Essays Tagged: "Hubris"

Sophocles portrayal of unversal justice through Oedipus the king

rder. Oedipus served Thebes as a great ruler, loved by his subjects; but it is his one tragic flaw, hubris, which dooms his existence, regardless of the character attributes that make him such a belov ... t, and was seen to be "greater than any man", but the leader that he had become still possessed the hubristic tendencies which doomed him from the time he fled Corinth.It is impossible to speculate wh ...

(3 pages) 192 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Socrates Theme Paper

themes and ideas that reflect all ofhumankind. On particular idea was that Sophocles believed that hubris is destructive and willeventually lead to one's demise.Creon, the proud king of Thebes has su ... and willeventually lead to one's demise.Creon, the proud king of Thebes has such a fatal flaw. His hubris alienates Teiresias,Haimon, and his people. Teiresias attempts to explain to Creon the severi ...

(2 pages) 89 0 2.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"The Hubris of Albion" is a brief attack on common historical stereotypes of Aficans as savages who were brought to civilization by American slave traders.

The Hubris of Albion"Beware prejudices. They are like rats, and men's minds are like traps; prejudices g ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.4 Oct/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Vision and its Relevance to Tragedy, this goes into the heros journey, the Appollonian and Dionysiac worlds, and how it relates to commonly read novels.

akes on. Tragedy celebrates the human condition. The force that instigates the whole process is the hubris; pride, an assumption of power beyond an individuals control. "Our human predicament, or cond ... m denying the relationship in the first place. His pride, throughout everything, leads him.Arthur's hubris is the greatest when he tries to kill the incestuous child born by his half sister and him. H ...

(26 pages) 178 0 3.2 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The concept of Parrhesia in Antigone, by Sophocles.

ther a proper burial to pay due respect. Antigone and Creon are unrelenting in their beliefs; their hubris brings about their eventual demise. In their desire to serve what they believe to be true, th ...

(8 pages) 65 1 4.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

"Scarlett O'Hara: Tragic Hero?" This essay proves that Scarlett O'Hara from Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With The Wind" is a tragic hero according to Aristotle.

gic hero of Aristotelian poetics is of noble derivation and nature. The fatal flaw which is usually hubris, or pride, commonly precipitates a catastrophic downfall (Greenberg par.1). Lastly, a humbled ... a.Scarlett O'Hara had many tragic flaws, but the central flaw that led to her ultimate downfall was hubris. Her pride, which had adverse effects, caused her to lie, steal, cheat, and manipulate. She w ...

(4 pages) 61 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Shakespeare's Macbeth.

gedy Macbeth is a classic dramatic work. It encompasses many traditional elements such as conflict, hubris, initially high position, tragic flaw, and imminent downfall. Nevertheless, although customar ...

(3 pages) 23 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

The Greek idea of hubris.

MYTHOLOGY HUBRIS ESSAYThe Greek idea of hubris is comparing oneself to the gods. In the novel of Mythology by ... k idea of hubris is comparing oneself to the gods. In the novel of Mythology by Edith Hamilton many hubris sins were committed. Bellerophon, Arachne, and Niobe, are examples of some victims of the hub ... n where they suffered immersive consequences.To begin with, Bellerophon demonstrates the hazards of hubris when he tried to ride Pegasus to Mt. Olympus. After Bellerophon rode Pegasus for the first ti ...

(2 pages) 48 3 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles.

eek drama by engaging the audience and relating them to the characters. It involves the overbearing hubris and hamartia, cleansing of the catharsis, and dramatic irony. The contrast of the protagonist ... o his downfall. In this play, it could be argued that Oedipus' hamartia is infact his arrogance and hubris. Indeed he does say "the world knows my fame," and thinks he is above the knowledge of the bl ...

(5 pages) 164 2 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

"Medea" by Euripides, the Embodiment of the New Female in Greek Society.

brings a sense of manly courage to woman's gender by slaying Creon and Creusa. She brings power and hubris, decidedly male characteristics, to a woman's role by slaying her own children, in a society ...

(5 pages) 123 1 4.6 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Comparison between Sophocles' tragedys Antigone and Oedipus the King.

her or lower. One can see that every action brings upon an ironic outcome. Also, the deadly flaw of hubris can be recognized, though each character expressed it for different reasons. Antigone and Oed ... e way or another. Murder and suicide falls upon Oedipus' family. Death arises from the fatal flaw...hubris, which the main protagonists of both plays possess. Oedipus, being the root of all disaster, ...

(3 pages) 59 1 2.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Othello: Shakespeare's Perfect Tragedy.

an error in judgement leading him to his downfall and eventual death. These two elements are called hubris and hamartia. The unities of time, space, and action must also be followed. This means that t ... nvy for the love they have. In this tragedy, catharsis presents something the audience cannot avoid.Hubris and hamartia are two components of a Shakespearean tragedy that are very much intertwined bec ...

(4 pages) 93 0 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Power Struggle.

y resolved this struggle; through a lethal battle.Achilles demonstrates an emotion characterized as hubris, which are his selfish petty concerns over people and the gods. On the other hand Hector demo ... efulness due to the arrogation of his beloved Patroklos' life by Hector. This ties in with Achilles hubris based on the fact that he will not hesitate to slight the gods over something that he must in ...

(4 pages) 90 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Sophocles' 'Oedipus The King' - Was Oedipus a victim of hubris or a victim of the gods?

n to sleep with his mother and slay his father? What was it that Oedipus fell victim to? Was it the hubris that seemed to so permeate his character? Was he a puppet held in the cruel grip of the gods? ... not be the same. Therefore another sin must be searched for and the one most commonly blamed is his hubris.The hubris of Oedipus is most evident in his dealings with Creon and the contrast that is lat ...

(5 pages) 161 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Short Play on Adolph Hitler.

hrough Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm the Second, Germany had an aggressive, expanding power. Hitler's hubris shattered this vision of Germany forever. But now, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the w ...

(9 pages) 37 0 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

Oedipus Rex as a Tragedy: How this play fit into the "tragic" criteria.

n downfall. This leads to harmatia, or an error in judgement,usually a direct result of the initial hubris, and sets in motion the incidents or consequenceswhich lead to the destruction of the individ ... me to lead to kingly life / What more could anymoderate man desire?" (Sophocles, 586-591). Oedipus' hubris, or overwhelming pride, is apredominant factor in the final outcome of the play. In fact the ...

(6 pages) 74 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Tragic Flaw of the Riddle Solver: Oedipus Rex(by Sophocles)

ng his father, marrying his mother, and producing an offspring with incest due to his tragic flaws--hubris, rage and short temperedness. In this passage, Oedipus's hubris is demonstrated by one of the ... d in Oedipus's speech to emphasize Oedipus's use of language to reflect his feelings of superiority/hubris. In addition, Sophocles structured his passage without obvious rhythm and rhymes and with the ...

(4 pages) 62 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

"A Tragic Hero"-Julius Caesar William Shakespeare

must have a flaw. In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar's tragic flaw of hubris which is shown in ways such as Caesar's blindness to realize things, refusal to listen, and b ... the Soothsayer "Beware the ides of March"(I.ii.21)Caesar is warned by the Soothsayer, but Caesar's hubris holds him back. Second, Caesar is warned by his wife Calpurnia who tells about her dream, whi ...

(3 pages) 50 1 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

amartia, or flaw. The quintessential Aristotelian hero has many good traits but his biggest trait , Hubris, which causes his downfall. The hero must be valorous, consistent, and honorable and come fro ...

(11 pages) 36 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antigone v. 9/11

t plays have in common with the situation going on in America at this time. First off, everyone has hubris. I have it, you have it, we ALL have it. I can think of many instances that are related to th ... ink of many instances that are related to the "tragedy" in which America shows an immense amount of hubris. For one, so many Americans have begun to think that all Arabs and Muslims are out to get the ...

(8 pages) 43 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers