Ethnics are defined as a system of moral values or the principle of right and wrong conduct. Many of the characters show ethical decisions. In act 1 scene 3 John Proctor is talking to Abigail and tells her that she and her friends need to stop their foolish acts. The year before Abigail worked for Proctor and his wife but was fired when the wife found out about an affair Abigail was having with him.Abigail still desire John. It just goes to show apart of Abigail's ethics not only did she engage in an affair with a married man, but she also practiced witchcraft and ran through the woods naked.
Reputation is everything in the Crucible. It is extremely important in a town where one’s social standing is tied to their ability to follow religious rules. If you do not have a good standing on your religious acts then you have no reputation. A good name is the only way to get someone to do business with you. A fair hearing relies on you social standing and reputation. Otherwise you are automatically deemed a liar and