Disgrace Essay | Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis of Disgrace.
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Disgrace: David Lurie as Hero

Summary: Reviews the book Disgrace. Explores the character of David Lurie. Considers his merits as a tragic hero.
Who could ever confuse David Lurie, from the book Disgrace, to be a hero? Heroes never selfishly think of their own personal desires before others. David Lurie's character flaws of selfishness and lust would fit him into the mold of a tragic hero. David continually lusts women causing him to be no typical hero. A tragic hero can be a hero yet have some type of character flaw that brings him down. Therefore David is considered a tragic hero.

In Shakespearean literature the use of a tragic hero has set standards. "The Tragic story leads up, and includes the death of the hero. The suffering and calamity are exceptional. They are themselves of a striking kind. They are as a rule, unexpected. They are contrasted with previous happiness and/or glory." (http://global.cscc.edu/engl/264/TragedyLex.htm#GENERAL) J.M. Coetzee uses these standards and deviates slightly...

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