Before knowing Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero, I would interpret it as a character who has faced many obstacles during his/her lifetime yet has able to overcome them slowly over time. As the novel progresses, this character is ready to give up and turn to evil, since he/she has gone through many hardships, but knows it is not the right thing and instead realizes his/her true objective in life. A tragic hero is usually the main character of the novel. At the beginning of the story, this character is someone who doesn't have much but is loved by many and usually lives a good life. Being an intelligent, honest and loving character, money is not necessary to them because they have something better- love.Then, throughout the novel, the character then is affected by something big in their life. Suddenly, their world is turned upside down and somehow this character must deal with it. Over and over again, this character is constantly being filled with bad luck. For example, some of the hardships faced by this character might include a loss of loved one(s), death, close ones turning their back against them, failure, torture, committing a sin/ crime and so on. As the story continues, the character will bet tempted by evil and will have to decide whether or not he will fall into it. The character goes through a couple of stages depending on the situation. Once the character is tempted by evil, he/she will soon realize his/her wrongs and realize all the damage he/she has caused in society and to loved ones. The ones he cares about will soon begin to hate him/her, along with the other characters that he/she caused trouble. When the character suffers because of all the hate, he/she will come to the realization of their wrongs and will try to make amends. The character will be filled with guilt, blaming himself constantly throughout the novel and his conscience slowing eating him alive. This character will do anything possible to make it right and get
play. Objectives are all of the smaller steps, or baby goals a character must achieve while in route of their superobjective. Obstacles are thought to be detours or brick walls. They can slow down and try to prevent the character from reaching their objectives and superobjective. Lastly, tactics are what the character may use to get to their objective. They are considered the hidden emotion in a character’s line.
In the play, “The Glass Menagerie,” Amanda’s superobjective is for her daughter…
interesting character with interesting characteristics that are shown throughout the tragic story. Many characters have their own motives and goals that they ultimately want to accomplish by the end of this story. These motives can have somewhat of malicious or o innocent intent as each character is only doing the things they do in benefit of themselves. Whether it be for more power or just happiness these characters cunningly scheme their way to their objective. That being said characters of Hamlet…
written by Shakespeare called Romeo and Juliet sends a wave of emotions throughout the entire play. It begins with the hope and prosperity of the two “star-crossed lovers’ of overcoming their fate of potentially dying to the despair and sorrow of tragic death. But what is debated among many is the question of why had it ended in such a way. It is argued in this speech that the counsellor, Friar Lawrence, takes full responsibility of the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Presented as a holy man, he was…
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Abstract—Thomas Hardy is the influential English novelist and realist writer in the nineteenth century. His
masterpiece Tess of D'Urbervilles has won him the world prestige. Tess’s tragic fate is the core and clue of the
novel. By analyzing the contemporary social, historical and cultural backgrounds and the heroine's character
flaws, this paper points out that Tess's tragedy is caused by women's status of economic appendages and the
subordinate position in society…
attacks his or her opponents instead of their arguments
Ad populum—Latin for "to the crowd." A fallacy of logic in which the widespread occurrence of something is assumed to make it true.
Allegory—A narrative or description having a second meaning beneath the surface one. A story, fictional or nonfiction, in which characters, things, and events represent qualities or concepts. The interaction of these characters, things, events is meant to reveal an abstraction or a truth. These characters, etc…
The people or animals or things that
are presented in a literary work.
Characters can be human, they can
be beasts, they can be inanimate
As long as they have a role (big or
small) within the story, it/he/she can
be classified as a character.
Character: Good and the
Protagonist: Major character at the center
of the story, often the hero.
Typically the main character, and most
often has a natural goodness as a quality
of their character.
and relationships between characters in Antigone
There are two basic conflicts in the play
• Between Antigone and Creon
• Between Creon and Gods
While there are two main characters(protagonists), Antigone and Creon, it is Creon who has the central figure of the play; he feature throughout the play.
Once Antigone is taken away to be imprisoned, she is not seen again.
Antigone’s opposition to Creon invites a swift and clear-cut retribution; her tragedy; Her tragedy is terrible, but for…
either 1) the narrator speaks from within the story and, so, uses "I" to refer to him- or herself, in other words, the narrator is a character of some sort in the story itself, even if he is only a passive observer; or 2) the narrator speaks from outside the story and never employs the "I", see third-person omniscient narration; third-person-limited narration; and objective shot.’ 1
Narration in Ethan Frome influences my understanding of the novella profoundly. The narrative structure gives focused questions…
- Melodramas are simple in plot, shallow in character and with a predictable end.
Ibsen and ‘Realism
- The arrival of the works of Henrik Ibsen saw drastic changes in the nature if theatre in Europe, which eventually was to have repercussions in Australia
- ‘Father of Modern Theatre’
- New sense of realism to theatre, demanding that it be made relevant to people. He saw the theatre had a moral obligation to challenge the injustices apparent in his world.
- Hedda Gabler, first performed in Melbourne…