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The authorities of the court take Proctor out of the prison toward the gallows

The authorities of the court take Proctor out of the prison toward the gallows

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The authorities of the court take Proctor out of the prison toward the gallows. Hale pleads with  Elizabeth to convince Proctor to change his mind. Elizabeth refuses. She sees that he is now at  peace with himself. When Proctor tells Elizabeth that he will confess, she understands that he is doing so because he  wants them to go home and reestablish their family. Note that neither Proctor nor Elizabeth considers  Elizabeth's situation. The court has delayed her execution until she gives birth to the child, but she is  still scheduled to hang. If Proctor confesses and gains release, Elizabeth will still remain in jail.  Proctor realizes that Elizabeth will not confess, but agrees to confess anyway. The play suggests, but  does not confirm, two possible solutions for Elizabeth. First, she may decide that, although lying is a 
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