Compare And Contrast The Crucible And John Proctor

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Two Heroes Through Time: Proctor, a Tragic Hero and his Comparison to Christ in The Crucible
"The change in the hero's fortunes be not from misery to happiness, but on the contrary, from happiness to misery, and the cause of it must not lie in any depravity but in some great error on his part." - Aristotle
Human nature has shown to be mostly ignorant but also shows prejudice to those who serve and bring benefit to society. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, John Proctor is a perfect example of a person who comes across as the proverbial Christ figure, someone with a whole lot of characteristics revealed throughout the play. Confronting the evil in Salem, overcoming temptation, but also being persecuted and suffering is what Proctor was known for.
When John Proctor was accused of witchcraft in 1692, he knew that even though the accusations were false and that the women were not in contact with the devil, he had to admit to being a witch to save all those around him. “I have confessed myself” he cried, “is there no good penitence but it be public? God does not need my name nailed upon the church! God sees my name.” (Miller, 1953, Act IV). He knew he could not lie just to save his life, so he chose to tell the truth and that meant he would be crucified. Most people might not realize it, but Miller not only …show more content…

John, a respected farmer with a original sin, the affair with Abigail, found a way to get over his guilt and redeem himself through the sacrifice he made to save the people of Salem from the lies they think they need to spread to protect themselves and to take an action towards the false judges who are corrupting his town. He wanted to be a good example to be remembered by and forever in the memories of the people of Salem just like Jesus Christ still remains, to this day, a hero and humble savior of

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