Things Fall Apart Antigone And Tus Andronicus Character Analysis

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Having an open mind creates the possibility of accepting new ideas, but refusing to listen to others can do more harm than good. In Things Fall Apart, Antigone, and Titus Andronicus, stubbornness of the protagonist is the main conflict that leads the tragic hero to their downfall. All three tragic heroes, Okonkwo, Antigone, and Titus believe their own beliefs are the correct ones to be followed and that there's nothing wrong with it, however as the stories progress it's clear to see that this is why the character dies tragically.The three plays consist of main characters who are stubborn and only follow by what they believe individually. The stubbornness results to the downfall of the main characters because the beliefs of the characters goes …show more content…
Throughout the story, it's clear to see that Okonkwo is very attached the idea of masculinity and power. Since Okonkwo's father, Unoka, was known for being a lazy and careless man, Okonkwo tries very hard to be the opposite of his father. He goes to extremes to prove his masculinity. The most extreme cases being that he killed his own son, beat his wife during the Week of Peace, and killing a white man. A new religion is brought to the village by Europeans, Christianity. Compared to Okonkwo's beliefs, Christianity is a more peaceful religion, which contrasted the beliefs of Okonkwo. As the whole village adapts to the new religion, Okonkwo is distraught by this new religion as it seemed more feminine and peaceful and refuses to believe in the new religion. This stubbornness to change is the main reason why Okonkwo's downfall …show more content…
Rome had just finished having a war with the Goths, and as a result of this, Titus’s sons were killed in the war. They were to execute Alarbus because Titus wanted to sacrifice a traitor for the lost lives of his sons. Tamora begs Titus not to kill her son, but Titus insists that he can't do anything about it because it will please the gods as the sacrifice would make up for his sons’ deaths in war. This would result in Tamora being furious towards Titus for what he has done. Tamora would get her revenge towards Titus with the help of Aaron, her secret lover. She constructs a devious plan with Aaron, which would lead Titus to lose his sanity, resulting in Titus to be murdered by

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