John Proctor Tragic Flaws Essay

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The Tragic Flaw of John Proctor
The Crucible by Arthur Miller based on the Salem Witch Trials. Story based on how the Trials of Salem occurred, and who was to take part in these trials. The story represents a tragic hero who is known as John Proctor, a farmer in Salem; His tragic flaw is his adultery with Abigail Williams, former house servant of John Proctor. The tragic flaw of adultery leads him to the ruining of his marriage, exposing of his affair with Abigail Williams, and to his tragic death. The tragic flaw of John Proctor, ruins his marriage. Elizabeth, upon a heaving sob that always threat/ens: "John, it come to naught that I should for/give you, if you'll not forgive yourself. Now he/ turns away a little, in great agony. It is not my/ soul, John, it is yours. He stands, as though in/ physical pain, slowly/ rising to his feet with a/ great immortal longing/ to find his answer. It is/ difficult to say, and she/ is on the verge of tears. Only be sure of this, for/ I know it now: Whatever you will do, it is a/ good man does it. He turns his doubting, search/ing gaze upon her. I have read my heart this/ three month, John. …show more content…

The effects of the tragic flaw gave bitterness between John and his wife, the truth of his adultery to his former house servant, Abigail Williams, and his execution leading him to become a tragic hero. The first paragraph demonstrates how John and his wife have bitterness in their relationship due to John’s tragic flaw. The second paragraph shows John Proctor confesses to having committed adultery with Abigail Williams, in order to save his wife and friends being tried for witchcraft. The third paragraph explains John Proctor’s death. The Crucible the story brought by love, betrayal and moral lessons, for those who have read this novel have been mind-blown and shocked through most of the entire

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