The Crucible John Proctor Character Analysis

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Arthur Miller’s classic drama, The Crucible, portrays the idea that one character, John Proctor, is a tragic hero. A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that leads to his/her own downfall. In the play, it is 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts where there are many cases of witchery phenomena. During this time, the Puritans have fabricated a lifestyle where human beings exist for the glory of God. The Bible is the sole expression of God’s will according to the Puritans and they believed that God has already decided who will achieve salvation. They endorse self-discipline, frugality, self-improvement, and self-reliance. John Proctor goes against the Puritan belief system whenever he commits lechery with Abigail Williams, a

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