How does John Proctor show personal integrity in The Crucible by Arthur Miller?

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John Proctor shows his integrity by admitting to his wife that he was unfaithful.  Although this took place some seven months prior to the beginning of the play, in Act Two, he references the fact that he did "confess" his infidelity to Elizabeth when she "told [him] [her] suspicion."  He does seem to somewhat regret that decision now that he feels that Elizabeth continues to be suspicious of him, but he was honest nonetheless.  His willingness to be honest when it could take such a toll on his relationship shows his integrity.

In addition, although John seems to still have feelings for Abigail, he is unwilling to be unfaithful to his wife again.  When the two of them speak in private in Act One, he admits that "[he] may have looked up" at Abigail's window, missing her and wanting to be with her again, and that "[he] may think of [her] softly from time to time."  However, he absolutely refuses to continue an affair with her because it would not be right.  He says he would "cut off [his] hand" before he ever reaches to touch her again, and this shows his integrity as well. 

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John Proctor showed integrity by publicly admitting his infidelity. He erred in the past and tried to make amends, but most importantly, his honesty proved that he was willing to pay the ultimate price. He understood that it was a mistake on his part, and the issue was going to affect his image and reputation, but he still went ahead and stated the facts. He believed that the court was making a grave mistake by completely trusting a witness who had a personal vendetta against his wife.

He again showed integrity by destroying his signed testimony. Circumstances had pushed him to lie about his involvement with witchcraft. The court was trying to sanitize its reputation after it emerged that the entire case was a sham. They coerced him into making the false confession but in the end, John chose to hang instead of playing a role in the falsehoods.

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