Tragic Hero In Fences

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Ancient greece evoked many things, and one of them was tragic hero. Tragic hero is someone who can be noble, tragic flaw, reversal of fortune, suffers, recognition, and catharsis. Noble, is someone that is important, they have a high status, and hold an official title. Reversal of fortune is when someone’s life is good at the beginning and ends up being bad or someone life is bad and ends up good. Suffering, is someone who is feeling pain and hurting. Many books and movies have tragic heros or atleast traits of a tragic hero. One movie that has some traits or maybe all traits is Fences by August Wilson the time period of this movie is the late 1950’s and the setting is in Pittsburg. The main characters who have some traits are Rose Maxson, …show more content…

“I been standing with you! I been right here with you, Troy. I got a life too. I gave eighteen years of my life to stand in the same spot with you. Don’t you think I ever wanted other things? Don’t you think I had dreams and hopes? What about my life? What about me? Don’t you think it ever crossed my mind to want to know other men? That I wanted to lay up somewhere and forget about my responsibilities? That I wanted someone to make me laugh so I could feel good? You not the only one who’s got wants and needs. But I held on to you, Troy.” (34) Rose Maxson wasn’t supposed to be living the life that she is because her husband wasn’t a garbage man when they started to date, he had more money and it seemed like a better future ahead because he was in the Major Leagues. But she didn’t give up on him, she stayed by his side the entire time, through good and bad she was still there for him. Troy didn’t care about that and went behind her back and cheated on her. Rose had a future, she had dreams but she gave it all up to be with Troy but he destroyed everything doing this. This connects to Creon, because him going against what Antigone did caused him to watch Haemon 's death, leaving him with no family because his wife also killed

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