Name: ________________________________________________ Date: ___________
The Crucible – Act IV
In Act IV of The Crucible, John Proctor faces a moral dilemma. He must decide whether
to lie to save his life or to tell the truth and be hanged. He chooses death. Some consider
his actions heroic and others consider them proud and foolish.
Based on the definition of heroic, more specifically antiheroic characters we
discussed in class, are John Proctor’s actions heroic? Why or why not? What
other characters from the play act heroically? Why?
Is pride a constructive or destructive emotion? What role does pride play in