/ It is not for your health, thus to commit / your weak condition to the raw cold morning.” (II, i; 234-236) Brutus is a loving character through this quote because normally in that time, women weren’t as well recognized as now but Brutus really cares ad loves his wife. Another one of Brutus’s characteristics/actions that make him as the hero of the play is that when he initially he wants to join the conspiracy, he has a different reason to kill Caesar. He doesn’t do it for greed and envy but it’s rather explained in the following quote: “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more” (III.ii:21-22). Even though Brutus makes wrong decisions, he didn’t want to kill people as much as a person like Cassius wants to. Also, Brutus is
Tragedy is an unavoidable part of life. All in one form or another will experience it, and tragic heroes within literature demonstrate how large of a role it may play in one’s existence. This becomes especially evident in the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles in the life of the tragic hero, Oedipus. A tragic hero, according to Aristotle, has many defining characteristics, all of which can be related to Oedipus, King of Thebes. According to Aristotle, a tragic hero must be a character of noble stature and greatness while embodying nobility as an inner virtue.
The character Oedipus accommodates the first aspect of the definition of a tragic hero. Oedipus is of noble birth; he is the son of a king and a king himself. Oedipus also shows virtue, nobility, and morality throughout the play. The people of Thebes look towards Oedipus for guidance time and time again, because of these reasons. Oedipus saves the citizens from the totalitarian rule of the Sphinx, by solving the difficult and complicated riddle.
To what Extent is King Lear a Tragic Hero? Aristotle said that tragedy is characterised by seriousness and dignity and involving a great person who experiences a reversal of fortune. Aristotle’s definition can include a change of fortune from bad to good, but he says that the change from good to bad is preferable because this affects pity and fear within the audience. Tragedy results in catharsis (emotional cleansing) or healing for the audience through their experience of these emotions in response to the suffering of the characters in the drama/play. According to Aristotle a tragic hero must be a noble person and also hold a “high” status in society.
Even though Lear is not a man of intellectual brilliance he is a “great soul,” with the capacity for feeling deeply the sorrow of rejection and abandonment by his own. The character of Lear in “King Lear” was known as a tragic hero, because the play meets all the requirements of a tragedy based on Aristotle’s Poetics via A.C. Bradley’s, the Shakespearean tragic Hero. Aristotle suggests that a hero of a tragedy must evoke from the audience a sense of pity or fear, saying, the change of fortune presented must not be the spectacle of a virtuous man brought from prosperity to adversity. King Lear has many common qualities, which appear to be essential to the tragic effect. According to Aristotle’s criteria of a tragic hero, King Lear shows characteristics of a tragic hero by having pre-eminence, tragic flaw and gaining of interest.
A. However, it has long been debated whether Othello satisfies the requirements of an Aristotelian tragedy. Yet, through extensive research, it is correct to classify Othello as a tragic hero based on Aristotle’s definition of tragedy. Due to Othello’s rank as a general in the Venetian army and his union with Desdemona, he is of noble caliber; Othello exhibits naïve and jealous characteristics that are influenced by Iago’s nefarious actions that create his tragic flaw, conclusively leading him to his own demise. II.
Tragic heroes are, generally, the main character of a tragedy. Tragic heroes often error in their own actions and judgments of others leading them to their ultimate downfall, which commonly ends in their own death. Aristotle defines a tragic hero as, “a man of noble stature. He is not an ordinary man, but a man with outstanding quality and greatness about him” (Aristotle). In order to be a tragic hero, the audience must be able to understand the character, and to feel pity and fear for him.
Firstly, for the reader to understand why Oedipus in the Greek play, Oedipus Rex is a classical example of tragic hero, one must know the theory. The theory of Greek tragedy refers to the protagonist or hero whom suffers some serious misfortune which is not accidental, mostly predetermined and very significant in that the misfortune is logically connected with the hero’s actions. This tragedy stresses the vulnerability of human beings
Statement: ''According to Aristotle, the tragic hero should not be entirely good nor evil. Instead, he should possess a fatal flaw, which will incite pity and fear in the audience. Critics are divided about Othello. Some feel that he is flawless, while others think that he is too easily moved to jealousy. What is your view on the matter?''
Othello: A Tragic Hero Othello is the epitome of a tragic hero. He starts out as a rather respectable and rational General, but was eventually consumed by jealousy and anger. A tragic hero must start out high in power and have tragic flaws that lead him to ultimately a tragedy. Othello’s tragic flaw is that he is easily manipulated, leading him to trust the wrong people. The play begins by showing the readers that Othello is a noble General.