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  • Tragic Hero

    Tragic Hero According to Aristotle‚ “A tragic hero is a character who is not eminently good and just‚ yet whose misfortune is brought about not by vice and depravity‚ but by some error or frailty…” The tragic hero has a weakness that causes them to have an inner struggle. The literature piece goes on to narrate the inner struggle the tragic hero has as well as how they overcome it. The hero goes through a cycle that helps them conquer their struggle and become a better person. Therefore‚ through

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    Tragic Hero From Wikipedia‚ the free encyclopedia A tragic hero is a protagonist with a tragic flaw‚ also known as fatal flaw‚ which eventually leads to his demise. The concept of the tragic hero was created in ancient Greek tragedy and defined by Aristotle. Usually‚ the realization of fatal flaw results in catharsis or epiphany. The tragic flaw is sometimes referred to as an Achilles ’ heel after the single fatal flaw of the Greek warrior Achilles. [citation needed] Aristotelian tragic

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    Introduction “A hero deserves admiration due to his inherent goodness. If he succumbs to unmerited suffering‚ he becomes a tragic hero.”_1 In Aristotle’s own words‚ “a man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall.” This statement gives the gist of Aristotle’s concept of a tragic hero. A hero must fall from grace and must be able to clearly comprehend the cause of his fall. The “fall” must take place due to an error in judgement that arises out of some flaw (hamartia)

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    Nolan Nye Ms. Smith CP English 10 1 March 2014 Tragic Hero In Shakespeare’s play "Julius Caesar"‚ there are deaths‚ tragedies‚ and of course‚ a tragic hero. A tragic hero is a person of noble birth with heroic or potentially heroic qualities. In order to be identified as a tragic hero‚ a character must have at least one fatal flaw. Throughout the play a few main characters present themselves as possibilities for being the tragic hero‚ like Ceasar for example‚ but there really is only one person

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    English Homework A tragic hero is one that has a major flaw and for whom the audience usually feels pity‚ sympathy‚ empathy‚ and compassion and is destined for downfall‚ suffering‚ or defeat. Arthurs Miller’s AVFTB is a pay which presents Eddie Carbone as a tragic hero. Eddie’s tragic flaw is either denial or‚ to begin with‚ the feelings he had towards Catherine. The damage caused by a tragic hero’s downfall usually hurts more than just him; his community and family often suffer‚ too. Once again

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    ideal tragic hero‚ according to Aristotle‚ should be‚ in the first place‚ a man of eminence. The actions of an eminent man would be ‘serious‚ complete and of a certain magnitude’‚ as required by Aristotle. Further‚ the hero should not only be eminent but also basically a good man‚ though not absolutely virtuous. The sufferings‚ fall and death of an absolutely virtuous man would generate feelings of disgust rather than those of ‘terror and compassion’ which a tragic play must produce. The hero should

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  • The Tragic Hero

    decided to write on the Tragic Hero because I found it is fascinating how we find something heroic in his actions etc. A tragic hero is a man of noble birth with gallant or conceivably heroic qualities. A tragic hero is an abstract character who makes a judgment error that unavoidably prompts his/her destruction. In perusing Antigone‚ Medea and Hamlet‚ look at the part of equity and revenge and its impact on every character’s decisions when analysing any "judgment error.” The hero has a character respectable

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    Tragic Hero – Okonkwo Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe A tragic hero is a character that performs courageous actions but develops a tragic flaw as they move on with their lives. The effects of the flaw begin to increase and the character usually makes unwise choices. It often leads to his downfall or even death. In Things Fall Apart‚ Okonkwo is depicted as a tragic hero. He lived a life full of contradiction. He desired to be successful and achieve everything he wanted but he ended up committing

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  • Antigone's Tragic Hero

    Antigone’s Tragic Hero In Sophocle’s Antigone‚ readers are deceived by the title. Most readers assume that the title character is the tragic heroine of the drama. In actuality‚ Creon fills the description of a tragic hero better than Antigone in many ways. A tragic hero is defined as one who is of royal lineage‚ a flaw in character‚ and not exceedingly just. Creon is clearly the unremitting yet capricious tragic hero that Sophocle’s creates to model the classic tragic hero. Creon‚ King of Thebes

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  • Othello as a Tragic Hero

    Othello as tragic hero. He exposes his tragic flaw‚ which consequently leads to his downfall. Othello conforms to the Aristotelian principles of tragedy‚ of the noble protagonist who undergoes ceaseless manipulation and endures suffering‚ resulting in his ultimate downfall due to hamartia. All of these techniques combine to provide a different perception of the protagonist‚ as more of an atypical victim‚ exposed to the harsh reality of the society he longs to fit into‚ rather than a typical hero. A tragic

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