John Proctor, the protagonist of The Crucible, qualifies as a tragic hero because he has a tragic flaw, is ethically superior to the other characters in the play, and struggles to find peace with himself in midst of the lies and chaos during this play. John Proctor possesses a tragic flaw that forces him to hide his prideful mistake, which eventually brings about his downfall. I guess the old saying is true, “Pride comes before the fall”. John Proctor’s tragic flaw is his excessive pride, and he expresses it abundantly throughout the play. In Act I, it states, “ Proctor: Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time.
Moreover, people in Salem know him as a man of dignity and integrity; but as the play goes on; his guilt of distress and anguish toward himself starts to destroy him because his lustfulness and hopeless of fixing his life. Over all, Proctor is really a true Puritan
The Evil practices and sins will cast chaos in the town of Salem from one person. For the most part, Abigail Williams stirred up drama and made her move by accusing Goody Proctor and changes her behavior constantly to ruin Elizabeth’s marriage. Elizabeth points out “I am sure she does—and thinks to kill me, then to take my place. (Miller 170) The conflict of lust and obsessive nature is evident from Abigail and Elizabeth proctor knows she is in danger during the witch trials. Chaos and false accusations from Abigail corrupted everyone in Salem to
Then in turn leads to mass hysteria which is where a group of people believe that something bad is happening. Which leads to many more problems and paranoia in the world. Hysteria plays an important role in the play tearing apart the community of Salem, Massachusetts. In fact it affects almost all of the characters and ends up ruining them. The hysteria starts after a group of girls believe that by dancing in the woods it will kill Elizabeth Proctor by summoning the devil.
Abigail’s motivation is what caused the conflict to arise. Her determination to get John Proctor for herself, caused Tituba, the salem girls, and Abby to be in the woods. Abby is the one who made Tituba attempt to put a spell on Goody Proctor to kill her. Since it was said that they were practicing witchcraft, the townspeople believed that Betty was witched since she would not wake up. This is what sparked the light of all the other minor conflicts that arose throughout salem.
The Tragic hero of Antigone is Creon. Admittedly some people think that Antigone is the tragic hero. They think this because Antigone moves the audience to pity. However, I think Creon is the Hero of this tragic story. I think this because Creon discovers the truth of his wrong choices and accepts responsibility for his actions.
This book the Crucible, it takes place in Salem in which a series of problems have come up. In addition, a girl named Abigail persuaded and intimidated people to get what she wanted, which is John Proctor. However, Danforth accused Proctor for working with the devil and gets hanged for it with Sarah Good. These events caused people to take revenge on others and killed, out of greed. To begin with, the Salem witch trials had a negative impact to the people, Judges, and the people of the Church.
I think this personally because she is selfish and is willing the tear apart a family just for her own happiness. I also think she causes most of the trouble. She is a very miserable character, and she isn’t afraid to make everyone else around her suffer also. She sets Mrs. Proctor up, and stabbed herself with a needle to make it look like Elizabeth was casting spells on her to get her in trouble when she is questioned about being a witch. She does this because her and John Proctor committed adultery and Abigail is still in love with John but he doesn’t feel the same way about her.
In “The Crucible” By Arthur Miller, the main frailty that causes injustice in Salem is the “witchcraft” that Abigail participates in. The reason why she decided to perform “witchcraft” was out of anger and desire to be with Proctor after he told her to forget the whole ordeal even happened. For example, it caused her to be in distress and drink the charm in order to kill Goody Proctor. Furthermore, it also caused Abigail to form a plot to frame Goody Proctor with form of voodoo involving a poppet and needle. In addition, the “witchcraft” that Abigail participated in, caused an uproar and accusations of innocent people.
He would rather die for the greater good, which are the honest people in society. Elizabeth doesn't try to stop him either knowing that he needed to do this, tearfully saying to Hale "He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"(134). He preserves his pride and dignity and declares the truth at the same time, dying as a man with flaws yet a good man, allowing the readers the ability to categorize him as a tragic
In Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, the town of Salem, Massachusetts is overrun with hysteria because of children who accused many of the townspeople of witchcraft. One of the accused was a man named John Proctor. While he was a respected farmer and member of the community, he had committed adultery with one of the accusers, Abigail Williams. +++++ The townspeople only found this out when he was trying to clear the names of the accused. John Proctor can be seen as the hero of this play because he attempted to prove that the children were making false accusations to save his wife and learned to forgive himself, to accept the forgiveness of others, and that telling the truth is the best thing to do even when it may hurt your reputation.
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. After the town uncovers that Abigail and the girls’ had been dancing in the forest,
John Proctor fears his name’s identity, which is evident near the end of the play when he resists Deputy Danforth and Reverend Hale’s posting his name on the church door, accusing him of witchcraft (IV.712-717). John Proctor is Elizabeth Proctor’s husband, who involved in an affair with Abigail Williams when she was still working as the Proctor’s maid. Elizabeth fires Abigail, once she realizes her maid and her husband’s covert relationship. Elizabeth’s dismissal causes Abigail to become very angry, for women had little power at the time, let alone unmarried women like herself. By playing her Mafia-like wailing and doll piercing games and forcing the other Salem girl to participate, Abigail determines to terminate Elizabeth and keep John for herself (460-473).
He matches Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero because of his fatal flaw. His tragic flaw was attempting to faithfully continue serving the "true" Emperor Marcos Aurelius, not considering the possible consequences he might have to face in order to return Rome to a Republic for the people. Captain John H. Miller was the captain of the American Army. He, like Maximus, does not give up very easily. Even though his mission is to save one man and risk many of his men, he presents a full effort to complete this mission no matter how senseless he believed it was.
Dally helped convey one of the most important themes in the book; he looks mean and tough, but he has a heart and cares deeply about Johnny. Dally was careless with his actions. He was a bit reckless, and seemed to live as if he had nothing to lose. After Johnny died, he truly had nothing to lose. He was resourceful.