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Unformatted text preview: Such an instance was the pressing of Giles Corey in an attempt to force a plea out of him. He refused to say anything more than More Weight (Miller 135) as his pride kept him from pleading for a crime he didnt commit and to a further extent, by not pleading his sons would get his land. Proctor is also led by pride and through further examination he is guided by righteousness. Even though he is convinced to confess, his pride does not allow him to tarnish his good name nor the names of any other individual accused. Thus he ends the transfer of blame, a main cause of the hysteria, and dies willingly for he has his goodness now (Miller 145)....
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