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  • Tragic Character Of The Play
    449 words
    After examining the play, Antigone, for tragic characters, it is seen that there could be many different possibilities. One character is clearly shown to be the tragic character though, and that is Antigone. She plays this role so great because she has all of the correct characteristics of a tragic character including her tragic flaw and her downfall. A tragic character is defined as a person who suffers a downfall in the course of the play, this character also has a tragic flaw which is the eve...
  • Faults And Imperfections Of John Procter
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    The character of John Procter in Arthur Miller's The Crucible was a great example of a truly tragic hero. He measured up to every one of Aristotle's requirements. He was not a perfect person because he had many faults and was not completely good or bad. Best of all, he knew that he was not perfect and he recognized and regretted the errors that he made throughout his life. Then, after the reader stays with Procter while he confessed all of his horrible sins for the whole town to hear, he had was...
  • Greatest Tragic Quality Of Faust
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    Faust as a Tragic Hero In the story of Faust, written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust is whirled into an adventure of sin and deceit. The further Faust follows the devil the closer he comes to his own demise, taking down with him the innocent Gretchen. As Faust goes on he embodies the characteristics of a tragic hero in a sense that he is borderline good and evil, constantly battling his conscience. The one major flaw that initiates his self-destruction is the fact that he feels he is extre...
  • Good Character In Mrs Alving
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    Ibsen's Ghosts, although a relatively modern drama, maintains many classical elements of tragedy as defined by Aristotle and championed by the ancient Greek playwrights and poets. One element of displayed prominently in this case is character. Aristotle believed that there were four main elements to a good tragic hero: 1) the character must be good, 2) decorum, 3) the character must be true to life, and 4) constancy within the characters demeanor and actions. The tragic hero in Ibsen " ghosts, M...
  • Private Bill Clinton
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    Is President Bill Clinton a Tragic character A tragic character is someone who is basically good, strong, intelligent, and not a martyr. A tragic character must have good fortune and be successful. A tragic character must also possess a tragic flaw, which in an attribute that would lead to a downfall. The character must also be of great importance or in a position of greatness. The character must have a good conscience, be well liked by the people, and do a job. Bill Clinton possesses two sides ...
  • Tragic Hero's And The Hamartia
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    The Tragic Hero In literature, there are many different styles that can be used to convey a story to the reader. One of these styles is Tragedy. When an author writes a tragedy, he has to make the readers feelings sympathetic to the ideas or plot that he is putting forth. S. H Butcher correctly points out that "Tragedy, according to definition, acts on the feelings, not on the will" (269). Because this is so the author must play on the readers feelings in order to create a well crafted tragedy t...
  • Tragedy And The Tragic Man
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    The question of what defines tragedy has been an issue addressed by several different literary minds since the day of Aristotle, the first person to define tragedy. When Aristotle first defined tragedy he believed tragedy was something reserved for a person of noble stature. He said this person was eventually brought down by a tragic flaw, hence the term tragedy. Robert Silverberg agrees with Aristotle's views on tragedy, but other authors don't accept Aristotle's view so easily. Arthur Miller f...

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