In the playhe is killed for two different things. One thing was that he would not giveDanforth the name of the person who told him that Thomas Putnam was trying toget rid of the people in the town so that he could buy their land when they weregone. This is what originally got him arrested. Later they charged him as awitch and he would not answer his indictment. Because he didn’t answer hisindictment they could not charge him with being a witch.
Therefore, he saved hisname and his pride. Another person who has the same thing in common with Gilesis Rebecca. Throughout the play there are time where she shows the reader thesequalities. When she is faced with something she will always follow her religion. Never will she go against her religion even if it means to save her life.
Anexample from the book is when she is in court and in jail Hale is begging withher to confess. She will not confess and she is later hung. Because of herstubbornness or pride she lost her life. Another person is John proctor who alsohis pride gets in the way of his decision making. One reason, which goes alongwith most of the people, was that he did not confess in the court.
Later in thestory, however, he does decide to confess. He signs the papers and everything. He is fine with this until he finds out that the signed confession will beposted on the door of the church. When he finds this out he then rips up thepaper and does not confess. He is also hung for this and all because he wantedto save his name.
In The Crucible many people were falsely accused and murderedfor no reason. These three people could have prevented their own death if itwere not for their pride. All they had to do was confess and spend some time injail and that would be it. Because they wanted to save their names and pridethey all ended up killing themselves.