Whitney Houston

Modern Day Tragic Hero

Qualities of a Tragic Hero:

1. Of Noble Birth

2. Flawed

3. Flaw leads to ultimate downfall

4. Misfortune not completely deserved

5. Self Discovery

6. Audience not left in a state of depression

Whitney Huston as a Modern Day Tragic Hero:

1. Greatness: Whitney Huston was an American singer and actress. She was 22 when she released her first album and scored three No. 1 singles. Whitney delivered four more No. 1s and won her first Grammy in 1986. She has been honored with several awards and accolades recognizing her worldwide success through the music and movie industries.

2. Tragic Flaw: After her greatest years were behind her, she remained in the public eye as something thornier: a drug addict, and a casualty of the tabloid and reality-TV era, ill-equipped for ever-increasing scrutiny

3. Downfall: Whitney Houston would go to rehab, get clean and sober and when she would get out, she would go back to doing drugs because of her husband, Bobby Brown. How could she get help if she was constantly around it? She needed to live in a better environment. Bobby

4. The Tragedy Does Not Leave the Audience in a State of Depression: Even though Whitney Huston made some poor decisions, she is still the most awarded female artist of all time with a total of 600 career awards.

"I can tell you that I am not self-destructive. I'm not a person who wants to die. I'm a person who has a life, who wants to live. And I always have. And I wouldn't mistake it for anything else other than that"