Although some of Christopher McCandless' decisions portray him as an anti-hero, his personality and determination demonstrate the qualities of a tragic hero, one who makes mistakes but still tries to follow his beliefs and ideals. Christopher McCandless is often described as a sociopath, and although he did hurt those around him, he was aware of what he had done and was beginning to reconcile with the idea of returning to society. McCandless had walked away from his parents and the life they had built for him. His father comments upon this, saying how he didn’t know how “‘a kid with so much compassion could cause his parents so much pain’” (104). McCandless was able to
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.
The term tragic hero is a character of noble birth who can emphasize with the audience by qualities. A tragic hero must create a situation that he or she can not change. According to Aristotle there are also certain characteristics in which a tragic hero must convey through their actions. In Shakespeare 's Macbeth some may see Macbeth as an antagonist, but Macbeth is a tragic hero because he holds high positions and works his way to more, recognizes his flaw, and shows responsibility for his doom. Macbeth follows these characteristics as for he is Thane of Glamis and Cawdor.
John Proctor was the best example of a tragic hero in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. John Proctor had many qualities of being a tragic hero. He was a intelligent and well respected guy in the community of Salem, Massachusetts. Another quality was how he had many flaws but he redeems himself. At the end, John Proctor had a major downfall and a tragedy that led to his death.
A tragic hero is defined as a man or woman of high standing and respect. A person who has many positive character or personality traits, but has one major character flaw. This flaw will ultimately be the downfall of the hero. They also have the ability to endure great suffering. Also the audience must relate to the character but also accept that their downfall was necessary.
In the distinguished play Antigone, there is argument over who the tragic hero is, Antigone, or King Creon. A tragic hero must meet certain specifications, which include having a great influence, being essentially good with good intentions, having a weakness in them that leads to their fall, they must commit great sin which leads to conflict, that their story begins in relative happiness and ends in utter disaster, and that the hero commits their actions of their own free will. In this play, I believe that Creon is the real tragic hero and that Antigone sparks the reaction to his downfall. Creon’s position as king gives him great influence over the people of Thebes, allowing him to create laws to restrain, abstain, and assist the citizens.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is set in Salem in a Puritan community, John Proctor is the tragic hero because he is loving, loyal, authoritative, but his tragic flaw is his temper.The most well known definition of a tragic hero comes from Aristotle who was a great philosopher . When describing a tragic hero, he states "The change in the hero's fortunes be not from misery to happiness, but on the contrary, from happiness to misery, and the cause of it must not lie in any depravity but in some great error on his part. "He also explains the four essential qualities that a tragic hero should have, which are appropriateness, goodness,consistency, and lifelike.These necessities help, classify the character of John Proctor in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible as the tragic hero. Proctor's downfall in the play is initiated by a human flaw, which qualifies him to be the tragic hero. Arthur Miller illustrates John Proctor as a common honest
Some people who have read this story will say that it is “bold” or “too sad” but it is a story of reality. Antigone is a story of reality because it shows how bad choices cause immediate problems. The plot and the theme of the story is very strong, but that requires a strong character. There are 2 major characters in this story and 5 minor characters. A major tragic hero of Antigone is King Creon.
So the question we should be asking ourselves here is, just because you’re considered a good person by everyone 's standards and do good deeds does that make you a tragic hero or could you still be a villain? There 's also the opposite question, just because you kill someone or do something that you know is wrong does that make you a villain or is there still a chance that you could be a tragic hero? Which will our Macbeth be? The writer is going to start with saying that he believes Macbeth is a tragic hero. Before we continue “Tragedy
Modern Tragic Hero? A classical tragic hero, or a shakesperean hero, is defined by a character with a high status who has a tragic flaw, which leads to their demise. Arthur Miller redefines a tragic hero, stating that a modern tragic hero, is but a common man, a wounded hero, with an unwillingness to settle for less. Miller states that a modern tragic hero is a common man, because we can identify better with them as a tragic figure, because they are more similar to us. Unlike a classic tragic hero, Miller doesn't believe that a modern tragic hero has fatal "tragic flaw".
Both Maximus Meridius and Captain John H. Miller have the qualities of a tragic hero, which are: a high position, a fatal flaw, and a downfall caused by their flaw. It is clear that Miller is a superior example of a tragic hero because he displays a larger amount of humanly traits such as fear and his situation is tragic because if he was still alive, his life could have been better, he could have been around the love of his life, unlike
This shows that is someone had really harmed George, he would have stuck up for him and done what he could… even if it meant he had to hurt someone himself. You can tell George would make any sacrifice for Lennie by the way he talks about him. He says “Hell of a fella, but he ain’t bright” (36). He knows that Lennie isn’t the smartest but that he is a great person and a great worker. “Well you ain’t doing no good keepin’ alive” (45).