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  • The King : The Tragic Downfall In Oedipus The King

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    Raven Scott Professor Carruth ENGL 205:01 8 September 2017 The Tragic Downfall in Oedipus Rex In Sophocles's play Oedipus Rex, Oedipus is what is known in a tragedy as the tragic hero. Oedipus is the tragic hero because his fate goes from having the fortune to ending up in misfortune. Usually, the tragic hero is given a "tragic flaw" that sets the character up for his own downfall. The tragic flaw is intentionally an excessive positive trait causes the character fortune to turn to misfortune. In

  • Overfalls Of The Tragic Downfall Of Oedipus The King

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    Oedipus: Tragic Downfall In the story Oedipus The King by Sophocles, the main character, Oedipus, had many flaws that lead him to a tragic and hard hitting downfall. A tragic hero always has a hubris that takes him down in the end, but Oedipus had more than just one. Out of his many flaws, a few of them stuck out more than others. His problems made him push himself to the end of his reputation as a hero. Oedipus was Impatient, would not take advice, and made very quick decisions. Oedipus had

  • Antigone : The Gromic Overfall Of Creon's Tragic Downfall

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    Creon’s Tragic Downfall “One could only damage oneself through the harm one did to others. One could never get directly at oneself” (Jean-Paul Sartre). Jean-Paul explains that when you bring harm to others due to your lack of flexibility, you inevitably bring the harm upon yourself. In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, Antigone’s antagonist, Creon, is extremely inflexible because of his self-admiration and obstinacy that ultimately lead to extreme consequences. Antigone, Creon’s niece, disobeys King Creon’s

  • The Tragic Downfall of Lady Macbeth by William Shakespeare Essay

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    The Tragic Downfall of Lady Macbeth William Shakespeare’s play entitled Macbeth is a bloody tragedy about ambition, evil, guilt and moral corruption. The story emphasizes a lot on the consequences or aftermath of the bad deeds that Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth do and the growing impact it has on them in turn. Lady Macbeth a woman driven by her assertiveness, boldness, strength and ambition for her husband could not escape the guilt that eventually caught up to her and destroyed her.

  • A Hero’s Tragic Downfall

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    Hero’s Tragic Downfall In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus is portrayed as a tragic hero. He believes he can amend the Roman Empire by killing Caesar and granting Romans freedom from a potential monarchy. Cassius comes to Brutus with intentions of obviating Caesar from the throne. At first, Brutus is against this. Then, Cassius changes his mind by lying to him and persuading him with false letters supposedly from other Romans. Ultimately, Brutus is the tragic hero because

  • The Tragic Downfall Of Creon 's ' Antigone '

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    Have you ever done something you knew was wrong, but wouldn’t admit your mistake to yourself or others for pride’s sake? In Sophocles’ Antigone, Creon’s own pride and stubbornness causes his tragic downfall that could’ve been stopped if he had made different choices along the way. His choice to remain adamant in his decree prohibiting Polynices from being properly buried largely affects the plot’s actions. Creon manages to extend and enlarge the disaster by sentencing Antigone to death, rejecting

  • Macbeth Responsible For The Tragic Downfall In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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    A character’s tragic downfall is often influenced by other characters, but this is not the case in Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. Macbeth conforms to the conditions of a tragic hero because in the beginning of the play, Macbeth is an honourable and trustworthy nobleman to King Duncan and all of Scotland. However, throughout the play, Macbeth commits evil deeds such betrayal, treason, and murder solely because of his ambitions to remain in power. Macbeth murders others upon hearing the witches’ prophecies

  • The Tragic Downfalls of Creon and Antigone in Sophocles' Antigone

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    resulting in their individual downfalls. In his opening speech, Creon makes his motives clear, that “no man who is his country’s enemy shall call himself my friend.” This part of his declaration was kept to the letter, as he refused burial for his nephew, Polynices. However, when the situation arises where it is crucial that Creon takes advice, he neglects the part of the speech where he says “a king... unwilling to seek advice is damned.” This results in Creon’s tragic undoing. Being in power

  • Shakespeare's Tragic Downfall In Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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    Shakespeare’s Macbeth is about Macbeth's bloody rise of power and his tragic downfall. It was partly based on a true historical account. Macbeth was a Scottish captain in King Duncan's army. he was loyal and kind and respected the king. when Macbeth killed the traitor to the Scottish army during the war with the Norwegians. king Duncan rewarded Macbeth the title of Thane of Glamis and Cawdor. Macbeth then meets three witches predict that he will on day be the king of Scotland, however when king Duncan

  • Macbeth's Tragic Downfall Portrayed in Shakespeare's Macbeth Essay

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    suspenseful atmosphere as well as in the development of the character Macbeth. Additionally, they justified his changing personality, beliefs, and morals. The inclusion of prophetical witches, ghosts, apparitions and visions eventually led to Macbeth’s tragic downfall. The very first scene of the play introduces supernatural forces in the form of three witches, also known as The Weïrd Sisters. These three witches met Macbeth and Banquo near Forres, where they then proceeded to tell them, mainly Macbeth, a

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