Which are some modern hero or heroines?I am doing a term paper over the spring break on tragic heroes/ heroines, i want to analyze all concepts of tragedy, as well as compare modern heroes to...

Which are some modern hero or heroines?

I am doing a term paper over the spring break on tragic heroes/ heroines, i want to analyze all concepts of tragedy, as well as compare modern heroes to tragic heroes. I already have my tragic heroes/ heroines;

Classic:

Oedipus, Macbeth, Lucifer (Paradise Lost)

 

Modern:

Tess of the D'urbervilles?

 

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teachertaylor | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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Two others would be Joe Keller from Arthur Miller's All My Sons and Caddy Compson from William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.

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Doug Stuva | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Concerning your question about modern tragic heroes, how about the following:

Willy Loman, from The Death of a Salesman

Jay Gatsby, from The Great Gatsby

Maurya, from Synge's Riders to the Sea

Joseph K., from Kafka's The Trial

Randle Patrick McMurphy, from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Madame Bovary, from, you know

And I don't remember his name, but the priest in Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory

You already have a good idea of modern tragedy if you've decided on Tess, so I won't go into that at all.  If no one else answers and I think of any more I'll email you.  Hope these help.

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erin-oriley | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

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Thank you so very much, DStuva : )

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