Will Rodman as a Tragic Hero

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Will Rodman, the very intelligent scientist from Rise of the Planet of the Apes, doesn't seem like the traditional tragic hero, but this character definitely goes through the ups and downs that every tragic hero must face.

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  • Hamartia: Desperation
  • Will is a top scientific researcher for Genisys.
  • I must find a cure for my father's Alzheimer's!
  • Hubris: Will asks for investments when he hasn't figured out the virus' side effects in humans
  • You should invest in ALZ-112 so we can perform human trials.
  • Peripeteia: Uses his father as the first human trial of the virus
  • I should give dad this virus to see if it improves his condition.
  • Anagnorisis: Will finds out his father is dying despite his treatments of ALZ-112.
  • I have to develop a stronger strain to save dad.
  • Nemisis: While testing the new ALZ-113, one of Will's coworkers gets contaminated and becomes ill.
  • I think I need to take a sick day.
  • This new virus strain HAS to work!
  • Catharsis: fear for humanity's survival
  • ALZ-113 begins to spread and take many human lives
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