Aristotle describes a tragic hero as a man or woman of high standing who is capable of great suffering. He or she possesses many good qualities, but displays a single, fatal, character flaw which results in the character's downfall. Because of Aristotle's definition, Antigone would be considered a tragic hero.
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a talented Mexican-American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer. She was on top of her career and was highly respected and viewed as a great role model by Mexican Americans. Selena was considered the “Queen of Tejano” music and her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the “Top Latin Artist of the 90s” and the “Best Selling Latin Artist of the decade”. According to media outlets, Selena was called the “Tejano Madonna” for the sexy outfits she wore when performing on stage. Selena ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting
A tragic hero is one who has achieved great success, whether it be personal, professional, or both. Through their success this person has managed to catch the attention of the public. They have a good image, a clean slate, but fail to maintain that, by an action or event that completely changes what everyone thinks of them as a person. Tiger Woods is a modern day tragic hero, because of his incredible athletic achievements in golf, he was a hero, however he failed to maintain a good reputation in the eye of the public due to him possessing egotistical and lustful characteristics.
Although there are many other people to choose from, Lindsay Lohan is a great example of a modern tragic hero. She grew up in the wealthy parts of the Long Island suburbs located in New York. Both her parents had very profitable jobs. Her father took over his family's business as well as being a banker, and her mother worked as an analyst. Lindsay’s tragic flaw is impulsiveness. She is irrational and makes poor decisions. While she was filming Poor Things, she was arrested for the first time for a DUI on May 26, 2007, and was required to re-enter rehab. While she was on probation, she disobeyed her officers’ rules and left the boundaries of her house. After Lindsay’s stage of rebelliousness, she pledged to the court that she would go to a rehab
According to the American Institute of Stress, it says: “The number one cause of stress, is the individual 's environment.” Many people in the world are facing failure, or going through rough times, because of what is around them. In the novel, Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff, Jolly’s family and LaVaughn transition through many changes based on the environment around them. Because of transitioning through their childhood, apartment, and school, the characters transform their identities from negative to positive.
What is a tragic hero? The best definition of a tragic hero comes from a Greek philosopher, Aristotle. When depicting a tragic hero, Aristotle stated, “The change in the hero’s fortune be not from misery to happiness, but on the contrary, from happiness to misery, and the cause of it must not lie in depravity, but in some great error on his part.” In addition, Aristotle explained the qualities that a tragic hero should possess. Qualities that are best shown through the play The Crucible by Arther Miller, where the protagonist is an excellent example of a tragic hero. John Proctor has all the elements of the character archetype. He has a tragic flaw, noble stature, his death evokes pity, and is seen as a waste of potential, and his demise was partly his own fault.
“When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their times comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.” Tecumseh. A tragic hero is a special kind of hero with many flaws that makes a judgement that leads to their downfall. Cesar Chavez and John Proctor are both examples of tragic heroes. Despite his flaws, John Proctor shows more heroic qualities than Cesar Chavez. John Proctor tried to save innocent townspeople that were falsely accused of witchcraft when no one else would and was always honest and true to himself. In fact, telling the truth is what killed him.
Because the tragic hero archetype is used to reveal the flaws of man, this model can also be applied to actual individuals in society, not just literary characters. An example of real-life tragic hero is Whitney Houston. A well-known singer and actress, Whitney Houston died tragically in 2012. Her life, following the five characteristics of a tragic hero, most closely follows that of an Aristotelian archetype. Following the first trait of an Aristotelian archetype, Houston was born into a respected musical family. The daughter of an entertainment executive and a gospel singer, Houston grew up around music and her life was constantly influenced by music. Like all Greek tragic heroes, Houston had a tragic flaw, or hamartia. In Whitney
If you walk into West Monroe High School, you know the name. From her bright blonde hair to the matching pink nails and phone case, you can’t miss this girl’s sparkle. Hollin Winters is known as the face of this school, specifically for her outgoing nature and loving heart.
Ancient greece evoked many things, and one of them was tragic hero. Tragic hero is someone who can be noble, tragic flaw, reversal of fortune, suffers, recognition, and catharsis. Noble, is someone that is important, they have a high status, and hold an official title. Reversal of fortune is when someone’s life is good at the beginning and ends up being bad or someone life is bad and ends up good. Suffering, is someone who is feeling pain and hurting. Many books and movies have tragic heros or atleast traits of a tragic hero. One movie that has some traits or maybe all traits is Fences by August Wilson the time period of this movie is the late 1950’s and the setting is in Pittsburg. The main characters who have some traits are Rose Maxson,
A tragic hero is said to be someone with a fatal flaw that leads to their downfall. To be considered a tragic hero you have to meet four characteristics. The first characteristic is goodness; the character must show that they are a moral or ethical person. The second characteristic is that the character must have some form of superiority. The third characteristic is the character suffers from a tragic flaw that will lead to their demise. The fourth and final characteristic says the character must have an eventual realization, typically and epiphany or catharsis, that his actions led to his downfall. John Proctor portrays all the characteristics of a tragic hero.
A tragic hero is somebody that makes a design or has a flaw in how they act that will lead to their destruction. The play Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest known plays know in the history of playwriting like many of Shakespeare 's plays this one is a tragedy. With all tragedies, there is a tragic hero, in this story this person is Romeo. In this play Romeo is the tragic hero because he fits all of the criteria of a tragic, hero, his flaws lead to his destruction some of those being emotionally driven, he is impulsive and immature.
She was an English song writer and singer who impacted the music industry with her powerful and soulful vocals. It was said that she even created a new genre of music by fusing other genres of music such as soul, jazz, R&B and pop music. My celebrity diagnosis is on no other than the famous English singer, Amy Winehouse. Amy Winehouse was born to her parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse on September 14th 1983. As a child, her parents exposed her to different types of music which sparked up her interest in music and helped her in improving her musical ability. At the age of twelve, her parents divorced and she moved with her mother and brother in Southgate, England. It was at this age that she also attended the Sylvia Young Theater School. But