In the play The Crucible pride can be viewed negatively and positively

In the play The Crucible pride can be viewed negatively and positively, it means a sense of one’s own dignity or an excessive high opinion of oneself. The Catholic Church, like the one from The Crucible, considers pride to be a sin because it is about “me, myself and I”. The pride of the people of Salem leads to uncareful judgement of innocent lives. Pride influences the reactions and actions of some characters such as John Proctor. Proctor’s excessive pride causes him to overlook reality and the truth, he could not see he needed to reveal the truth about Abigail to end the accusations. This essay will furthermore explain how pride lead to Proctors downfall.