Chance In Romeo And Juliet Essay

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UFMT - UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MATO GROSSO
IL - INSTITUTO DE LINGUAGENS
DEPARTAMENTO DE LETRAS
LITERATURA INGLESA II

Junior N Ferreira

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1) Explain the role of chance in Romeo and Juliet. Rely on Bradley’s theory and give examples from the play.

According to A.C. Bradley, the Role of Chance is very important and always plays its part in the Shakespeare’s tragedies. However, it is never where the tragedies were triggered, but they do occur when the story follows a definite course. This element in the play is probably more important than the conflict of Montagues and Capulets to the course of plot. Through his characters, Shakespeare addressed the dilemma of the universal human struggle between succumbing to fate and exercising
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Also is a story that illustrates ways of think from ordinary people, always has a happy end where protagonist achieves his goal at the end. A successful comedy, as “The Taming of the Shrew”, not only has the ability to make people laugh, but can also make them understand serious social or individual problems.
Basically, a tragedy is a fiction with a bitter and melancholic ending. A tragedy always deals with an outstanding person who is forced to collapse through his own vulnerability. In a tragedy, the protagonist’s (who is noble and powerful) life goes from good to bad. Some examples of acclaimed tragedies are Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)
The main distinction between comedy and tragedy is that the comedy is a entertaining story with a glad ending while a tragedy is a thoughtful story with a morbid ending. We have to notice that ever Shakespearean Tragedy is unique in its way. There are very few observations which one may make about one of them which are applicable to others ( A.C.
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