Of John Proctor As A Tragic Hero In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

analytical Essay
584 words
584 words

In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, not many characters would deserve the title of a tragic hero. Salem is filled with townspeople who search to sell out others to save their own reputation. Not a single man besides John Proctor would've ripped his signature to save his reputation and be hanged. Others didn't have what it took to openly refuse the court, but John Proctor did. In Arthur Miller's play The Crucible John Proctor was a tragic hero because he was first a selfish and adulterous man, to later becoming a selfless man who pays the price when falsely accused. John brought his troubles upon himself which allowed him to have an affair with Abigail Williams. This led to his own misery and sorrow within himself. John needed to tell the truth

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how john proctor was a tragic hero in arthur miller's play the crucible because he was selfish and adulterous.
  • Analyzes how john proctor brought his troubles upon himself and had an affair with abigail williams, leading to his misery and sorrow within himself. tragic heroes often face a fault in their inner self.
  • Opines that if it weren't for john proctor and reverend hale, the court would've gotten away with a lot of lies and more people wrongly accused.
  • Analyzes how john proctor knew his fate and approached it with joy. he realized that if nothing else be remembered of him at least let him keep his name.
  • Opines that john proctor was a courageous man who made the ultimate sacrifice. his fault with abigail, his defiance of the court's unlawful trials, and ripping his confession to shreds for the salvation of his name define who he was.
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