In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays John Proctor, the protagonist, as a tragic hero who has a major flaw—lust for Abigail, his house servant. For fear of being exiled in a town where reputation is highly upheld, Proctor initially tries to hide his crime of adultery, but this affair triggers a major series of events in Salem, where unproven accusations lead to internal struggle and eventually to catastrophe. John Proctor illustrious attitude for himself and the truths to be told within the play. Such truths could have helped the conflict from ever occurring. John Proctor decides to make a web alternate truth to save himself and his relationships; granted he is to be made a hero with exceptions to his flaws.
“William Shakespeare’s Impact on Theater” says that “Theater, in particular, has experienced many changes due to his influence,” and without any major influence like Shakespeare to guide the changes of theater, it would be extremely different (Octane 1). Shakespeare introduced many new elements to theater because of how his writing was unique in his time period. Despite this, his writing appealed to many different audiences. For instance, Octane says that “The way in which Shakespeare’s plots move forward has helped define modern play-writing. Similarly, Shakespeare’s complex characterizations have brought forth a new type of storytelling in which characters’ choices drive plots forward” and “His plays were often imbued with universal truths of human existence, rather than acting as mirrors of the privileged life.
John Proctor suffers from a sense of excessive pride throughout the entirety of the play. In Act II of The Crucible the reader sees Proctors pride when he is arguing with Elizabeth, his wife, about sin he committed with Abbigail. One line that supports this is “I have not moved from there to there without I think to please you, and still an everlasting funeral marches round your heart. I cannot speak but I am doubted, every moment judged for lies, as though I come into a court when I come into this house!” (Miller 58) Proctor acts as if he has done no wrong and will not have a soft heart towards his wife who is doubtful after he committed
He tries to free his wife from trail. John and his friends try to tell the court that the children are lying.Yet he shows some unhonorable things by cheating on his wife and lying. John Proctor is honorable by being loyal to his family and friends. When Giles, Francis, and his wife get taken away for being accused for being witches. Next day the men go down to the court and try to free their wives.
These traits include the hero’s tragic flaw, his position in society and his realization that his virtues had caused his demise. The tragic hero in Antigone is Creon, because he is a mature leader of society whose virtues (or flaws) cause his downfall. Creon is obdurate as he does not heed advice given from anyone during the majority of the play, he then finally follows the counsel that the Chorus Leader gives him near the end of the play. This is apparent during the argument between Haemon and Creon as Haemon tries to persuade him to listen to his subjects and change his opinions on the matter of Polyneices’ burial as well as the incarceration of Antigone. Creon disagrees strongly and becomes inflamed towards Haemon.
This is the scene where she finds out Romeo has killed Tybalt and she does not know whether to hate him or to be happy and love him that he was not killed in the fight. Another scene that shows the situations Juliet is put in is in act 3, scene 5 when Juliet does not know whether to feel hatred toward her dad for marrying her off to someone she does not love or to feel love towards him because she knows he did it out of his love for her. Romeo and Juliet’s characters demonstrating this contrast is very important to the play as a whole because it shows how they have to struggle with the pressures of their family’s and society's expectations that they can't keep up with. These expectations are so impossible for them to keep up with, that it leads to both of the character’s tragic demise. Not only are Romeo and Juliet’s deaths due to impossible expectations they face, but also due to them no longer wanting to have to fight between their emotions of love and hate, when they just want to be
If up until now my analysis examined some of Hamlet´s actions, as well as steps taken so as to avenge his father’s murder, now it is time to focus on his constant hesitation and perpetual procrastination over the matter. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is clearly a revenge play, yet ironically, our protagonist seems unable to commit such an act. Although, he establishes that the Ghost’s request for revenge is his obligation to carry out, Hamlet always postpones the act. Throughout the course the play it becomes quite obvious that Hamlet is conscious of the illusive form of his hollow intention: “I do not know/ Why yet I live to say, ‘This thing’s to do’” (4.4.43–44). His delay becomes central to the plot, and it shows how far from resolving his purpose, Hamlet lacks courage to carry it out.
In the Crucible, Arthur Miller uses the characterization of Elizabeth Proctor to portray that once a person’s trust is broken, it can never be gained back fully. For example, when John Proctor came home to his wife, Elizabeth, he “gets up, goes to her, kisses her. She receives it.” (48) Miller uses this as indirect characterization, as Elizabeth only receives his kiss instead of kissing her husband back. She knows that he had an affair with Abigail, so Elizabeth still does not trust him completely. Elizabeth’s lack of trust in Proctor creates tension in the marriage and they no longer engage in conversation, they just argue with each other.
Obviously, Hamlet is one of the readers favorite characters and someone the readers can root for throughout the play. We want Hamlet to get the revenge he desires, however, Claudius does not feel the same way the readers do. Thus, Claudius is conversing with Laertes to produce a plan to end our protagonist Hamlet once and for all. (4.7.107-139) Laertes has agreed to this plan because he wants payback for the death of his father Polonius and sister Ophelia. Meanwhile, Hamlet and Laertes
This decision began to create a sense of uncertainty, between Hamlet and Ophelia. As the play progresses, there are a few confrontations, where Hamlet seems to hate Ophelia, as his manners are not of proper use towards a lady. However, this does not necessarily means that he stopped loving her. Hamlet simply could not bear with the plentiful life deceptions that he was
The main character of The Crucible, John Proctor is someone who possesses all the necessity traits that classify a tragic hero. Not only is his downfall in the book initiated by his human flaw, but he also captures the sympathy from the readers. Even though John Proctor’s intentions are good and truthful through out the book, in the beginning we discover that he has a significant secret. He is guilty of committing the sin of adultery with his young servant, Abigail Williams. His sick wife Elizabeth learned of his infidelity and forgave him, but Abigail was in love with John and tries to kill Elizabeth by engaging in witchcraft with a few other girls in Salem.
I don’ like Curley.” (pg. 89 Steinbeck) With this Curley 's wife attempts to explain for the first time her unhappy marriage to Curley. In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Cherry Valance 's relationship with Bob is portrayed similarly: Bob is always drinking and Cherry hates Bob 's personality and impulsive actions, but she seems too scared to break up with him because she might lose her status in the gang. In both books the characters need to obtain a certain status which prevents them from expressing their feeling towards each other and, as a result, they end up indulging superficial
Romeo 's Decisions In Romeo and Juliet Leads to Death Humans are able to make their own decisions and actions throughout their entire life. In the play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo 's irresponsible actions and decisions made him accountable for the heartbreaking end to the play. The protagonist of the play, Romeo, has dreams that give him messages. Romeo ignores the messages and makes his own decisions, which leads to his death. In addition, Romeo lets his emotions guide himself throughout the play, instead of thinking about the situations his emotions cause reckless actions to take place, which soon takes his life.
“There’s nothing remarkable in their making a man foolish, in women winning men To sin, for Adam our father was deceived just so, and Solomon, and also Samson, Delilah was his death and later David Endured misery for Batheba’s beauty. Women ruined them: how wonderful if men could love them well, but never believe them!” (130). Ever since Adam & Eve days, females have been seen as femme fatale. As “An alluring and seductive woman, especially one who leads men into compromising and dangerous situations.”- (dictionary). Sir Gawain expresses his thoughts and advices his audience that it is ok to love woman but never believe their stories nor fall for for their seduction otherwise a permanent scar will be carried upon sinners.