"The Crucible" Essay

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"The Crucible" The definition of integrity according to Webster'sDictionary is, "a rigid adherence to a code of behavior." There arethough many ways to look at a persons integrity. A person with integritypossesses many qualities. Three of these qualities are honesty, theability to follow a moral code, and loyalty to yourself and your beliefs. In The Crucible, a prime example of a person with integrity is ElizabethProctor. Elizabeth shows her personal purity when she refuses to persuadeher husband to confess to crimes of witchcraft. She refuses because shebelieves that he is good now in God's light. God, to her, will show herthe right way, and she believes that by following God's moral code shewill be right and just. John Proctor, Elizabeth's husband, also showshis integrity when he refuses to confess to crimes of witchcraft. Eventhough confessing would save his life, he won't confess to a crime hedidn't commit. He knows that being dishonest isn't being loyal to hisbeliefs. In The Crucible, an example of not possessing integrityis also shown. Danforth, is the prime example of having no loyaltytowards himselfor his beliefs. Danforth, is the Deputy Governor whoconvicts the citizens of being witches. When Danforth is asked to pardonthe accused, he refuses saying that he can't because twelve have alreadyhung for the same crime, and he refuses to let asnyone off. Even though heknows what is right and that they are innocent he won't because it wouldruin the integrity of the court, and his own recitude. Indictment: TheMcMartin Trial, also...

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