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Thor as tragic hero. Quotes as support. Tragic flaw (pride) Thor: As king of Asgard ...! Odin: BUT YOU'RE NOT KING! Not yet. Odin: You are a vain, greedy, cruel boy! Thor: And you are an old man and a fool! Odin: Yes... I was a fool, to think you were ready.
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Quotes as support • Tragic flaw (pride) • Thor: As king of Asgard...! Odin: BUT YOU'RE NOT KING! Not yet. • Odin: You are a vain, greedy, cruel boy! Thor: And you are an old man and a fool! Odin: Yes... I was a fool, to think you were ready. • Odin: Thor Odinson... you have betrayed the express command of your king. Through your arrogance and stupidity, you've opened these peaceful realms and innocent lives to the horror and desolation of war! You are unworthy of these realms, you're unworthy of your title, you're unworthy... of the loved ones you have betrayed • Loki: “You know what he is. He’s arrogant, he’s reckless, he’s dangerous!” • Recognition • able to wield his hammer again (Odin says, “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of THOR!”) • When talking to Selvig: “My father was trying to teach me something, but I was too stupid to see it.” • Talking to Odin: “There will never be a wiser king than you.” “I have much to learn. I know that now.”
Using it in a paragraph • Give it some context and explanation • When Thor is talking to his father at the end, he says, “There will never be a wiser king than you.” He follows that by saying, “I have much to learn. I know that now,” which shows that he has learned some humility. • When Odin casts Thor out, he puts a spell on Thor’s hammer, saying, “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor!” The fact that Thor is able to wield the hammer later proves that he has become worthy of the power.
Introduction • What is a tragic hero? • Why is Thor a tragic hero? • Thor models the four characteristics of a tragic hero: high position, tragic flaw, reversal, and recognition. • Topic sentences • To begin with, Thor has a high position in his society. • Not only does Thor have a high position, he also exhibits the tragic flaw of hubris that every tragic hero has.