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Welcome to the Tragic Hero Final - Walter White WikiEdit

This is the Tragic Hero final for Mr. Gamble's D Block. Here, we relate Breaking Bad's Walter White to Aristotle's theory of tragedy along with Freytag's Pyramid and the other tragic figures we have studied this semester, redefining what it means to be a "tragic hero." These webpages were brought to you by Monica Finnstrom, Brandon Marconet, James Quan, and Christopher Thomas.

Breaking Fab

Breaking Fab

Who is Walter White?Edit

Walter White was a high school chemistry teacher who struggled to support his family by working two jobs.  Although a brillant chemist, Walter had difficuty finding appreciation or challenge in his routine life. 

Everything changed, however, when he found out that he was diagonised with terminal lung-cancer. Walt was no longer going to sit idly and let life pass him by.  As a result of his diagnosis, he pushed himself to fully apply his talents before his eminent death.

He resolved to methemphetamine manufacturing with an ex-student, Jesse Pinkman, with the purpose of accumilating  sufficient funds for his family - a wife, a son, and an unborn daughter - by the time he passes.

Events quickly spiraled out of hand and Walter slowly develops into a ruthless criminal with an alter ego, "Heisenberg."  Unforeseen forces and extreme situations morph his quest to support his family and to secure his family's financial well-being into a quest to reach the top of the food chain. Increasingly taunted or forced to commit greater crimal acts, Walter becomes a monster, driven by a twisted blend of love, hate, and greed. 

Breaking Bad Trailer (First Season)

Breaking Bad Trailer (First Season)

A look into Walter's humble beginning.