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Tragic Hero or in Between A tragic hero can be defined as one who is a stature of society battles for issues beliefs events of great consequences dies or suffers complete loss in other ways due to this battle has a tragic flaw that in part causes his downfall but in the end is found to be worthy Tragic heroes are found in most people of literature In the playwright The Crucible by Arthur Miller John Proctor is portrayed as the tragic hero John Proctor demonstrates all the properties necessary to be considered a tragic hero John Proctor can be regarded as a tragic hero John is a person of significant stature in Salem In Proctors presence a fool felt his foolishness instantly 175 1 This statement gives a little insight as to the presence Proctor has in the town Proctor is constantly fighting for his beliefs in the playwright These are my friends Their wives are also accused 212 3 This act to refuse Judge Danforths ultimatum is an example of Proctors selflessness and demonstrates his responsibility to society Proctor also says But who tells us Rebecca Nurse murdered seven babies by sending out her spirit on them It is the children only and this one will swear she lied to you This statement leads to an event of great consequence as he has now accused the girls of lying and they will turn on Mary Warren who will condemn Proctor John Proctor battles for his beliefs and ideas in the playwright As a tragic hero Proctor must have a tragic flaw Proctors tragic flaw in a way is his sarcasm I hear the boot of Lucifer I see his filthy face And it is my face and yours Danforth 227 3 Proctor unintentionally condemns himself by sarcastically stating visions of the Devil Another tragic flaw of Proctor is his pride which is not necessarily a flaw but it does cause
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