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Suffering: Graham Hess As A Tragic Hero

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Robert Brault once said “ Sometimes in tragedy we find our life’s purpose”. A tragic hero is someone who is a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to their own destruction. Like nobility is someone who hold an official status such as a king, president or even a police officer. Reversal of fortune is when something is going great and everything turn for the worst. Suffering is a downfall which a character suffers from a tragic lost or a bad accident. In the movie signs there is a father, two children, and brother which is a unique story that explores the mysterious real-life phenomena of crop signs and the effects they have on one man and his family. In order for Graham to survive he must understand the tragedy of his wife’s death and protect his family from an alien invasion. Graham Hess is a tragic hero according to Aristotle’s definition because he has suffered, gone through a reversal of fortune and is noble. Graham Hess is considered a tragic…show more content…
In the movie it´s been inferred that he was once a priest or pastor of the sort. In the beginning of the movie Graham and Officer Paski have a conversation about the crops the she says ¨It's the strangest thing Father.¨ he responds ¨Don't call me Father.”......¨Don't call me Father. It's just Graham now¨. Graham has chosen not to be a father anymore because his faith is shattered and he doesn't believe in miracles anymore. The quote was used because he doesn't want to be called father when the officer approaches him as father. This quote proves that he is/was noble because he also says “ I am not wasting one more minute of my life on prayer. No one more minute. Understood?” stating that he used to give and hold his life on prayer but now he won’t. Like Graham was once a Reverend like in Antigone Oedipus was a king and she was the daughter of the late king and queen. Although Graham was noble he also faced reversal of
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