A tragic hero denotes a noble and influential person who meets their destruction because of a personal flaw and the opposition of others. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, Creon has influence over the people of Thebes, falls because of too much pride, and Haemon and the people of Thebes disagree with his decisions. While some may argue Antigone portrays the tragic hero of the play, she has no influence over the people of Thebes. Creon represents the tragic hero of Antigone because he follows the criteria to be one. The first reason Creon illustrates the tragic hero of Antigone is because he has influence over the people of Thebes.
Achilles’s egotistical behavior picks up again in book nineteen where, as previously mentioned, Agamemnon sends Great Ajax, Odysseus, and Phoenix to appeal to Achilles with gifts in hopes to persuade the great warrior to return to the Greek armies. Sadly, Achilles refuses his fellow soldier’s offer, knowing that Agamemnon 's armies will surely fail without him, even gloating “ Look- what a mighty piece of work he’s done without me! Why, he’s erected a rampart, driven a trench around it broad, enormous, and planted stakes in the ground! No use!” (Homer 263). Achilles completely disregards the hundreds and thousands of Greeks that could be
Excessive Pride is the most common of tragic hero's flaws which bring forward the remaining of the part the predicaments. The character's fate must be more terrible than what they deserved to get from their previous actions . Aristotle's idea of a true tragic hero revolves around three fundamental effects: First, the audience creates an emotional attachment to the tragic hero; second, the audience dreads a disastrous end for the hero; and finally (after misfortune strikes) the audience pities
Due to Creon’s ego, him losing everything caused by that very hamartia, and acceptance of the series of unfortunate events that occurred; Creon is the tragic hero in Antigone Creon’s tragic flaw is his overwhelming ego. The series of events began to occur when Creon denied
While Odysseus has exhibited traits of a hero, he is also selfish and over confident. You can see this when he is sailing away from the cyclops, Polyphemus. Odysseus yells out to Polyphemus, after keeping his identity a secret, “Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye:/ Laertes’ son, whose home 's on Ithaca!,” (Homer 9.504-505). By saying this to Polyphemus he not only endangers him and his crew, but his city too because of his over confident and selfishness. A different example of this occurs earlier in the poem when he commands his men to fight “backed on the ships, with lances keep play/…/ although so far outnumbered/…// six benches were left empty on every ship,” (Homer 9.166-177).
Odysseus should not be granted an award for being a good leader in the Odyssey Although he fought well and won many battles he still made some very selfish decision 's. The Choices that the so called "Great" leader made caused the innocent solders to lose their life 's Odysseus chose to think by him self and not discuss with his mates about his dangerous ideas. Odysseus is A man know from the city/island of Troy, he is a so called leader, knight and great fighter. One of his selfish decisions that he made was when him and the soilders wandered into the cave of the cyclops, his soldiers suggested that they should take some food and leave, while Odysseus deiced to stay longer and examine the cyclops cave, This is were things get worse, as
The question of whether or not Odysseus, the main character in Homer’s The Odyssey, is a good leader is very difficult to answer; however, it seems as though the bad things he did trumped the good things he did, resulting in him being classified as a weak leader. Countless times in this epic, Odysseus is very arrogant and cocky, which puts his men’s lives in danger more times than not. For example, when they entered the cave of Polyphemus the cyclops, the majority of his men wanted to leave so they wouldn’t get eaten. Odysseus, however, decides to test Polyphemus’ hospitality, ultimately resulting in 6 deaths. He made his decision knowing the danger he was putting his men in, which isn’t something a strong leader would do.
The powerful men wage war, but the poor pay for it. John Fogerty said, "look at the two of them. Where do you go? You really think that war has nothing to do with this kind of person". The dissatisfaction with this, the protest against the Vietnam War and the criticism of the class system eventually contributed to the Fortunate
Using his winged shoes, Hermes traversed across the battle field at lightning speed. Watching as metal clashed against metal, Hermes grimaced as may lives were lost, their souls awaiting further guidance. The reclamation of the body of Hector, who the Trojan king Priam wanted back so desperately, was a difficult task as he also had to lead the souls of the fallen to Hades. The folly of humans existed everywhere, and to a neutral party such as Hermes, it was hard to mitigate the tension between the humans as well as the gods who took the sides of the Greeks or the Trojans all while obeying the word of Zeus. Achilles, who was supported by Athena, Poseidon, and Hera slew the Trojan’s greatest warrior so grotesquely that as a neutral party, it
In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, the character Telemakhos struggles to become a man. Telemakhos lacks confidence in himself and is irritable. Though he has negative qualities that can hold him back from maturing, he also has many good qualities that will help him become a man. At first Telemakhos is too afraid to confront his mother's suitors and starts off insecure about his potential. He believes there is nothing he can do to kick the suitors out: “What if his father came from the unknown world and drove these men like dead leaves through the place, recovering honor and lordship in his own domains?” (I.142).