The Tragic hero of Antigone is Creon. Admittedly some people think that Antigone is the tragic hero. They think this because Antigone moves the audience to pity. However, I think Creon is the Hero of this tragic story. I think this because Creon discovers the truth of his wrong choices and accepts responsibility for his actions.
It is due to his hubris or hamartia , he commits a crime. He then undergoes through pain and suffering and learns a fundamental truth of life. In short , tragic hero is a person who makes error in his jugdement which leads to downfall of himself in end (Aristotle,n.a) and ends usually with death of protagonist with evocation of pity and fear among the reader. However, Okonkwo does have few traits of tragic hero. He is intermediate person as he is person who is not virtuous or bad.
“We starved because we did not plan well, work hard, or have good government.” (Doc D) In other words, Smith asserts they failed to prepare and adjust because of their reliance on Native Americans for the first two years. Once Smith left the Natives stopped helping them. It got so bad that
William Moraley’s failure in the American colonies was not due to laziness but being at the wrong place at the wrong time. His hard work and motivation to better his life just didn’t work in his favor. Even before his journey to America, Moraley had a string of bad luck. After his father’s death, he quarreled with his mother for his rightful fortune. But unable to acquire these funds he was reduced to poverty.
When it started to storm, Doodle fell down and brother kept running away. “The knowledge that Doodle’s and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened. I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us” (Hurst 6). Doodle was too tired and overworked to run home in the storm which caused him to die. Brother could have ran back to save Doodle, but he was to overcome with anger over the fact that he was not able to teach Doodle sufficiently.
“Brother, Brother, Brother, do not leave me! Do not leave me!” (p.425) Brother left and he did not come back to save him till it was to late because he was disappointed in Doodle for not running fast enough to keep up with him. All these reasons on how Brother was mad a Doodle comes to a conclusion on why he causes Doodles
‘Antigone’ follows this pattern in the numerous tragic events that seemingly needlessly occur before Creon opens his eyes to his flawed judgement. “Oh! Mistakes from thoughtless thoughts, stubborn and deadly! O men who have seen kin slaying and dying, alas for the misfortune of my plans!” (Doc A, 1275). The tragic tone of Creon’s exclamation shows the regret that he feels for his destructive actions, and the use of the phrase ‘thoughtless thoughts’ indicates that he has realized that he has been exhibiting extreme foolishness.
Many soldier left due to the lack of food, clothes, shoes, and equipment while other soldiers deserted not for the lack of supplies but to the opposition the Confederate policies and principles (1). However, the major cause of desertion was homesickness and to once again be with their families back home. Many men left the army after they became aware of the hardships and danger encountered by their families back home. Soldiers also deserted in an attempt to alleviate the hardships endured by their families and communities. Enlistment in the army kept men away from their homes for extended periods and destroyed the economic foundation of semi-subsistent mountain families.
These new beliefs negatively change Ibo society because it causes them to lose citizens and their civilization to lose power. Another example of how the white man’s arrival negatively impacts the Ibo people is because Achebe writes, “At first the clan had assumed that it would not survive. But it had gone on living and gradually becoming stronger. The clan was worried, but not overmuch. If a gang of efulefu (worthless man) decided to live in the Evil Forest, it was their own affair” (154).
The government wouldn 't support a movement if they didn 't agree with. People didn 't had freedom, freedom of expressing themselves, freedom to adorn a god, freedom to have what they have worked for, and freedom to be themselves. The situation got worse for years when America started to enter to the great depression. Great Depression was the longest and deepest economic downturn in the Western Industrialized world. During this period lots of people had lost their jobs, poor families had nothing to eat and to live off, country 's banks had failed.
The majority of his perspectives on life and society originated from the hatred that he felt towards his parents; he opposed all that they wanted for him. In the event that Chris would have forgiven them, he likely would 've came back home. At the end of the film, when he is dying slowly, Chris realizes that “Happiness is only real when shared.” (Into the Wild). This is the most important quote of the movie because his entire journey was to find his happiness and discover himself. Looking back from the beginning of the trip when he meets many interesting strangers who helped him to friends he made along the way.
This stanza by W.B. Yeats in his poem, The Second Coming, correlates superbly to the novel, Things Fall Apart, by asserting how the world can turn chaotic. Chinua Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart, uses this verse to show the disastrous impact British Colonization had on the Igbo culture during their African imperialistic efforts in Nigeria. In this historical novel, Achebe depicts the life of a hard-working warrior and clan leader, named Okonkwo, and the struggles he faces throughout his life. Meanwhile, the arrival of white missionaries is shown in a different perspective than previous imperialist novels by showing how their attempts wreaked havoc on Okonkwo’s village and African culture.