Antigone - Creon Defines the Tragic Hero Antigone, written by Sophocles is a tale of a tragic hero who suffers with the recognition and realization of his tragic flaw. Although this short story is titled after Antigone, Creon is the main character and he provides the moral significance in the play. First, Creon withholds the respect of his citizens but it is clear to them he is not perfect through his pride (tragic flaw). Secondly, his radical reversal of fortune is made clear after he struggles with the recognition of his fatal flaw. Thirdly and lastly, his pity and fear flowers into an understanding of his prideful and destructive nature leading to his redemption.
Overweening pride and a haughty personality are faults of conscience according to what Aristotle perceives to be a characteristic of a tragic hero. Driven by partial-realizations, Willy Loman was a man whose miserable reality of his life was distorted and that led down to his mortal sacrifice for his family. Aristotelian law on the nature of tragedy takes the entire plot as the beginning, middle, and the end of the tragedy (Raymond 1). When filing in the requirements of a tragic hero, Willy’s downfall was flawed from the start for not being able to attain a realistic point-of-view, but overall, the climax of the tragedy is centered on the second act in the restaurant. Willy’s pride and dignity is transferred to his son, Biff.
Eddie's baffled jealousy culminates in an unforgivable crime against his family and the Sicilian community. It is Eddie Carbone, who is identified by Alfieri as the hero of this particular tragedy, however the hero has a character fault, this draws him inevitably to tragedy. There are many different sides to Eddie's personality; he has good, bad, admirable as well as hateful qualities. During this play, we see these different sides of him through the way he interacts with his family. Eddie is a fundamentally simple, straightforward man who worked on the piers when there was work, he is seen to be humorous, kind and generous in anticipating the arrival, illegally, of his wife's cousins.
Atticus is very humble in the sense that he allows his children to call him by his first name, he believes that they are his equal and doesn’t want them to think he is above them, his humbleness however is never taken as softness. His oh-so-tremendous fatherly ways slip-up though when the children ask about the Ku Klux Klan. He sugar coats the Klan by explaining that “there was a Klan but it was a... ... middle of paper ... ... a hero of the novel. Even though Atticus Finch is an exceedingly reputable and good-natured man, he has more than a few flaws as a character which contract him as the true hero of the novel. However, though Atticus is not a hero of the novel as many readers think, he is a well-rounded and well developed character.
Willy’s tragedy is due to the fact that the truth for him is far fetched, since he is always seeing life in a flashback, which leads to his demise. Aristotle’s description of a tragic hero exemplify Willy Loman and Oedipus Rex very well in both their respected plays. They struggle to make the right judgment (hamartia), and with certain flaws throughout their plays, make it hard for these characters to realize the truth (anagnorisis). However, through certain evidence and different obstacles Oedipus and Willy’s demise is caused by their hamartia. Although these characters experience hope along the way, their pride and egotistical lifestyles outweigh the hope that they receive to get their life back on track.
However, as I continued reading the story about his hardship, I quickly realized that there is not just one way to be right. While his ways were somewhat antiquated, they were nonetheless effective. I can even identify with Troy?s character as he reminds me of my dad and how protective he was of my sister and I. I would like to believe that we are now better off because of the way he handled us. While I often questioned my dad?s motives, I now understand why he did the certain things he did. Troy?s family will eventually realize that he only wishes the best for them.
In fact she never called her husband George unless she was trying to manipulate him in some way. Tesman is so blind to Hedda’s manipulative nature that he responded with joy, “Hedda- Oh, is this true?- What you’re saying?… I never noticed that you loved me in this way before”(1458). This disgusted Hedda because she was not truthfully trying to please Tesman and his reaction was one of excitement. With Hedda’s cold manipulati... ... middle of paper ... ...on to her problems. Hedda’s relationship with all three men ultimately created a life she was unhappy with thus leading her closer to her death.
Wisdom is a very valued and respected trait in our society and is associated with the elderly. In both King Lear by William Shakespeare and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, the protagonists were able to acquire wisdom after undergoing trials and tribulations. However, both these men began their quest as completely different people, polar opposites even. Morrie always emphasized the value of family and love, while King Lear saw these as trivial pursuits which at best can be used to elevate his ego. Morrie was disappointed by the way things were in his society, while initially King Lear did not care too much for it and accepted it.
Johnny still goes back home after getting beat up by his father and the Socs. Young people can relate because they may be too scared to do anything about it. Similarly, young people can relate to Dally because he doesn’t have a good family either. He gets himself in trouble because of his terrible home life. Although Johnny and Dally may have significant differences, they both care about one another, and that is all that
Huck has been influenced by many important figures during his journey. All of these people present in his life make different impressions in Huck’s newfound moral code. The Grangerfords showed Huck how honorable a family can be. The Duke and the Dauphin exposed Huck to an evil inside of humans that Huck didn’t think was possible. The Phelps were the closest thing to family that Huck found, and though it was Huck’s least favorite time, the family showed Huck how a real family can love and function.