His initial attempt to save his wife is displayed when the court officials come to take Elizabeth away. John quickly becomes so furious that he tears the warrant for Elizabeth’s arrest and tells the officials to leave. He later shows signs of being a tragic hero in Act III when he goes to the court in attempts to rescue Elizabeth, but it only results in him being accused. Mary Warren, the Proctor’s maid, goes the court with John to reveal the false accusations made by Abigail and the other girls. She suddenly breaks down in front of the judges and turns on John, calling him a “devil’s man”.
“Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin back (1.5.109-110).” He is saying that he wants Juliet to love him without knowing who she is. How else will they disobey his advice at all?
Romeo has been exiled because he has killed a cousin of the Capulets, Tybalt, and Friar Lawrence believes that if he marries Romeo and Juliet and helps them run away, that it will end the arguing between the families and get Romeo out of trouble with the law. Friar Lawrence 's plan is for Juliet to consent to marriage with Paris, then the night preceding the wedding, Juliet is to drink a potion that will make her fall asleep for forty-hours and she will appear dead (DBQ Romeo and Juliet page 365 ). The Capulet family will bury Juliet, and Friar will have a letter sent to Romeo in Mantua, telling him to reunite with Juliet in the Capulet tomb when she awakes. Flaws appear in Friar’s plan. Friar poorly times his plan and when he sends Friar John to send word to Romeo, he is unable to because he is quarantined because of the plague (DBQ Romeo and Juliet page 369).
Epiphany is shown in this musical movie in two different cases. First in the song “Epiphany” you can see that he realizes that he missed one of his only chances to avenge his supposed death of his wife, shown by the lyric: “had swear I had him! His throat was there and now he'll never come again.” This is when he decides to become spiteful and murder dozens of citizens. Another case that could be considered an epiphany is when he understands that he ended up killing his wife, letting his daughter escape, trust a jealous lunatic, and that he ended up killed dozens of innocent people.
The Star-crossed Lovers Hercules and Megara was a happy couple who had children and Hercules was very happy at that time. But Hera despised Hercules and sent him madness to kill his wife and his children. When his sanity return, he saw a horrific scene of his wife’s corpse alongside his children. He was anguished and wanted to commit suicide. But he continued on to help people and do good deeds, he found another women, Deianria, and they got married.
Odysseus killed all the suitors and maids that lived in his kingdom upon his return. He returns and becomes angry that some maids have been with the suitors so he decides to hang them. While he is away he cheats on his beloved wife, Penelope, with Circe and Calypso. He says he was “forced” to be with them but in all honesty he could have just left the land at his leisure. He sleeps with other women while he is married to Penelope, which in modern standards, that would be an affair and a horrible thing to do.
Antigone and Creon both have the characteristics to be the tragic hero of Sophocles’s play Antigone. Creon is King of Thebes, makes the decision that anyone who buries Polyneices’s body will be stoned to death, watches his entire family die, and comes to grips with the fact his pride is what caused his family to die. Antigone is the niece of Creon, decides to bury her brother’s body, dies by killing herself, and realizes that her feeling of arrogance is what caused her to be put into her situation. Many people have a belief that only one character can be given the title of the tragic hero in a single story or play, but Sophocles’s play combined with Aristotle’s definition proves that it is possible to have two tragic
Almost always, in Greek tragedies a “tragic hero” has a hamartia, or tragic flaw, which will cause their concluding demise. In the Greek playwright, Antigone written by Sophocles, the interesting character, Creon, is a prime example of this. According the Aristotle’s theory, to be a tragic hero you have to have three traits: a flaw, a fall, and acceptance of your current situation. Creon’s flaw is his ego, which blinds him and lures him to do rather profane activities. 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
The play is fired off by the improper burial of Polyneices, Antigone’s brother; she devises a plan to bury him even though it means breaking King Kreon’s law. As she attempts to bury her brother, she is caught in the act, and brought to Kreon. He refuses to take pity to the fact that she is his niece and his sons soon to be bride, and decides she should be imprisoned. However, while she is locked away, she takes her own life; this creates a dominio effect since Haemon also kills himself, and later Eurydice does as well. In the end Kreon is left empty and alone.