"Our father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come thy will be done...."
I do not want my name on a signed confession!
John Proctor is keeping his good name and dying like the others for not confessing. The reason John chose to be hanged is for his children and saying that if he was to be hanged, he would keep his good name and that his children would grow knowing that his father died like man instead of living in lies. He confesses his sins to Elizabeth before he is to be hanged. This is a theme in the book in which shows that Proctor would rather die than live a lie.
"I will cut my hand off before it ever reaches you again"
I am only wondering how I may prove what she told me, Elizabeth. If the girl’s a saint now, I think it is not easy to prove she’s fraud, and the town gone so silly. She told it to me in a room alone...I have no proof for it.
Mary Warren tried to tell the truth to Danforth about everything that happened in the woods with the girls, and all the girls in the courtroom started mocking her to make it look like she was a witch. This is a theme in the book because girls were accusing other girls to keep them from thinking they were witches.
lies and deceit
You were alone with her?
Abby, I might think softly of you from time to time
As Elizabeth and John confesses to Elizabeth about cheating on her with Abigail. Elizabeth quotes "It come not that I shall forgive you, if you'll not forgive yourself." Elizabeth does not know that Johns pride will not let him forgive himself, unless she forgives him first. And that is why he does not sign the paper.
I have a sense of heat for you John, and yours has drawn me to my window
Abigail is jealous of Elizabeth (Proctors wife), and decides to accuse her of witchcraft by saying she sent her spirit to stab Abigail with a needle. This is a form of revenge because Abigail wants John to herself and wants Elizabeth dead.
Because of Proctor’s earlier deceit, Elizabeth can’t trust him, no matter how much she would like to. Also, we don’t know why Proctor hid the fact that he was alone with Abigail. It could have been his knowledge that he still desires her, or it could just be that he knows it would make his wife suspicious
Proctor and Abigail are alone and talking, and Abigail seems to be looking "feverish with a concentrated desire" and Proctor denies her several times before falling into his lust and telling her that he thinks softly of her from time to time