A sensible and responsible king, Creon, is a tragic hero because of his power madness, self-righteousness, and ruthlessness. He is the center of the play, which causes events to happen. The first tragic fall that leads Creon to his downfall is his power madness. His power madness fall can be supported by Antigone’s dialogue, “Further: he has the matter so it that anyone who dares attempt the act will die by stoning in the town.” (Antigone 2). The quote means that anyone who didn’t follow Creon’s decree will die.
Creon is a powerful king who is suffering from the burdens of rule. He gets lost somewhere in between family values and his authority in the kingdom. His son Haemon falls in love with Antigone. When Antigone does a wrong, he feels as if he has no other choice but to sentence her to her execution. After many people make an effort to stop Creon, he finally sees that he is wrong and should release Antigone.
Creon, the king of Thebes, is a dignified, superior character. He was unexcpectedly thrust into this role of authority and now has a lot of pressure on him. With his newfound power, he issues a decree outlawing burials for traitors. Once his own family member, Antigone commits this crime, he decides that he must punish her just as he would anyone else, and that is final. Here he shows his tragic flaw, stubborness.
The Tragic Hero is born into nobility or maintains a high social status. King Lear is the King of Britain so therefore has pre-eminence. King Lear's tragic flaw is his blinded judgement and hubris. King Lear's downfall occurs when he starts going crazy because he gets kicked out of both Goneril and Regan's castle. In the play King Lear, William Shakespeare depicts the main character Cordelia as a tragic hero in this story/play.
Irony is often thought of as entertaining, but it also serves a different purpose. In the play of Sophocles titled Oedipus the King, irony is present in every scene, if not every line. When the protagonist runs away to avoid killing his father and marrying his mother, only to kill his father on the road and go on to marry his mother, it can only be ironic. He is a brave and smart man. He killed four men by himself and outsmarted a Sphinx, and became the great king of the city he rescued from her claws.
As the play ends Oedipus Has a huge downfall at the end of the book. Oedipus is the perfect Greek tragic hero because he begins his journey with high status his flaw emerges and experiences a crushing downfall. As the play opens Oedipus is of noble birth and shows goodness. Oedipus is of the noble name the king. When the play states “I Oedipus, your world-renowned king”(Sophocles 1).
In order to truly feel the tragic downfall, an understanding of “high estate” being not of royalty or of noble stature, but one that “gives him a place of dignity to fall from and perhaps makes his fall seem all the more a calamity” (Kennedy & Gioia 856) is needed. Since Othello enjoys a position of power and happiness at the beginning of the play, this status makes his downfall from beloved general to despised murderer infinitely more tragic and moving (Kennedy & Gioia
Othello starts out as rational and confident, but when Othello’s jealousy leads him to a downfall and to an end, he becomes a beast without a ounce of rationality. The progression of othello’s character conveys the idea that he once had it all, he was rational and a confident warrior. The exposition of Othello introduces Othello as a confident and rational warrior and a loving husband to Desdemona. He was a trusting man who would believe in the absolute best in everyone. The trust he held lead to his downfall.
Throughout the play, Macbeth portrays his tragic flaw of vaulting ambition. Macbeth soon became a tyrant leader, and his fall became inevitable. Therefore, in Shakespeare 's play Macbeth, the main character Macbeth fits the definition of an Aristotelian tragic hero because he begins with nobility, and because of his ambition, he suffers a fall from Grace, however, he regains a small measure of nobility and self-awareness.
Othello was a tragic hero due to the events that occurred throughout the story. Iago made Othello extremely jealous.There are several characteristics that define a tragic hero. Othello has all the characteristics of an tragic hero, he has a lack of self esteem, he has also a noble heart another quality of an tragic hero, he is also a jealous person. Othello, who is a moor, is the general in command of the troops of the Republic of Venice, who secretly married Desdemona, daughter of senator Brabantio. A Venetian nobleman who loves Desdemona, Roderigo, is however aware of the marriage of the woman from Iago, a soldier who resents Othello because he preferred to promote his friend Cassio in his place and because he suspects that Othello has lain