John faces his wife’s distrust and the town carries out a series of witch trials fueling hysteria in this otherwise peaceful town.
Lust isn’t John’s only fatal flaw; pride too gets in the way of confessing to adultery.
He is faced with a dilemma between choosing his wife and pride when Elisabeth gets arrested.
John confesses to adultery to save his wife and preserve his pride.
In the beginning of the play John Proctor is introduced as a farmer in his mid thirties, that is not a partisan of the town, and shows a very strong sense of self-preservation.
The first real conversation he has with another character is with Abigail Williams, where Abigail is trying to make John tell her that loves her, and that he will come again for her.It is from this point on that John Proctor seems more willing to accept the consequences of his behavior. Since John knows she is innocent his statement above shows his will to make sure his wife’s image or life isn’t destroyed by the false accusations of Abigail. This quote comes from the courthouse scene where John tells the judge that the girls danced naked in the woods.After Abigail’s dramatic reaction, John tells the court that he had an affair with Abby, and that she is a whore not to be trusted.The audience feels sorry for him as he is trying to set things right but there seems to be no end to his misery.John was a good human being who made attempts to correct his faults.The reasons the villains select the people they do for condemnation are both simple and clear because all of the accusers have ulterior motives, such as revenge, greed, and covering up their own behavior.The three major points I will be talking about in my essay about are as follows: 1 His entrance into the play where he is talking alone to Abigail and trying to convince himself that he is not an adulterer and that they did not have an affair. 3 where John tells Elizabeth that he are going to confess.John Proctor, a character in the play written by Arthur Miller, The Crucible could be depicted as the tragic hero.According to the philosopher Aristotle, a tragic hero undergoes a reversal of fortune from happiness to misery caused due to some flaw or error of judgement on his part.Proctor was not born into luxury but he was a common man who displayed remarkable courage, dignity and confessed to all his misdeeds.Despite his flaws, Proctor is able to evoke sympathy from the audience thus qualifying himself to be a tragic hero of this play.