“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? 3rd point: They need to learn the lesson because Romeo gets into a fight with Tybalt after he killed Mercutio.Romeo loses his best friend but doesn’t think about his wife. Romeo is emotionally confused so he says, “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him (3.1.91).” Romeo just kills his wife's cousin without thinking how she would feel or what would happen.
I believed that Beowulf isn’t consistently admirable and heroic and that he becomes a flawed character. He follows the criteria of a tragic hero. The criteria of a tragic hero is that a tragic hero must have a tragic flaw, a hamartia, that causes the hero’s demise. A tragic hero must have a hubris, over excessive pride from themselves. A tragic hero must have a moment in time to discover an important element in the story.
In Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, he explores many avenues of Greek tragedy, and as such, it has been hailed as one of the greatest Greek tragedies. It explores the mainstays of a tragedy, including the ‘tragic hero’, who is doomed to fail as a result of his tragic flaw, that, while not necessarily evident throughout the play, is meant to serve as a warning to the audience so that they don’t suffer a similar (though markedly less dramatic) end. I will explore some of these subjects, as they pertain to Oedipus Rex, in order to better define them and give context to how they are used. The point of these plays is to teach the audience an important lesson so that they, as a society, can be much better collectively. The importance of Oedipus Rex, was perhaps
How would you feel if you were locked away to rot by one of your own family members because you did something they didn’t approve of? In Sophocles play, Antigone, this is just the case for the niece of Creon, King of Thebes. After getting word that her “own two brothers [...] slaughtered one another and brought about their common doom” (Sophocles 318), Antigone is distraught. What makes her infuriated is when she learns that her uncle, Creon, has decided that one of her brothers, Eteocles, will receive a proper burial and be honored while the other brother, Polyneices, will receive no burial and be remembered as a traitor. Soon after, Antigone takes action and performs a secret burial and ritual on her dead brothers corpse, but she is also
If you asked a writer in ancient Greece what a good tragic hero would be, they would say something along the lines of “a person who succumbs to their fatal flaw in order to prove a point.” According to this statement, in my opinion, Creon fits this role perfectly in more ways than one. This is something that might not be easily seen due to the fact that Creon is usually listed as the antagonist, but a bit of looking can say otherwise. The first shred of evidence is the fact that Creon has a major fatal flaw, which is his pride and ignorance. The flaw majorly impacts his ability to reason normally, which leads to decisions such as ignoring Tiresias (Ln. 1038-1099) and sentencing Antigone to death (Ln.
A tragic hero is a character who makes a mistake due to a flaw that inevitably leads to their own destruction. The play Antigone is a very good example of showing what a tragic hero is. This play was written by Sophocles and tells the story about Antigone’s uncle, Creon, declaring to only bury only one of her two brothers after they killed each other in a battle over ruling the kingdom. She goes against her uncle’s law and buries Polynieces, who was left unburied while Eteocles was. Creon finds out about her doings, and sentences her to live in a cell until her death.
All of these qualities are important because, according to Aristotle, they are what makes a tragic hero. Although some may argue otherwise, Creon is the best fitting tragic hero of the story Antigone. In Greek tragedy, a character usually possesses a hamartia, or tragic flaw, this flaw evokes emotions such as pity and fear into the audience. Creon’s hamartia is arrogance, throughout the story is uses his power to make him seem above others. When Teiresias comes to warn Creon of the gods wrath, they get into an argument with Creon saying “Dost know at whom thou glancest, me thy lord?”(54).
Antigone is a play that was written by Sophocles which is about a tragic hero. What is a tragic hero? A tragic hero is a person who has a flawed characteristic which makes him fall; he must try to resolve a conflict but ends up failing. The play Antigone by Sophocles makes it hard for the readers to decide who is the tragic hero. Creon best fits in with the definition of a tragic hero.
But then as soon as Romeo appears Tybalt challenges him. Romeo tries to calm down Tybalt who is also his kinsmen since the secret marriage between him and Juliet. Mercutio takes on Tybalt and is killed underneath Romeo’s arm, who attempts to restore the peace. As Mercutio falls Tybalt and his cronies rushes away, leaving the Montagues behind. Mercutio curses both families under his last breath.
Coriolanus, in what should be an epic of his vast combatic achievements, becomes a tragedy with his retreat from his initial choices, stemming from the influence of his mother, leading him to compromise himself as well as the concession of Rome’s security. In an attempt to exact revenge on the city he once protected, Coriolanus leads the army of Volscians to march on Rome; his conviction cannot be resolved as is described, Wife. mother, child, I know not/ My affairs Are servented to others/ Though I owe My revenge properly, my remission lies In Volscian breasts/ That we have been familiar, Ingrate forgetfulness shall poison
When caught, Antigone was sentenced to death by Creon. Throughout the play Antigone and Haemon urge Creon to reconsider his law and see that his views are not always right and a wise man considers others views and ideas as well. Antigone asks her sister if she would join her mission to bury their brother Polynies, knowing that if they were to be caught they would