Examples Of John Proctor In The Crucible

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Tragic heroes are heroes, that among many things have hubris (Excessive pride), are prominent members of their society, and something bad happens to them in the end. There have been many tragic heroes throughout history and stories, one prime example is John Proctor from The Crucible. John Proctor has excessive pride when it comes to his good name and reputation, he is a fairly well known respected member of his society, and in the end he is executed. In his community, John Proctor is considered a good hard working man. “Proctor: I nailed the roof upon the church, I hung the door-” Nobody suspects him of committing adultery or any other sins. It is because of his good social status that makes him have so much pride and leads to his downfall.
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