John Proctor: A Tragic Hero

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A Tragedy as a literary Work is described in which there is a hero that is basically moral individual destroyed by some character flaw and by force beyond his or her control. That hero is a tragic hero who experiences an inner struggle because of this flaw. Because of his charter flaw and his struggle to do what is right, John Proctor is a tragic hero. John Proctor is a very friendly man. Everyone likes being his friend. He is open, kind, helpful, upright, blunt-spoken, and just a good, hard-working man. John has lots of faith in God but little in humans. He knows that mankind is good but he also knows that they are weak and imperfect. “Proctor: I’ve heard you to be a sensible man, Mr. Hale. I hope you’ll leave some of it in Salem”. (p.1280) But John Proctor is also human so he is also imperfect and has flaws. John Proctor’s flaw one major is his affair with Abigail Williams, a very pretty deceiving girl. “He is bending to kneel again when his niece, Abigail Williams, seventeen, enters-a strikingly beautiful girl, an orphan, with an endless capacity for dissembling.” (p.1262). I...

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