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I did not find Willy to be a tragic hero- according to Aritstotle he would of been a man who enjoys great reputation and good fortune Willy had neither of these I found him to be irresponsible unable to live in his reality- cheating on his wife- somone who would rather borrow money from Charley- a friend than to work for him I feel that he took the easy way out by killing himself He did in the end provide for his wife- however- now she is alone All those years of financial stress and standing behind her man - she is left free clear finally owning the home shed lived in for 25 years but now she lives there without the one shes been so dedicated to for so long I would have to say that Willy by far is not a tragic hero under Aristotles definition of one He did not appear to be a great father or husband He drove himself crazy while trying to push his kids towards perfection He also ended up killing himself and giving his wife what they both wanted their house paid off He did not appear to be a man of good fortune He did however in his mind enjoy a great reputation through business According to Aristotle Willie is not a tragic hero He is not a noble person who enjoys great reputation and good fortune According to Arthur Miller a tragic hero is one who does not remain passive in what he believes is a challenge to his dignity The hero would not simply accept his situation without a fight A tragic flaw is when the protagonist has a compulsion to evaluate himself justly Based on these statements I would have to say that Willy is not really a hero because he didnt really fight the situation He just kept trying to do what he always didsell However he
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