Hero Essay Examples

John Proctor

This description adds an air of mystery to him – he seems subversive and breeds paranoia, which is bound to encourage the audience to dislike him. This unpleasantness about him rubs off on the characters who side with him such as Parris, Danforth and Abigail, and hence rubs off on the society that gets caught… View Article

Modern tragic hero

Aristotle defines a tragedy as a “form of drama defined by seriousness and dignity and involving a great person who experiences a reversal of fortune”. This ‘great’ person is normally held in high regard and possesses a tragic or fatal flaw which contributes to the reversal of fortune. The character must pass through suffering and… View Article

Macbeth : a tragic hero or bloody tyrant?

Written by William Shakespeare probably in late 1606 or early 1607, Macbeth is considered by many people to be the darkest of Shakespeare’s works. The play is a tragedy about death and deceit amongst the Scottish noblemen. It focuses on the rise and fall of the main character, Macbeth. The argument on whether Macbeth is… View Article

Is Macbeth truly an evil-tyrant, or is he a tragic hero?

The first thing that we must take into account when analysing Macbeths character is that he is a normal human being, and like normal human beings, he has moments of weakness which when played upon can result in huge mistakes. The story of Macbeth is an example of power at the expense of everything else…. View Article

Macbeth – Hero or “Hellhound”

William Shakespeare the author of Macbeth was born in April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. He is generally regarded as the greatest playwright ever to have lived. During the time of Shakespeare (which was the Elizabethan times) the theatres in which his plays were performed were very basic. They had no scenery or sets so they… View Article

Macbeth- Tyrant or tragic hero?

Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies, but it has been considered so unlucky that some actors will only refer to it as ‘The Scottish Play’. They believe that saying the actual name will bring bad luck. The play tells the story of a respectable military leader, Macbeth, and his rapid downfall towards the end… View Article

Arthur Miller presents Eddie Carbone as a tragic hero

The next major event in this scene is where Rodolfo and Catherine have been dancing to “Paper doll” The words “Paper doll” could represent Catherine, as Eddie is implying that Rodolfo only wants Catherine for his papers; his passport to the country. During this scene Eddie’s anger has been rising and he then makes an… View Article

Antony is a hero in this context

Aristottle defined a tragic hero as a man who’s misfortune is not brought about by vice or depravity but by some error of frality. Do you agree that Antony is a hero in this context? In Shakespeare’s ” Antony and Cleopatra”, Antony can be considered a tragic hero as he is lead into misfortunate, unfavourable situations and… View Article

Egocentricity of Pechorin vs Jason

In this essay I will compare the egocentricity of the characters of Pechorin from the Russian novel, A Hero of Our Time by Lermontov, and Jason from the Greek Tragedy Medea, written by Euripides. I have selected the topic of egocentricity or self-absorption for it is prevalent in both works in respect to Pechorin and… View Article

Identifying A Hero

A protagonist is a leading character. In the texts I have studied, there are often a characters which the reader are encourages to be drawn towards. We are endeared to them and the story is often focused around them. In The Great Gatsby, even the title encourages the reader to feel that the story is… View Article

Who is the hero of Julius Caesar

Argue who is the hero of Julius Caesar. Is it Marc Anthony or Brutus? Support your answer with evidence.             Brutus is definitely the hero of Julius Ceasar.             Going back to the story, we can tell that Brutus sacrificed his own life for the Romans. However, he committed suicide because his army loses to… View Article

Jeffrey Wigand

Jeffrey Wigand is the whistleblower and alleged hero who was a top-level executive at Brown & Williamson Tobacco in the late eighties and early nineties who illegally breached two separate confidentiality agreements Tobacco in the late eighties and early nineties who illegally breached two separate confidentiality agreements by leaking trade secrets to a television network… View Article

Nora – A Classical Hero in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll`s House

Nora Helmer, the central character, wife of Torvald, and mother of three children, is indeed a classical hero in Isben’s A Doll’s House. She was hiding her character and personality throughout the play under the pretense of the ‘ideal 19th century wife’ who completely abides to her husband. The character of Nora is quite tough… View Article

Comparative Paper: Beowulf and Batman

A superhero is a fictional character who is noted for feats of courage and nobility, who usually has a colorful name and costume, a mastery of relevant skills, advanced equipment and/or extraordinary powers and abilities beyond those of normal human beings. More importantly, a superhero has a strong moral code, including a willingness to risk… View Article