Proctor to the men of the court in his last attempt to save his wife and prove the dishonesty of the girls.
Act III page Spoke or silent, a promise is surely made. He is the third minister of Salem in seven years and does not want the community to have the ability to put him out. Therefore, the one who goes against the court ultimately goes against God. Crucible quotations, he does not take it to the public for the preservation of his position.
She fully understands the ramifications of being found guilty of witchcraft, which makes her faulty accusations all the more disturbing.
I will not, I cannot! Proctor signs the confession, but when Danforth tries to take it, he snatches it back, voicing the above lines. I beg you, sir, I beg you—see her what she is. However, when the judges and Hale bring him to confess witchcraft, he disagrees to confess for the crime he did not commit; instead he admits his infidelity with Abagail.
I never knew what pretense Salem was, I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men!
Although the confession, in the context of the play, refers to witchcraft, it can be inferred that he is referring to his affair with Abigail, is accepting his fault in the matter, and wishes not to point the finger at another.
God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. Abigail asserts her power over the girls right away so as to ensure she is not exposed.