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In the play, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, the town of Salem is in pandemonium under the threat of witchcraft, which is devoid of any evidence that it truly exists. Every character is either confessing to a lie to save their own life, blaming other people of witchcraft to end others lives, or dying for not admitting a lie. One character who sticks out the most among the chaotic conflagration is John Proctor. In Greek drama, a tragic hero is defined as “A great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy that is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat” (The Definition of a Tragic Hero). No character fits this description better than John Proctor. John Proctor is the tragic hero of the play because of his strengths and prominent traits and among these are reason and personal sacrifice. He also fits the description because of his tragic flaws such as fickleness and pride that lead to his fall from a good soul to a deceiving one.