Who Is John Proctor A Tragic Hero

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John Proctor was the best example of a tragic hero in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. John Proctor had many qualities of being a tragic hero. He was a intelligent and well respected guy in the community of Salem, Massachusetts. Another quality was how he had many flaws but he redeems himself. At the end, John Proctor had a major downfall and a tragedy that led to his death. John Proctor was a tragic hero because he was a well-respected man in the community of Salem, how he redeems himself from his downfall, and why he died. To begin with, John Proctor was a tragic hero because he was well-respected in many ways. One reason how he was well-respected was because he had a well productive farm. He was a very intelligent and hard-working man. John was also well-respected because he was a honest and upright guy that spoke his mind. An example from the book, “Proctor, respected and even feared in Salem, has come to regard himself as a kind of fraud.” (893). The people in the community of Salem respected John and viewed him as a independent and well-worked man. In Addition, John Proctor was also a tragic hero because he redeemed himself from a mistake that he made, and that was committing Adultery. John Proctor was in his middle thirties…show more content…
John Proctor was a man who was well-respected and hoped to make better for his wife and his children. John Proctor’s downfall was committing adultery which put him in a place where he hardly couldn’t forgive himself but he wanted forgiveness from his wife. According to Elizabeth, “It come to naught that I should forgive you, if you'll not forgive yourself.”(965). Elizabeth is saying that she will forgive John for what he did but he have to forgive himself before anyone else could forgive him. John Proctor died because he didn’t confess for being a witch and committed adultery so that caused him to be
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