John Proctor Tragic, or Pathetic (The Crucible)

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John Proctor: Tragic, or Pathetic? "I have given you my soul; leave me my name!" (138). This is the disturbing vision we are left with at the end of Arthur Miller's play The Crucible. This scream is let out by the main character John Proctor; who has been accused of witchcraft, and is to be hung on that merit unless he confesses. John Proctor is innocent of such deeds, yet he will lose his life if …

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…and Men all are tragic because their fate is unavoidable, some character trait, or in some case flaw refuses them to see what is going to happen to them and therefore they all end up destroyed. Proctor on the other hand is given a chance, to save himself from being killed, but he chooses not to, because of this choice he is given he is not tragic, just pathetic for his inability to save himself.