Tragic Hero Persuasive Essay by hicaliber

Tragic Hero
This paper analyzes Shakespeare's character of Othello as a tragic hero.
# 94304 | 1,812 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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In this article, the writer presents a detailed examination of the Shakespearean character Othello as a tragic hero. The writer discusses the character Othello, as held against the standards of philosopher Aristotle and compared to the character of Creon in Sophocles. The writer explores the six attributes that Aristotle believed were needed to become a tragic hero and argues that Othello fits this description more completely and convincingly than Creon did. The writer concludes that when it comes to Aristotle's definition of a tragic hero Othello clearly outpaces Creon in all six categories of definition.

Comparing the Characters to the Six Elements

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Othello
  • Fagles, Robert, MacGregor, Bernard, Knox, Walke, The Three Theban Plays (Paperback) by Sophocles, Penguin Classics; First edition (January 3, 2000)

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