Final thoughts What is a tragic hero? We turn to the man who started it all, Aristotle.
Here we have a "hero" who as it happens performs his great deeds by what the readers may think is an evil act. However, surely the point of a work of fiction is to grab the reader by the eyeballs and get them to suspend their usual safe existence and transpose them to a place where things works the way the author "dictates".
Here we had a vastly outclassed force completely wiped from the face of Middle Earth without the even the chance of surrender and rehabilitation.
Now this is an evil act condemned the world over our world by any civilised person as literally barbaric. In fact I seem to recall a few cheers, certainly most people were close to high fives.
Now why is this.
Even later when Oscars were being doled out no said this is wrong. We are honouring a film that depicts the most savage and disgusting human traits.
OK Hollywood have a different morality set anyway. The general public you would think should have better standards though The reason was that by then the reader is so absorbed by the story that he judges the events in it by the standards of that existence.
LOR is just one example. I think all you have to do yeah right, easily said in a post is establish the morality of the world and then just write within those bounds.
Even then, how often does a story establish the norm and then have the hero break away from those acceptable standards and still become the greatest hero since sliced bread. As an example - the old good magic and bad magic scenario when when some previously unskilled janitor performs the abomination of combining the dark side with the good side and so defeats the real baddie to the acclaim of all in the story.
In the corner of his eye he saw his brother Escaron doing the same. Between them lay the thousand slaughtered bodies of the Wanoon tribe. They had dared to deny them them passage to the holy shrine. They would act as a stark waring to others. A warning that to disobey the will of the Scrungers would result in retribution and possibly death.
There we go, we have some nasty people, rules established now get in there and see what happens next. After all in thisforum, we expect the reader not only disengage from normal reality, but to go even further to where dragons exists and Splogwand blasters disintegrate metal in nanoseconds.
Just get it written.The two are, of course, eventually separated and years of pining ensue; the story culminates in a thwarted reunion. Originally a 12th-century legend, the story has been adapted countless times, most notably as Richard Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde.
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Short stories that feature elements of tragedy. These tragedy stories may have a tragic event, making for a sad or shocking read.
Nov 04, · Nevertheless, you asked how to write a good tragic story, and Mosaix hit the nail on the head. If the downfall of the good guys is because of some flaw in their own characters, (same applies to the evil guys too) you have a much stronger story. Use these 10 short story ideas to write your first 10 stories, one per week.
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