The Crucible Jhon Proctor : A Tragic Hero
John Proctor: A Tragic Hero
A tragic hero in literature stands up for a belief, yet has a tragic flaw or final downfall. In Arthur Miller?s drama, The Crucible, John Proctor, the protagonist, is also a cleat example of the typical tragic hero. Arthur Miller creates a tragic hero through John Proctor?s growth from his tragic flaw, to involvement in the trials, and finally to his refusal to save his life in the pursuit of truth.
John Proctor is considered a tragic hero because of a flaw in his character and his relationships. John Proctor?s relation ship with Abigail changes throughout the play. In the begging he says ?Abby, I may think of you softly ? but I will cut of my hand before I?ll ever reach for you again.? This quote sums up the feeling he has towards Abigail at the beginning of the play. By the end of the play you see that he no longer cares for Abigail, but for his wife. John Procter also suffers a flaw in his self-respect. He suffers this flaw because of his sin with Abigail. He no longer thinks of himself as a perfect person like some of the other town?s people. John?s
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