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In Arthur Millers play The Crucible the small town of Salem is engulfed in hysteria due to the accusations of children that many of the townspeople partook in witchcraft Among the accused is John Proctor a strong steadfast farmer Proctor is the tragic hero of the story Even though he tries to become a hero but ends up being one of the accused Proctor tries to remain a tragic hero through his efforts to save his wife from being hung trying to prove the children as frauds and not confessing to practicing witchcraft once he was accused Proctor is a tragic hero in his efforts to save his wife Proctors first display of trying to save his wife is shown when the Court officials come to take Elizabeth away John Proctor God in heaven what is John Proctor what is John Proctor John is a man of strong moral beliefs concerned only for the safety of his family and personal welfare He cares of nothing for the beliefs of any of the other people in the town and what his supervisor which is the Reverend thinks either After trying to avoid involvement in the witch trials he is later prosecuted for witchery and sentenced to hang John trys to avoid any involvement in the Salem witch trials His reason for doing so is to protect his image because he is afraid he will be committed of adultery with Abigail Williams Following these events he tries to save everyones lives by admitting to this horrible offense adultery and ends up losing the trial along with his life He did have a chance to live but instead of signing away his name and his soul to keep his life he wanted to die honorably with his friends not without a name a soul and with guilt John Proctors decision to die is reasonable and believable Reverend Parris the Salem minister and Proctors immediate supervisor
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