John Proctor Argumentative Essay On The Crucible

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The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, takes place in Salem, Massachusetts during the Salem witch trials. The Salem witch-hunt falsely accused innocent people who were being accused for the land-lust or grievances with others. In the play, a major witch trial undergoes where innocent people are being scapegoated, thrown in jail, and hung. Arthur Miller portrays John Proctor as the tragic hero of the play through Proctor's actions, his personality flaw, and his tragic doom. Proctor acts to save others and bring about justice to the witch trials in Salem.
Proctor brings about some valid points in the witch trials to save not just his wife but his friends wives also. Proctor is a wise man and makes a strong argument to Reverend Hale about Abigail’s and others confessions that, “There are them that will swear to anything before they’ll hang,” why not lie and confess if the other choice is death(Miller 65). First of many arguments that Proctor will bring up but this is one of the strongest that brings with it a different idea, a more reasonable solution of why all this …show more content…

John states in his article,”Expressing the 'conscience' or 'name' of the protagonist in dramatic terms is a different one from the establishment of Proctor's right to be termed a Tragic Hero in the first place,” shows the intent of Miller putting Proctor In the play(Arthur Miller and the Tradition of Tragedy). Proctor is defined to be the hero of the play in his words or ‘conscience’ and actions or ‘name.’ Dictionary.com has defined a tragic hero to be,”a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destinedfor downfall, suffering, or defeat” pefectly fitting the image of John Protcor(Dictionary.com). Proctor is a virtuous character that meets his doom in the end. Furthering Proctor’s actions combining with his personality flaw, bring about his death known has a tragic

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