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Who Is Responsible For John Proctor's Downfall

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John Proctor was an esteemed farmer and landowner in the village of Salem. His flaw lead to his demise and the witch hysteria that broke out in Salem. His hamartia and the reason for his fall is his hubris. It was no secret John Proctor took pride in both his land, as well as his prominence. For example in Act II, Elizabeth addresses her husband that he should confess his crime of adultery in order to reveal Abigail’s motives to kill her. She says, “Then go and tell her she’s a whore. Whatever promise she may sense - break it John,break it,” which in response John becomes angry and speaks “between his teeth”. This proves that Elizabeth’s mere request to turn himself in and destroy his distinction made him so indignant John had to speak through
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