A character that makes decisions that impact his life and the lives of others is Okonkwo. Okonkwo has constantly made decisions that affect his life and others, such as his family, mostly in a bad way. Decisions that Okonkwo has made that affected himself and other people are killing Ikemefuna when he was not supposed to, killing a clansman during Ezeudu 's funeral, and committing suicide after he killed the messenger who was sent from the white man to stop Okonkwo 's meeting. One bad decision that Okonkwo has made that affected his life and others is him killing Ikemefuna. Ever since Ikemefuna was sent to live with Okonkwo they had a close relationship and Ikemefuna even calls Okonkwo father.
He is the center of the play, which causes events to happen. The first tragic fall that leads Creon to his downfall is his power madness. His power madness fall can be supported by Antigone’s dialogue, “Further: he has the matter so it that anyone who dares attempt the act will die by stoning in the town.” (Antigone 2).
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt is responsible for his own death because he has a history of killing, he has an attitude that instigates on problems, and he has grudges against Romeo. Tybalt is at fault for his own death because he has killed other people before. Romeo exclaims to Tybalt, after Tybalt killed Mercutio, “He’s alive and victorious, and Mercutio’s dead?” (3.1.84). In this quote, Romeo is wailing that a great person was just killed by Tybalt.
Do Bad To Do Good In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar there are many tragic incidents that occur together to create a series of events that takes many lives throughout the play. A tragedy is a story in which the characters do not survive. A reoccurring tragedy throughout the play is the presence of a tragic hero, which is a character that has a flaw become the cause of their own downfall. Brutus is an example of a tragic hero because his own naivety and desire to good become the main factor in his death.
These books reveal that timing is everything when it comes to the challenges and opportunities of ordinary people. Neither of these men were born into a privileged lifestyle and neither of these men stood out of the ordinary. Hewes was a shoemaker and Douglass was a slave- both holding a low social status during their time. What made them special is that they rose above their less than fair conditions and made something of themselves.
Aristotle described a Tragic Hero as a superior man of lofty class who plays tragic imperfections and discovers his fate by his own proceedings. Similarly, in Chinua Achebe’s novel “Things Fall Apart”, Okonkwo is a protagonist and also considered a tragic hero who commits tragic flaws, experiences a remarkable reversal and recognition, who holds a position of power and prestige in Umuofia but his tragic flaw is his fear of weakness and failure and later discovering his fate soon after his action. Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. Okonkwo’s tragedy did not only involve him and his family, it also involved the whole society. He started as a sharecropper with no inheritance from his father.
Oedipus who tries to make Creon looks like an evil person explains to Jocasta, his wife that he caught Creon in the act of wanting to stab him, which was not the case. “Precisely, I caught him in the act, Jocasta, plotting, about to stab me in the back” (Qtd in Barnet, Burto, & Cain, p. 1117). Oedipus who was challenging and discourteous most of the time violent temper plays a significant role in his downfall makes him a tragic flaw. Another tragedy of Oedipus as a tragic hero was that he was a proud man, who thinks he knew it all and would not listen to anyone. One of his greatest acts of hubris was that he denies his fate of the oracle and defy the prophecies of the gods that later came to reality, and despite his growing up in Corinth he was a son of the land of Thebes.
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We know that Hamlet is a tragic hero , for various reasons in the play , all the suffering he goes through , the death of his father which had a big impact in his life and the whole play , being the reason why Hamlet wants to get his revenge no matter what , disregarding the consequences There are multiple reasons for Hamlet delaying the death of Claudius. one of these reason being his mental health. After the death of his father, Hamlet becomes very sad and many think that he begins to go insane. Hamlets insanity affects all aspects of his life.
The very dagger that killed our king sits on the back of my belt picked after Macduff’s pessimistic scream echoed the castle. A spot of blood still remains on the tip, an ill reminder of his excruciatingly cruel death killed during the late night by a once close friend. Is this how you repay the man who treated you like a brother? Was the Thane of Cawdor and Glamis not enough? Who knew one dagger could cause such predicament.
There are many definitions of success among the general public. To most people, it means having a good life, a good family, and lots of money. Although the definition might vary, all success involves one important element hard work. The value and importance of hard work has been proven over and over again in numerous history and literature.