Realism as a dramatic art form dates from the late 19th ...

Realism as a dramatic art form dates from the late 19th ...

The Concept of Modern American Tragic Hero Presented by Noha Al-Absi Heba Al-Amri Maram Al-Satti

Fatimah Al-Solami :Going to Meaning of tragic hero2-Characteristic of classic tragic hero-1 Examples of classic tragic hero-3 Modern American tragic hero-4 Characteristic of modern tragic hero-5

Examples of modern tragic hero-6 ? What is a tragic hero The idea of the tragic hero was created in ancient Greek. tragedy and defined by Aristotle (and others) The tragic hero is a man of noble stature. He is not anordinary man, but a man with outstanding quality and greatness about him. His own destruction is for a greater cause or principle

:Common characteristics of a tragic hero Usually of noble birth- Hamartia: the tragic flaw that eventually leads to his downfall. - Peripeteia - a reversal of fortune brought about by the hero's tragic flaw

- His actions result in an increase of selfawareness and self-knowledge - The audience must feel pity and fear for this character - :Examples of Tragic Hero

Modern American tragic heroes In the Modernist era (late 19th and early 20thcentury), a new kind of tragic hero was created out . of a result of this "classical" definition -Modern playwrights have continued to create characters whose tragic flaws lead to tragedy, but these are not usually heroes in the classical sense.

:characteristics of modern American tragic hero The modern hero, it seems, does not necessarily have to be".of a high estate - but rather an "ordinary person The story may not result in an epiphany of awareness or.even come to a resolution of catharsis The story may end without closure and even without thedeath of the hero. This new hero of modernism is the antihero and may not be considered by all to even be a .tragic hero

Examples of Modern American Tragic Hero Arthur Miller stands out as asuccessful writer of tragic plays. He wrote the tragic .play "Death of a Salesman In the story, the maincharacter supports the

qualities of a modern tragic .hero Arthur Miller Willy Loman is a tragiccharacter. This is because Willy Loman has the following

attributes: , a tragic character is presented as a victim of society or in other words a common man; where "a sense of triumph is evident even if the character dies - someone benefits" and a tragic flaw which leads to Willy

. Loman's downfall A Streetcar named- 1 desire written by .Tennessee Williams Is a play about a fallen.woman in societys eyes Tennessee

Williams As a young woman Blanche lostthe family fortune, estate and her young husband. These events have overwhelmed Blanche for years causing her to be a social exile. She is

sometimes described as a tragic hero; a person who once had vast potential was plagued with . a doubtful future Others believe that Blanche Dubois is ananti-tragic hero, meaning that her life had no significance and effect on society. The

Southern belle known as Blanche demonstrates throughout the play that her life did not make an impact on the world, in .the end she was only fooling herself Thank You

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