This was a tragic play which means it has a tragic hero. Tragic play is similar to tragedy means, “drama that deals with sad or terrible themes, as opposed to comedy.”(SD,332) A tragic hero normally has the characteristics of a person of noble stature, not an ordinary person, someone who is good but not too good, causes his own destruction for a greater cause, and the death will be seen as a waste of human potential. The tragic hero in this play would be John Proctor because he has a high social status, is good but not too good, and the audience shows pity for him. John Proctor has been illustrated to have a high social status in Salem, Massachusetts by owning land and having a well respected name. In the sixteen-hundreds owning land gave you high social rank.
In the allegorical story, “The Masque of the Read Death”, Poe, tries to express the human desire to avoid Death. The place and the time of the story portray social ignorance, since in the past death was a taboo that provoked terror in humanity. The consternation causes motivation in issues such as death dissolution or prevention. Poe finds himself motivated by death; in this work, his character Prince Prospero has strange tastes that represent death symbolically and makes a great effort to avoid it. First and foremost, the name Prospero is a metaphor; closely related to wealth and material prosperity.
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,
Ego is a weed we cultivate for it to ultimately be destroyed. It is said to be the root of our sins, but is really the cause of individuality in this world. Egoists tend to separate themselves from others; we made egos to experience ourselves as different, rather than the ordinary being. Egos are depicted to reflect a bad connotation. In the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand, the protagonist, Equality 7-2521, is an egoist, but not in the way expected.
As you can tell, his personality dramatically changed from the start of the story to the end. Overall, despite the name of the tragedy, Antigone is not the tragic hero. Due to the definition of a tragic hero as defined in the beginning, Creon would be the tragic hero, because of his fatal flaw, personality change, and inability to be replaced in the story. While yes, he can appear to be antagonistic, he is
His struggles begin when he looses his job, at the end we expect him to kill himself, which he does. According to Aristotle, tragic hero should be able to arise the feelings of pity and fear in the minds of audience. Willy’s failure to accept his own inadequacy is what causes catharsis that characterizes a tragedy. Catharsis refers to purification or cleansing and purgation of emotions, especially pity and fear. It is Willy Loman’s hamartia that evokes the feelings of pity and fear in audience’s emotions.
Hamlet is a sort of amalgamation of the two, a bundle of contradictions thrown together into one conflicting but very human mess of a character. The quote, "We admire Hamlet as much for his weaknesses as for his strengths", aptly describes my feelings towards this troubled young prince. It is simply impossible to characterise Hamlet as good or bad, strong or weak. It is my aim to show the depth of Hamlet 's personality and to explain to the best of my ability the traits which make him who he is. Hamlet is the neither the hero nor the villain of his story- he is simply a victim, a young man slowly losing his grip on sanity over the course of the play.
Though some critics speak in favor of the popular account of the cause of his death being his excessive obsession with so called the American dream and the 'capitalist oppression ' ; however, many still refuse to ascribe the cause of his death to capitalist oppression, which I will use synonymously with American dream here. About the cause of Willy 's death, critic like Bert Cardullo, in his article subtitled The Swollen Legacy of Arthur Miller, argues that: …The salesman figure that comes through is not of a typical grunt brought down by financial failure but of an exceptional invalid, in whom the stress of business only increased existing psychological imbalances ( ' 'Death of a Salesman
Antony by turning Brutus and Cassius into villains. He sparked rage into the minds of the plebeians and then turned that rage against the conspirators by accusing them of being high and mighty against the emotions of the people. He states that he wishes not to go against the wishes of “honorable” men which has been proven at this point to be an ironic statement. Antony’s statement goes further to insight rage in the minds of the plebeians with the idea that to mourn their
The play is consequently written not about the down fall of its hero but around the chronological stages by which Bolingbroke threatens, captures, and retains the crown. Throughout a tragedy play readers suffer with the hero and feel sympathy for the hero but it does not happen with Richard II. So the play cannot be claim as a tragedy. From the point of view of Harold Bloom, it can be mentioned that Richard II is not a character of a real tragic hero because of its having lack of the qualities of a tragic hero. In the same way he is an incomplete politician also.
Because he don not want any one know about he said the lie, and he want to teach his children be a good person in the world Although "The Crucible" is a powerful drama, it stands second to "Death of a Salesman" as a work of art. Mr. Miller had had more trouble with this one, perhaps because he is too conscious of its implications. The literary style is cruder. The early motivation is muffled in the uproar of the opening scene, and the theme does not develop with the simple eloquence of "Death of a Salesman." ---------By BROOKS
Actions speak for one’s character. It shows their morals, and what they value. A tragedy is a drama that can focus on a character’s flaw in order to emphasize the trait that leads them to failure (Ribkoff, 2000). Willy Loman is a character that is striving for the American Dream. His fatal flaw is his inability to succeed.