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Character Flaws Macbeth John Procter Auther Dimmesdale and Ethan Frome are all men with flaws But that is normal since everyone who is mortal or remotely so have at least one imperfection Some are minor than others but in the case of the characters listed above their flaws proved to be fatal In Shakespeares Macbeth his tragic flaw is his ambition Macbeths ambitious nature causes the death of his soul and eventually his entire being Due to the temptation of power Macbeth crossed a sacred line by betraying his King Duncan who he assassinates After that Macbeth changes he didnt kill in self defense or for a greater good but for greed In the duration Macbeth has his best friend Banquo murdered along with Macduffs family In the end though it was too late Macbeth realized the monster he became and received his well deserved fate of death John Procter in Auther Millers The Crucible also met his death but not because of his imperfections Rather it came as a blessing and a release from his tragic flaw pride Procters pride proved to be his curse and as it is always said Pride goes before a fall In his Puritan community John was an upstanding member with power and his main concern was his position and the opinion society had of him Unfortunately Procter jeopardized his reputation by committing adultery In the end John admitted his sins embraced death and freed his soul from damnation In Nathaniel Hawthornes bold novel The Scarlet Letter Auther Dimmesdale is a young and upcoming minister Auther has the highest rank in the puritan society and ironically he is not only affected by his position but by the fear an the shame of his actions Dimmsedale is the weakest character in the novel and he hides behind his hypocrisy and shame for most of the novel until he admits his connection with Hester and pearl before he died
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