In the play, Hamlet is a tragic hero since he does not try to stop the war but conduct a revenge that becomes a vicious circle. He is unable to make a decision whether he should revenge on the death of the elder King or not, losing the characteristics that heroes have. Surprisingly, Hamlet kills Polonius in a moment, meaning he kills other people’s father as well. He detests the behavior of Claudius, now he has become another Claudius. Thus, Polonius’s son, Laertes starts getting revenge for his father’s murder.
Stanley Garden’s internet page Tragic Hero defines tragic hero as the following: “In a tragic play, the tragic hero usually does some fearful deed which ultimately destroys him. The main character of a tragic play does a good deed which in turn makes him a hero. The hero reaches his prime and in the end a fearful deed which he had committed earlier, ultimately destroys this man once called hero.” Using these definitions we will see if we can prove Jocasta to be a tragic hero. Oedipus’ mother and wife, Jocasta, went through her share of trials. When she was wife to Oedipus’ father, King Laius, Jocasta conceived a baby boy whom she was forced to give up to death.
Haimon warned his father, "[t]hen she'll die, and her death will destroy others" (908). His admonition, which foreshadowed the tragedy, was disregarded by his arrogant father. Even Teieresias warned Kreon against his planned course of action. Kreon initially rejecting the prophet's advice to yield, subsequently conceded to the wise prophet's advise, but it was too late. Antigone had hung herself, Haimon had died of his own sword, and Eurydice, his wife, had killed herself out of grief.
Creon is the tragic hero because he uses his weakness pride to be looked as a great ruler and try to ignore his wrong judgment. But this makes it worse and causes something he does not want to expect. Creon expects that no o... ... middle of paper ... ...e because even if he has much power as king can have, he is insecure when it comes to choices. He does not have a side where the audience can see he cares, but instead he has self-importance and shows no pity because he is doing his own life. Antigone shows all she has got and takes risks on what she thinks is right out of love.
His ideas about her being a good pure Queen are proved false as she turns her back on her husband and marries his brother. This bothers Hamlet before he discovers his father was murdered. “Thou turn’st mine eyes into my very soul, And there I see such black and grained spots, As will not leave their tinct” (79-81) Gertrude admits that incest with her husband’s brother has blackened her soul and will forever haunt her existence. Her son’s words have struck her and she realizes what a horrible sin she has committed. However, it seems she says this to appease Hamlet as though her future actions do not show that she is remorseful.
To post with such anxiety to incestuous sheets! It is not, nor it cannot come to good. But break my heart, for I must hold my tongue. As a mother of a gri... ... middle of paper ... ...over thinking if it is the right thing to do as he said, “Conscience doth makes cowards of us all.” But sometimes he acts based on his own impulse leading to catastrophe as he killed Polonius destroying his relationship to the two other characters as it is their father who got killed, by Hamlet simply thinking that it is the king who is behind that arras. The climax occurs when Hamlet finally takes revenge, but unlike it is for Fortinbras, Hamlet’s revenge comes with great cost to all.
Julius Caesar is a tragic hero. He falls from great social standing by his own mistakes and realizes it was his fault in the end. The only sad thing to say is that Julius Caesar is a tragic hero who had to die for his mistakes. Works Cited Elements of Literature Orlando: Holt, Winston, Rinehart, 2007
They come to accept that their actions caused the downfall in their lives. Oedipus, despite the strange destiny from the gods, is able to realize and accept the responsibility for all his acts; He says, “Do not counsel me anymore. This punishment that I have laid upon myself is just” (Sophocles, Exodos, pg. 73). Oedipus is seen as a tragic hero through his ability to admit to the acts he made and change from them.
The fate of Oedipus concludes that Oedipus’ motives for killing his father, Laius, and wedding his mother, Jocasta, it does not take away from the horrific amount of tragedies that had been committed. When he gouges out his eyes, Oedipus is accepting the full burden of his acts and knows that he must be punished by his negligent fate. In addition to the chorus, they conclude this tragedy is by warning the Greeks, that the only way to happiness is through mortality and dignity towards the Gods. They also warn not to take anything for granted, or suffer fates like that of Oedipus. Here we observe that destiny has totally won and the fate has proved that no man can deny his sorrow and
He cursed the murderer, announcing “May he drag out an evil death-in-life in misery.” These characteristics of pride and determination, which Oedipus emanates throughout the play, may appear to be positive attributes to one’s personality. However, Oedipus’ actions, based on these characteristics, are what led him to his eventual downfall and suffrage. If Oedipus had not been so determined to escape and prevent the prophecy, he would not have fulfilled it. Possibly, he was doomed to fulfill the prophecy because he believed he could avoid it. Nevertheless, his fate was sealed by his actions of pride and determination.