In the classical drama “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller is about the witch-hunts and trials in the seventeenth century in Salem, Massachusetts was a tragedy. Miller’s drama is a horrific tragedy because nineteen men and women and 2 dogs were we convicted and hanged for witchcraft. For instance John Proctor was put through many things throughout the play, unfair and false accusations were made about him for no reasons. Truth and lies that were made and said ended many relationships and brought forth the real truth which ended with a tragic death. The definition of a tragedy is a literary work in which the protagonist is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope
Introduction: In Miller play “The Crucible, “ many characters are obligated to decide whether they should confess to witch craft and ruin their name or to be hanged for dealing with something that doesn’t exists. Our main character which is John Proctor was admitted to doing witch craft and chose to keep his name instead of sacrificing him self over a tarnished name Argument: John proctor last act in the play was an act of excessive pride. His actions throughout the play were foolish REASON1, AND EVIDENCE 1: John Procter figured a display of his signature would take away his pride. Proctor says “I have three children – how may I teach them to walk like men in the ...”
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.
The Crucible uses John Proctor as the tragic hero in the play to show the struggles of a tormented individual living in a paranoid society. The four qualities that are essential to be a tragic hero is that a character must be noble, the hero is pre-eminently great but not perfect, hero’s flaw would lead to his downfall and that the hero’s misfortune is not fully deserved. Proctor represents these traits because he is a noble farmer that is respected throughout the community and his flaws would lead to his downfall, even though he is wrongfully convicted for a crime he did not commit. His pride is also a factor that he cannot control leading to various conflicts. Proctor’s self inflicted wounds were evident at the beginning of the play when
Sophocles implements Aristotle’s definition of a Tragic Hero through the character of Creon. Creon is a good husband and a father who hasn’t down anything wrong. But as the play goes on his tragic flaw, hubris causes his downfall. Antigone, who’s brother just died by fighting in a war against each other to be the king and she wanted to bury her brothers in honor by breaking the laws. But Creon thinks that only Polynessis deserves to bury in honor because Eteocles betrayed Polynesis by not giving him the thrown to the
Do you ever notice heroes around the holidays? Most people see the holidays as a stressful time of the year; is it possible that heroes appear to make it less stressful? We are surrounded by heroes everyday. Regardless of what characteristics you think make a hero or who might be a hero, you will find heroes in television shows as well as the film industry. If you actually think about heroes in a movie or television show you will notice it is a lot more common than we might think.
Miller uses the characterization of Proctor to represent good and evil in Act II. The character John Proctor is both good and evil, although he is not loyal to his wife, but towards the end of the act, Elizabeth Proctor gets accused of being a witch and Proctor becomes very defensive of her. Towards the beginning of Act II, Proctor admits, “She told me in a room alone - I have no proof for it.” (Miller, 51). He lied to Elizabeth’s face earlier in the book, telling her he was never alone with Abigail, because he had an affair with her he did not want Elizabeth to know they were in a room alone.
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The Reason Behind John Proctor's Downfall In The Crucible, John Proctor is considered to be a tragic hero because he lets his pride get the best of him. He is faced with two difficult decisions and a sinful past that has come back to haunt him. While he yearns to make the right decision, he knows that the consequences could greatly affect him for the rest of his life. In the end, John possesses a tragic flaw of extreme pride, that will ultimately lead to his destruction.
What is a tragic hero? The most well know definition is a good person who makes a (stupid) mistake that leads to his/her tragic downfall. A perfect example of this comes from Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible. We see this through the one of the characters who got trapped in his own conscience about whether or not to save his name from being spread all over Salem. In the play, a farmer, John Proctor is committed for witchery (which he never did) by Abigail, a girl who he had an affair with.
The Trials and Testimonies of John Proctor The Crucible by Arthur Miller is set in the spring and fall of 1692 in a small, Puritan town in Salem, Massachusetts. The times are often desperate with people wondering if they can trust their neighbors that they have known all of their life, people who have been settled in the town since it first cropped into existence. Fear races through the villages like the whispers of the wind that stir the hanging bodies on the village greens. The Salem Witch Trials are occurring and no man, woman, or child is safe lest they follow the rules of the theocracy set about by the church and government.