Tragic Hero

Tragic Hero
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A King and Queen are met by a prophet one day. The man tells them that a prince far down their bloodline will meet a forbidden lover and make decisions that will destroy their family. 150 years pass and the King and Queens great-grandson meets a forbidden lover. He leaves his family to be with the woman, but the woman only liked the prince for his money. Since the prince left his family, he had no money which caused his love to leave him. When he returns to the King and Queen he finds that they have died of heartbreak. The prince realizes that his ignorance caused the deaths of his parents. He is cast on the streets with no money or home. He has nothing left to lose, so he ends his life.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Far along your blood line, a prince will meet a forbidden lover and his choices will destroy your future descendants.
  • We must spread this prophecy throughout our family's future generations!
  • 150 Years Later...
  • Rising Action
  • I think I love you! I don't care if you are poor! I want to be with you!
  • I only like this prince because of his money. I hope he is stupid enough to marry me!
  • Rising Action
  • May I please marry this woman? She is the love of my life!
  • Then I shall leave my position as prince to be with this woman! I don't care if I will become poor!
  • No! We will not allow you to marry this peasant!
  • A prophet approached the King and Queen and told them a devastating prophecy.
  • Climax
  • My parents would not allow me to marry you because you were not of royalty, so I abdicated my throne so we can marry! I don't care if I'm destitute now as long as I'm with you.
  • 150 years pass and the prophesy begins.
  • Falling Action
  • The prince asks his parents if he has their permission to marry the woman.
  • Resolution
  • I have nothing left! I have lost all my family and riches! Its all my fault! I should have realized that I was the prince in the prophecy passed down by my family. How could I not think of others! I have nothing left to lose. I should just die with the rest of my family.
  • Our prince asks his love to marry him, but things do not happen as he had hoped.
  • I will NOT marry you! I only wanted to be with you for your money! You've made a big mistake leaving your parents!
  • The prince returns home to find that his parents had died from heartbreak.
  • Oh no! My parents were so depressed from me leaving that they died of heartbreak! I have nothing left!
  • The prince realizes that the death of his family is his fault and he just wants to die.
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