Charles Lancaster - Tragic Hero
This story is about the tragic ending of Charles Lancaster's life. He may have done something the people considered honorable, but laws must be followed. He disobeyed those laws due to his impulsiveness, not thinking before acting. This flaw would lead to him being in a circumstance in which he would risk his life. Of course, he was caught, as most are, and served a tragic death.
Charles Lancaster, age 25, was born in the wealthy kingdom of Northcott. However, he had to grow up with no parents because of their deaths and no family to keep him. He was 14 when his parents passed, so he was old enough to manage his living. He is on his feet now and is a very kind man. However, he has an issue where he makes decisions without thinking.
One gloomy night, Charles was sleeping lightly in his bed. Out of nowhere, he hears a faint screaming and decides to check it out. He walks outside and walks towards the sound. He followed it until he reached near the forbidden water of Northcott. There was a law that forbid going near or in it. He saw that the girl was drowning in the water. Without thinking, he jumped in the water and saved the girl. As soon as he got on dry soil, three men in uniforms catch him in the act.
Charles runs and runs with the girl, trying to escape the guards. He runs until he is out of breath. The guards catch up to him, and capture him and the girl. They are taken to the jail of Northcott.
Charles and the girl sit in the jail, and wait until the next day, when they will be taken to court.
Charles and the girl and both in danger. The king wants death. However, he says only one of them must die due to the girl being younger. Having this said, Charles owns up to his mistakes, after arguing his case, and accepts his fate, death. The girl greatly apologizes and thanks him for saving her life.
Charles Lancaster is taken to the execution zone atop one of the highest buildings in the kingdom. He is hurled off the edge of the building and is sent falling to his death. The guards collect the body, and bury him as the king directed them to. The king buries every person in the kingdom, no matter the cause. The girl wept and wept, but never forgot Charles Lancaster.
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