The Chronicles Of A Tragic Hero Essay

1033 Words Jul 14th, 2015 5 Pages
Jessica Tran
July 14th, 2015

The Chronicles of a Tragic Hero

A tragedy is defined by endeavors of human suffering that prompts the tragic hero to challenge morality. It is often associated with the downfall of the character that evokes the audience to a state of gratification. In Woody Allen’s film, Match Point, the protagonist Chris Wilton, possesses unrighteous ambitions for love, lust, and money that commence him through the path of the tragic pattern that ultimately causes him to gravitate towards erratic behaviours that impairs the lives of those around him including his own. Although the film Match Point parallels to aspects of Aristotle’s definition of tragedy, it is Shakespearian’s conclusions that prevails to define the film as a true tragedy. This is evident through the tragic hero’s flaw of selfishness through the act of infidelity, his gradual isolation from society, ultimately playing out the consequences to his psychological death. Chis Wilton exemplifies a figure of Shakespearean’s model of a tragic hero through the possession of his character’s flaw of selfishness that inflicts excessive conflict upon the relationships involving those around him and himself. His motive to withhold both lust and money compels him to act in manners to retain his high quality lifestyle by committing the act of infidelity. Wilton’s character embodies a man of high estate through the fundamental advantages from his marriage to Chloe Hewitt. He is introduced to…

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