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Tragic hero a righteous character in a tragedy who is destined for their own downfallIn the year 1692 in Salem Massachusetts the famous Salem Witch Trials occurred Hundreds of innocent people were accused of witchcraft thrown into jail and put to trial to judge if they were truly witches The trials were extremely ineffective due to the fact that it was run by teenage girls who claimed that they were witches The true tragic hero in The Crucible by Arthur Miller is John Proctor due to his humility dignity and pride which led to his tragic downfall Due to these noble qualities also being flaws he was not able to save himself which ended in his devastating death John Proctor shows characteristics of dignity and pride throughout the play He does not want everyone to know that he is confessing to witchcraft even though he didnt do it just to save his life John proctor says to Danforth Because it is my name Because I cannot have another in my life Because I lie and sign myself to lies Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang How may I live without my name I have given you my soul leave me my name IV pg 143 John Proctor did not want to ruin his name in the community by confessing that he was a witch He has too much pride and dignity to do that to himself and soil his name He does not want to be thought of poorly by others In the Puritan society it was extremely important to not be thought of poorly or for you to be different than everyone else People who were abnormal were thought poorly about Everyone was supposed to be similar He did not want everyone to judge him and think different of him for committing the horrible crime of witchcraft John Proctor is a man who would never want
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