The Crucible: John Proctor A Tragic Hero

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Shayleen Canon
Courtney Serwa
English 3
The Crucibles tragic hero John Proctor a "tragic hero?" John Proctor is a tragic hero in the play "The Crucible". John Proctor is an astounding citizen of Salem, but he has a secret and tragic flaw of lust for Abigail Williams. After the catastrophic affair, he had with Abigail it caused the whole town to be dragged in. This makes him a hero because he's trying to win back the trust of his wife while doing everything to prove the innocence of his wife and townspeople being inculpated for witchcraft. John Proctor wasn't perfect but his personality, by being ethical with the townspeople shows his tragic heroism. Furthermore, John Proctor fought valiantly for his wife's freedom, his freedom, and the freedom, and the town of the condemned people. He never lied during the grueling quarrel for freedom. After Abigail impeached Goody proctor for the practice of witchcraft, they concealed her. Ruining his image, John said, "A man may think God sleeps, but God sees everything, I know it now. I beg you, sir, I beg you—see her for what she is. . . . She thinks to dance with me on my wife's grave! And well she might, for I thought of her softly. God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. But it is a whore's vengeance… (Miller 94) ". By doing this, he shows his love …show more content…

A tragic hero is a good person overall who has a tragic flaw that causes him to fall, but after which he gains redemption and turns out a better man. Heroism is shown in many different ways, as the way john shows it is unique. I say his heroism is unique because he risks his own life because he refuses to lie. He is willing to go to any extent to stop the foolish hysteria, even as far as to reveal himself as a sinner and blacken his name and in doing so, harming his little-left

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