John Proctor As A Hero In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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What is a hero? According to, a hero is “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.” A hero is other things as well. Heroes are people who put their lives on the line despite the possible unfavorable outcome. Heroes face their fears head on and conquer them. John Procter displays several characteristics that would make him the main hero of the play, “The Crucible.” John Proctor was a hero because he spoke the truth no matter what the risk or circumstances. After contemplating and trying to get around confessing, he finally owns up and confesses to having an affair with Abigail. By confessing to the affair John then makes the court question Abigail’s word. He did that after failing to take down Abigail. He tried taking her down by having Mary Warren testify, saying anything Abigail has said in the court was untrue. Mary Warren was another member of the group of girls accusing citizens of Salem of being …show more content…

As a result of his confession of adultery, he was arrested and accused of being a witch. Later John had an opportunity to redeem himself. He had a chance to write a public confession of being a witch. Had he signed the confession he would have been forgiven and would have been able to live. After writing the confession stating that he was a witch, he grabbed the paper and tore it up. Right after he ripped up the confession, he was loaded on the cart with two other women. John Procter, along with the two other women, were hanged soon after. Despite the probability that he would have lived, he didn’t want to confess to a crime he did not commit. John paid the price with his life. He didn’t want to sacrifice his name in the village and the way people thought of him. Ultimately, the reason he was in this mess because he had an affair with Abigail Williams. That grave sin is what became the nail in his

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