Essay about A Tragic Hero Of The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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When it comes to drama of any sort, what makes the more sympathetic, identifiable role? Is it the hero or the character that imitates a real, thinking and feeling person? In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Mary Warren demonstrates some of the characteristics of a tragic hero, but ultimately she is not a tragic heroine. Mary displays the traits of a tragic hero of having a tragic flaw, not being predisposed to being either all good or evil, and provokes profound pity from the reading audience. Howbeit, she lacks the qualities of being of the elite class or well-respected and while she does recognize her transgression Mary is unable to accept all of the consequences of her action.
While Mary Warren isn’t a morally perfect persona, she doesn’t strive to malicious.
Marry maintains Abigail’s beguilement of the town throughout most of the drama. She even goes as far as fainting in court to aid in the condemning of the accused townsfolk (Miller 106). Her actions were obviously amoral. On the other hand, one only needs to look forward to the result of the court scene in Act III to see why Mary lied for so long. Even though she helped convict them, Mary manifestly shows remorse for those sentenced to hang. She weeps for them when questioned about the proceedings (56). And yet in act three, she does make an attempt to disclose the truth and end the hysteria. In doing so, even making this effort, she put her life in jeopardy. Furthermore, Mary Warren has a distinctive…

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