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Antony as a Tragic Hero

- Antony as a Tragic Hero Antony's fatal flaws are what make him such a brilliant tragic hero. Through the way Antonyis talked about, the audience learns just how great and admirable he is. Through the first three acts, the audience sees just how flawed Antonyis. The audience observe immediately that Antonyhas one huge flaw, Cleopatra. Straight away the audience finds this as in Philo's speech he says "But this dotage of our general's O'erflows the measure." This is saying that Antonyloves and dotes on Cleopatra an amazing amount which Philo doesn't agree with as he is saying it is too much....   [tags: Papers]

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Creon' Exemplification of Aristotle's Tragic Hero in Antigone by Sophocles

- Throughout literary history, tragic heroes have been defined as a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. However, philosophers such as Aristotle tried to find connections between tragic heroes in Greek plays. This in-depth analysis of tragic heroes lead Aristotle to create six criteria for a true tragic hero: He or she has to be a Noble figure of royalty and noble in character, has to be imperfect by design, has a flaw or error that is a choice, is punished excessively for this choice flaw, has to undergo a downfall that leads to a realization, and the story of this tragic hero has to make the audience reach a moment of catharsi...   [tags: noble, flaw, downfall]

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Macbeth As A Tragic Hero

- Shakespeare's Macbeth as a Tragic Hero The character of Macbeth is a familiar example of a Shakespearean tragic hero. There are many contributing factors which lead to his overall demise, often referred to as degeneration of his character who "suffers from ambition" (Cunningham 111-21) and the "passions of the mind" (Kirsch 269-96). Macbeth was born a Scottish nobleman who was a recognized soldier with an appetite for his opposing enemy's blood in order to protect his country and gain his valor....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Hamlet as the Tragic Hero

- Hamlet as the Tragic Hero Hamlet is the best known tragedy in literature today. Here, Shakespeare exposes Hamlet’s flaws as a heroic character. The tragedy in this play is the result of the main character’s unrealistic ideals and his inability to overcome his weakness of indecisiveness. This fatal attribute led to the death of several people which included his mother and the King of Denmark. Although he is described as being a brave and intelligent person, his tendency to procrastinate prevented him from acting on his father’s murder, his mother’s marriage, and his uncle’s ascension to the throne....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet]

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A Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

- "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain", said by Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent) in the movie The Dark Knight, describes perfectly the theme of William Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar. Even more so, Harvey Dent's words show the characteristics of the tragic hero in the production, Marcus Brutus. Most would argue that his part in the assassination of Caesar would make him the antagonist, or villain, but throughout a series of events in the play, it is logical to conclude that Brutus was indeed the hero....   [tags: assassination, mistake, honor]

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Jay Gatsby: The Tragic Hero in The Great Gatsby

- According to Aristotle, a tragic hero character can be defined to be of noble status, but not necessarily virtuous. There is some aspect of his personality that he has in great abundance but it is this that becomes his tragic flaw and leads to his ultimate demise. However, his tragic ending should not simply sadden the reader, but teach him or her a life lesson. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is the tragic hero who portrays the corruption of the American dream through his tragic flaw....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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Brutus is the Tragic Hero in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- The tragedy “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare should be renamed “Brutus” because Caesar is not the tragic hero. He is only in a small portion of the play and does not possess a major tragic flaw; however Marcus Brutus fits the description of tragic hero much better than Julius Caesar. Typically, tragedies are named after the tragic hero, which Aristotle describes as: a person of noble birth with a tragic flaw that leads to his or her downfall because of that flaw. Brutus exhibits all of these qualities, therefore rightfully naming him a tragic hero....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Marcus Brutus: The Tragic Hero Of Julius Ceasar

- “A man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall.”(Aristotle). It should be noted that the Heroes downfall is his own fault as a result of his own free will, At times his death is seen as a waste of human potential. His death usually is not a pure loss, because it results in greater knowledge and awareness. In Julius Ceasar, William Shakespeare develops Marcus Brutus as the Tragic Hero whose ambition and naivety in his blind confidence in the nobility of man sparked guidance in a series of events which inevitably forced him to succumb to self destruction....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Marcus Brutus: The Tragic Hero in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

- In Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the title leads the mind to believe that Caesar is the tragic hero; however, this is not the case. The noble Brutus is a much more accurate fit for the role of tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character with a tragic flaw that goes from good fortune to complete misfortune in a fairly quick downfall. Although some may argue that Caesar fits this depiction, Brutus is a better choice. He goes from the top of the social standings to international scumbag when he joins the conspirators and murders Caesar, his friend....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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The Tragic Hero in Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet"

- In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is "a tragic hero.” This is according to Aristotle’s definition, a tragic hero is a character “who is neither completely good nor completely bad, but also a member of royalty.” Romeo is a tragic hero because he does many good things, but many bad things, as well. For example, he is a Montague and he marries Juliet, who is a Capulet. This is prohibited, so Romeo is bad. However, Romeo does everything he can to keep Juliet happy and risks his life for her, which makes him good....   [tags: Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, ]

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The Tragic Hero Of Sophocles ' Oedipus The King, Antigone, And Medea

- The Ancient Greek Tragedies was a way for poets to tell a story with a twist. A way for others to see that life isn’t perfect for anyone. People get the feeling that if someone is from money, or they have the best house, that their lives must be perfect. With the Ancient Greek Tragedies, Oedipus the King, Antigone, and Medea, the poems followed Aristotle’s ideas of a real tragedy and a tragic hero. “The tragic hero is a man of noble stature. The tragic hero is good but must fall due to some flaw, inordinate ambition, quickness to anger, a tendency to jealousy, or pride....   [tags: Tragedy, Sophocles, Euripides, Greek mythology]

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The Tragic Hero Of John Proctor 's The Crucible

- One moment everything is going well then a mistake is made and the world seems to turn against itself. This is primarily what happens to all tragic heroes. A tragic hero is someone who is usually a distinguished and respected person with a character flaw called hubris, which is excessive pride and arrogance. This flaw causes the protagonist to do an immoral action which will eventually cause his or her downfall. In The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is the tragic hero because of his excessive pride that leads him to do the shameful act of Adultery; this is his fatal error that caused the chain of events that put everyone living in Salem lives in jeopardy....   [tags: The Crucible, Salem witch trials, John Proctor]

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Shakespeare's Tragic Hero in "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar"

- After hundreds of years The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare has been studied, reviewed, taught, read, and immortalized in films. Why would a voluminous amount of resources be poured into this simple play. As with Shakespeare’s other works, this play has been a great tool for English majors, authors, and any interested to have an insight on human action and reason. The tragedy follows Cassius and Brutus, the protagonists, as they seek to overthrow Julius Caesar from monarchy in Rome....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Tragic Hero King Creon in Sophocles´ Antigone

- As George Orwell once mentioned,” A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him”. Similarly in Sophocles, Antigone, King Creon can be regarded as a tragic hero despite of his staged villain role; because it is his arrogance and power that destroys him. Although one can argue that the hero of the play is Antigone and that the play is centered on her journey through pain and suffering; they must come to realization that the true hero is Creon for he goes through the most physical and mental pain and must suffer an irreversible spiral of doom....   [tags: villian, pain, mistakes, justisfication]

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Is Willy Loman a Tragic Hero in "Death of Salesman

- Willy Loman’s character in Death of a Salesman portrays him as a tragic hero. Willy Loman continued to want his recognition and his reputation but never forgets about his family. These characteristics describe him as a tragic hero in Death of a Salesman. Willy Loman’s tragic flow leads him to purse the idea that reputation in society has more relevancies in life than knowledge and education to survive in the business. His grand error of wanting recognition drove him crazy and insane and lead to his tragic death....   [tags: Arthur Miller, literary analysis]

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Okonkwo: The Tragic Hero in Things Fall Apart

- A character with a tragic flaw is one who consistently makes a particular error in their actions and this eventually leads to their doom. Okonkwo, a perfect tragic character, is driven by his fear of unmanliness, which causes him to act harshly toward his fellow tribesmen, his family and himself. He judges all people by how manly they act. In Okonkwo’s eyes a man is a violent, hard working, wealthy person and anyone who does not meet these standards he considers weak. Okonkwo’s fear of unmanliness is kindled by his father, who was a lazy, unaccomplished man....   [tags: Things Fall Apart]

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Oedipus The Tragic Hero Of Oedipus Rex 's ' Oedipus '

- Although this argument can be supported using evidence from the text, Dodds, in his essay On Misunderstanding Oedipus Rex refutes this idea: that of Oedipus having a hamartia that seals his fate. He argues that, even if Oedipus does have several flaws that are detrimental to his otherwise noble character, none of them are relevant. He says, “Years before the action of the play begins, Oedipus was already an incestuous parricide; I that was a punishment for his unkind treatment of Creon, then the punishment preceded the crime—which is surely an odd kind of justice” (220)....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Oedipus the King, Jocasta]

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The Tragic Hero Of Mary Shelley 's ' Frankenstein '

- Not quite a short story, but not quite a novel. Not quite human, but not quite robot. Mary Shelley, with some encouragement from fellow writers, created one of the most mashed up creatures never before seen. She combined mythological stories, science and human flaws to create this one of a kind ghost story. Mary Shelley’s fictional novella Frankenstein is the story about Prometheus with Victor as the tragic hero. A series of letters between Robert Walton and his sickly sister opens the novella and Walton, who is traveling to the North Pole, meets Victor Frankenstein....   [tags: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Novel, Fiction]

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Eddie Carbone as a Tragic Hero in A View from the Bridge

- A View from the Bridge is a dramatic tragedy, which follows the life of a dockworker, Eddie Carbone, in 1950s America who is the main focus of the play. He represents the average, everyday man in society, but his character draws parallels to many tragic heroes in the past shown in Greek tragedies, Shakespeare’s plays, etc. (e.g. Hamlet and Macbeth). A tragic hero is the hero in the story who has positive and negative traits and their negative traits is what eventually leads to the demise and this is what happens to Eddie....   [tags: Italy, America, dramatic tragedy]

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Marcus Brutus: Praetor, Senator, and Tragic Hero

- Marcus Brutus: Praetor, Senator, and Tragic Hero The famous play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, written by the esteemed playwright William Shakespeare, details the plight of Marcus Brutus and the other Roman conspirators against the dictator Julius Caesar. There are several tragic heroes in this play who suffer extreme downfalls. A tragic hero is a character who was once in high regard or standing but encounters a series of terrible events that contribute to a giant downfall from that position. The character of Brutus fits this description by all means....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Sophocles' Oedipus Rex: Oedipus, the Tragic Hero

- The play Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, tells a horrendous tale about one man's quest for the truth. In the play, King Oedipus was burdened with the task of finding his predecessor's murderer so that order may be restored to his kingdom. While his conscious mind was seeking the murderer, his unconscious mind was retarding his progress in order to conceal the truth. Tiresias prophesies the truth to Oedipus, but Oedipus's unconscious mind would not hear it. Thus, when the awful truth is finally revealed, Oedipus is overwhelmed by it....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays]

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The Tragic Hero in William Shakespeare´s Othello

- ... Othello had false ambition when he went to kill Desdemona though. He killed her because he was blinded by jealously and his only motivation was Iago’s deception. Iago’s motives are brought by pride and ambition as well. Iago is proud of his deceptive skills, he knows his skills are a serious weapon and he is proud of that. When Othello stabs Iago, Iago states, “I bleed, sir, but not killed.” (5.2.289), which shows that Iago knows he is like the devil in his plot. As for ambition, Iago was bent on revenge because he wasn’t chosen for the position that he wanted and it was given to someone Iago deemed as unworthy of the title....   [tags: pride, ambition, survive, character, sin]

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The Tragic Hero, John Practor, in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- ... To the court he admits he has “known her” he is talking about Abigail and their affair (102). He is showing his love towards his wife by throwing away his freedom, life, honor, dignity, and pride to prove Elizabeth’s innocence and have her freedom. He tells Elizabeth to “show honor now” as he is to be hanged in the gallows (133). He is showing his love for her by letting her know he cares about her enough to want her to be strong even though he is to die. John Proctor is a loyal man. He proves he is loyal by telling Abigail, “I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again.” (22) He has the chance to be unfaithful, but instead proves his loyalty....   [tags: authoritative, loyal, loving, temper]

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The Tragic Hero Of Oedipus And Tiresias And Oedipus The King Of Thebes

- Blindness unable to see, lacking sense of sight or unable to perceive or understand. This symbolic theme is common in many tragic Greek playwrights; the tragic hero begins at the center of his society and ends at the margins. This may be a familiar concept as it is an evident irony throughout many Greek plays, including Sophocles written play Oedipus Rex. This play begins in a condition of harmony that subsequently disintegrates by the end, leaving the main character Oedipus feeling destroyed and isolated....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Aeschylus]

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Roy Hobbs: The Tragic Hero in “The Natural” by Bernard Malamud

- Discuss the figure of Roy Hobbs as a tragic hero. To what extent do his own flaws lead him to his fate. Does he display a kind of hubris like the characters in a Greek tragedy. Does he learn from his mistakes. The book “The Natural” talks mostly about the heroic acts of Roy Hobbs, his strength of not giving up his wish. The book is basically about the characters flaws that lead him to his fate. Hobbs wish was to become one of the most popular baseball players ever existed in history. He wanted to break any record that was ever existed in any record books, he wanted to be remembered in history forever....   [tags: flaw, baseball, mistakes]

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Tragic Hero: WWII General George Smith Patton

- The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BCE) defines a tragic as one who is a mortal, a normal human being. Humans are imperfect, prone to make mistakes. He also writes that this hero must be a noble if the story takes place in ancient times, or he or she must fall from a position of stature, respect, or happiness. The doomed hero must have a tragic flaw that compels him or her to make a rash decision. This imprudent decision must be one of the hero’s own accord, so they must not be tricked or cursed....   [tags: Outrage, Anger]

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John Proctor Tragic Hero Research Paper

- A tragic hero is typically thought to be a person that has very good morals but is destroyed by their one flaw. In order for someone to be considered a tragic hero, they must fulfil each stage of the hero’s journey. John Proctor, from Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’, is thought to be a tragic hero because he possesses each of the characteristics of a tragic hero. In Salem, John is known for his integrity, self-respect, and dignity. To him, his family name was everything. He valued it so much, that he was willing to die for it....   [tags: Salem witch trials, The Crucible, Anagnorisis]

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John Procter: The Tragic Hero of The Crucible, by Arthur Miller

- The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller is a tale about truth on trial. John Proctor is one of the main characters in the play and is also the tragic hero. Throughout the play, John Proctor shows one strong side of himself. He shows himself as a stern and strong minded man. He shows himself as a harsh man who doesn’t back down from challenges and who is committed to his goals. John Proctor’s character in The Crucible is a static character because throughout the play, John Proctor stays true to himself and remains harsh and adamant about his beliefs about the trials and he tries his best to expose the lies and set the truth free....   [tags: harsh, honest, beliefs]

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Tragic Hero in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

- Mary Shelley’s Tragic Hero Tragedy shows no discrimination and often strikes down on those undeserving of such turmoil. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a creature more repulsive than one can imagine is brought to life by a young scientist. Although this creature is horrifying in sight, he is gentle by nature. Unfortunately, the softer side of the creature is repeatedly overlooked and the so called “monster” is driven to a breaking point. Even though the Creature committed many crimes, Mary Shelley’s Creature was the tragic hero of this story because of his efforts rescue the life of a young girl and helping destitute cottagers....   [tags: creature, turmoil, crimes]

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The Laundry List Of What It Can Be A Hero

- A strong male with every characteristic of a traditional hero has been for years pushed by all types of media. The laundry list of what it takes to be a hero includes high expectancies common people find unattainable. Not everyone is a White male with a great physique and Christian morals. Due to the high standard, over the years there has been a shift in what the media depicts as a hero and what common people choose to look up to. The problem not only lies in film and television but also comes from local news outlets....   [tags: Hero, Superhero, Tragic hero, Preity Zinta]

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Achilles: a Tragic Hero

- Achilles as Tragic Hero In his classic work "Poetics" Aristotle provided a model of the tragic hero. According to Aristotle, the tragic hero is more admirable than the average person. This results in the tragic hero being admired by the audience. For the audience to accept a tragic ending as just, it is crucial that the tragic hero be responsible for their undoing. At the same time though, they must remain admired and respected. This is achieved by the tragic hero having a fatal flaw that leads to their undoing....   [tags: The Iliad Essays]

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Defining the Tragic Hero

- A tragic hero is the main character in a tragedy story. He is the main theme. He is the source behind the main issues of the plot and some major points maybe cleared by observing his actions and nature. The tragic hero is always larger than life, a person of action whose decisions determine the fate of others. He is a man who is superior then the average person, a character of noble stature and greatness. Though the tragic hero is pre-eminently great, he is not perfect. Otherwise, the audience would be unable to identify with him and his tragedy....   [tags: World Literature]

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Hamlet: Shakespeare Tragic Hero

- Hamlet: Shakespeare Tragic Hero         In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, the main character is a classic example of a Shakespearean tragic hero.  Hamlet is considered to be a tragic hero because he has a tragic flaw that in the end, is the cause of his downfall.  The play is an example of a Shakespearean tragic play because it has all of the characteristics of the tragic play.  As defined by Aristotle, a tragic play has a beginning, middle, and end; unity of time and place; a tragic hero; and the concept of catharsis....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays]

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Antigone the Tragic Hero

- A Tragic Hero A tragic hero is a character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw, which combined with fate, results into a tragedy. The tragic hero must fall from good luck and well being to misery and misfortune. The tragic hero causes a sense of pity through the tragic downfall that weakens the character. In Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone follows her own beliefs by giving her brother a proper burial, even if she has to break the law of King Creon. Because of her innocent actions, Antigone is punished unjustly and unfairly....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Julius Caesar: Tragic Hero

- Tragic Hero Essay Sometimes our friends keep us from achieving our goals. We make sacrifices to make our friends a part of our goals and achievements. If a friend gets left out, we stay behind with them to keep them from being alone. Some achievements require us to leave out our friends. This is what happens in the case of Julius Caesar. He became the ruler of Rome, leaving out his good friend Brutus. Brutus and other conspirators assassinated Julius Caesar turning him into a tragic hero....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Macbeth the Tragic Hero

- Macbeth the Tragic Hero The most tragic hero was Macbeth. A tragic hero is one who commits an act and suffers tremendously for it. Just as all tragic heroes, Macbeth made decisions that led him to his doom. His actions were influenced by his wife, Lady Macbeth, and the Witches. prophecies. He was greatly haunted by his desire of being King and to remain King. His noble characteristic slowly downgraded to a violent and cruel individual as the story progresses. Macbeth once used to be a brave gentleman....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Macbeth: A Tragic Hero?

- Macbeth: A Tragic Hero. A Tragic Hero is a common figure in many of Shakespeare’s works. A Tragic Hero is usually a figure of royalty, fame or greatness. This person is predominately good, but falls from prominence due to personality flaws that eventually lead to self-destruction. Macbeth’s major flaws are his ambition and impressionability. Due to their flaws, a Tragic Hero’s actions are often atrocious and cause them to battle with their conscience after their desires have been accomplished. These battles with their conscience evoke empathy from the audience....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Macbeth the Tragic Hero

- Macbeth could justly be classified a “Tragic Hero” as his tragic story fills out the defined criteria for a tragic hero. Macbeth holds a significant social status, reveals essential truths about humanity through his suffering, has tragically wasted talent, contains a “tragic flaw” leading to his downfall and finally he finds some relief in his death. Macbeth, throughout this play, has held a substantial amount of power in society. Firstly he begins as the Thane of Glamis before becoming the Thane of Cawdor and finally King of Scotland....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Antigone: A Tragic Hero

- Antigone: A Tragic Hero Heroes come in many forms. Some such as immense in size and strength as Hercules, some in the form of people that are shunned upon, such as Harriet Tubman, and some that are only valorous heroes to some, such as Kurt Cobain. These heroes have many characteristics that make people flock to their side and follow them without a thought of hesitation. In Sophocles' Antigone the hero is a women that believes in her heart far stronger than that of her leader's rule. This brings up many characteristics that are shown within her that are also seen in other heroes....   [tags: Sophocles Antigone ]

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Othello as Tragic Hero

- Othello as Tragic Hero I would agree that it is helpful to an understanding of Othello's character to think of him as a tragic hero. On the surface, the opinion may be different because he kills his wife and commits suicide to end his anguish. However, if we look deeper the suffering that Othello has to go through, and the way that this powerful and heroic character is tricked and knocked off his high perch by Iago (a lower status member of the army) he can be seen as a tragic hero....   [tags: Papers]

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Oedipus: A Tragic Hero

- Oedipus: A Tragic Hero Oedipus Rex, or Oedipus the King is Sophocles’s first play of “The Theban Cycle.” It tells the story of a king that tries to escape his fate, but by doing so he only brings about his downfall. Oedipus is a classic example of the Aristotelian definition of a tragic hero. Aristotle defines a tragic hero as a basically good and noble person who causes his own downfall due to a flaw in his character. Oedipus is a man of noble blood; his parents, who raised him as a child, were King Polybus and Queen Merope of Corinth....   [tags: Oedipus Rex, Sophocles]

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Medea: Euripides' Tragic Hero

- The rhetorical devices that Euripides uses throughout Medea allow Medea to become the poem's tragic hero. For Medea is not only a woman but also a foreigner, which makes her a member of two groups in Athenian society who had nearly no rights. Thus, the Athenian audience would have automatically aligned their sympathies with Jason instead Medea, and Medea would have been labeled the villain from the start. This would have negated Euripides' literary cause and given the play little dramatic merit....   [tags: Medea Euripides essays]

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Macbeth: A Tragic Hero

- Tragedy occurs to some more often to others, but most define it differently. Webster’s Dictionary defines it as “a kind of drama in which some fatal or mournful event occurs” (764). To philosophers and traditional writers philosophy takes on another meaning. For example, to famous philosophical figure Aristotle, “tragedy occurs when noble or great persons are led, through pride or a secret flaw in their personalities, to suffering that changes their fortune. The tragic hero must begin in a high position and end in death or some sort of degraded role” (Definitions of Tragedy)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Othello the Tragic Hero

- Jealously, Often this trait takes people over, controls their thoughts and persuades them to do stupid things. William Shakespeare portrayed this flaw extremly well in the play Othello. IN the play, Othello, is a character who seems almost perfect, but his flaw jealousy is brought out but his trusted companion Iago. This trait makes Othello the tragic hero due to the fact that he sacrifices his life in good name. When being accused of “witchcraft” by Barbantio ( Desdemonas father) and senators he remains in control and courageous....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Macbeth, A Tragic Hero

- Macbeth, A Tragic Hero Macbeth is an intriguing story of witchcraft, murder and retribution that can also be seen as a study in the philosophy and psychology of evil. Shakespeare sees deliberately to have drained colour away from some parts of his composition in order to concentrate attention on Macbeth and His wife. As Stanley Wells writes "It is Macbeth's neurotic self absorption, his fear, his anger and his despair, along with his wife's steely determination, her invoking of the powers of evil" that are the main focus of his attention....   [tags: Papers]

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The Tragic Hero Of Homer 's The Iliad

- There may be no greater fact known than that of human beings seeking a purpose in this life. Are we here simply because of our parents meeting or are we here because God ordained it for some divine reason unfathomable by yourself, but seen by those in your community. What would the world be if Gandhi had not examined himself in his writings. Ultimately we will never know the consequences of unexamined lives because it is simply human nature to seek a purpose, no matter the situation you are born into; meaning, rather King or citizen we all seek to examine our lives to find reason....   [tags: Achilles, Iliad, Capital punishment]

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Tragic Fall Of Othello

- In the play Othello by William Shakespeare, our main protagonist, Othello, is manipulated by a man who he thought was honest and noble, Iago. Othello is pushed all the way to the lengths of murder, and eventually commits suicide. I believe that Othello’s inevitable fall was due to his own tragic flaws. Some of these factors include his jealousy, him being gullible, and the high amount of trust that he puts in Iago. One factor contributing to the reason Othello falls as the result of a tragic flaw is that he is characterized by jealously....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Tragic hero, Mind, Michael Cassio]

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Antigone: Hero Or Fool?

- In Greek literature, a tragic hero is based upon an individual having several of the following qualities: having a high social position in society; not being overly good or bad; being persistant or stubborn in their actions; having a single flaw that brings about their own death and the death of others; and obtaining pity from the audience. Antigone was a prime example of a Greek tragic hero. Antigone, being the daughter of Oedipus, obtained a high social standing in Thebes. Prior to his self-exile from Thebes, Oedipus was the city's king....   [tags: Greek tragic hero]

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Tragic Hero

- In Antigone Creon is the tragic hero. Throughout the story he displays the four tragic hero characteristics. He was a person of high character. Creon was the King of Thebes and he thought he was the most powerful person. Creon didn't think anything could stop him. Pride was Creon's downfall. It lead to the loss of many loved ones that were close to him. At the end Creon realized he was wrong. He tried to fix it but couldn't. What makes Creon a tragic hero in the story Antigone. Since Creon was the King of Thebes he didn't care what others would think or say....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Tragic Hero

- Willy Loman, the main character in Death of a Salesman is a complex and fascinating tragic character. He is a man struggling to hold onto what dignity he has left in a changing society that no longer values the ideals he grew up to believe in. While society can be blamed for much of his misfortune, he must also be blamed himself to an equal extent for his bad judgement, disloyalty and his foolish pride. Willy Loman is a firm believer in the "American Dream:" the notion that any man can rise from humble beginnings to greatness....   [tags: Death of a Salesman Character Analysis Willy Loman]

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The Tragic Hero and the Tragic Story in William Shakespeare's Writing

- The Tragic Hero and the Tragic Story in William Shakespeare's Writing Shakespeare's tragedies are, for the most part, stories of one person, the "hero," or at most two, to include the "heroine." Only the Love Tragedies (Romeo and Juliet; Antony and Cleopatra)are exceptions to this pattern. In these plays, the heroine is as much at the center of action as the hero. The rest of the tragedies, including Macbeth, have single stars, so the tragic story is concerned primarily with oneperson....   [tags: Papers]

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Creon as Tragic Hero of Sophocles' Antigone

- Creon as Tragic Hero of Sophocles' Antigone There has always been a bit of confusion as to the tragic hero of the Greek Drama Antigone. Many assume that simply because the play is named for Antigone, that she is the tragic hero. However, evidence supports that Creon, and not Antigone, is the tragic hero of the play. Examining the factors that create a Greek Tragedy, and a tragic character, it is clear that the tragic hero is in fact Creon. First, take into account the timeframe in which Antigone was written....   [tags: Antigone essays]

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Creon is the Tragic Hero in Sophocles' Antigone

- Creon is the Tragic Hero of Antigone When the title of a play is a character's name, it is normally assumed that the character is the protagonist of the play. In Sophocles' Antigone, most people probably believe Antigone to be the tragic heroine, even after they have finished watching the play. It may be argued, however, that Creon, not Antigone, is the tragic character. When we examine the nature and concept of the Greek Tragedy and what it means to be a tragic character, it becomes clear that Creon is indeed the tragic hero of the play Antigone....   [tags: Antigone essays]

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Creon - The Tragic Hero in Sophocles' Antigone

- Creon - The Tragic Hero in Antigone There is still a great debate on who is, in fact, the tragic hero in Sophocles’ Antigone. Many hold that it must be Antigone, herself; after all, the play does bear her name. But in actuality, Creon, not Antigone, is the tragic hero. In order to determine whether or not Creon is the tragic hero, one will first have to answer the question, “What is a tragic hero?” Aristotle, when discussing the nature of such a hero in his theory of drama, states that such a hero is neither purely innocent nor purely evil....   [tags: Antigone essays]

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Creon is the Tragic Hero of in Sophocles' Antigone

- Creon is the Tragic Hero of Antigone Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I am here today to argue the title of tragic hero in the play Antigone by Sophocles. I would like to start off by saying that it will be extremely difficult for me to have the passion that I usually have because of my client. My client's ruthless leadership disgusts me in the worst way. But I will still stand in front of you, the jury, and defend my client. As I said before I am here to argue the title of tragic hero in the play Antigone....   [tags: Antigone essays]

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Macbeth tragic hero

- Tragic Hero or Villain. MacBeth the play is considered a tragedy and every tragedy needs a tragic hero. There are many factors that caused the degeneration of Macbeth. Macbeth is not a villlian in this story he is a tragic hero. The major factor that started the downfall was the prophecy by the witches in Act 1, Scene 3. The witches were praising Macbeth. The first witch said, “All hail, Macbeth. Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!” The second witch said, “ All hail, Macbeth. Hail to thee, Thane of Cawder!” The third witch said, “All hail, Macbeth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Oedipus the King: A Greek Tragic Hero

- The philosopher Aristotle was a highly intellectual man who loved to reason. One of his ideas was his structured analysis of the “tragic hero” of Greek drama. In his work, Poetics, he defines a tragic hero as “...The man who on the one hand is not pre-eminent in virtue and justice, and yet on the other hand does not fall into misfortune through vice or depravity, but falls because of some mistake; one among the number of the highly renowned and prosperous.” Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero is clearly shown by the main character in the Greek tragedy Oedipus the King by Sophocles....   [tags: Oedipus Rex, Sophocles]

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Macbeth--a Tragic Hero

- MacBeth In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the character of Macbeth is discovered to be a classic example of a tragic hero. Macbeth is a very ambitious and courageous person who lets three main things turn him into a violent individual. Two of the points, which most greatly contribute to Macbeth’s fall, are the prophecy, which were told to him by the witches, and how Lady Macbeth influenced and manipulated Macbeth's judgment. These two factors along with his tremendous ambition to be king is what caused him to fall from a noble man who was loyal to his king to a violent man who would kill his king to become king....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Creon as the Tragic Hero of Sophocles' Antigone

- Creon as the Tragic Hero of Sophocles' Antigone      Who is the true tragic hero in Sophocles' Antigone?  This question has been the subject of a great debate for numerous years.  Equal arguments exist that portray Antigone as the tragic heroine in the play and Creon as the tragic hero.  Aristotle, in his study of Greek drama entitled Poetics, provided the framework that determines the tragic hero of a work.  Though Antigone definitely possesses the characteristics and qualities that are mentioned, Creon comes across as the true tragic hero of Antigone....   [tags: Antigone heroant trajant]

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Paradise Lost: Is Satan a Tragic Hero?

- In Milton's Paradise Lost, he writes the story of the fall of Satan, his followers, and mankind. Many critics often view Satan as the unlikely or tragic hero of the epic poem. Satan is, obviously, the main character throughout most of the poem, but not necessarily the hero. Satan's main purpose is to fight G-d, and try to be on the same level as Him. The important thing is to realize that Satan is sin, and being humans, who are all born into sin, we can easily relate to a sinful character. G-d is holy and perfect....   [tags: World Literature]

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Antigone or Creon as the Tragic Hero in Antigone

- A tragic hero is a character in a play that is known for being dignified but has a flaw that assists in his or her downfall. Antigone is a Greek tragic piece written by Sophocles. In the theatrical production the use of power and morality versus law is evident. The promotion to the conflict was that Creon created a law in which enabled Polynieces, Antigone’s brother, to be buried in the proper way. As it is the way of the gods Antigone found it fit to bury her brother causing her to disobey the law of Thebes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cassius as Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar

- Cassius as Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar   William Shakespeare wrote Julius Caesar around 1599. The role of the `tragic hero' is extremely important as many of the characters in Julius Caesar exemplify the `tragic hero' qualities. Marcus Brutus, and Julius Caesar, display all the qualities of the `tragic hero': they are great men, with character flaws, and as a result of a mistake in decision-making many people suffer. In Cassius one can see these same qualities. Cassius can be seen as another tragic hero in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Creon as the Tragic Hero in Sophocles' Antigone

- Creon as the Tragic Hero in Antigone     This essay will compare two of the characters in “Antigone”, Antigone and Creon, in an effort to determine the identity of the tragic hero in this tale.             To identify the tragic hero in Sophocles’ renowned play “Antigone”, we should first consider both the elements present in Greek tragedies and what characteristics define a tragic hero. Aristotle’s definition of tragedy is: “Tragedy is a story taking the hero from happiness to misery because of a fatal flaw or mistake on his part....   [tags: Antigone essays]

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The Tragic Hero of The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- The Tragic Hero of The Crucible   A tragedy should bring fear and pity to the reader. A man in this tragedy should not be exceptionally righteous, but his faults should come about because of a certain irreversible error on his part. This man should find a bad or fatal ending to add to the tragedy of the story, for this man in the tragic hero. The protagonist John Proctor portrays a tragic hero in The Crucible; his hamartia of adultery causes great internal struggles, he displays hubris by challenging authority, and he encounters catastrophe through recognition and reversal....   [tags: The Crucible Arthur Miller]

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Creon As The Tragic Hero Of Antigone by Sophocles

- Creon As The Tragic Hero Of Antigone by Sophocles Greek tragedy would not be complete with out a tragic hero. Sophocles wrote Antigone with a specific character in mind for this part. Based on Aristotle’s definition, Creon is the tragic hero of Antigone. Creon fits Aristotle’s tragic hero traits as a significant person who is faced with difficult decisions. Creon is significant because he is king. This makes him both renowned and prosperous. Creon is not completely good nor completely bad; he is somewhere in-between, as humans are....   [tags: Greek Sophocles Antigone Essays]

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The Tragic Hero in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- The Crucibles Tragic Hero A tragic event should bring fear and pity to the reader and the hero should be courageous and noble, hence when combined a tragic hero is presented. The protagonist, John Proctor, portrays a tragic hero in The Crucible. His hamartia of treachery caused great internal struggles, he displays hubris by challenging authority, and encountered catastrophe as the play went on. John Proctor’s decision to betray his wife caused internal turmoil and ultimately lead to his ruin at the end of the play....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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John Proctor as the Tragic Hero of The Crucible

- John Proctor as the Tragic Hero of The Crucible A tragic hero is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. During the play The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller, the character John Proctor suffers a change in fortune from happiness to misery. Proctor is an honest, brave man that carries a hidden fact, a fatal flaw. Proctor’s flaw is his lust for Abigail Williams that throughout the play leads to jealousy and hysteria and in the end results to his own death....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]

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Brutus is the Tragic Hero of Julius Caesar

- Brutus is the Tragic Hero of Julius Caesar       Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar is a tragic play, where the renowned Julius Caesar is on the brink of achieving total control and power by becoming emperor of the Roman Empire. Ironically enough, when he thinks he is one step away from pulling it off, his "friends" (most from the senate) decide to overthrow him, with Caesar's most trusted friend, Marcus Brutus, acting as leader of the conspirators. Though the fall of Caesar from the most powerful man in the world to a man who's been betrayed and stabbed 30 times is a great downfall, he is not the tragic hero....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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The Tragic Hero in King Lear by Shakespeare

- The Tragic Hero in King Lear by Shakespeare Tragedy is defined in Websters Dictionary as: 1) A medieval narrative poem or tale typically describing the downfall of a great man 2) A serious drama typically describing a conflict between the hero and a superior force (like destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that excites leaves the readers full of pity or terror. King Lear is one of William Shakespeare’s great tragic pieces; it is not only seen as a tragedy in itself, but also a play that includes two tragic heroes and four villains....   [tags: Papers]

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True Tragic Hero in Sophocles' Antigone

- The True Tragic Hero in Sophocles' Antigone In Master Sophocles' Antigone, the question of who the tragic hero really is has been a subject of debate for a great number years. Creon does possess some of the qualities that constitute a tragic hero but unfortunately does not completely fit into the role. Antigone, however, possesses all the aspects of a tragic hero. These are, in no particular order, having a high social position, not being overly good or bad, being tenacious in their actions, arousing pity in the audience, a revelatory manifestation, and having a single flaw that brings about their own demise and the demise of others around them....   [tags: Antigone essays]

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Free Essays - Hamlet as a Tragic Hero

- An Examination of Hamlet as a Tragic Hero Webster’s dictionary defines tragedy as, “a serious drama typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force (such as destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that excites pity or terror.” A tragic hero, therefore, is the character who experiences such a conflict and suffers catastrophically as a result of his choices and related actions. The character of Hamlet, therefore, is a clear representation of Shakespeare’s tragic hero....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet]

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The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar - Tragic Hero

- The Tragedy of Julius Caesar - Tragic Hero Essay In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, I saw two main characters as tragic heroes. First, I saw Julius Caesar as a tragic hero because his will to gain power was so strong that he ended up losing his life for it. The fact that he could have been such a strong leader was destroyed when he was killed by conspirators. I saw Marcus Brutus as a second tragic hero in this play. Brutus was such a noble character that did not deserve to die....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Proctor is a Tragic Hero in The Crucible

- John Proctor: A Tragic Hero A tragic hero is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays John Proctor, the protagonist, as a tragic hero who has a major flaw—lust for Abigail, his teenage house servant. For fear of being exiled in a town where reputation is highly upheld, Proctor initially tries to hide his crime of adultery, but this affair triggers a major series of events in Salem, where unproven accusations lead to internal struggle and eventually to catastrophe....   [tags: Arthur Miller]

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The True Tragic Hero of Sophocles' Antigone

- Antigone: The True Tragic Hero Antigone, is the drama written by Sohpocles. There is still a great debate on who is the true tragic hero in Sophocles' Antigone, Creon or Antigone. Many people believes that it must be Antigone, herself. This is because Antigone is an outstanding example of someone who did what she thought was right, while she was among fools, many hardships, and people who were discouragingly uncourageous. When the king Creon ordered that the body of Polyneices, Antigone's brother, be left to rot unburied because he had died as a traitor, she tried to buried him even she knew that she would be punished....   [tags: Antigone essays]

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Creon As Tragic Hero of Sophocles’ Antigone

- Creon As Tragic Hero of Sophocles’ Antigone Since the play’s inception, there has always existed a contention concerning the true hero of Sophocles’ Antigone. It is a widely held belief that Antigone must be the main character simply because she and the drama share name. This is, of course, a very logical assumption. Certainly Sophocles must have at least meant her to be viewed as the protagonist, else he would not have given her the play’s title. Analytically speaking, however, Creon does seem to more categorically fit the appellation of “Tragic Hero.” There is no doubt as to the nature of the work, that being tragedy....   [tags: essays papers]

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Eddie Carbone as the Tragic Hero of the Play

- Eddie Carbone as the Tragic Hero of the Play “One who is neither villainous nor exceptionally virtuous, moving from happiness to misery through some frailty or error in judgement.” The above opening quotation is from Aristotle, which is his view of what elements a tragic hero contains. This essay will investigate the destiny of the main character Eddie Carbone also known as a tragic hero, as illustrated by Arthur Miller in ‘A view from a Bridge’ against Aristotle’s view of a tragic hero. The play takes place in Brooklyn in a working-class Italian-American neighbourhood which is hooked by a social code....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller]

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Antigone--Who is the REAL tragic Hero?

- Who is the Tragic Hero. Many may say that Creon is the tragic hero of Antigone. Creon and Antigone¡¯s personas are equal-and-opposite throughout this play. The story belongs to both of them. Creon is the one who makes a mistake; his figure is perhaps more tragic. He¡¯s the one that realizes that he¡¯s wrong, and he suffers for it. Antigone walks to her death with her eyes wide open, without shame. Antigone is the true hero of the play because she makes a correct, justifiable decision and dies by it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Oedipus: Tragic Hero Or Victim Of Fate

- In his work Nature and Elements of Tragedy, Aristotle outlined the characteristics needed in order to create a compelling tragic hero. He states that this particular character must be "better than we are," a man who is superior to the average man in some way. At the same time, a tragic hero must evoke both pity and fear among the audience, causing each member to experience a feeling of catharsis, or strong emotion. According to Aristotle, the best way to achieve this effect is to accurately portray the protagonist’s imperfections, for a character that constitutes good and evil is more convincing than a character that is purely good....   [tags: Sophocles]

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Malcolm X and the Shakespearean Tragic Hero

- Malcolm X and the Shakespearean Tragic Hero           Aristotle defines a tragic hero as “good but flawed, must be aristocratic, must be believable, and must behave consistently.” The Muslim leader Malcolm X can be compared to such tragic heroes such as Othello and Hamlet. Malcolm’s life and his personality have similar traits from both of the famous Shakespearean heroes. In this paper we will look deeper into the life of Malcolm X and find the similarities between him and the tragic heroes, also we will prove that Malcom X can also be referred to as one of the great tragic heroes....   [tags: Othello Hamlet Shakespeare]

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Creon The Tragic Hero of Sophocles Antigone

- Creon The Tragic Hero of Sophocles Antigone Every Greek tragedy must have a tragic hero. In Sophocle’s play, Antigone, the most tragic hero is Creon. He is an essentially good man of high position who takes pride in his role as king. He possesses the tragic flaws of excessive pride and an oversized ego. This causes the tragic reversal that leads to his emotional ruin and eventual remorse and repentance. As King of Thebes, Creon is forced to make difficult decisions. As a new ruler, he feels it is necessary to prove himself to his citizens, therefore he rules his state with a firm hand....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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