Elizabeth sees his inner goodness shine when he refuses to lie about being involved in witchcraft, and she realizes how unfair she has been. John Proctor saves the lives of the others who are accused when he unselfishly declines to save his own. He acts as a martyr when he places others before himself. He would rather die an honorable death than live a dishonorable life, which is what precedes him to be the tragic hero of the play. John Proctor, being a very complex character stuck in a world full mischief, madness, and chaos shows a major change as the play unfolds.
The fact the Salem court had the audacity to hang Proctor and Rebecca Nurse, people of a good name, there will be actions and consequences taken. The tragic hero must fall due to some flaw in his own personality. In John Proctor’s case he possessed hubris, excessive pride. “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life...How must I live without my name?
In Romeo and Juliet, many people are to blame for the deaths of the two teenagers and the others who were killed. However, if the Prince was to punish just one person, I believe that he should punish Romeo. Romeo is impulsive, inconsistent in his feelings, and makes foolish choices. To start with, Romeo does not think about the consequences of his actions. After Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo feels that it is his responsibility to avenge his friend’s death.
A tragic hero refers to the nature or character of a person. Their characteristics may include having a tragic flaw, falling from a great height in society, and most importantly meeting a death, which causes the reader to ache for this character. There are many ways in which John Proctor of The Crucible by Arthur Miller may be considered a tragic hero. Some of these ways include that he realized all his mistakes and confessed all his sins. Another characteristic that makes John Proctor a tragic hero is his tragic flaw and his final tragic death.
In Macbeth, Macbeth was a tragic hero because he had a flaw in his personality that ultimately caused him to perish. His conflict was that he wanted power too badly and would kill to get it. His ambition made him lose sight of what he had and focus on what he wanted. In the end, because of his tragic flaw, he ended up being killed
Chantelle Driver English 12-1B Ms.Turner 15 December 2011 A Tragic Hero Named Macbeth Sometimes a tragic hero is created, not through his own villainy, but rather through the flaws in him. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth is our main example of our common tragic hero who possesses a tragic flaw, but what is a tragic flaw? A tragic flaw is a flaw in a character that brings about the downfall of the hero of a tragedy. Shakespeare uses Macbeth to show the terrible effects that ambition and guilt can have on a man who lacks strength of character. Ambition, moral weakness and selective perception, would be the major flaws of our character, Macbeth.
The main causes of Romeo and Juliet’s death are the friar, their own emotions, and their feuding families. Friar Laurence and his lack of communication play a large role in the suicide of Romeo and Juliet. The friar told the messenger that couldn’t send the letter that, “The letter was not nice, but full of charge / Of dear import; and the neglecting it / may do much danger” (5.2.18-20). The friar was too slow in sending the letter of his plan to Romeo, who
He has no men, no honor, no loyalty and no love. Instead of having these luxuries of a king, he has an overwhelming guilt – all because he killed Duncan. Macbeth realizes that since he performed many acts of evil, he will not receive good consequences but rather a life of sorrow and depression. On account of understanding what he did was unsound and evil, he accepts that he deserves these and therefore, is considered a classic tragic hero. With the death of Macbeth, William Shakespeare shows an insight of a perfect example of a classic tragic hero.
Hamlet’s tragic flaw was him waiting too long to kill Claudius and in doing so, everyone died including Hamlet. Oedipus’s tragic flaw, on the other hand, was his excessive pride. His ego got too large when he solved the riddle and didn’t believe his fate. As Bowra says, “For though Oedipus’ mistake in killing his father leads to other disasters, it is itself fore-ordained by the gods. The tragic career of Oedipus does not begin with it.
But because they did not have a good relationship and communication between the two of them Lord Montague had no idea what was going through the head of Romeo until his unfortunate death. Lord Capulet is also to blame for the same reason as Lord Montague because of the feud they had. If there was no feud, then there would be no running around in fear of