Proctor's Decisions Develop Theme
Jane Doe & John Dough
Theme: The only way you will make a difference in the world is by maintaining your good reputation.
Proctor's reputation is put into danger in Act Three, when in a moment of desperation, he confesses his adulterous affair with Abigail in a last-ditch effort to save his wife Elizabeth. His reputation is put on the line in front of people he loathes most, namely Reverend Parris and Mr. Putnam. (etc)...
The Crucible. Dir. Nicholas Hytner. Perf. Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder. 20th Century Fox, 1996. DVD.
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts. New York: Penguin, 1982. Print.