Essay about The Crucible By Arthur Miller

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Human nature is filled with flaws that are inevitable, but with these unavoidable happening, individuals are able to pave their way into a life specifically for themselves. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a tragic play, which ends with a tragic ending of a protagonist dying and reflecting upon his own mistakes. It begins in the year of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts, consisting of mainly Puritans. One of the main characters, John Proctor, has an affair with a girl named Abigail. This results in the start to her obsessive feeling towards Proctor, ultimately creating the witch trials in Salem to officially begin. According to Literary Devices, tragic hero is defined,
¨The term “hero” is derived from the Greek word that means a person who faces adversity, or demonstrates courage in the face of danger. However, he usually faces downfall as well. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, characterizes these plays or stories as tragedies in which the main character is a tragic hero, who confronts his downfall due to fate, his mistake or any other social reason. A person who must evoke a sense of pity and fear in the audience.”
John Proctor’s fatal flaw leads him to his demise. His realization of his own mistakes makes him morally good because he is aware of his wrongdoings and is determined to correct those mistakes, although as a result, he dies due to his goodness after his confession.
As seen throughout the Crucible, Proctor holds his reputation of himself extremely highly; he is…

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