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After he rips up the confession and Danforth asks him why he did it, Proctor responds:

Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!

Why does Miller utilize this repetition of "because"?


It shows the contempt Proctor has for Danforth.


It highlights the fact that Proctor is justifying his actions.


The repetition gives the long list of reasons a forceful rhythm.


The use of "because" causes incomplete sentences, which shows Proctor's anger.


By using "because", Proctor is able to finally tell Danforth how he really feels.

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