John Proctor Essay

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Brendan Murch 11/5/10 English II John Proctor Tragic Hero Essay In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is a tragic hero. A tragic hero is defined as a person who is good and decent, yet he has a tragic flaw which leads to his downfall. In The Crucible, John Proctor is a highly respected farmer whose tragic flaw is pride. John Proctor plays a crucial role in Salem when the townspeople were being falsely accused and hanged as witches by a group of teenage girls. One of these girls is Abigail Williams, with whom John Proctor had an affair. John Proctor is a tragic hero because he is noble and honorable, he is very protective, yet his tragic flaw is that he had an affair with Abigail Williams. First off, John Proctor is an…show more content…
Although Proctor acted out of good cause, his actions led to his arrest and conviction as a witch. As you can see John Proctor had many good characteristics, such as being noble, honorable, and sacrificial. But he had two flaws, one of them was his pride, because he would not let them hang his confession on the church door, but more dominantly his affair with
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