Thus he lashes out at everyone, alienates his wife, loses her to her madness and despair and ultimately finds himself utterly alone having lost everything yet he is unable or unwilling to surrender or admit defeat and so instead he fights to the bitter end.” (Evelyn O’Connor, Macbeth’s Soliloquies). The tragic hero’s hardship is not always wholly deserved. The punishment does often exceed the crime. Some argue that Macbeth does not entirely deserve to die as a result of his actions. Macbeth is a play of tragedy.
The creature introspects, “Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant…I was, besides, induced with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even the same nature as man.” (Shelley 107) The creation’s self-loathing is a common symptom demonstrated by abused children (Hosier). Frankenstein’s creation suffers from arrested emotional development because of the abuse. Skills involving logical reasoning and decision making are not fully developed in the creation because of this hindered development (Tawzer). The creation’s psychological deficits, due to Frankenstein’s abuse, vindicate his rash decision making. Consequently, Frankenstein is more accountable for his creation’s misdeeds because he was a negligent and abusive parent.
This blemish generated audience pity, subsequently because of his cockiness, Oedipus and his clouded mind, unfortunately caused him to be extremely paranoid. As Oedipus creeps closer to the truth, his madness increases due to the fact that Oedipus cannot admit to himself the evil things he has done. When Tiresias finally reveals the truth to Oedipus, he cannot accept the truth. Instead Oedipus chooses to believe that Tiresias’ words are some elaborate plot to over throw him, “Are these inventions Creon’s work, or yours (page 14, Oedipus Rex)?” Oedipus’ downfall is due to his hamartia pity inducing because the viewer knows that Oedipus is a morally righteous man with a huge ego. Free will is called into the forefront of this play, Oedipus, his fate was foretold long before he was born, seeks to prevent his fate, but he cannot.
This action negatively impacts him due to the developed hatred the other characters gain towards Macbeth. His ambition has led to not just the death of Duncan and Banquo but also many others such as the Duncan’s chambermaid and Macduff’s family. This slaughter ruins Macbeth’s original image of a brave, valiant, worthy gentleman to the point that others begin to address him as tyrant. Young Siward, when Macbeth told him his name, stated that “The devil himself could not pronounce a title more hateful to mine ear.” (V. vii). This quote only further emphasizes the fact that Macbeth’s name has turned from one of bravery, as shown by the Sergent (I. ii), to one of disgrace and has been condemned.
The epiphany of his failure causes his outrage and transition from good to evil. The monster’s change in nature is caused by society’s rejection of him. As the individual lives in the midst of society and learns about mankind, we become subject to opposition. The life of the individual is a constant struggle between individuality and
He hates himself and often inflicts physical pain on himself. "He thus typified the constant introspection wherewith he tortured, but could not purify, himself" to never forget what he has done (141). To him, it is a bad thing that Hester is shown publicly as a sinner, but people forget that. What is far worse than public shame is his own inner shame that he feels constantly and privately. Knowing what only he and Hester know, the secret eats away at him and drives him close to insanity.
“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” introduces an aging man’s paralyzing and disturbing outlook on life. T.S. Eliot presents Prufrock, a character who, due to extreme indecisiveness, insecurity over his appearance, and fear of socializing, develops into a stagnant character with little hope for progress; he is paralyzed by an extreme case of self-consciousness, causing him to expect the worst and question his every decision. Although he begins by introducing an “overwhelming question”, he gradually digresses to the point where this question is no longer relevant. His insecurity is demonstrated through the weary and frantic questioning of “how should I presume?” and “should I begin?”, as he doubts his ability to socialize with others, particularly women.
He had many flaws such as, being gullible and poor decision making skills. Brutus in the play was the tragic hero and because of his flaws he ends up being the tragic
Willy’s delusional personality causes him to suffer in his job and relationships. Willy is blind to the fact he is not a good salesman. He believes his failure in his job is due to how he looks. Willy says, “I’m fat. I’m very—foolish to look at, Linda.
It is society that labels both Othello and Iago as outcasts, Othello for being dark skinned and Iago for being shoved down the social hierarchy. Both of these outsiders are uncomfortable in their current social system. Regardless, they are deeply submerged within it and are shaped by it. Their obsession over their circumstances and characteristics leads the men to destroy themselves. Shakespeare represents the outsiders in society through the three men of Othello.
In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the deficit of a controlled mindset leads to a colossal tragedy like no other, greatly exemplifying the power of our actions and the consequence it has on others. Strongly articulated throughout the book is an element of hardship, which is shown in numerous situations along the way. The mental incapability of Lennie continuously highlights the worst of him, and does not portray who he truly is. Various aspects of Lennie’s personhood such as obsessions and innocence are conflated by his poor mental health, creating a life full of challenges for Lennie to overcome. As I expressed in the introductory paragraph, Lennie’s obsession of his future overtook him, so throughout his lifetime of struggles, having this fantasy of “The American Dream” was something he could grasp onto, on which he could never let go.
Happy Loman is recognized by his excessive insecurity. He reliably depends on other individuals ' opinions to settle on his own decisions. In spite of his respectable achievements in business and the numerous, numerous indents on his bedpost, Happy is amazingly lonely. His dishonorable approach towards women makes him an immature man. The reason he 's so insecure is a result of the example his dad, Willy, set for him.
His mind is in constant turmoil from his immorality, transforming him into a guilt-ridden tortured soul, because of his secret. Hawthorne expresses Dimmesdale 's morbidness when he says, “Yet Mr. Dimmesdale would perhaps have seen this individual’s character more perfectly, if a certain morbidness, to which sick hearts are liable, had not rendered him suspicious of all mankind. Trusting no man as his friend, he could not recognize his enemy when the latter actually appeared” (135). Dimmesdale is living with Chillingworth, his physician, who is described as evil and tormenting towards Dimmesdale, yet, the minister does not know that his enemy is the one he is trusting. Furthermore, Dimmesdale attributes, “all his presentments to no other cause but his own morbid heart” (146).
The deadly rivalry was on both sides after all” (54). Gene begins to take all of Finny’s actions as deliberate sabotages because his envy was controlling him. Gene seemed like a weak character because of his jealousy. It made him seem like he wasn’t as good as Finny or that he was lacking personality or talent. Once the realization came to Gene that Finny indeed did not feel anything but love for him, everything changed.
The Faults of Troy Maxson August Wilson brings out the struggle of Troy Maxson in his play, Fences. All that matter to him end up feeling this struggle, for it remains constantly inside of him. Ultimately it proves to overcome Troy and make many lose the respect and love that was once felt. Troy’s actions and failure to fix them makes his true character known. By giving way to his own desires, becoming a continuation of his father and failing those he loves Troy Maxson proves to be a man flawed at his core.