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    compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart” (Daisaku Ikeda). In the play, “The Crucible” there are many characters that have an effect on each other. Two of the characters that could be called tragic heroes are John Proctor and Reverend Hale. The most tragic hero in my opinion was John Proctor. Although Reverend Hale may be considered a tragic hero to some people, John Proctor is the definition of a tragic hero because he risked his life, he

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    LIke in many literary works, in The Crucible, there is a tragic hero. A tragic hero is a person who has heroic qualities, and is fated to great suffering. The hero, in most stories, struggle against his their fate and this comic conflict wins our admiration. In Arthur Miller’s classic play, The Crucible, John Proctor is a prime example of a tragic hero. John Proctor is the tragic hero in The Crucible; because of his hubris, or his overwhelming pride. Throughout the play John demonstrates his pride

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    Arthur Miller The Crucible, the town of Salem is in pandemonium under the non-existent threat of witchcraft. Every character is either lying to save their lives or to end others, or dying for not admitting to a lie. One character who stands out among the chaotic conflagration is the tragic hero John Proctor. In Greek drama, a tragic hero is defined as “a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy that is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat.” No character in The Crucible fits this description

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    describes what makes a good tragedy. One of the elements of a tragedy is a tragic hero. The tragic hero is a noble person who struggles with a situation. Because of an error in judgement, the hero suffers, and others face the same calamity. Despite this tragic outcome, the hero gains knowledge to help him make decisions. In Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, John Proctor, the protagonist, portrays the characteristics of such a tragic hero because he has excessive pride, a reversal of fortune, and an error

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    history, there are a lot of tragic heroes. Marcus Brutus is one of the most known. He relates to the tragic hero in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible . Who is the Tragic Hero in Salem? It is John Proctor, a Salem born man who has a loving wife and gets in a bind in-between two women. In The Crucible, written by the famous Arthur Miller, John Proctor is the tragic hero who tries to not only regain his high reputation in the town, but also his beloved spouse. The tragic flaw that john endures during

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    A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction. John Proctor's tragic flaw was having an affair with an impressionable seventeen year old named Abigail Williams. Although Aristotle’s qualifications for a tragic hero describes one of noble birth, John proctor can still be viewed as a tragic hero because of his vain attempts to bring justice to Salem, which ultimately resulted in his death. John Proctor is in pain. He believes

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    John Proctor as a Tragic Hero In some Novels, there are more than one characters that can be a tragic hero. In the book, Crucible, one of the characters, John Proctor is a representation of a tragic hero set by the author, Arthur Miller. He had defined that the tragic hero is an average man. But, in order an average man can be a tragic hero, this person should have a fault that leads to the tragic downfall. This kind of fault would not be able to accept his fate if it ruins his dignity of his character

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    A tragic hero is someone of once noble stature brought down by his own flaw, a defect or strength that becomes a weakness, this applies to the character John Proctor. John Proctor became a tragic hero when his power and respect he had was the reason he died in The Crucible. John got his power from his name which was highly looked upon and he destroyed it when he made multiple mistakes over a year that ends getting him hung. To begin, John’s power was challenged when Abigail found out that

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    Since the times of the ancient Greeks, tragic heroes have been used to enhance the meaning of a play or literary work. Any character cannot be described as tragic hero. Several key characteristics are necessary for the tragic hero to possess in order to be characterized as such. He must be high-ranked or have a high standing in the community. He must have a weakness or a tragic flaw and be involved in a struggle. In the end, that struggle will lead to his downfall. Arthur Miller purposely incorporates

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    In The Crucible, John Proctor faces an internal dilemma as he decides to either die maintaining his moral principles, or live by confessing to a false accusation of witchcraft. He is forced to choose between his own life and his reputation when he is accused by Abigail Williams, a young woman with whom he had an extramarital affair. While imprisoned, he grapples with these accusations as well as his guilt over his infidelity to his wife Elizabeth, which causes him to feel unworthy of dying a martyr’s

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