'It was my fault.'" (White 589) His regret and sorrow show that he wants to change his contradictory ways, so at least he wants to be dynamic. But despite any of his grievous deeds, he is still considered a hero. Overall, his character shows that a hero can be static, but does not have to be, and can change while staying
The concept of hero has been interpreted in many ways throughout the ages. Hero have gone from knights slaying dragons and rescuing the princess, to heroes who save the world with their supernatural-like powers, to a modern day hero who is someone who has noble qualities and is regarded as a role model. In the epic, The Odyssey, by Robert Fagles, the heroic Odysseus is a well known in Greek mythology. However, although Odysseus is the most respected, honorable hero of Greek mythology he is not a modern hero. A modern day hero is someone who puts their life on the line to save the lives of other innocent people.
Our culture has defined the word hero in many different ways one way defines it as a mythological or legendary figure, later expanded to include principal male characters in dramatic works (Boyd). There are many of different heroes in myth that have this definition apply to them. One such example of this type of hero is Hercules who is very famous for his twelve labors (Cartwright). Another way our culture has defined the word hero is one admired for his great courage or noble qualities (Boyd). This definition mostly applies to heroes of today an example of one of these heroes is Chelsey B.
Aristotle also felt the best type of a tragic hero will fall somewhere between the two extremes - “... a person who is neither perfect in virtue and justice, nor one who falls into misfortune through vice and depravity, but rather, one who succumbs through some miscalculation.” According to Aristotle the characteristics of a tragic hero are to provoke sad emotions, such as pity or fear, from the audience. When these sad emotions are provoked from the audience, it is hoped that after seeing the tragic hero leading themselves to downfall or death it will transform the audience into good human beings. The characteristics of a tragic hero are shown through Blanche in the play A Streetcar Named Desire, showing tragic flaws. Hamartia is when a tragic flaw causes downfall for a hero. Blanche represented hamartia in many ways which can include of her compulsive lying, creating a fantasy for herself and others, drinking antisocially, and her inability to be independent.
The hero reflects a military ideal, as much by valor as by force and is therefore used as a mirror in Greek society. It is also a political ideal. He usually has a link with power such as nephew or son from the leader. Therefore, even though it can be seen as a political ideal but he may also itself be the leader city. In Greek epics, judicial power, military and politics are fairly related.
A hero is defined as someone who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievement, or noble qualities. While in this book, the main character shows the character trait of hero. In the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon, the story is about the main character, Christopher, going through different struggles and resolving them throughout the book. Without a doubt, Christopher is a hero because he is brave, he never gives up on something, and he follows the steps to heroic journey. Christopher is a hero because he has gone through different problems and solved them with courage, which shows that he is brave.
He is superior to other men, has heroic virtues, shows great capacity for emotion, and is rebellious. Malloy’s above strength and talent as a pugilist puts him above the other dockworkers, and he certainly presents pride, which is the greatest of a hero’s virtues according to Aristotle. The depth of guilt Malloy displays over Joey Doyle’s murder and the grief he displays over his brother Charley’s murder illustrate his sensibility. Lastly, Malloy’s Satanic rebellion is his decision to testify against Friendly rather than continue the deaf and dumb policy; by speaking up, he rebels against Friendly’s authority, breaks the social norms of the community, and creates chaos among the established
An example of a tragic hero is Oedipus from Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. A tragic hero, according to Aristotle, is usually noble by birth, has hamaria, has peripeteia, his actions usually result in self awareness, and the audience feels pity or fear for him. A more modern tragic hero would be a man of noble stature or is extraordinary, good but not too good, his destruction proves a point, and his downfall is his own fault but also his own choice. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the protagonist,
A tragic hero is a character who has the potential to have heroic qualities, but their fate is a tragic downfall. Aristotle defined a tragic hero as “a person who must evoke a sense of pity and fear in the audience. He is considered a man of misfortune that comes to him through error of judgment”. Some tragic heroes in literature are John Proctor in The Crucible and Macbeth in the play Macbeth. It is possible for two characters to be labeled a tragic hero, but the audience can feel differently about them.
Tragic Hero attributes in Humans life According to Manly P. Hall in The Secret Teachings of All Ages “To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books” although this phrase is really meaningful, what if the writer changed the word “world” with “life”?. Then, no matter where someone lives or what king of belief he has, the phrase would mean the same thing to everyone. Books, literature and fictional characters are big examples of how humans live and act, how they respond and react. Tragic hero traits are present in human’s everyday life as much as in literature. Macbeth demonstrates both literal and figurative characteristics of nobility for the purpose of showing that different aspects of nobility can help you get noble titles, but the consequence will depend on you true internal nobility.An example of this are the events that led to Macbeth earning the Thane of Cawdor title, he showed aspects of nobility (courage and bravery) and got recognition for it: “With his former title greet Macbeth” (I.II.66) after he was told he would receive this title he was astonished and happy: “Glamis and Thane of Cawdor the greatest is behind” (I.III.119).