Welcome to the Tragic Hero Final - Walter White WikiEdit
This is the Tragic Hero final for Mr. Gamble's D Block. Here, we relate Breaking Bad's Walter White to Aristotle's theory of tragedy along with Freytag's Pyramid and the other tragic figures we have studied this semester, redefining what it means to be a "tragic hero." These webpages were brought to you by Monica Finnstrom, Brandon Marconet, James Quan, and Christopher Thomas.
Who is Walter White?Edit
Walter White was a high school chemistry teacher who struggled to support his family by working two jobs. Although a brillant chemist, Walter had difficuty finding appreciation or challenge in his routine life.
Everything changed, however, when he found out that he was diagonised with terminal lung-cancer. Walt was no longer going to sit idly and let life pass him by. As a result of his diagnosis, he pushed himself to fully apply his talents before his eminent death.
He resolved to methemphetamine manufacturing with an ex-student, Jesse Pinkman, with the purpose of accumilating sufficient funds for his family - a wife, a son, and an unborn daughter - by the time he passes.
Events quickly spiraled out of hand and Walter slowly develops into a ruthless criminal with an alter ego, "Heisenberg." Unforeseen forces and extreme situations morph his quest to support his family and to secure his family's financial well-being into a quest to reach the top of the food chain. Increasingly taunted or forced to commit greater crimal acts, Walter becomes a monster, driven by a twisted blend of love, hate, and greed.