Similarities Between John Proctor And The Crucible

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Death, can tear anyone apart, but when it's for a cause it can open a family, friends, or even a nation's eyes. When a national icon dies for a cause it can a can make the whole nation take a step back and look at what's really going on. An excellent examples are John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr, or in this case John Proctor from The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. In this play people are being hanged for an accusation of witchcraft, which is necessary to restore the social justice in Salem. This play can be compared to history, with information about the play itself, and lastly how the tragic hero's death makes a difference in this play. In fact, back in the older times of United States history there was was people fighting for…show more content…
Proctor is looked up to because he resembles and shows heroic characteristics in either one way or another. At the same time he is a tragic hero because of one huge flaw, an affair. The affair took place between him and Abigail. In the play they are at court and Proctor is upset because and lashes out towards Abigail. Claiming she would lead him away from Elizabeth and dance on her grave. “How do you call Heaven! Whore! Whore!” (Miller Act III: 831). She, Abigail, is a very manipulative and is opportunist, of any and all situations. He tries to forgive himself but he cannot, no matter how hard he tries. The heroic characteristics as well as the flaw leads him to be a tragic hero. On top of his road to self discovery he must deal with the ever declining social structure of the town. He tries to stand out as an honest resistor to the hangings, which ultimately leads to his…show more content…
A national hero willing to pass on for their beliefs, or a cause, really resembles true power and loyalty. A huge portion of the play and history could be almost be erased simply by a few choices. “Love thy neighbor as thyself” (Mark 12:31). A quote that could change the world if used for the better of our
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