John Proctor's Choice of Truth in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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The Crucible: John Proctor's Choice of Truth Throughout history, the most credible source of information has been documented on paper. From treaties resulting in international peace to The Declaration of Independence, paper has provided a concrete, timeless resource for recording ideas, events and decisions. What makes these documents valid, are the signatures of those supporting the writings. By signing something, one shows that he recognizes what is written and wishes to show support for what it represents. A signature is as unique as the person signing it. One can be held accountable for all which he marks with his signature. The significance of signed paper is well displayed in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. In this play, paper is used to document the confessions of those accused of witchery. Those who confessed lived; those that denied involvement were hung. While some chose life and falsely admitted to witchcraft, John Proctor stood strong and refused to sign so that he may leave his sons with a good name, resist c...
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