Another characteristic that makes John Proctor a tragic hero is his tragic flaw and his final tragic death. All these characteristics make a tragic hero; John Proctor possesses all of them and therefore he is considered one. John Proctor was a tragic hero because he had a tragic flaw. His unfortunate flaw was that he had a physical attraction for someone other than his wife, this person was Abigail Williams. When his wife became sick he began to get emotions for her.
Appearing to be very angry that a woman dared to defy his wishes, Creon boldly declares that “When I am alive no woman shall rule.” The issue of Antigone being condemned to die becomes more than just a person who disobeys Creon; instead, the punishment is given even more eagerly because it is a woman who disobeys a man. Creon does not respect Antigone because she is a woman. Haimon, Creon’s last son hated his father for killing his future bride. After failing to convince his father to forgive Antigone, Haimon visited the cell where she was poisoned. Since Haimon could not stand dealing with his lover’s death he “drew his sword” and killed himself.
Moreover, when Reverend Parris confronts Abigail about being fired by Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail denies any wrongdoings. She accuses Elizabeth as “a lying, cold, sniveling women” who spreads rumor about to degrade her social status. Abigail’s motivation in the witchcraft is thus revealed, which is jealousy towards Elizabeth. As Abigail successfully frames other people for being responsible about the witchcraft, she further imposes her domination over the other girls. Her domination is demonstrated physically and verbally.
Hughes uses his poem, The Minotaur, to try to manipulate the audience to see a different view of their marriage, and to make people feel sympathetic towards him. Hughes portrays his wife Sylvia Plath as violent, irrational, and out of control. This is shown in the way he shows her, in lines such as “The mahogany table-top you smashed”. The onomatopoeia of “smashed” further emphasises her violent personality. Later in the poem, Hughes accuses his wife of abandoning her family.
When Proctor realized that he was neglecting his wife, he broke his ties with Abigail. This caused her to vow revenge on Proctor and she tried to kill his wife Elizabeth. Abigail William’s struggle to gain power over others is a prime example of the play’s theme of jealousy. Abigail’s struggle for power over the Proctors and the people of Salem begins with
In the Crucible, Abigail is tormented by the fact that she had been caught out having an affair with John Proctor. This creates conflict between John’s wife Elizabeth and Abigail. Abigail is devastated that she cannot be with John and lashes out in fury and creates chaos in the heart of the town with her false accusations within Salem. Abigail’s uncontrollable acts rise which result in the hanging of many people, ultimately destroying the love of her life. She was blinded by her own problems in life that she couldn’t see her ways, although to John, Abigail was transparent.
She gets revenge on Elizabeth Proctor because she is fired by the Proctor's and is in love with John, Elizabeth's husband. She is jealous of Elizabeth because she had an affair with John but he chooses his wife over Abigail. Abigail proves she is still in love with John by the jealousy she portrays when she says”Oh, I marvel how such a strong man may let much a sickly wife... She is a cold, sniveling women, and you bend to her!”(pg 23& 24). In order for her to get John she needs to get rid of Elizabeth. She does this by accusing her of witchcraft and claiming that “the familiar spirit of Elizabeth Procter stabbed her with a needle” (2, 24-25).
He makes himself sick working so much, isolating himself while working on the creature. Victor emotionally isolates himself when he realizes that he created a monster. Since Victor isolated himself, he was eventually able to return to society when he received a letter from his wife, Elizabeth. He returns home unlike the creature that did not have a home to return to. The lonliness caused by the creature killing Victor’s family caused Victor to isolate himself from the rest of the world he became very depressed because he lost many members of his family.
Hawthorne uses characterization to victimize the minister and point out the flaws of the wife. He shows us that, “The color rose in her cheeks as she imitated the nature of the rumors that were already abroad in the village.” The color in her cheeks shows that she is ashamed of her lover for making them the talk of the town by being so honest about his sin. This shame plays on the puritan value of conformity. This theme is again shown when she is trying to understand why her husband is dealing with his sin in such an abstract way; she decides that is must be the cause of “mental disease”. We are shown countless times that he is the same person that was once admired in the village; it is only the people’s perception of him through the veil that has changed.
It is such an important factor in this play because as mentioned earlier it is what introduces the main point. After Goody Proctor got arrested Proctor was determined to prove her innocence and Abigail’s false allegations. He presents himself at court to talk to the “Excellency” about Abigail and the girls’ false visions. He has Mary Warren testify which catches Abigail off guard and she has to pretend that she is once again being attacked. Proctor angered by this calls her a whore and says “I have known her, sir.