A tragic hero is a literary character who makes an error of judgement that brings on a tragedy


A tragic hero is a literary character who makes an error of judgement that brings on a tragedy. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible John Proctor is a happy man. His flaw is his affair with Abigail Williams which changes his life from normal and content to a dignified death.
John Proctor is honest to a fault. He loves his wife dearly and puts his morals at the top of his priorities. He tells his wife “I have not moved from there to there without I think to please you… I cannot speak but I am doubted, every moment judged for lies…” (52). John realizes his mistakes and is asking his wife to forgive him, which takes a lot of regret and humbleness.
John is like your dumb friend who keeps making mistakes. He will ask for forgiveness, and you know he does not mean to do his actions out of malice, but he keeps doing stupid things. His affair with Abigail was his crucial flaw. Hale arrives at the Proctor house and demands John Proctor recite the ten commandments. John does a fabulous job until he forgets a commandment. Goody Proctor tells him, “John, you have forgotten “You shall not commit adultery.” “.