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The Crucible

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I Cannot Mount the Gibbet like a Saint

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Proctor says to Elizabeth,

"I cannot mount the gibbet like a saint."

This is most surely a reference to

A

Rebecca Nurse.

B

Jesus's crucifixion.

C

All the others in Salem who have been executed so far.

D

Proctor's refusal to be killed.

E

Proctor's reluctance to be executed, as if he has no sin.