John Proctor Tragic Hero Analysis

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As defined by the philosopher, Aristotle, in 350 BC, a tragic hero must contain three qualities. The first is that the hero must be a prominent member of society, however that doesn’t always mean affluent. John Proctor, our tragic hero, was an outspoken member of society, and a respected member of society. However, he never amassed a huge wealth. Secondly, a tragic hero has a tragic flaw, John’s flaw is pride, and lastly, the hero must have a fall from his status in society. John falls from the good graces of society during all the witch trials in Salem. These three qualities make John Proctor a tragic hero. John is one of the most hardworking members of society, and everyone looks at him with reverence, even just his presence made people

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