In the play Othello, written by Shakespeare, the death of Othello and Desdemona help illuminate important themes present throughout the play. Once Othello passes over Iago for a special position, Iago sets out to destroy all that Othello loves. Meanwhile, Othello falls hopelessly in love with Desdemona and gives Iago the perfect opportunity to collect his vengeance. Iago consistently manipulates the truth to construct the allusion that Desdemona and Cassio are having an affair. Specifically, Act V illustrates Othello’s realization that Iago is behind this heinous plot.
Out of fear of his future political activities and his overconfident personality, the senators of Rome, including Caesar's best friend Brutus, created a conspiracy to assassinate him to stop him from obtaining absolute power over the Roman Empire. On the Ides of March, Julius Caesar was assassinated by Roman senators because of what they thought Caesar would do with his power. William Shakespeare illustrated an unjustified assassination
He then joins a conspiracy to kill Caesar. After the conspiracy he is considered a murderer and flees his own country, eventually committing suicide. “I would not Cassius, yet I love him well.” (I.II.83), “I killed not thee with half so good a will.” Dies (V.V.51). These two quotes strongly highlight Brutus ' change throughout the play. One aspect changes, but one does not;
Proving a Tragic Hero A character who makes a judgement or error that inevitably leads to his or her own destruction, defines a tragic hero, according to Aristotle. In William Shakespeare’s writings, one character generally identifies as a tragic hero. Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, comes from the true events that took place in Rome during the time that Caesar rose and gained power as dictator. After Pompey’s death in Egypt; caused by each of their power-hungry desires, Caesar declared himself dictator of Rome. Although, with Pompey’s death, many remained loyal to him as opposed to Caesar, that then led to the plot of Caesar’s assassination.
It is as the great Martin Luther king once said,”Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love”. This refers to the novel and play of “Romeo and Juliet” written by William Shakespeare whose lives started and ended with misfortune. This is the most iconic love story of all time because they are both powerless victims of revenge. Tybalt's combative nature, Friar Lawrence's unsuccessful attempt to deliver an important message for Romeo, and finally when Romeo makes a impulsive decision to commit suicide after he sees his dead bride lying in a coffin all lead to the tragic end to the story.
At the beginning of the play, Macbeth was a noble and loyal person, but by the end of the play, his “vaulting ambition” had taken over him. This caused him to become malicious and nihilistic and above all murderous, Macbeth portrays a tragic hero. Shakespeare portrays a tragic hero as someone who is noble and valiant but turns out to have a tragic flaw and Macbeth portrays this by fighting for his country and king but then murdering the king because of his hamartia, “his vaulting ambition”. Macbeth is greatly responsible for his downfall, but the witches have an impact on Macbeth’s actions. In Greek tragedies characters face a point in which they turn towards death, almost all plays have someone die and, in the end, justice prevails.
The play Julius Caesar is about conspirators who plan to kill Caesar for the good of the people but instead cause a whole battle on the actions. The play focuses on mainly two of the conspirator Brutus and Cassius who believe in different things. Brutus is stoic and Cassius is epicurean. Stoicism is and Euperiunism are two different things but still brought the mean together. Stoicism is selflessness and epicureanism is selfishness.
In effect, Laertes evokes the distinction between honor and nature and the former’s influence over his decision to choose revenge over clemency. After an injured Hamlet wounds Laertes with the poisoned foil, Laertes laments that he is “justly killed” by his own “treachery.” (5.2.337). In blaming himself for his downfall, Laertes declares the justice of his death. Laertes possesses only a simple understanding of the immorality of murder because his honor, anger, and a lack of concern for his own damnation drives him to ultimately carry out the act. After Hamlet kills Claudius, Laertes states the justice in the king’s death and says, “mine and my father 's death come not upon thee, / Nor thine on me!” (5.2.359-63).
It’s easiest to tell you a few similarities first. To start off, they both wanted power and were willing to kill for it, whether it was Mark Antony trying to kill Brutus or Brutus killing himself for the better of Rome. Another similarity is that both Mark Antony and Brutus are powerful speakers. Some of their differences throughout the play are their fight in power over Rome, Mark Antony doesn’t care about Rome but Brutus would kill himself if that’s what Rome needed; their personal disposition throughout the play, Antony was very manipulative while Brutus is an honorable man; and the persuasiveness in their speeches to the citizens of Rome, Antony uses his brain and Brutus is very naive. I said earlier, Antony and Brutus have many differences.
Julius Caesar’s desire to become the greatest ruler of Rome causes the Roman people to want him dead- including his best friend. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, a group of men devise a scheme to kill the treacherous leader of their country. Conspirators believe Julius Caesar’s ambition will inevitably lead to the downfall of Rome. Each man with their own specific reason unite as conspirators to get rid of Caesar. Through his role in the conspiracy, Brutus’ actions depict Brutus as honorable and gullible.