The Tragic Hero

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Throughout the play The Crucible, John Proctor shows that he is a tragic hero. Although he is a hero, we see this in both good and bad ways. John is seen as a devil worshipper when he says, “I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face!”(119-120) He says this because he is now being the one accused of having seen the devil and this was his way of responding. It seems to make everyone think that he is evil because he is saying how he has seen that devil and that it was Danforth that he saw. Proctor’s proven good when Elizabeth says, “He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!”(145) Elizabeth says this right before Proctor is hanged. It tells us that Proctor’s decision to be hanged instead of lying supports that he really has kept his good name. John proctor is a tragic hero and he shows it on numerous occasions throughout the play.…show more content…
Abigail says, “I know how you clutched my back behind your house and sweated like a stallion whenever I come near!”(22) Abigail tells John about how she knows it was him who was the one who committed the adultery to her. John also tells the court, “I have known her, sir. I have known her.”(110) He states this in front of the entire court trying to plead Abigail of being to blame for everything happening. It is good that he finally admits to it and that is a good thing, but it’s also bad because now it’s known that he indeed did commit
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