“I do think I see some shred of goodness in john Proctor. Not enough to weave a banner with, but white enough to to keep it from such dogs” (133). Through this we can see that John finds his goodness in himself again. He realizes that it is possible to make up for his wrong doings and that he can die with his goodness without being unbroken. His wife understands this, and she tells Reverend Hale, ” He have his goodness now” (134). In this way, with his loyalty to his friends and his death, he gains his self respect and a sense of his own goodness.