Karellen the Hero - Allen 1 Justin Allen Mrs Gionta English 70 Karellen the Tragic Hero In Arthur C Clarkes novel Childhoods End the interesting

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Allen 1 Justin Allen Mrs. Gionta English 70 April 29, 2016 Karellen, the Tragic Hero In Arthur C. Clarke’s novel Childhood’s End, the interesting character of Karellen is the only one present throughout the entirety of the plot. Analyzing Karellen using Michael Hauge’s Writing Screenplays That Sell helps reveal how surprisingly relatable Karellen is. Karellen appears to be a tragic hero. His superhuman abilities make him appealing to one’s imagination and his misfortune and flaws show he isn’t perfect. Despite not being human, it’s still possible for people to sympathize with Karellen. Although Karellen at first seems to be completely beyond our understanding, we are able to sympathize with his inability to produce children and continue his species. This is revealed when it is stated, “He did not mourn for man; his sorrow was for his own race forever barred from greatness by forces it could not overcome” (Clarke 178). This perfectly aligns with method one in Hauge’s book of creating sympathy for the character by, “making him the victim of some undeserved fortune”. This unfortunate fate of Karellen’s makes him a more relatable character, especially to those who are unable to have children. Biologically each being’s purpose is to

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