Hi, I am looking for someone to write an article on michael corleone from the godfather as a tragic hero Paper must be at least 1250 words. Please, no plagiarized work! The deeds and consequences that evoke pity and fear are events that the tragic hero did not deserve – the punishment did not fit the crime – and the recognition by the audience that the hero is much like themselves. The former provokes pity, the latter provokes fear. (Golden, 1968, p. 22). The tragic deed that brings upon the hero’s downfall should also be done to a family member, as if the parties are enemies or indifferent to one another, there is no reason for pity or fear for the hero. The tragic hero himself must be good, appropriate, realistic and consistent. Moreover, there must be a discovery that the tragic hero makes that brings about his downfall. (Aristotle, 1981, pp. 219-224). He should also be a person of stature, who enjoys “great reputation and prosperity.” (Aristotle, 1981, p. 218).
An example of a classical Greek tragic hero is Oedipus, who marries his mother and slays his father, although Oedipus is unaware that these events transpired, as he left his home as a young boy and did not know his mother or father. His tragic flaw is one of hubris – he believed that he could change his fate, a fate that was foretold when he was very young. By attempting to change his fate, which compelled him to leave home, he brought about the very tragedy that he was trying to avoid by leaving home in the first place. (McKinney, 2010, p. 1).
The question is whether Michael Corleone is a tragic hero, according to Aristotle’s definition. When we begin the Godfather saga, both in the film and the book, Michael is a bit of an innocent. This is shown by the fact that he was in uniform, obviously serving his country, therefore is not an active part of the family business, and by a story that he tells to Kay. In this story, he tells of a man, Les Halley, who refused to let Johnny Fontane, a well-known singer, out of his contract. Michael Corleone’s father, Don Vito Corleone, put .a gun to Halley’s head and said that either his signature would be on the contract or his brains would. . .