Lance Armstrong a Tragic Hero

Karen Espinoza & Rosa Santana

Achievements/Redeeming Qualities

*Lance armstrong won 7 Tour De France

*In 1991 he became the youngest US amateur cycling champion

*Raised 300,000 dollars for the lance armstrong foundation

*Won over cancer and started his own foundations

*He was famously known as the worlds best cyclist

Tragic Flaw

*Confessed on the Oprah show that he took enhancement performing drugs before races to win the competitions.

*His tragic flaw was deciding on taking drugs that he knew were illegal in to make himself better and getting all of his medals taken away.

*Also tarnishing his reputation/ disappointing his fans

Lance Armstrong's Confession | Oprah's Next Chapter | Oprah Winfrey Network


*Lance armstrong apologizes to live strong staff for letting down the team and putting the company at risk.

*He confessed on national television his ''wrong doing'' which was doing dope while competing

* this shows he is ready to deal with his consequence

Hamartia/ error in judgement

*The definition of ‘cheat’ is to gain an advantage on a rival or foe that they don’t have,” Armstrong told the television host, hardly seeming penitent. “I didn’t view it that way. I viewed it as a level playing field.”

*stated in court that the government should have known he was ''doping'' , despite his many lies about it

also said in court he did the government and the country a favor by making U.S winners in several competition.

Not all is bad !!!

*Lance Armstrong is still the face of LIVE STRONG his foundation it still very credible.

*The lance armstrong foundation raises a lot of money with people dealing with cancer.