Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tragic Hero Revisited

After my presentation of my topic at the end of the class, Andy had some questions on why I chose to relate Zeppelin City to 300 and Sin City rather than a tragedy like Oedipus. One point that I am going to make in my essay is that even though all three stories end with the main character dying, the story as a whole is not entirely tragic. I believe that even though each story contains a tragic hero, the world in which they occupy becomes a better place upon their death. The characters in 300 and Sin City capture the two sides of Amelia's heroism, from the heroic defence of a nation to just plain insanity. I hope this helps clear up any confusion.

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