Essay On Sydney Carton A Tragic Hero - Nicholas Moccio Ms. Mattos Period Seven December 1st, 2017 Sydney Carton: Romantic or Tragic Hero. Sydney Carton is a pitiful, emotional, and selfless character. These are all true, but there is a line between two archetypes. In this formal essay, I will attempt to discover this line. A Romantic hero is an archetype that embodies romanticism. Romanticism.