The Crucible

John proctor is asked to sign his document testimony but deputy danforth. What is the irony of his signature and the devils black book that the girls confessed to signing?

act four last scene

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The irony is that everything that the girls have maintained happened is a lie. John Proctor is trying desperately to hold on to his name: it is the only thing he has left. Signing his name to validate these girls is too much for John to bear.