John Proctor's Tragic Hero In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Courage. This word is easy to say, but hard to explain. To have courage isn’t always fighting bad guys; sometimes being courageous is just standing up for what you believe in. Just like John Proctor did in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. He stood up against a court to save his friends and family from hanging, and that took some courage. John admitted to the court and the town that he had an affair with Abigail Williams. John also refused to lie to save his life, instead he kept the truth and his pride and he hanged for it. The fact that he would rather die than to slaughter his family’s name, that says a lot, to me it says that he was thinking of his wife and kids instead of himself. If I haven’t made myself clear yet, I believe John Proctor is the most courageous character in The Crucible. …show more content…

He made Mary tell the truth to the court that the girls are lying and have “never seen no spirits.” After hearing this Abigail Williams starts yelling that Mary is sending her spirit to attack the girls. Once this was said John Proctor grabbed Abigail by her hair and threw her to the ground. He then proceeded to tell the court about his affair with her, and how she wants his wife dead so she could marry John. The court then interviewed Mrs. Proctor and she stated that her husband didn’t have an affair. There was an argument, then all the girls start screaming that Mary’s spirit was attacking. The whole court ran out into the water where John Proctor yells “God is dead.” John gets arrested and locked in

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