He displayed a fatal flaw that drove him mad near the end but also understood that his predicament was caused by him alone. Antigone cannot be the tragic hero because although she possesses several flaws, she experiences no true illumination. She does not met the required the traits for the tragic hero. Creon wanted to protect the state above personal cost, a task that was achieved in a way. Creon is the tragic hero in Sophocles Antigone because he can’t accept a diminished view of himself; he endures great suffering and is enlightened in the end.
I know this leads to detrimental circumstances, as I discovered that I unknowingly murdered my father and married my mother. In the end, I exiled myself as well as stabbing my eyes. In a way, we both strive to avenge our father’s yet we make rash decisions. Being passionate is best in moderation. Death
Oedipus chose to leave Corinth when told the news of the terrible prophecy that had been foretold about him. It was this choice that led Oedipus to kill what he thought to be a wanderer on a foreign road. In leaving Corinth he fulfilled the prophecy to kill his father. It was Oedipus' choice that accounts him responsible for the criticism he eventually endures, not Jocasta. Oedipus choses to seek the truth about the murderer of Laius, honourably indeed to save the people of Thebes, but through this choice he in a sense administers his own lethal injection.
Oedipus is born realizing that he would execute a man, and that man would be his father. Also, he knows that the lady he would marry would be his mother. The malicious action that he commits is living this obligation by killing his father and wedding his mother despite the fact that he is completely mindful that it is an improper thing to do. Sophocles writes, "Then let him go. And let me die, if I must, or be driven by him in shame from the land of Thebes.
Julius Caesar’s tragic flaw of pride clouded his sense of reason and danger, which leads to his tragic death at the hands of Brutus and the conspirators. Multiple times throughout the story, Caesar was given chances to recognize the plot of assassination, in the forms of a soothsayer’s warning and a document that he needed to read, and every time he shook off those warnings. Caesar’s pride in his own abilities led him to believe that nothing could happen to him because he was an important person. But this overconfidence prevented him from finding reason in other people that were trying to save him. As the philosopher of faced his sins said, pride is a pathetic and disgraceful flaw.
Macbeth states that it is his duty to kill him, but not let anyone see his crime, for it will all be over when Banquo is dead. “The Prince of Cumberland! That is step / On which I must fall down or else o’er leap, / For in my way it lies. Stars hide your fires; / Let not light see my black and deep desires: / The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be / Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see”(Macbeth 1.4.48-53). Macbeth also shows a supreme pride when he is thinking about the proposal of Duncan’s murder.
This is evidenced when Oedipus is accusing Creon of the murder. Creon defends himself seamlessly, explaining, “Consider, first, if you think any one/would choose to rule and fear rather than rule/and sleep untroubled by a fear if power/were equal in both cases. I, at least,/I was not born with such a frantic yearning/to be a king-but to do what kings do” (I.655-660). Regardless of Creon’s justification, Oedipus is still adamant on having him killed. His status combined with his unreasonable obstinacy threatens the lives of the innocent people around him.
To truly understand his fate Oedipus had to let go of arrogance and his identity as a king. If Oedipus was really the killer, he would lose all the respect and honor and turn into a petty criminal which was worst that death for him. His unknown fate (murder of Laius) was the reason that caused him to blind himself rather than to see the suffering he brought upon everyone, but in the end his ability to realize the truth and punish himself made him a tragic hero. Asking to be sent away, asking for punishment made him an honorable hero “send me from this land” (line
Sophocles uses irony to increase your growing pity for Oedipus as he searches for the ‘abomination’ that is soon to be revealed as none other than himself: “That man must reveal himself to me”. Oedipus is frantic to find the killer of Laios (his real father) so as to save the city from the “hateful plague” that the gods have brought upon them. When Oedipus gouges out his own eyes, the difference between visual sight and insight is clearly represented: “Light, let this be the last time I look on you”. Oedipus cannot bear to see the destruction that he has brought upon his family. “Would the sight of my children have been pleasant?” he asks himself, now left in the depths of shame.
To me it seemed they might have... ... middle of paper ... ...b, and was very discouraging because she felt she was constantly alone. Maybe that’s why she was so comforted by Elizabeth. The World War 1 was very devastating to everyone in many different ways. Although the World War 1 was a huge part of why everyone began changing, I feel as if Septimus is a huge part of why the society began going downhill too. His constant rudeness and inconsideration wasn’t what people were looking to deal with, but they didn’t really have much of a choice.