According to Brown, “The dramatist depicts incidents which arouse pity and fear for the protagonist [Antigone], then during the course of the action, he resolves the major conflicts, bringing the plot to a logic and foreseeable conclusion (Brown, para 5). The tragic hero in Antigone is Creon. Tragic heroes are not all good and not all bad. Creon suffers a great deal due to his tragic flaw and destructive pride. Creon believes the gods make him suffer the loss of his wife and son as punishment for his pride.
John Proctor's fatal flaw was his great amount of pride, and that slowly tied a series of unfortunate events which eventually made John Proctor succumb to his death. Unfortunately, Proctor dies for a crime he did not commit. Another necessary part of the tragic hero is that he or she has a complete reversal of fortune brought by the hero's own flaw. Proctor's life completely turned upside down when Abigail accused his loved ones who then were sent to jail, or executed. At the end of every tragic play, the audience must feel pity or remorse for the deceased hero.
He commits murder and puts his entire kingdom in danger. Still, many of his evil acts are committed while he is under the influence of the Weird Sisters and Lady Macbeth, who are often considered to be the true villains of the play. At the end of the play, Macbeth realizes the evil he has committed and seems to feel sorrow for such. Because of this realization Macbeth is often viewed as a tragic hero, for tragic heroes almost always recognize the errors they have committed by the end of their stories and seek, in some manner, to atone for them. Macbeth is indeed a bit too complex to be categorised as a villain or a hero.
“Johnny Byron and Willy Loman are tragic figures” far do you agree that this statement fits Death of a salesman more that Jerusalem? Both miller and Butterworth use the characters, Willy and Johnny to portray the theme of a tragic figure. Struck by the misfortune of fate Willy Loman and Johnny Byron are trapped in their altered perception of reality which they have created using elaborate lies to mask their ordinary state, imprinting them both with the scar of a tragic flaw in which one character finds so hard to remove, it later becomes his downfall. What seems to be the most tormenting part of both plays is the characters indecision. Comparably each fictional character struggles to maintain their sanity, often reacting in rash and condescending behaviour.
In the play Hamlet, Shakespeare uses the theme of corruption to metaphorically represent the deterioration of each Character’s physiological well being and state of mind when exposed to corruption that ends in death. The theme of corruption plays a role by instating the traits of death and mortality within each of the characters, both by choice and from exterior occurrences. Through the portrayal of Hamlet, a man who is obsessed with death, Shakespeare uses this obsession to explore both Hamlet's desire for revenge and his need for certainty when corruption disrupts the natural balance of order in his kingdom. In the process, Hamlet explores the many hardships that are bestowed upon him in order to reflect on the many characteristics that are associated with the exposure to corruption which lead to mortality. Hamlet becomes obsessed with the idea of death within the play, and as the story unfolds further, he begins to analyze death from multiple perspectives than ever before.
For example, when Oedipus says to Tiresias,”Yes, you, you planned this thing, and I suspect you of the very murder even, all but the actual stroke” (20).He is accusing Tiresias of murdering Lauis when the actual murderer is Oedipus himself. Along with being endowed with a tragic flaw and being responsible for his own fate, Oedipus eventually suffers mentally and physically. Oedipus physically harms himself by gauging his eyes out when he realizes his tragic
The idea of blood in other works and novels typically evokes the idea of slaughter and massacre. However, in this play the blood symbolizes the guilt that will forever stain the palms of Macbeth and his wife. The simple act of murder that was once looked at as indifferent led to a devastating past. Macbeth expresses his guilt when he remarks, “And with thy bloody and invisible hand/ Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond/ Which keeps me pale” (3.3.48-50). Macbeth is scared by the blood of Duncan.
Furthermore, Desdemona’s murder can be attributed to a series of coincidences that lead to her death. Ultimately however, it becomes clear that it is Iago’s manipulative and cunning ways that are largely responsible for Desdemona’s demise, and bring about this tragic end to the play. Initially, it appears as if Othello is responsible for the murder of his wife. Although at the outset of the play, Othello seems to be a valiant and noble soldier, it soon transpires that he in fact possesses certain negative qualities which lead him to be partially responsible for the death of his wife. As the play unfolds, it can be seen that Othello is in fact “enfettered to Desdemona’s love.” Othello, as a rational soldier, became a blind lover.
Macbeth becomes victim to guilt when he kills Duncan for the throne, and guilt then takes over his life, leaving him without control of his own behaviors. “ Sleep no more! Macbeth hath murdered sleep!” suggests that … As it is ambition that had inspired Macbeth to commit the sin of killing Duncan and become victim to guilt, it is also ambition that leads him to a loss
The tragic flaw that eventually leads to his downfall, a reversal of fortune brought about by the hero’s tragic flaw, which was the fact that the other character realized their misjudgments and the real wickedness was found out, which was Iago. The audience feels pity and fear for Othello because his weakness took over him and killed him; the audience may also liken themselves to the character and learn from it. Iago creates an alternate world filled with lies that overwhelm the trusting and naive Othello. Othello's downfall comes about due to a combination of the influence of Iago and the fatal character flaws of the admirable Othello. Othello is afflicted with a jealous tendency and inability to understand others and their motives.