Brutus' tragic flaw is that he is nationalistic, very gullible, and is too honest. These flaws allowed people to manipulate his trust, his honesty, and his patriotic beliefs. During Caesars rein, the public was mostly pleased with having Julius Caesar as their emperor but there were people who were outraged and were determined to stop this from happening. The conspirators, as they were called, were a group made up of senators and men of high status in Rome. The two most important men were Marcus Brutus and Cassius.
. He and Caesar were very good friends and Marc Antony was heartbroken when he found out that Caesar was killed. Being sharp and persuasive was one of Antony’s traits. “He hath brought many captives home to Rome, whose ransoms did the general coffers fill: Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff: Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man.
In the different time periods that they ruled, Macbeth and Ozymandias were very commanding kings. Arrogance, ruthlessness, and selfishness are among many of the faults ending their reign as kings. When comparing these great men there are many things that can be cultured about the downfall of excessively ambitious kings. The ostentatious nature of both King Macbeth and Ozymandias vibrantly is shown throughout their reign as king. These men are praised by many which is what led to their conceited temperament.
As he is saying this, his hubris is beginning to creep up on him because he thinks he is the best person ever after tricking Polyphemus. His crew is seeing this and begins to warn him of what is happening (Homer 769) yet he disregards their warnings. His hubris then takes full control as he says, “Cyclops, / if ever mortal man inquire / how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him / Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye: / Laertes’ son, whose home
The last step is when, after the misfortune has occurred, the audience pities the suffering of the hero. All of these things qualify Oedipus, the hero in Oedipus the King, to be classified as a tragic hero. Oedipus is more powerful than other people in two ways. He is royalty and has more physical strength. Oedipus is the son of Laius and Jocasta, king and queen of Thebes, but little does he know that his father was cursed by Apollo.
Here Oedipus is angered at Tiresias because Tiresias is claiming that Oedipus is “the corruption of the land!” (line 401). This is important because it helps the reader to see how Oedipus’ arrogance is shoving away these accusations against him until he hears the truth from the real source. A second instance of situational irony occurs when Jocasta and Oedipus are talking about the murder of Laius. “son was doomed to kill my husband… my son… he never had a chance to kill his father. They destroyed him first.” (lines 945-947).
He hated Titus when living, but wanted to honour him in death. For Domitian now wanted the Roman people, who had been very greatly fond of Titus, to favour him. Literary techniques – antithesis (opposites), anaphora (same word repeated in two different phrases) Night 2 Quintus Haterius Latronianus, a very well known builder, was in charge of this construction. By That night in a rage he himself was encouraging the craftsmen. Gaius Salvius Liberalis, Haterius’ patron, was also being present, who in turn was encouraging him in order to finish the construction before daylight.
Because Claudius wanted to be king more than anything one can assume the suppression of his id caused him to be so aggressive he killed the king. As seen in Claudius’ prayer in act 3 scene 3 lines 37-73;98-99 he feels guilt but no remorse for what he’s done, as seen in lines 98-99, “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” On the other hand in the story of The Complete Persepolis, the battle
For example, when Antigone asks Ismene to break the law Ismene replies in fear saying "Think of how terrible than these deaths, our own death would be if we were to go against Creon." (Line 42). The power that Creon has over his people plays an important part in the play. When Creon makes a decree saying that Polyneices will not have a proper burial, his life starts to spiral out of control. This action leads to him being considered a tragic hero.
Antigone, sibling of the two, is infuriated by her uncle’s bad decision making; thus the play evolved. In the drama, Creon seems to be an extremely autocratic ruler; he also seems to be a very stubborn and paranoid dictator. Antigone demonstrates morals and values that can be applied to this day. The author, Sophocles, son of a wealthy merchant, was born in 495 B.C., in Athens, Greece; he is considered one of the great playwrights of the Golden Age. He was also an accomplished actor, who performed in his own plays (Rosoft).