John Proctor A Tragic Hero In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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What is a tragic hero? A tragic hero most times affect the nature of the individual or character. Tragic heroes are always known to countenance their downfalls with dignity. According to Aristotle once said, “The tragic hero is a man of noble stature. He is not an ordinary man, but a man with outstanding quality and greatness about him. His own destruction is for a greater cause or principle.” There are many reasons why John Proctor was considered a tragic hero in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. He was a tragic hero because he had a tragic flaw like the rest of the tragic heros. Aristotle states a tragic hero is a noble birth. Although, John Proctor wasn’t in a noble family, in the Salem community he was a respected man. He done the right thing in situations and people valued Proctor. Proctor is an admirable character in The Crucible. Proctor is a married man with three children. Proctor who is a straightforward, always went to church every week, successful man. Proctor had a house and worked very hard to provide for his family. John Proctor is well respected. Proctor is respected because he is independent and does a lot for the community and his family. John Proctor is like a leader, therefore he speaks his mind. It’s like John Proctor holds a mirror so individuals can identify his or her dishonesty. He values his reputation. An average man who speaks very little words only when there's …show more content…

King Lear is still considered to be a tragic hero. He is also known as an aging King that decided to become a nudist. King Lear is the King of Britain. King Lear went through some bad luck due to their deadly flaw. King Lear wasn’t good at discernment and arrogance. Othello is also still considered to be a tragic hero. Othello is a high social rank male. Two traits was that Othello was jealous and naive, the reasons for these characteristic are because of his lack of self

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