Title: What are the contrasts in the use of the Byronic Hero in both A Hero of Our Time and Sorrows of Young Werther. In the both the studied works, there are some stark resemblances in themes as well as literary usage of this entity called the Byronic hero. The Byronic hero typically exhibits signs of arrogance, cynicism, disrespect, social dominance, bipolarity, contradictory, intelligence, sophisticated or educated and because of all this, it is also characteristic of the Byronic character to also be treated as an outsider or a social outcast. I would also like to suggest a new concept called the Byronic maiden or heroine. The Byronic heroine is one that acts as an amplification of the Byronic Heroes stature.
His search for the truth of Wellington’s death, leads him to revelations which undermine many of his sureties and throw his world into chaos. However it’s his reaction to these revelations which also enables him to restore order in his life. Though he seems unsuitable narrating a novel, Haddon carefully constructs an authorial voice, thus demonstrating symptoms of his behavioural problems, ‘Asperger’s syndrome’. This is a syndrome that enables him to see the world only through his limited perspective, which is closed, frightened and disorientated - which results in his fear of, and inability to understand the perplexing world of people's emotions. His description of events can be somewhat unreliable as he is unable to see the real truths that lie before him.
Our identity is a myriad of experiences, or particular events, those both good and bad; and the shaping of our identity can be dependant on these experiences, and the ones we choose to remember and relive. After the death of Amy Brown, James seems to feel detached from the outside world. Becoming self-absorbed he wallows in grief and guilt, grief and guilt that constantly connects him to the incident. He progressively doubles in on himself emotionally, further detaching himself from people – especially those he must converse with to overcome the grief and guilt. ‘James had wanted to say: Forgive me, forgive me, something went wrong… There is no word I can offer, there is nothing I can say, that will make this right… the desperation I felt and the God-awful failure.
In Macbeth, there was a strong theme conveyed that had to with the need for oneself to feel empowered or emotionally the strongest. Macbeth, the tragic hero was overtaken with ambitious thoughts of ruling everything and eventually it was his demise. Needing things in life can go to a certain distance before things go out of hand. Killing people to get what you want in life is not the right way to do things. The theme I have chosen to write about it a man’s will to acquire what he wants is not always worth it in the end.
While that may have been the final contribution to his death, his tragic flaw is what is shown throughout the play. This flaw can be plainly stated as Romeo being far too impulsive. He seems to be driven by the idea of fate, and does not thoroughly think about his decisions. His character in the play thinks of life and love as such a quick thing, as if he is thinking to himself that if he doesn’t go with his instincts, his life will not be decent or respectable. When truthfully, these instincts are the origin of his dire choices, resulting in the end of his life.
A tragic hero is a character who makes an error of judgment that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. In addition, this character is happy at the beginning of the play. A tragic hero must be of noble birth and demonstrate a tragic flaw throughout the story. This character will realize their flaw once it is too late to overcome the conflict. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Marcus Brutus exhibits qualities that make him the tragic character.
A tragic flaw is a weakness that makes a hero susceptible to mistake, which brings on the fate of personal tragedy. Brutus‘s tragic flaw is his honor, which interferes with most of his decisions and blinds him thought out the play. During his speech, Brutus explains that he killed Caesar for the good of the people, to show to the people that he had more honor to the people and not Caesar, by saying, “It’s not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more.”(III, 2 20-1) Brutus believed that his honor to Rome meant more
Tragic hero, a Tragic hero is a not so perfect person of high social status. That then has a downfall from his from his high title in society and pays for all of his wrong doing. During or after his downfall he has a moment of clarity finally realizing what he has done. In the book “Oedipus The King” Oedipus shows to be a true tragic hero. Using Oedipus as an ideal model, Aristotle says that a tragic hero must be an important or influential man who makes an error in judgment, and who must then suffer the consequences of his actions.
Although he is yet unconscious of his pathetic position in the real sense but we, the readers, are well aware that he is the sickest person in the whole Thebes. We notice that Sophocles has applied all the qualities of Aristotelian tragic hero in Oedipus Rex in a very efficient manner. According to Aristotle, “An ideal tragic hero is someone who is not preeminently good and just, yet whose misfortune is brought about not by vice or depravity but by some error or frailty. He must be one who is highly renown and prosperous”. At the beginning of the play we see the hero as “Great Oedipus”, “wisest in the ways of god”, “king of wisdom”, “Liberator”,etc.
What better to say then jealousy is both love and hate at the same time. But others could agree that love over powers all, in this case of the play Othello, hate conqueres all and turns jealousy into madness. Othello lets the jealousy take over his life and his wisdom of his true love for Desdemona. His brain and heart became decepting and he believed that his wife had been unfaithful. Othello was not a guillable man but he was a believer in anyone.