While Camus’ Meursault does not care about his past, he expresses the same feelings as scrooge and Garcin in their desire to confront their fate. Indeed, this is why they are every man and Sisyphus is our hero - he has and will always confront his fate. He has the conscious power to contemplate and control his fate. Therefore, if we know that everyone faces death as their fate, consciousness equals the ability to deal with ones fate. If we know our fate, do our lives hold meaning?
When looking at a hero, some instantly think the stereotypical character that saves the day, is inhumanly perfect, and gets rid of or ultimately defeats the antagonist, but never think of the opposite, a tragic hero. A tragic hero is defined as the character that fails due to his or her own weakness or human error, so when thinking about the Shakespearean character of Macbeth one does not instantly think to use the word hero to describe him, but he is actually an excellent example of a tragic hero. Macbeth shows many tragic hero characteristics such as Noble Stature, Tragic Flaw, and Increased Awareness which eventually leads to his failing fate. Noble Stature involves the fall of a tragic hero in which it affects the lives of others, where
But his courage and strength help him endure the pain and suffering that come with knowledge of what he has done. Oedipus’ search for the truth leads him to the discovery that he isn’t a “child of Luck,” but a “man of misfortune.” His fate was determined years before his birth, as proven by the prophecy of the oracles. All he can do is live out his destiny, but he does this with such dignity and heroism that he shows there is nobility even in suffering and despair. Oedipus can be assume as a notable man for blinding himself and Macbeth was known as a taint villain. Oedipus has shown what it means to endure in the face of certain defeat.
Macbeth had a problem of hesitating, he was a very courageous man but his easily persuaded personality became a roadblock to his pursuits. When talking about killing Duncan he changed his mind multiple times before actually going through with it. He was the type of guy who had to be pressured by someone like his wife or the wit... ... middle of paper ... ...ther than late, but by the time Macbeth did it was too late. He realizes he messed up but now backing down wasn't an option because even though he was cruel and greedy he was still nobel underneath everything “ Why should I lay theRma fool and die/ on mine own sword? Whiles I see lives, the gashes do better upon them”.
Unlike in The Decameron, where the Brigata let their fear of death control the way that they live, Montaigne recognizes that death is inevitable and uses this knowledge to fuel the writing of his Essays. “But, as for death itself, that is inevitable. [A] And so if death makes us afraid, that is a subject of continual torment which nothing can assuage.” (Montaigne 19-20) He talks here about there being no point living in fear because all it does prevent you from enjoying life and accomplishing anything meaningful. In other words, do not spend your life worrying about something that you cannot control. There is no way for him to decide when he will die and so instead he decides to spend the time that he has writing something that he views as worth having spent his life on.
Montresor feels that his colleague Fortunado has insulted him in some way and believes that it is now his duty to end his life. Both claim to not have anything against his victim other than one small detail, being either and eye or an insult, and feel that they are justified in wanting them dead. They both meticulously plan out what they are going to do to their victim long before they carry out their actions. Neither the old man nor Fortunado had any idea that their murderer had any reason to want them dead and... ... middle of paper ... ...e and do deserve to be punished for their actions, contrary to their beliefs. They believe that they have acceptable reasons for doing what they do even though the things that they do are morally inexcusable to everyone else.
Here he is becoming drained and consumed with depression and he no longer cares whether he lives or dies. He is resigned to the fact that he's going to die but he is still willing to fight with dignity to his death and this is how he dies, a tragic hero. In conclusion, the question of whether or not Macbeth is a butcher or a tragic hero is now clear to see. Some may say that he was a capricious totalitarian and an oppressive monster but this is not the case as he was only acting on ambition, which was mainly fed to him by his wife and supernatural forces. He was a good man and "too full o' the milk of human-kindness" to be called something so sinister as a "butcher".
He realizes the commitment he has made to revenge his father’s death and wastes no time. When Fortinbras finds out that he is unable to attack Denmer... ... middle of paper ... ...he loses his own life. Throughout Hamlet the idea of people having to either act or give up their commitment is very strong. Unfortunately for Hamlet, he does not understand this concept until it is much too late. Instead, Hamlet procrastinates and maintains a middle ground between these two concepts.
It was no surprise that when presented with the murder of his father, Hamlet acted with extreme caution. He knew it was his duty to avenge his father’s murder, both as a prince, and as a son. In no way could he have prepared himself for such an arduous task. This is why I believe Hamlet was a victim of his circumstance. Hamlet did not provoke the murderer of his father nor influence the course of events that spurred such shocking circumstances; however, being analytical, his best quality, made it more difficult to reach his goal.