John Proctor Character Analysis

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The Tragic Downfall of John Proctor Aristotle said, “A man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall” (Aristotle). Author Arthur Miller wrote an allegory play titled The Crucible in 1953. Miller intended for the play to represent the Red Scare a modern witch hunt that toke a toll on his career. In the play The Crucible Miller creates John Proctor a character who is well respected and honorable so the tragic hero Proctor may seem. Although Proctor is the hero he is the root cause of the vengeance walking Salem. Proctor exemplifies strong evidence of a tragic hero by: his commitment of adultery, morning of the weight of his guilt, and dying for his name Proctor’s act of adultery is an obvious tragic flaw. Therefore

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