The character Macbeth is presented as one of the best flawed heroes I have been introduced to. He possesses many positive attributes such as his courage, determination, and his ability to easily (for the most part) manipulate people. However he has many negative attributes such as his cockiness, as well as his inability to think about the consequences of his actions before committing them. These negative attributes lead to his kingdom falling apart under his rule to the point where citizens of the kingdom, as well as the heir to the throne, rebelled and executed Macbeth. After all the murders Macbeth committed to obtain the throne, in the end his ego in regards to his superiority leads to his downfall.
I have been introduced to many “anti-heroes” however the one that stands out to me the most is Jonas from The Giver. The dystopian society in which he exists in restricts its citizens from everything by forcing the citizens to take daily shots that restrict their capability to see colors, feel emotions, etc. Basically making them into robots that cannot rebel against the government, however they do grant these abilities to one person and one person alone, this person is known as “The Seer”. Because this person has the ability to see everything as it truly is, and has the memories of everything that every seer before him has seen he is supposed to be the one that makes decisions upon the government’s actions however the government often over rules them. Because, of this and the citizen’s inability to retaliate against the government because of their lack of knowledge about what the government is truly doing the “new seer” Jonas cross line the government has thrown up to restrict their citizen’s memories from recuperating. And he is successful! But we never are able to see if he returns to the people he left behind after releasing the memories back to the citizens.