A tragic hero, one who has achieved great success whether it be personal or professional. They have managed to catch the attention of the public. They have a good image, a clean slate but fails to maintain that. By an action or event that completely change what everyone thinks of them as a person. Tiger Woods is a modern day tragic hero, he became a hero through his incredible athletic achievements in golf, he failed to stay good in the eye of the public due to him possessing egotistical and lustful characteristics.
Robert Trent “Bobby” Jones Bobby Jones was encouraged to play golf as a young boy in order to improve his strength and health. He practiced to become better at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, where he was born. The golf professional at this course helped Jones, but only with the basics so he did not mess with his natural skills. Bobby Jones won the Georgia State Amatuer Championship at age 14. This was said to be his biggest win of all time.
Tiger Woods was born in Cypress, California, in 1975. Tiger Woods was raised to be a champion. Brought up by a father who put a golf club in his hands before he could walk. For an entire generation of kids, Tiger was a hero and viewed in the same light as the best athlete in the world. Tiger Woods studied at Stanford University, and won a number of amateur U.S. golf titles.
His story gained a lot of publicity and it has led to debates about his sanity and heroic qualities. Many believe that he was naive and neglectful to himself, or that he had a death wish. However, McCandless proved that he had the bravery to discard the standards of society and live by his own ideals. He was not to be dissuaded by those
Although Odysseus was only supposed to be gone two weeks, it still caused worry and concern. Odysseus caused pain by being gone for twenty years. No one in the family knew where Odysseus was. He was assumed to be dead. Him being gone for twenty years, caused Telemachus to have an identity crisis.
Although it thrived, it fell around 476 C.E because of major issues. Poor military, mistrust in the government, and the overwhelming size lead to the fall of the Roman Empire. Poor military decisions contributed to the downfall of the Roman Empire. In C 450 CE, the Roman military leaders made a poor decision by letting the military decide on taking away armor (Document 3). This caused more soldiers to be killed in battle because they didn’t have the proper protection.
Life is full of obstacles and numerous people go through similar obstacles, some are able to overcome these obstacles others let these obstacle destroy their lives. Aileen Wournos and Oprah Winfrey did not know each other, but there was a lot of similarity in their early childhood. They were both surrounded by poverty and parent that did not show much emotional support, they were both also sexually abused and even with numerous similarities they ended up in different point in life. Aileen Wournos became a prostitute and then became a serial killer (Falcon, Richard). On the other hand Oprah Winfrey went on becoming a billionaire and a respected women (Katherine Kohn).
Tom, Myrtle, Daisy, and Gatsby were selfish and self centered leading them to become Morally responsible for the death of Jay Gatsby. Polo player Tom Buchanan had an ongoing relationship with George Wilson 's wife Myrtle that ended very dramatically with the death of Myrtle in a car accident as well as causing the murder of Jay Gatsby. It was not till this time where George started to realize that his wife was having an affair and this made him very upset as Nick says “He had discovered that Myrtle had some sort of life apart from him in another world and the shock had made him physically sick.”(Fitzgerald 130). Tom took Gatsby 's car to get gas at George 's garage on his way to the city to meet with Gatsby. While getting gas Myrtle saw that it was Tom in the car and was upset because she was locked in a room and wasn 't allowed to see anyone.
Another factor that made Salva more brave was when he had to watch his uncle be killed. This was very hard for Salva especially after his friend Marial died. Marial was a young boy that Salva met in one of the groups he joined. Marial also had no idea where the rest of his family went and him and Salva bonded over that. After Marial was killed by a lion Salva was devastated because Marial was like the only family that Salva had.
In The Fall of the House of Usher the symbolism is displayed when the narrator sees the house and describes it as very creepy but clearly stated that he notices the crack of the House from the bottom to the very top of it. Here it is symbolizing the crack that both Roderick Usher and Madeline Usher for they both described as having a problem for they both had flaws and were about to die. Madeline had an illness no doctor could describe and was on the verge of dying and this caused her brother Roderick to go mad physically and emotionally. The crack was not just the house but both Roderick and Madeline all