Tragic Hero Essay by supercalifragilistic

Tragic Hero
A description of the traits necessary for a literary character to be considered tragic.
# 96297 | 1,336 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2007 in Literature (Comparative Literature) , Literature (General)

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This paper applies several descriptions of tragic heroes to different literary characters throughout Western literature. The author first presents Aristotle's list of traits necessary for a tragic hero. Other views of a tragic hero are also presented and analyzed from within the context of the works in which they appear. Several writers views of tragic heroes are compared and contrasted.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bloom, Harold. Arthur Miller. New York: Chelsea House, 1987.
  • Chanter, Tina. "Tragic Dislocations: Antigone's Modern Theatrics." Differences, Volume 10, Issue 1 (1998), 75-97.
  • Miller, Arthur. A View from the Bridge. New York: Viking, 1959.
  • Sophocles. Oedipus. In David Greene and Richard Lattimore. Greek Tragedies: Volume 1. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960.

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