He knows that they will be hanged immediately instead of having to wait.
He thinks that the judges will take pity on their families and leave them alone.
He knows that if they confess, they will be released from jail.
He thinks it will cleanse their souls of impurity and they will be guaranteed a place in Heaven.
Their confessions would help make other imprisoned people to confess.
Everyone knows them to be witches anyway.
The judges want to be able to release them from jail.
Elizabeth needs John and Francis needs Rebecca.
She has secretly freed John from prison and they have boarded a ship to Barbados.
She and two other girls stole money from him and are hiding in Putnam's attic.
She has stolen his money and run away.
She has been saved in the church.
After confessing to witchcraft, he was released from jail.
After not giving up the names of the people on the affidavit, he was pressed to death by stones.
He broke out of jail, with Abigail's help, and left town.
He committed suicide.
He would rather die for honesty than be freed for a lie.
He knows Elizabeth and their unborn child need him.
He wants the judges to know that he is not a Christian man.
He is willing to die for his friends.
John Proctor's warrant
The head of a fish
A small dagger
She is devastated and vows to help change his mind.
She believes that the judges will take pity on him.
She believes that he has found his goodness and is at peace with his decision.
She is heartbroken and pleads with the judges to take pity on him.
Telling lies about him
Keeping a cold house