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  • How Is Othello A Tragic Hero

    The concept of a tragedy has persevered throughout time since its definition by Aristotle: "serious, complete and of a certain magnitude". A tragic hero must always have a hamartia (fatal flaw), a scene of anagnorisis where his flaws are realised, and peripety: the reversal of fortune. Moreover, the downfall of the hero in a tragedy must be greater than what he deserved. Shakespeare, in this regard, partly based his idea of tragedy upon this concept; Othello conveys this exceptionally well. The…

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  • Hubris In Sophocles Oedipus The King

    All tragic plays consist of a tragic hero who is destined for negativity and an eventual downfall. Oedipus in Sophocles’ Oedipus the King does not believe in the infallibility of the gods and has all the characteristics of a classic, tragic hero. He displays these characteristics throughout the course of the entire play. As a result, his downfall is inevitable. Hubris is the most well known trait among the palette of a tragic hero’s characteristics. Hubris is defined as being overtly pompous.…

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  • Sophocles 'Oedipus' Lead The Way

    This leads to the peripeteia of the character, to find out who he was born from compared to finding the killer of Laius. At this point, Oedipus’ wife, Jocasta, is completely aware of the situation and says to Oedipus “I implore you. Give up this search(703).” Instead of listening to his own wife, he continues his search of meaning. From this point the entire play goes down hill. Oedipus’ peripeteia causes him to learn that he was the murder and son of Laius…

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  • Loyalty Quotes In Antigone

    Sophocles Antigone Tragic hero: Antigone An indubitably loyal humanoid cannot be questionably bribed or allured to deviate from his/her adventurous path. It is knowledgeable that loyalty is a healthy emotional feature in human activity or mentality, but in Sophocles’ Antigone, Sophocles exhibits Antigone’s loyalty as if it is not as healthy as crafted. Antigone’s loyalty sometimes tends to send her four steps behind rather than four steps forward, but Antigone is more in the state of…

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  • Raymond Reddington Character Analysis

    The FBI job that Liz earned is the reason why she met Red, who is on the FBI’s most wanted list. Once the mysterious man, who seemed like her father, entered her world, her peripeteia is enacted; her life was turned upside down. By the end of season two, Liz is wanted for treason, and she is an enemy of the US. In the season two finale show, Jon Bokenkamp said, “It’s an episode that feels like Liz is a Blacklister because the…

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  • Tragic Flaw In Julius Caesar

    Flawed But Not Forgotten Every human has a flaw, but some can be the cause of their own demise. The flaw of Marcus Brutus in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare causes his own downfall as the tragedy unravels. Brutus is the tragic hero because he has all of the necessary traits a tragic hero needs, according to Aristotle. Aristotle defines a tragic hero as a man of noble stature or high position who causes his own destruction for a greater cause or principle. A flaw cannot be…

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  • Is Julius Caesar Noble Or Noble

    William Shakespeare 's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus possesses all of the traits of a tragic hero in the eyes of Aristotle. Brutus is the perfect candidate for a tragic hero, containing all of the tragic hero traits. This includes nobility, peripeteia, anagnorisis, and catharsis. Between everything Brutus does for the people of Rome, he shows anyone that he is the most noble of them all. He definitely proves himself to be an honorable man. Out of all the things that describe Brutus,…

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  • The Tragic Hero In Macbeth

    The Tragic Hero in Macbeth Humans possess the gift of free will and the ability to make decisions, yet it is the consequence of these choices that determine one’s future. The story of Macbeth by William Shakespeare tells the tale of a virtuous thane’s transformation into a ruthless king. Driven by his lust for power, Macbeth becomes king by means of murder, forcing him down a path of wickedness as his conscience continuously deteriorates. In this story, Macbeth would be considered a…

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  • Macbeth Tragedy Analysis

    when he himself has committed unspeakable acts. This is where Aristotle’s theory of tragedy comes into play. It aides in proving that Macbeth is in fact a tragedy. Aristotle’s theory of tragedy is composed of three specific elements anagnorisis, peripeteia and harmartia, which can all be found in Macbeth. Macbeth who is the heroin of the story suffers from the fatal flaw of both ambition and insecurity, that leads to his downfall, Lady Macbeth feeds at this, and picks away at macbeth’s heroine…

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  • What Is Dubrow's Water Imagery?

    In classic water imagery there is always a sense of renewal, change and livelihood, but Dubrow takes what is generally thought of as a sign of life and strangulates it into an ironic symbol of a woman’s extinction. Within the poem, the speaker discovers from the murky depths of “the bottom drawer” of their mother’s dresser a blue silk dress (2-3). They describe it as a “body dragged from the lake” (13), like a waterlogged memorial for a person still thought to be living. The water imagery Dubrow…

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