A tragic hero is defined as someone whose flaw

A tragic hero is defined as someone whose flaw(s) sooner or later leads to their downfall. In The Crucible, the story is set within the year 1692 where the town of Salem is in a crisis because of accusations of the non-existent witchcraft. John Proctor, who is of the one being accused, plays an important in the novel. John Proctor is defined as a tragic hero not only for his flaws, but he sacrificed himself to save others and took his pride as well as his name with him. He also overcame his flaw but still died at the end.
John Proctor’s affair on Elizabeth Proctor was the biggest part of his downfall. The affair with 17 year old Abigail is what enraged the witch trials. Abigail and a small group of the town’s girls go to the woods and perform witchcraft. “She thinks to dance with me on my wifes grave! And well she might, for I have thought of her softly. God help me, Abigail performed a ritual to kill the wife of John Proctor to have him by herself. With Abigail having fantasizing relationship with John, Elizabeth starts to distrust John. “…I have not moved from there to there without I think to please you… I cannot speak but I am doubted, every moment judged for lies…”
The Last tragic flaw is how Proctor exhibits his pride or his name. For example, John Proctor had chose to save his life by signing a waiver, basically giving his soul away. “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lied and sign myself to lies ! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them who hang! How may I live without my name? I have given you my soul. Leave my name.”


I'm Belinda!

Would you like to get a custom essay? How about receiving a customized one?

Check it out