The Crucible

The Crucible
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  • Tragic Hero
  • Leave me my name!
  • Hamartia
  • Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!
  • Then explain to me, Mr. Proctor, why you will not let—
  • Hubris
  • God does not need my name nailed upon the church!
  • The tragic hero in "The Crucible" is John Proctor. What makes him a tragic hero is he made the decision to give up his name, or reputation.
  • Peripeteia
  • God is dead!
  • The hamartia of John Proctor is his honesty because he could have saved his life but he had too much pride in his name. So, instead of signing the confession he chooses to be honest and protect his name.
  • Anagnorisis
  • John Proctor shows excessive pride because he did not want to spoil his good name by exposing himself. He had too much pride in himself and his name.
  • Catharsis
  • The peripeteia that occurs is when John Proctor screams, "God is dead!" Things turn upside down for him when confesses.
  • John Proctor experiences an anagnorisis when he rips up the confession in order to keep his name.
  • Catharsis happens when John Proctor is hung for witchcraft.
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