This was careless and senseless of Romeo to do, as a couple of hours ago he was “in love” with Juliet’s cousin Rosaline. He is simply acting on the feelings he has at the moment, and decisions made impulsively or rashly are poor choices and usually result in disaster. Another example of Romeo acting on his impulsive emotions, was when Mercutio had died. This anger had boiled up inside him, and he suddenly had this courage
It becomes clear that Hamlet did truly love Ophelia, yet hid it because he was a coward. The “ White Lie” is not only depicted through Hamlet denying his love but also putting a front up for the selfish betterment of his life style. After his outrageous lecture on self worth that Hamlet gives Ophelia, she grows incredibly mad, which ultimately leads to her death. Although the intentions of his lecture were clearly to hurt Ophelia and gain power over her, once he realizes she is dead he feels the need to express his actual love for her. His change of attitude grows confusing as he professes his dear love after her awful death, “ I loved Ophelia.
This play exhibits tragedy because, though Proctor had many opportunities to change his fate, he chooses his demise because his tragic flaw prohibits him from doing otherwise. John Proctor is the tragic hero of the play, “The Crucible.” He has a high social status in the town, yet, because of his tragic flaw, he cannot bring himself to prevent his own death and tragic downfall. Proctor exhibits these tragic traits, making this play a tragedy of self-respect prevailing over shame and public
Another characteristic that makes John Proctor a tragic hero is his tragic flaw and his final tragic death. All these characteristics make a tragic hero; John Proctor possesses all of them and therefore he is considered one. John Proctor was a tragic hero because he had a tragic flaw. His unfortunate flaw was that he had a physical attraction for someone other than his wife, this person was Abigail Williams. When his wife became sick he began to get emotions for her.
When Ethan starts to fall in love with the Mattie, is when he starts to downfall. He is so in love with Mattie and she becomes his only source of happiness. Because of this he wants to escape with Mattie, he tries to commit suicide. This failed attempt makes his life worse, now he has to suffer for a lifetime. Another element of a tragic
A tragic hero is one who falls from greatness which leads to his or her tragic downfall. To be a tragic hero he or she must fulfill all of the expectations that a tragic hero would follow. John Proctor is the tragic hero because he does fall from greatness. Proctor has many positive traits about him, such as his noble characteristics and his honorable and righteous qualities. He however also had a flaw, his affair with Abigail Williams.
Lancelot was guilty of treason to his friend, guilty of treason to the high king of England, and guilty of treason to himself. The major downfall of Lancelot was his immediate attraction to the worst person in the whole world to fall in love with: his best friend’s wife. Every free moment when Arthur wasn’t around, Lancelot and Guenever were doing something they shouldn’t have been doing Lancelot proclaims his continual love for Arthur: “He (Lancelot) had not buried his love for Arthur in his passion for Guenever…” (387). How can a honorable knight say that he has a passion for Arthur’s wife, while in the same breath saying that his love for Arthur has not been diluted by Guenever? Lancelot’s love for Guenever made him rethink his life; he needed to get away from
Harlan 1 Chloe Harlan Mrs. Tubbs Period 3 02 May 2013 John Proctor; The Tragic Hero In the play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is portrayed as the tragic hero. He is a man of dignity and integrity, but beneath his tough outer exterior lays a defeated man. Having knowledge of committing adultery, he is gnawed by his feeling of guilt, which leaves him powerless to do anything about it. As the plot of the play unfolds, his admirable characteristics are presented to the reader by his actions that contrast him against other characters in the Puritan town of Salem. Back in the day, Proctor had everything your average Puritan man could want: a goodly farm to ceaselessly toil upon, three goodly sons to discipline, and a goodly wife with whom to make a home.
As a result of this Philippe learned that love beats all and that no matter what love will triumph. In both Macbeth and Ladyhawke two people faced conflicts that they must overcome. Macbeth, a tragic her, faced his tragic flaw and the corruption it caused him. Philippe, the hero, faced the problem of bringing the two lovers together. Both people put their life in danger, be it from themselves or guards looking for them; the difference is how they handle it.
Thomas 1 Graydon Thomas Mrs.Venturini ENG2D June 1st 2014 Unnecessary Suicide The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is a romantic and suspenseful story enjoyable to all. Romeo and Juliet fall in love, later to find that they are enemies. They continue to practice their love secretly, until things become complicated, making suicide a choice. Their deaths were their own fault. Although their miserable ending could’ve changed into a happily ever after.