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    John evokes pity in the reader when he is treated as if he were on display. People would come and watch him as if he were an exhibit at a zoo. John also shows hamartia in Brave New World when he talks to people in the society as if they would understand things such as love. Another trait the John shares with the typical tragic hero is anagnorisis. John exhibits anagnorisis when he tells the Deltas to stop taking the soma because it is bad for them. Since John possesses these three qualities and displays them in the book he is a tragic…

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    is then produced towards the end of the play where audience members are to ask themselves internally how they feel. The poetic imagination is supposed to show you and make you witness certain emotions and help you come out of the feeling with a better understanding of society and culture. Aristotle then states “who is not surpassing in excellence and justice, but who changes to ill fortune not through a defect and evil character, but through some hamartia.” (Poetics Part XIII). Here Aristotle…

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    must possess certain characteristics in order for him/her to be considered as such. This includes, but is not limited to, hamartia, metabasis, anagnorismos, peripeteia, and a fate that is greater than the character deserved. After careful analysis of the material, it’s evident that Louis, Prior, Harper, and Joe all share characteristics of protagonists, and Aristotelian protagonists at that. Louis is a homosexual Jewish man that is in a relationship with Prior. Louis is extremely troubled when…

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    In any tragedy the tragic hero is the protagonist through which the author gives insight on his view of the destructive flaws of humans. Ultimately the tragic hero causes his own downfall because of the flaws of his own human nature, but through the hero’s defeat, humanity is enlightened and shown to have redeeming qualities. Three main theories of the tragic hero are the Aristotelian model, the Shakespearean model, and the modern tragic hero. Each model has five defining characteristics, which…

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    the root of his own downfall,” and thus in order for a literary character to be deemed an Aristotelian tragic hero, they must meet certain qualifications. The first is, the tragic hero must be virtuous, in the sense that they are a noble leader and represent the monarchical values of the period in which the reign. The tragic hero must also fall victim to hamartia, described by Aristotle as “some error or frailty,” that, in turn, spurs…

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    Creon Tragic Hero Essay

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    In the play “Antigone,” by Sophocles, Creon, the king of Thebes, is the tragic hero, according to Aristotle’s definition of what a tragic hero is in Greek drama. The hero must be highly placed and Creon is a king. They must make a mistake and must possess a fatal flaw, also known as a hamartia. Creon’s hamartia is hubris, excessive pride. They must suffer a reversal of fortune, where the hero loses everything, and must exhibit tragic recognition in which he or she takes responsibility for…

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    The definition of a Tragic Flaw or Hamartia is: A fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine. The way Shakespeare uses the tragic flaw or hamartia is the same way he uses dramatic irony, Romeo and Juliet's Fatal Flaws are that they are of opposite families. Hamartia is a greek word meaning guilt, failure and fault.These two families are hate stricken and this family feud is so longstanding that neither side has knowledge of why they hate each other. These two families will…

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    In the film, Maximus duty was to make Rome republic again. He was told by Marcus, who is the Emperor, to give people power. Maximus was welcomes by all the troops with respect and was loved dearly. He had a wife and a son whom he had left behind at their home,they had been about 264 days apart. Maximus has some characteristics to be a fit in the category of being a tragic hero. Those are that Maximus was a noble, since he was a farmer back in Spain and had wisdom. He fits in the category of…

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    Antigone Vs Creon Analysis

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    Antigone, the sister of Polyneices, openly defies King Creon and gives Polyneices a proper burial, justifying it by claiming she was only following the divine law of the gods. Plays like this and many others were written for the Festival of Dionysus where Greek citizens would watch the plays as a way of attaining catharsis, or the purging of emotions. In Sophocles’ tragic play Antigone, Creon is the more tragic character because he adheres to Aristotle’s poetics the most, when compared with…

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    Tragedy can strike at any moment. That is what the many insurance commercials say. If tragedy strikes, the victim is not automatically considered a tragic character though, at least not in the classic sense. Aristotle put forth a notion that a tragic hero must possess three characteristics, and Oedipus, being a person of high estate, acquainted with hamartia, and falling from his position and happiness would easily be considered an Aristotelian tragic hero. Aristotle, in his book, Poetics,…

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