How does John Proctor From the Play the Crucible go against the court?
I need one example of how John Proctor from the Crucibile go against the court of salem?
- FerretWonderLv 49 years agoFavorite Answer
The court wanted the accused to admit that they were practicing witchcraft. Doing so would soil the accused's name, but would also clear it of divine punishment and death. John Proctor opposed the court by refusing to plead guilty to witchcraft because he did not want to soil his good name, which he claimed was all he had.
EDIT: Which is exactly what I said. He doesn't want to soil his good name, neither for being known as someone who did witchcraft or being a liar.
- Writers BlockLv 49 years ago
The first answer is mostly accurate. But the reason he goes against the court isn't just soiling his good name. He is about to "admit" to witchcraft when he is told that his confession will be placed on the church door for all to see. He is determined to do at least one good thing before he dies, so he refuses to have his own lie placed on a church door.