Proctor 's downfall in the play is caused by human error, which qualifies him to be the tragic hero. John recognized his flaws and tried very hard to correct them and overcome them. Unfortunately fell victim to the consequences of his errors but he preserved his name in the process. His character’s actions captured sympathy from the audience. John had all the qualities that would make him a tragic hero.
Hamlet is a sort of amalgamation of the two, a bundle of contradictions thrown together into one conflicting but very human mess of a character. The quote, "We admire Hamlet as much for his weaknesses as for his strengths", aptly describes my feelings towards this troubled young prince. It is simply impossible to characterise Hamlet as good or bad, strong or weak. It is my aim to show the depth of Hamlet 's personality and to explain to the best of my ability the traits which make him who he is. Hamlet is the neither the hero nor the villain of his story- he is simply a victim, a young man slowly losing his grip on sanity over the course of the play.
John Proctor from Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a tragic hero among tragic heroes. John is a noble man; however, he does have his flaws. His imperfections are visible to the audience throughout the play. Many people may see themselves in Proctor, for aside from all his grandeur, he is still a sinner in the eyes of an angry God. John Proctor’s role in The Crucible rouses three emotions: fear, shock, and empathy; the same three emotions found in a tragic hero.
They say that Tiresias is a “skilled prophet” (Sophocles 179) who “shatters [them] with terror” (Sophocles 179). By calling him “skilled”, the people believe in the skills of Tiresias, but shudder at the thought of his prediction that Oedipus is the killer. With regards to Tiresias prediction, they say “I can’t accept him, can’t deny him, don’t know what to say” (Sophocles 179). They recognize the skills of Tiresias, but are confused because they trust their king. This leaves them speechless.
A tragic hero is a good person overall who has a tragic flaw that causes him to fall, but after which he gains redemption and turns out a better man. Heroism is shown in many different ways, as the way john shows it is unique. I say his heroism is unique because he risks his own life because he refuses to lie. He is willing to go to any extent to stop the foolish hysteria, even as far as to reveal himself as a sinner and blacken his name and in doing so, harming his little-left
“Not so self-centered that you never listen to other people” (Hugh Hefner). In the story of Antigone, Creon shows the characteristics of a tragic hero, as he is the king he shows his self-confident and he does not recognize his flaws until the end of the story. All of this leads into his downfall in the tragedy and causes him to realized what he had done. Creon is a tragic hero because of his self-righteousness, his excessive pride, and he does not listen to the opinion of others. Creon believes that whatever he says or decide is true, he has so much of self-righteousness.
Tom Sawyer: A Dishonest Boy Famous Theoretical Physicist, Albert Einstein once said, “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” This means to be a good role model, show a good example. Good role models tend to show good examples, even if they make a mistake they known the right way to fix it. A good role model is honest, trustworthy, responsible and caring, Tom lacks many of the criteria. Tom shows this bad behavior when Aunt Polly tends to catch him, setting Tom’s tendency to lie. In the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, the main character Tom is a bad role model because Tom is dishonest and irresponsible.
“Jekyll and Hyde” is a tragic, yet informative show that highlights the importance of morality, the influences of good and evil, and not letting your ‘inner demons’, so to speak, control you. It shows that even the darkest of demons can be overcome with even the smallest glimmer of light and love. It also reflects on how people of one society can differ from each other and, because of money differences, they live completely opposite lives. Throughout it, the higher and lower class citizens have constant roles of passively competing and comparing with each other, but in the end, no one wins. The show starts off with two men, John Utterson, Jekyll’s lawyer and childhood friend, and Sir Danvers Carew, father of Jekyll’s fiancée, Emma.
The most Wily has ever given Happy is his taste for resentment. The case presents for Willy as a tragic hero is one I agree with. Willy has the most important making for a tragic hero, a hamartia, his being all his failures as a father. Willy does not fit the model for a tragic hero but he does have all the qualities of one. While Willy is no Brutus or Juliet, he is a man whose flaws have lead to his untimely death, a death is so downplayed in the Requiem that it could be used to make the case of Willy’s tragicness.
Beckett thinks that “the modern artist” is like someone in a trap because there is nothing to express but the main artist’s work, paradoxically, is to express. Meanwhile, he considers living as a suffering, hope is brutal, and existence may be disgusting, but when humans realize this wisdom, life can be bearable ( Esslin 19). Waiting for Godot (1953) considers Beckett’s best drama about human condition. The first performance of the drama was in Paris, in France and then it was produced in English in London. It did not achieve success at first in the United States but then it was considered as a masterpieces of the absurd drama.