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Tragic Factors For John Procter In Aurthur Miller's "The Crucible"

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Aristotle who was the Greek Philosopher once stated on tragic hero. He stated that “The change in the hero's fortunes be not from misery to happiness, but on the contrary, from happiness to misery, and the cause of it must not lie in any depravity but in some great error on his part." John Procter, one of the main characters in the play, is the one example of the tragic hero. Unlike what Aristotle stated, he was not a high classman. Instead, he was a diligent farmer who loved his wife and his children. Although he was not a high classman, he had adultery with Abigail, and that brought John Procter to face the tragedy.
First tragic factor he faced was relationship between Elizabeth Procter. After Elizabeth knew the adultery, she started to distrust John Procter, in Act II of “the Crucible,” Elizabeth says, “I do not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you. I never thought you but a good man, john only somewhat bewildered.” Even though Elizabeth stated she did not judge John, she judged him to distrust him. This is a tragic factor because John Procter because John Procter truly love Elizabeth.
Second tragic factor that he had to face was the witch trial. The adultery could be a reason why the witchcraft began. Reason why it caused the witchcraft is because Abigail loved John Procter. However Procter loved Elizabeth. Abigail wanted to kill Elizabeth to get John Proctor’s love back. According to “the Crucible,” Betty quoted, “You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Procter’s wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Procter!” Abigail’s action led towns to have a witch trial and Abigail could accuse Elizabeth. John Procter let his lover to be in the witch trial that would kill her.
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