Gatsby becomes corrupted as a result of his surroundings and participates in evil things. In the end, however, he is a good man with a passionate heart, merely broken down by the dark world he lives in. Throughout the novel, Gatsby was often compared to Christ. This is because the way in which he is so passionate for the subjects of his heart. Jay Gatsby is deeply in love with Daisy Buchanan throughout the story and is constantly putting her first.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter, the character Dimmesdale is a very well respected minister who is known for his intelligence and name in society. The true character of him later revealed is one that doesn’t have courage and is full of sin and lies, ironically contradicted what he is actually seen as through the communities eyes. Dimmesdale shows how even the most pure soul can be full of lies, evil, and
Iago who many people perceived to be an honest man when it couldn't be further from the truth and in Othello's cased it proved to be a deadly mistake for trusting him. It is very interesting in the way Iago was able to live such a drastic double life which I will explain in the way he did it by the way he presented himself, what made him so effective at manipulating people, why was his hatred for Othello so strong, and what do characters, besides Othello think of Iago. Iago was able to make create such an elaborate lie and execute his plan because of his pure hatred for Othello, this hatred was so great because there were multiple factors that were causing his ill will towards the Moor. Othello's appointing of Cassio as his lieutenant is what initially triggered these feelings towards him. There were several reasons Cassio's appointment enraged Iago to the point of madness, first Cassio was a Florentine and Iago found it despicable that a Florentine could and would be named lieutenant to the general of Venice.
A Real Tragic Hero: John Proctor In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, John Proctor fits the definition of a tragic hero. Although he has a human weakness, Proctor’s strong conviction, quest for truth, and insightfulness make him a tragic hero. Courage is not the absence of fear, rather it is the judgement that something else is more important than fear. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, many characters have decided whether they should confess to dealing with the devil and lose their “good name” or be hanged for something they did not do. A tragic hero is someone of noble birth with heroic qualities, but the hero struggles mightly against this fate and this cosmic conflict wins our admiration.
Jefferson soon becomes the man that he really is and starts to show it. He decides that he is a man, not a “hog”, and he will die with dignity. The two characters, Jefferson and Grant, have many similarities. They both are in the wrong place at the wrong time, they both went through the racial cruelties of there time, having the wrong state of mind, and learning to be more exceptive. The characters become close and show strong character and dignity of being a man.
Tom Buchanan V.S Jay Gatsby: Who is more corrupt? In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, we are introduced to two characters pitted against each other in an intense rivalry full of wealth, social status, hatred and love. Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan are two characters that portray subtle differences in their personalities, but share many characteristics that contribute to both of their corrupt nature. Both of these characters, through dishonesty, moral values, and jealousy, are shown to be corrupt. However through further analysis, Tom’s motives, means and the ultimate consequences of his actions allow him to take a more corrupt role than Jay Gatsby in this novel.
In Arthur Miller’s more complex world, a more complex tragic hero is needed. Indeed, a more complex hero is needed because Arthur Miller is also telling of his own tragic struggle through John Proctor. Aristotle gives four basic characteristics of a tragic hero: nobleness of birth, a tragic flaw, the hero’s downfall, and the anagnorisis, or the realization by the protagonist that his downfall was his own doing. There are other accepted requirements as well, such as the hero suffering more than he
He even admitted his evilness to himself stating to Dimmesdale, "I have already told you what I am a fiend!" (Hawthorne 158). The ever growing corruption and evil inside of Chillingworth collided with the good that Dimmesdale, Hester, and Pearl were bringing into the world. Hawthorne hints the innate nature of the good and evil of both sides towards the end of the novel, by describing that Chillingworth is viewed badly by the town but Dimmesdale and Hester are viewed as good people. It is in this way that Roger Chillingworth's specific use in the novel is to portray the conflict good versus evil.
...himself for committing adultery. He displays each characteristic of a tragic hero at one point in the play. Arthur Miller's play The Crucible contains a number of characters that all progress in the own unique ways. There is one man in particular that stands out among all others as being the most dynamic and that man is John Proctor. Over the course of the play John evolves from an uncaring individual, to a self-conscious, caring, and just man.
Change in Pride, Change of Side “The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.” --Samuel Butler. Even Samuel Butler can recognize the fatal flaws that plague King Creon while he himself cannot comprehend them. According to Butler, Creon is a true character of ignorance for possessing all of these traits, but not recognizing them throughout the course of his entire life. In Antigone, Sophocles projects King Creon as a tragic hero who is cursed with the tragic flaws of hubris and ignorance and illustrates the recognition of his pride. In his rule over Thebes and ideals of a King, Creon suffers from the incessant flaws of arrogance and pride.