A tragic hero is a person from a story who has two characteristics. Those characteristics are that they must have a tragic flaw and must be doomed from the beginning despite their noble intentions. She is a tragic hero because she has a tragic flaw. Her tragic flaw is her attitude. She also a tragic hero because was doomed.
Moral Ambiguity Morality, a person’s standards of behavior or beliefs concerning what is and is not acceptable for them to do, is a foundation to one’s character. Passed down through different time eras, morals have adapted while ultimately containing the same basic function of judgment between right from wrong. Euripides’ Medea and Shakespeare’s The Tempest come from explicitly different time periods, yet a common theme of a dearth of morality is expressed in both stories. Medea ravaged by a desire of revenge on her ex-husband and Prospero who, “by foul play, as thou say’st, were we heav’d thence” (76), desired to seek revenge on those who ousted him from power nearly twelve years ago. Prospero using a tempest to shipwreck is previous offenders and plotting to sabotage them, and Medea plotting to kill Jason’s new female interest and her kids to avenge her husband’s mistreatment, are both using unjust acts to retaliate their offenders.
Fred Nithiananthan Character Analysis in the Droughtlanders The Droughtlanders is a novel about two twin brothers and the adventures they take to understanding a revolution, a clash within their society, and more importantly each other. In the novel The Droughtlanders, Eli, Seth and the Triskelians act against injustice towards others, this continues and promotes the revolution within their society. Eli, a Keylander boy at first slowly understands the injustices and gets transformed into a rebel, mainly thorough an act of injustice that occurred to his mother. Seth was an ignorant, brainwashed individual who had changed into a more understanding and revolutionary character, due to his experiences in travelling the Droughtlands with the Keyland Guards. Triskelians though a rebel group in the novel, stand as a character in the novel, because of their united principles, and connection the rebels hold to take action against injustice.
He says ‘just then I had an odd idea. Like Vulich, I decided to put fate to the test’, here he risks his own life in order to test the boundaries of fate and to satiate his reckless tendencies, this in more associated with a Byronic hero than a traditional one who does things for the greater good. A Byronic hero can be conceptualized as an extreme variation of the Romantic hero archetype. Traditional Byronic heroes tend to be defined by their rejection or questioning of standard social conventions and norms of behaviour, their alienation from larger society, their focus on the self as the centre of existence, and their ability to inspire others to commit acts of good and kindness. Byronic heroes are not idealized
A tragedy is a story of a person’s demise brought on them by the specific flaws in their character. The “Tragedy of Othello” by William Shakespeare tells a story of deceit and revenge. Othello, the central figure of the play, is a man noble to his country and people. He is an amazing character, a tragic hero, who has befallen to undeserved misfortune and folly. While it may seem, that the tragedy of Othello was caused by the evil villain Iago, I believe that he was not the only one to blame.
Treatment of Willy Loman as a Tragic Hero: Death of a Salesman, Miller’s most famous work, while addressing the painful conflicts within one family, tackles larger issues regarding American national values. The play examines the cost of blind faith in the American Dream. In this respect, it offers a postwar American reading of personal tragedy in the tradition of Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle. Miller charges America with selling a false myth constructed around a capitalist materialism nurtured by the postwar economy, a materialism that obscured the personal truth and moral vision of the original American Dream described by the country’s founders. The tone of Miller’s stage directions and dialogue ranges from sincere to parodying, but, in general, the treatment is tender, though at times brutally honest, towards the protagonist’s plight.
Mrs. Earnshaw was ready to fling it out of doors, without having done anything to deserve rejection; Heathcliff is made to feel like an outsider after Mr. Earnshaw’s death and suffers cruel mistreatment by Hindley. In these formative years, he is deprived of love, sociability and education, according to Nelly, Hindley's treatment towards Heathcliff was "enough to make a fiend of a saint". He is separated from the family, reduced to the status of a servant, forced to do farm work. Personality that Heathcliff develops in his adult life has been formed in response to the deprivation of his childhood. He is quite vengeful in nature, and he is also stubborn and steadfast he does whatever he sets his mind to.
Project on adolescence Adolescence struggle for identify Critically review a range of views on adolescence Adolescence is a well known period of stress and turmoil for many young people and achieving a sense of identity is the major development task of teenagers. During World War II, Erik Erikson coined a phrase to describe shell-shocked soldiers – ‘identity crisis’. This phrase stuck and has become a useful tool today in describing the struggle of growing up. Adolescence is with a doubt a conflicting and confusing time for young people striving to establish an identity and sense of self. Erikson identifies this period in stage 5 of his psychosocial model; identity v role confusion – where young people struggle to belong and to be accepted and affirmed, and yet also to become individuals.
Obama’s early life of loss and displacement of his absent father leaves Obama with a self-created image of Obama’s father through the stories of his father from his mother and grandparents. Obama carries the single image of his father being “the brilliant scholar, the generous friend [and] the upstanding leader” through his life until he attains an altered image of his father being “ a bitter drunk, an abusive husband, and a defeated bureaucrat” from his sister Auma after organising a few arrangements to meet finally meet each other. Obama at a young age, not having his father in his life and having met him only once gave him a desire to search for his lost father through his family and by visiting Kenya. Obama goes through a journey of self-discovery in search of his own identity, with his mixed American and
All young children need a father figure, especially boys. Fathers can teach allot about how to become a “tough lad” and how to behave when you are with others boys on your own age. These are critical life lessons, which might could had helped Charlie from not ending in the situation he is in. His relationship to his mother however, that is a whole other story: He feels a passionate demonstrative love for her boisterous presence His love for his mother could have made Charlie a little bit weak and “girly” so to speak. She has probably been very anxious about Charlie growing up, and maybe been a bit to overprotective.