He tries to accomplish his goal by hiding his sin but is distressed because of his pursuit of what he believes to- be happiness. Towards the end of the play his struggles eventually end in his downfall. His courage to stand strong in his beliefs leads him to death at the gallows. His personal struggle with Elizabeth is resolved as he makes his decision to refuse to confess to witchcraft. Elizabeth sees his inner goodness shine when he refuses to lie about being involved in witchcraft, and she realizes how unfair she has been.
This play exhibits tragedy because, though Proctor had many opportunities to change his fate, he chooses his demise because his tragic flaw prohibits him from doing otherwise. John Proctor is the tragic hero of the play, “The Crucible.” He has a high social status in the town, yet, because of his tragic flaw, he cannot bring himself to prevent his own death and tragic downfall. Proctor exhibits these tragic traits, making this play a tragedy of self-respect prevailing over shame and public
A tragic hero is a man of noble character who dies because of the decisions he has made, even if the hero’s misfortune was not completely deserved. One of Brutus' tragic flaws is that he does not have a good judge of character, and he ends up trusting Cassius and joining the Conspirators. Elements that make Brutus the tragic hero are his fall resulting from what Aristotle calls “an act of injustice” (hamartia), his downfall is his own fault resulting from his choices, and was defeated but dared greatly and becomes an example for others. Brutus tragic hero of Julius Caesar displays hamartia, he commits a crime acting out of the best intentions, which in this scenario results from mistaken judgment and will make him fall from his grand stature. One of the multiple examples is shown when Brutus and Portia, his wife, were having a conversation after the conspirators left their house.
Before the vicious acts and insanity jumps in, Macbeth expresses his moral dilemma and how he is extremely confused. He tries to persuade himself that it is unethical and how he probably shouldn’t go through with it yet, Lady Macbeth encourages him otherwise. Even when Macbeth hallucinates a dagger floating towards him, he still shows that he has a conscience and can tell the difference between right and wrong. “There is no such thing:/ It is the bloodied business which informs/ Thus to mine eyes.” Exaggerating how it is murder which he is about to commit that is the catalyst for his
He greatly fears that “the people// [will] choose Caesar for their king” (I.ii.78-79). However, within Brutus’s wrong decisions lie his honorable thoughts and purposes. He presumes to “make// [their] purpose necessary and not envious” (II.i.177-178). Brutus implies that only murderers act out of jealousy, but honorable ones act out of honesty and justice. Influenced by the belief of Brutus disliking Caesar, some may think that the idea of assassinating Caesar is for selfish reasons, or that Brutus has a personal enmity against Caesar.
Hamlet portrays falsity when using rage against Ophelia after discovering she has been apart of a plot of revenge. He uses this as an opportunity to deny his love for her and degrade her until she felt horrible about her self. “I did love you once but you should have not belived me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I loved you not.”(3.1.114-119). It becomes clear that Hamlet did truly love Ophelia, yet hid it because he was a coward.
Aristotle’s definition of tragedy is “Tragedy is a story taking the hero from happiness to misery because of a fatal flaw or mistake on his part. To be a true tragic hero he must also elicit a strong emotional response of pity and fear from the audience.” (Aristotle) Creon fits perfectly into this description of a tragic hero.There have been many controversies regarding the true nature of Creon in the play “Antigone” by Anouilh.In this essay of mine, we shall perceive Creon as a noble man rather than an arrogant tyrant.In my view,Creon was the protagonist while Antigone was undoubtedly the antagonist, the cause of the whole tragedy who caused her own downfall as well as the downfall of Haemon and Eurydice courtesy of her obnoxious and immature behaviour. To prove my point here, I shall start with the fact that Creon hadn’t desired power.He was a patron of art, a lover of music, an idealist. This had been stated by the Chorus in the Prologue. This throne had been forced upon him by the circumstances after the death of Eteocles.
Look here it is.”(III.iii.) Iago’s manipulative ways have earned him what he needs to succeed in the demise of his counterparts. By being loyal to her husband, Emilia has caused a great deal of harm to the woman she cares so deeply for. Another conversation of Desdemona is brought up between the Ancient and his general and this time Iago explains to Othello that he had seen Cassio with his ladies handkerchief. Othello later questions Desdemona about the handkerchief and she cannot answer where it is.
The easy way is often referred to as the wrong way and in some cases this is true, such as when Victor ignored his creation. By not facing his fears he was granted the absence of the monster, but only contributed to emanate problem just on the horizon. Victor’s tone of boastful arrogance soon turned to forlorn warning when he “Had finished and saw, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled his heart” (Shelley, 42). A fantastic example of the “easy way out” could be found in The Importance of Being Earnest. As Jack quickly finds out, lying about your true name to win the girl of your dreams can be successful, but also have consequences.
His rapid downfall is a result of his passionate love, so intense that it greatly hinders his rational thought. In the end, Othello acknowledges his romantic nature, as he described himself as “one that loved not wisely, but too well.” This statement is a true appraisal of himself: he is the quintessential romantic hero. In the beginning of the play, Othello was a man of noble and courageous nature. He was a wall-revered hero, highly ranked in the military of Venice. Othello’s downfall began with his love for Desdemona.