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In the later Annals, Tacitus expressed displeasure when Nero 'forces him to commit suicide.' Out of all the characters Tacitus has shown the reader that Corbulo is the one who he feels should have been emperor. Overall, my impression of Tacitus is one who has had his views tainted and distorted by tyrannical rulers and unjust emperors. He heavily criticises Nero for his extravangance and habits, but especially for his short - sightedness. The omens, his hatred of megalomaniac women like Poppaea and his brilliant creation of speeches (Agrippina's death) all contribute to his unique narrative style.
Their reign caused them to be unpopular as each marginalized pietas, the duty towards the Gods, family, homeland, and followers, which is highly valued by the romans. This can be seen through the actions and behaviours throughout their time as they were destructive towards their families and disrespectful towards the people of the city. Alienation of various sectors also caused unpopularity of these men. Undoubtedly, a barrier was created between each emperor and the SPQR which led to their ultimate fate essentially determined by the people of Rome. Tiberius Nero Caesar was the first emperor to rule Rome after the death of Augustus.
Oedipus the King - The Character Transformations of Oedipus Through the character of Oedipus, Sophocles shows the consequences of defying the divine order. Oedipus served Thebes as a great ruler, loved by his subjects; but, like most in the human race, he slipped through the cracks of perfection. Oedipus had many faults, but it was primarily the tragic flaw of hubris, arrogance from excessive pride, which doomed his existence, regardless of the character attributes that made him such a beloved king. He was doomed for downfall since his very beginning, because "to flee your fate is to rush to find it" (Oedipus Rex). Oedipus, throughout this work, seems more than a merely passive player lost in the hands of fate.
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The corrupt leaders were people like Hitler and Alexander the Great. Number of unemployment examples were Ancient Rome and the great depression. Then culture class examples were from Rome and also the great depression too.That great societies fall because of corrupt leaders, number of people unemployed, and finally because of the judgment of all the culture classes.
The tragic hero also must have one hamartia, which is a fatal flaw. This fatal flaw is the cause of the person's downfall. This also means that it is a noble person, and it is one part of their personality that brings them down. Julius Caesar is a tragic hero because he was a champion of the people, but it was his hubris that led to his death. Caesar was a great leader and well-loved by Romans, but his arrogance made the people who were close to him mad and jealous of him.
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A protagonist is a hero of a tragedy who has a high authority or power, and is a somewhat okay person, who is brought down by an error in judgement. A good character example is, Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Oedipus is a tragic hero who is characterized by the definition described. Oedipus the king had a hard way of life since after his birth he is abandoned by his parents ,who wanted him killed when he was cast out of Thebes. This however, does not stop him from being completely happy in life.