Aly Quintana Blog Post #2

After the discussions about tragic heroes in class today I thought that The Hulk would have been another great example of one. The Hulk meets the criteria of a tragic hero in every aspect. The Hulk is not the average man, he is in a constant battle with himself and the monster he becomes when he loses his temper. As the audience you feel both pity and fear for this character. You pity him because what happen to him was an accident and he did not ask for it, he is forced to live with it for the rest of his life. Also the people fear him because of how powerful he becomes when he turns into The Hulk. At first he did not know how to control it so he would just bring harm to the people and destruction. His hamartia is that he has to learn to control his temper for the rest of his life. He is cursed to battle what can make him a hero and what can possibly make him a villan.

I found that the Hulk very much related to Odysseus because of his sharp intellect, strength, and courage. The Hulk is a doctor and not only has to create The Hulk but has to learn how to control The Hulk and learn the chemical imbalances. The Hulk is very strong and finds the courage throughout time to be confident in his authority and control the beast within him.

 

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  1. Posted January 4, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    The Hulk definitely is superior to man. Great Choice ! I think that the Hulks internal battles helps him to be such a relatable hero.

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