is a play that has left people wondering over the ages, who truly is the tragic hero? A tragic hero is a person who implements thoughts of sympathy and uneasiness in the audience revealing the audience’s own vulnerabilities. Antigone begins with the two brothers Polynices and Eteocles killing eachother over the right to lead Thebes. The new appointed leader and uncle of the brothers Creon decides to bury Eteocles only, angering their sister Antigone. Antigone goes and half buries Polynices and then is caught by Creon.
When he heard Apollo’s prophecy, he could have calmly investigated the murder of King Laius, but in his hastiness, he cursed the murder, and in so, cursing himself. “I pray that that man’s life be consumed in evil and wretchedness. And as for me, this curse applies no less” (Sophocles 13). Oedipus’ desire to know the truth about Laius’ murder and the mystery surrounding his birth, led Oedipus to his realization of his doings. Although multiple people tried to stop him from pursuing the truth, he is unable to.
Here Macbeth has lied because he has been to see the weird sisters earlier in the play.This now tells us that his loyalty is deteriorating as he prepares himself for the murder of King Duncan. This is dramatic irony because the audience know that he is going to kill the King however most of the actors on stage don’t know of his plan. As the play goes on you discover that Macbeth becomes less and less loyal to Banquo (ending in his murder) also to his wife Lady Macbeth by showing little regret for her death ‘She should have died hereafter’ this tells the
This trait can be clearly seen in Act 3 Scene1 when Romeo goes after Tybalt and without thinking and kills him, his own kinsman. Another example is in Act 5 Scene 3 when he sees Juliet lying “dead” on the burial slab. He could of felt for her pulse or just waited before drinking the poison then they could have had a future together, but his thoughtless haste results in a double suicide. Another key character in the scene is Mercutio whose personality can be seen
For example,Oedipus from Oedipus The King by Sophocles is a well thorough example of a tragic hero, as well as Okonkwo from Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Both characters are heroic and important people in their societies as well as admired by readers through the imagery of their action. However, the flaw that each of them have ruins their lives and drives them into pain. Oedipus is a mythical Greek king of a city named Thebes, he fulfills a prophecy that said he would kill his father, and thereby brings a disaster on his city and family. Okonkwo, on the other hand, is a wealthy and a well respected warrior of the Umofian clan, a lower Nigerian tribe who gives effort to develop into a powerful and successful person, nevertheless ends up self murdered and doomed as an evil spirit.
Since the letter did not get to Romeo, he fled to Verona to see his beloved lying in the tomb. He thought she was dead so he drank a powerful poison to kill himself. In addition to Friar Lawrence’s poor choices, he cause Juliet’s death. Friar Lawrence is responsible for Juliet’s death. He left Juliet vulnerable in the tomb.
As Hamlet tries to convince his mother that Claudius is a bad guy she doesn’t believe him and Hamlet ends up accidentally killing a messenger (Polonius) Although Hamlet is pretending to be mad, people are starting to think he has really lost his mind even more so because of Polonius’s death. The King Claudius attempts to send Hamlet away but fails and Hamlet returns. The son of Polonius, Laertes, had come back from school to avenge his own father’s death. Claudius blames the death on Hamlet and devised a plan with Laertes to finally kill Hamlet for good. Hamlet and Laertes duel in a sword fighting match with Claudius’s intentions on Hamlet dying.
(II.ii.10-12) Caesar is showing his prideful and egotistic side. Even though his own wife, Calphurnia, begged him not to leave the house that day because of a dream she had where the citizens of Rome were bathing in a fountain of Caesar’s blood, Caesar thought that whatever was threatening him was underestimating him and that once he showed up the threat would run away from the “all mighty” Caesar. Later that day, Caesar was murdered in cold blood. Stabbed in the back then stabbed again multiple times in a very grotesque manor by a group of conspirators who believed that his ego would get the best of him when crowned king of Rome. They believed Caesar would’ve become corrupt with power and turn into a tyrant.
Then, as he slowly realizes his error, the world crumbles around him”(pbs.org/empires/Greek theatre). “Tragic Irony may be divided into two kinds, the conscious and the unconscious”(A.E. Haigh). Unconscious irony is seen throughout the first half of the play as Oedipus feels as if Creon is wrongly prosecuting him for the murder of his father. He speaks to believe what is true while searching for his identity, but the audience knows that it is not the truth; this is unconscious tragic irony.
He hints that maybe his mother is associated with his father’s murder. His madness and anger that are the products of Gertrude’s activities make him act without thinking beforehand. Ophelia commits suicide following the news of her father’s murder. Laertes and Claudius plan Hamlet’s annihilation which ends in a tragic mess with the deaths of Queen Gertrude, Hamlet, Laertes, Guildenstern, Rosencrantz, and King Claudius. So, now, the Queen, King, and Price of Denmark are all murdered all because of