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The Crucible

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Danforth Loses Power

CRUCBL-EXHLWK

Proctor's final decision to rip up his confession best fits the theme of power because

A

In his death, he has shifted the balance of power and the course of the trials.

B

He shows how powerful his will is as a character.

C

Danforth has lost the opportunity to convince the townspeople that the executions are just.

D

It shows Proctor's spirit will never be broken.

E

It comments on how Proctor's good name is more powerful to him than his love for Elizabeth.