Aristotle once said "A man doesn't become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall.” In literature, a tragic hero is best defined as a character who makes a mistake which inevitably leads to their downfall. Moreover, a tragic hero is often depicted as conceited, arrogant, and someone whose fortune is reversed. In “Inherit the Wind”, the issue of Matthew Harrison Brady as a tragic hero is significant since he was expected to triumph against Drummond because he was a hero to everyone else. Matthew Harrison Brady was looked upon his peers and most citizens as a hero; someone whom they can always count on. Brady, a lawyer and a (failed) politician, constantly emphasized his love toward religion; specifically the Bible.
Marcus Brutus can be identified as the tragic hero of this play because he is a person that has heroic qualities such as nobility and affection; however, it is his strong love for his country and people that lead to his disastrous demise. It was Brutus’s nobility that
John Proctor, Arthur Miller’s main character in The Crucible, portrays these characteristics of a tragic hero. The people of Salem view John as a good person: “No, you cannot break your charity with your minister. You are another kind, John.” But, like a tragic hero, John faces a downfall due to his pride and mistakes: “God help me, I lusted.” HUBRIS In The Crucible, John Proctor has great pride in his reputation. According to Aristotle, a tragic hero’s pride or arrogance is called hubris. A tragic hero’s hubris causes his or her downfall.
W.H. Auden once said, “The truly tragic kind of suffering is the kind produced and defiantly insisted upon by the hero himself so that, instead of making him better, it makes him worse.” This suffering is what makes a tragic hero, along with other criteria. As is common in all tragedies, Antigone by Sophocles contains a very obvious tragic hero. Of the many characters, two stand out with similar flaws, Antigone and Creon. They are both flawed in their excessive pride, or hubris.
It is revealed that as soon as he had an affair with Abigail, he confessed to Elizabeth the next day because of the guilt he was carrying around. Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
King Lear wasn’t good at discernment and arrogance. Othello is also still considered to be a tragic hero. Othello is a high social rank male. Two traits was that Othello was jealous and naive, the reasons for these characteristic are because of his lack of self
Every character in the play exhibit flaws which lead to their devastating endings. A man name John Proctor is a key character in the play because he is the man who takes on the role of a tragic hero, he is a righteous and courageous man, whose life ends in pride and honor even though he was disgraced in front of the whole town. John Proctor does not hold a position of loyalty in the community of Salem, he is a man who demonstrates that he has an overflow of positive traits which are in account for the characteristics for a tragic hero. John has a sophisticated idea and is able to discern the evil nature of those who persecute others and abuse their authority. He begins to develop a resentment towards Reverend Parris.
What is a tragic hero? A tragic hero is a protagonist in a tragedy that suffers more than they deserve. Even though they may have courage, honesty and/or integrity, the character has one flaw or mistake that inevitably causes them to suffer or die. In the play, The Crucible, John Proctor portrays the characteristics of a tragic hero. His honesty is his weakness that leads him to his death at the end of the play in which captures pity from the audience.
In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, John Proctor is a complex character. Proctor’s actions in the play bring up multiple questions and uncertainty because of his sinful past of adultery. One move that comes into question that comes into question is his self-sacrifice at the end. Proctor rips up his confession and gives up his chance of living to save the reputation of the innocent people that are "witches." Many people do not find his act of self-sacrifice believable, but Proctor’s final actions show that he is sincerely a good man despite his past.
He is use to his father being an abusive drunk and caring in a negative manner. Huckleberry Finn is use to being very lonely because Pap kidnapped him and “imprisons him in a lonely cabin” because his father wanted the money Huck use to have or control over his son ("The Adventures of…”). Huckleberry had started to integrate into society with the widow before Pap took him and since being with Pap he has decided that Pap’s way of life is correct. How