Tragic Hero: John Proctor

Tragic Hero: John Proctor

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  • Hamartia
  • Hubris
  • No way!
  • Peripeteia
  • “Elizabeth: I did not judge you. The magistrate sits in your heart the charges you. I never thought you but a good man, John --with a smile-- only somewhat bewildered.”(pg.55)
  • Anagnorisis
  • Proctor: “I have made a bell of my honor! I have rung the doom of my good name -- you will believe me, Mr. Danforth! My wife is innocent, except she knew a horror when she saw one!”(pg.111)
  • Nemesis
  • “Proctor: . . . a fire is burning! I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face and, yours, Danforth! For them that quail to bring men out of ignorance, as I have quailed, and as you quail now when you know all your black hearts that this be fraud --God damns our kind especially, we will burn, burn together! Danforth: Marshal! Take him and Corey with him to the jail!.”(pg.120)
  • Catharsis
  • Proctor: “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my whole life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang! Tell me a little about my name? I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(pg.143)
  • Proctor: “God help me, I lusted, and there is a promise in such sweat. But it is a whore's vengeance, and you must see it ; i set myself entirely in your hands.”(pg.110)
  • Proctor: "I can [hang]. And there's your first Marvel, but I can. . . for now I do think I see some shred of goodness and John Proctor. Not enough to weave a banner with, but wide enough to keep it from dogs. Give them no tears! Tears pleasure them!... show a stony heart and sink them with it!” (pg.144)
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