Andover has been purged of all witches.
The people of Andover are demanding new trials.
There will be many more deaths in Andover.
The people have rebelled and overthrown the court.
His confession will prove that Abigail is a fraud.
His confession will convince people the court has been just.
They truly want to save Proctor's soul.
Elizabeth has pleaded for Proctor's life.
He deserves to hang for the sins he committed against her.
He has self-respect and knows there is some goodness in him.
She would rather have him confess to a lie than be hanged.
Abigail has left the village and freed John from guilt.
Hale says it is better to live than to die unjustly.
Rebecca realizes that John Proctor is confessing.
Proctor rips up his confession
Parris admits that Abigail is gone.
Asked to repent
Forced to confess
A concern for his own safety
Fear of hanging an innocent man
Fear that Hale will turn the village against him
A desire for his own redemption
He refuses to accept any suggestions from Hale.
He fears the people will riot if the exectuions don't take place.
It might look as if he has wrongly executed innocent people.
He doubts the authority of the church.
Were asked to leave by Parris.
Cannot bear to see Proctor hang.
Have gone to Andover for the witch trials.
Fear the villagers will turn on them
The farmers fear the trials and have left Salem.
The people believe the devil has possessed the cows.
Many farmers have been jailed and can't take care of their farms.
The farmers are spending too much time at the trials.
"Another judgment waits us all!"
"I am not your judge, I cannot be."
"I never knew such goodness in the world!"
"I cannot mount the gibbet like a saint."