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Where are there examples of the theme of integrity in The Crucible?

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Another character who represents the theme of integrity in the novel is Giles Corey. Giles's wife, Martha Corey, is taken to court:

Proctor: Giles! What's the matter?

Giles: They take my wife. And Rebecca Nurse!

Proctor: Rebecca's in the jail!

Nurse: . . . Cheever, come and take her in this wagon. We've only now come from the jail and they'll not even let us in to see them.

Giles is extremely upset that his wife, along with Rebecca Nurse (who is known for her respectability, goodness, and wisdom), is accused in the midst of the witchcraft hysteria.

Giles later goes to court to try to help his wife and friends. He tells the court officials,

Corey: . . . It is my wife you be condemning now. . . . They're tellin' lies about my wife, sir . . .

Later in the conversation, Giles gives a legal deposition stating that Putnam is "killing his neighbors for their land!" He continues,

Corey: I have it from an honest man who heard Putnam say it! The day his daughter cried out on Jacobs, he said she'd given...

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