Proctor: Why must it be written?
Danforth: Why, for the good instruction of the village...this we shall post upon the church door.
Nurse: (Man bringing her and Martha) Ah...John.
Danforth: Courage, man. Your good example may bring them to God as well. Hear this, Goody Nurse. Now, Mr. Proctor, did you bind yourself to the Devil's service?
Martha: Oh, John, not you.
Proctor: I did.
Danforth: Now, woman, you see...it profit nothing to keep this conspiracy any further. Will you confess yourself with hm?
Nurse: It is a lie! It is a lie! How may I damn myself? God send his mercy on you, John.
Danforth: Now, Mr. Proctor, when the Devil appeared to you, did you see Rebecca Nurse in his company?
Danforth: Did you see her sister her sister, Mary Easty, with the devil?
Pooh: Oh, Danforth, John would never do that.
Proctor: I heard Pooh.
Danforth: Did you Giles Corey with the devil or his wife--
Proctor: I did not see them.
Danforth: Did you ever see anyone with the devil?
Proctor: No, I did not.
Hale: Let hm sign it, Excellency. It is enough he confess himself.
Parris: It is a weighty name, sir. It will strike the village that Proctor confessed.
Sewall: Let him sign and be done with it, for God's sake! Thomas!
(Cheaver offers John a pin and John writes his name)
(John grabs the paper)
Danforth: If you please, Mister.
Proctor: No, no. You have seen sigin it. You have no need for this.
Parris: Proctor, the village must have proof--
Proctor: Damn the village!
Pooh: What is wrong?
Rabbit: Yeah. What is with you?
Proctor: Is there no good penitence but it be public? God does not need my name nailed to the church! God knows how black my sins are!
Proctor: How may I teach my sons to walk like men in the world when I sold my friends?
Danforth: You have not sold your--
Proctor: I blacken all of them when this is nailed to the church the very day they hang for silence!
Yogi: We must have good and legal proof that you have confessed to witchcraft, John.
Proctor: You are the high courts, your word is good enough. Tell them Proctor broke his knees and wept like a woman. But--but my name, I cannot sign.
Danforth: Why? Do you mean to deny this confession when you were free?
Proctor: I mean to deny nothing.
Danforth: Then explain to me, Mr. Proctor, why you will not--
Proctor: 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 they hang! I have given you my soul, leave me my name!
Danforth: Is that document a lie? If it is, I will not accept it. You will give me your honest confession in my hand or I cannot keep you from the rope. Which way do you go, Mister?
(John rips the confession and Pooh and friends gasp.)
Hale: Man, you will hang, you cannot!
Proctor: I can. And there's your first marvel, that I can. Give me no tear. Show honor now, show a stony heart and sink them with it!
(John and Elizabeth kiss each other.)
Cindy: (In Ariel's voice from Kingdom Hearts) How could you?
Boo-Boo: I can't believe you have done this!
Danforth: Who weeps for these, weeps for corruption. Take them.
(Men clear the table and some of them take John with them.)
Parris: Proctor. Go to him. There is time yet! Proctor! Proctor!
(One of them puts him in a cart with Martha Corey and Rebecca Nurse.)
Parris: In the name of God, confess! (sobs) Confess!
(The cart drives.)
Hale: Plead with him!
Rabbit: It is pride!
Tigger: It is vanity!
Hale: Be his helper! Go to him!
Pooh: What profit him to bleed?
Boo-Boo: Shall the dust praise him?
Hunter: Shall the worms declare his truth?
Rabbit: Go to him, take his shame away!
Elizabeth: He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him.