft madness. Proctor's courage, unselfishness and truth would make him a role model that America today can revere, since today people will do any thing just to save themselves. This shows that one should not sacrifice their morals for life, because life is nothing without morals.