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An examination of the way that the downfall of a hero is presented in three diverse works: Macbeth, Gawain and the Green Knight, and The Tale of Genji

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Introduction

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Genji also faces disillusionment at the end of his tale. He is a man who has indulged in life to the full, and has grown attached to the world, obsessively in some cases. Similar to Gawain, when he is faced with the finality of death, he is helpless. This is demonstrated most clearly during the final days of Murasaki, and the way Genji handles it. Murasaki can relinquish all of her ties to the world and pass away, but Genji is a being who covets such bonds dearly, and his attachment to Murasaki is obsessive. So in an act of selfishness and defiance against he inevitable, he denies Murasaki that right. To be denied one s last wish is a cruel thing. The implication of this is that where sending her away could have meant her salvation, he has instead finalised her death through his own selfishness. He has known all along that desire is sin, and therefore can only cause suffering, yet he is unable to act upon this. His attempt to deny the inevitable when he could have lessened the impact means that the passing of Murasaki leaves him a broken man. He covered his face. Yugiri was weeping too. He struggled to brush them away to see through them as the sight of her dead face brought them flooding back again. Macbeth too, shares this trait with Genji. He deceives himself by believing only that which he wants to believe. He laughs that Macbeth shall not be killed by any man of woman born when he should realise that just as the witches past prophecies have come to past, so shall these. Macbeth s gradually growing obsession with these prophecies triggers a decline in his mental state; while he does not fear death by holding onto them, he kills others out of fear. This is most keenly seen in the murder of Macduff s family. ...read more.

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