Elements Of Heroism In The Crucible

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Is Heroism often overlooked in literature? In many cases, the answer is yes. The avid reader will often neglect subtle heroic acts in literature. This proves to be the case for Arthur Miller’s dramatic play, The Crucible. There are many negligible acts of heroism in The Crucible, however two characters in particular can be seen as the true heroes of the story. Giles Corey and John Proctor are these heroes.
Giles Corey and John Proctor are heroes because of their will to protect the innocent. To begin with, Giles Corey is a hero due to his brave act of defiance before his death. Giles was pressed to death with stones for not confessing or denying his charges, so that his only sons can inherit his land instead of Thomas Putnam. Elizabeth Proctor