It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around. Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
He is not an ordinary man, but a man with outstanding quality and greatness about him. His own destruction is for a greater cause or principle.” There are many reasons why John Proctor was considered a tragic hero in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. He was a tragic hero because he had a tragic flaw like the rest of the tragic heros. Aristotle states a tragic hero is a noble birth. Although, John Proctor wasn’t in a noble family, in the Salem community he was a respected man.
A tragic hero must be fundamentally good but have a fatal flaw that ultimately leads to their downfall. McMurphy truly was a fundamentally good person.. Throughout the course of the novel, he grew to really care about the other patients on the ward. In the beginning he annoyed Nurse Ratched solely for his own benefit and entertainment. As time went on he realized he needed to stand up for the other men on the ward.
I am in agreement with Krakauer on the fact that Chris McCandless was not a sociopath because he was intelligent, socialized very well, and was able to take care of himself, but he did have his flaws. Being able to be independent, his achievements and his friends all prove the “outcast bush causality” stereotype wrong. Since Chris was a human, he did have his faults. In some cases they were extreme, but they were rooted from an anger that makes it hard to label as “sociopath”. In the end, however, his stubbornness and tendency to dream big left him for dead.
Every character in the play exhibit flaws which lead to their devastating endings. A man name John Proctor is a key character in the play because he is the man who takes on the role of a tragic hero, he is a righteous and courageous man, whose life ends in pride and honor even though he was disgraced in front of the whole town. John Proctor does not hold a position of loyalty in the community of Salem, he is a man who demonstrates that he has an overflow of positive traits which are in account for the characteristics for a tragic hero. John has a sophisticated idea and is able to discern the evil nature of those who persecute others and abuse their authority. He begins to develop a resentment towards Reverend Parris.
John Proctor, Arthur Miller’s main character in The Crucible, portrays these characteristics of a tragic hero. The people of Salem view John as a good person: “No, you cannot break your charity with your minister. You are another kind, John.” But, like a tragic hero, John faces a downfall due to his pride and mistakes: “God help me, I lusted.” HUBRIS In The Crucible, John Proctor has great pride in his reputation. According to Aristotle, a tragic hero’s pride or arrogance is called hubris. A tragic hero’s hubris causes his or her downfall.
23). In conclusion Atticus’s decision to defend Tom, although dangerous, was wise on his part as described in the last paragraph. His family was put in danger, but ultimately was the right thing to do. Not only did he keep his conscience intact but he also possibly saved other black men and women from hate deaths and hate crimes. The sacrifices that he made was the right thing to do, and nothing can change
Where The Salinas Valley is represented as The Land of Nod and Charles and Adam suffer because of their wrong doings. This also applies to Adam's children. Dramatic Irony can be shown in almost every main “good person” in the story such as Adam and (his son) Aaron. Both characters were shown as good people, however, the honest Adam lived his whole life on the stolen fortune of his father, just as his son Aaron lived his life on a fortune made through prostitution. Character types in this story is a vital part considering that Adam and Aaron are both for the most part flat character types and Charles and Cal are both dynamic character types.
Reverend Parris is a character in the story called “The Crucible” which is written by Arthur Miller. Reverend Parris is a important character in “The Crucible” and plays a big role in how the story plays out. He is a very smart man and has a okay reputation with the people in salem. He has three major character traits that sticks out throughout the story that makes him make the decisions he does. Reverend Parris is a self centered man who care only about himself and his reputation.
It is due to his hubris or hamartia , he commits a crime. He then undergoes through pain and suffering and learns a fundamental truth of life. In short , tragic hero is a person who makes error in his jugdement which leads to downfall of himself in end (Aristotle,n.a) and ends usually with death of protagonist with evocation of pity and fear among the reader. However, Okonkwo does have few traits of tragic hero. He is intermediate person as he is person who is not virtuous or bad.