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Have you ever suffered from a flaw Even though John Proctor had a fatal flaw he was still a very good person In the historical fiction play The Crucible by Arthur Miller the protagonist John Proctor had a fatal flaw excessive pride which caused a downfall in his lifeFirst of all the protagonist John Proctor is a good man with too much pride it caused him to be hubris Arthur miller described John Proctor in the play as a farmer in his middle thirtiespowerful of body even tempered and not easily led20 In other words John is a man that works a lot and he doesnt get annoyed often Also he doesnt give into peer pressure John and his wife Elizabeth were arguing over the affair he had with Abigail Williams a young girl in love with John the feelings arent mutual Elizabeth had the suspicion that he was having an affair with Abigail He confessed to his mistakes when she questioned him about it While they were together in their house John said Like a Christian I confessed let you look sometimes for the goodness in me and judge me not55 John just wants Elizabeths forgiveness for the awful mistakes he made He feels that even though he committed a sin he should still be forgiven because he confessed to his mistakes Additionally John has a few flaws in his life He is very worried about losing his good name it ends up hurting him rather than helping him While he was in the court room with judge Danforth and Reverend Parris John said I lie and sign myself to lies Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang I have given you my soul leave me my name143 John would like his good name because he feels if he signs the document that says he confessed to witchcraft he believes that everyone in Salem would
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