He feels much pain coursing through his blood from his friends murder, possibly due to the fact that he made him stop fighting leaving him vulnerable to the fatal blow of Tybalt. Though Mercutio isn’t the only person Romeo feels sorry for, even when innocent he still feels sorrow for Tybalt mainly in the fact that he is his cousin-in-law. After Tybalt is slain Romeo states, “O, I am a fortune’s fool.”(p 49). This is his recognition of of the misfortunes that have befallen him with his cousin-in-law and best friend. The tragedy that occured in the streets of Verona clearly left romeo as emotionally injured as anyone else.
Most tragedies have a catastrophe, this is where the tragic hero suffers and brings their world to the brink of disaster. The catastrophe in Antigone was when Creon discovers that Antigone, Haemon and Eurydice had all killed themselves. This had devastated Creon and was the low point of the play. The nemesis in Antigone was Antigone, but it can also be argued the nemesis was Creon. Antigone was the nemesis to Creon because she had broken his laws and acted imprudently towards him afterwards.
Additionally, Williams hamartia, or his fatal error that ultimately brings about his doom, lies in the depression that he struggles with his entire life. His fatal depression was caused by the destructive personality traits such as his insecurity and selflessness.
Proctor a Tragic Hero? We have been reading The Crucible which seems to fit the description of a tragedy because of its characters and the situations they faced. First off the definition of a tragedy is when a heroic character either dies or has an unhappy ending. Also the heroic character usually starts off at a position of high stature, but because of some reason or tragic flaw he/she loses everything. This play seems to have all these characteristics and many more.
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. Even though it is not always evident john proctor does show that he has a goodness
Also, the main character had to be a high-ranking or dignified person with a tragic flaw that caused their downfall. Finally, the work had to end with the death of the main character. These elements are all clearly seen in Shakespeare’s play, but the elements that create a tragic hero are not as obvious. To be categorized as a tragic hero, the character must have been physically or spiritually wounded resulting in their death, be a king or a leader of men that resulted in their followers falling with them, must learn something from their mistake, be faced with a serious decision, and, oftentimes, have supernatural involvement. Based on these traits, there are multiple tragic heroes in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.
Macbeth also uses a cold tone that is conveyed when he says “ She should have died hereafter.”(V, 5 ,17) This allows the audience to see how disconnected Macbeth is because Macbeth feels that everyone is similar and life is now just pulling him along until his fatal fall. Macbeth feels like he will now run out of time just like Lady Macbeth. Finally, Shakespeare uses depressing diction such as “petty”(V, 5, 20), “fools”(V, 5, 22) and “dusty.”(V, 5, 23) This shows how low Macbeth views life and people as a whole. Macbeth feels angry that he will die with disappointment of how his life ended, unfulfilled. Shakespeare uses depressing diction to have the audience feel the dragging pace of macbeth’s downfall and creating a depressing part of his
Okonkwo a Tragic Hero What is a tragic hero? According to Aristotle, a tragic hero is a literary, noble character who makes a judgment mistake that eventually leads to his/her downfall. In the book Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo is our tragic hero. Okonkwo is considered a tragic hero due to his leadership and eventual nobility, his big reverse as a character, and his tragic flaws that lead to his downfall. First of all, Okonkwo starts off as a poor child, as shown when the book states, “Okonkwo did not have the start in life which many young men usually had, he did not inherit a barn from his father.
In addition, Romeo’s hamartia, or his fatal error that ultimately brings his doom, lies in his impulsive actions, which drives him to kill Tybalt, Paris, and eventually himself. The tragic hero also has a downfall, where his circumstances are reversed and he gradually loses power. In Romeo’s example, his continued abrupt actions lead to his fatal end. In Shakespearean tragedy, the anagnorisis, or the change from ignorance to the recognition of the hamartia, is not always realized by the tragic hero. While it does not appear Romeo acknowledged his own lack of sensibility, both Friar Laurence and Juliet
Last but not least, in this tragedy Laertes plays an important role. He is the last character to conclude all the actions with a big dishonesty. He has been used as a pawn to Claudius. Because he is hurt after his father and sister`s death. Profiting from his pain, Claudius convinces Laertes to avenge in such a dishonest way.