John Proctor Tragic Hero

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The tragic hero is a character, typically a man, who is a leader of men, has a tragic flaw, is doomed from the start, and undergoes great suffering for a purpose. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible tells the story of the Salem Witch Trials, in which John Proctor, as well as other, innocent people, are hanged for witchcraft. John Proctor is a tragic hero because he is a respected member of society, has hamartia and understands that his downfall was brought about by his own actions. John Proctor, like most tragic heroes, is a prominent community member. In Puritan society, the Church was the most important part of society. John Proctor “... nailed the door on the church” (101). This was considered a great honor, proving that he is an important community
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