This main characters in this play are Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet and Mercutio. The preposterous Tybalt, Benvolio, and Romeo himself are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet due to their acts of selfishness and rage. First of all, Romeo starts the spiral going down when he is being a mindless
Romeo calls himself “Fortune’s Fool” and realizes that he is going to have to face a punishment for his actions, that are of course caused by fate (3.1.142). Later when Romeo hears of Juliet’s death he blames fate and tries to kill himself, “Is it e’en so?-Then I deny you, stars!” (5.1.25). In this example Romeo is taking responsibility for his past actions by defying fate and taking things into his own hands. Juliet is also a naïve and impulsive girl that
He starts of as a honorable man which is eventually turned against him. Then the play progresses and his tragic flaws causes his downfalls of a hero. At the end of the play he is stabbed just like Caesar was which is an example of peripeteia. These are all characteristics of a tragic hero which Brutus shows in the play. His Honor, nobility, loyal patriotism, and naive manner combine to become Julius Caesar tragic
Death and tragedy engulf the people of Verona, who is to blame for this big mess? If you go back to the beginning of William Shakespeare 's play “Romeo and Juliet” it is easy to see this tragedy wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for Mercutio and his tendency to meddle in other people’s lives. First he convinced Romeo that his love for Rosaline wasn’t worth it and he needed to get over her. He then led Romeo to his horrific fate when he forced Romeo to crash the Capulet party, where he would first meet his future bride Juliet. If it weren’t for his arrogance and selfishness Mercutio and Tybalt wouldn’t have gotten in a fight, causing Romeo’s banishment.
According to Psychology Today’s article “Jealousy: Love’s Destroyer,” “Jealousy lends itself far too readily to obsession and delusion.” This idea is clearly seen throughout the play in Iago’s most cunning of actions; his attempt to murder Cassio, and his malicious lies which tear Othello and Desdemona apart. Not only does Iago’s jealousy lead to delusion, but also to deception. Iago is in search for something to sooth his envy, and this leads him to vast lies which will please
Finally, that pride takes over the narrator completely, causing him to run when “Doodle’s and [his] plan [comes to] naught, and that streak of cruelty within [him] [awakens]” (Hurst 353). The narrator is so prideful that the thought of Doodle and him failing stings more than ever. Pride controls the narrator’s actions; Doodle’s death is a result of those actions. The pride is beneficial when it is controlled, but it quickly leads to Doodle’s downfall when it goes too far, pushing Doodle past his
He kills the love of his life while blinded with false anger and jealousy, only to find out all of the betrayal was fake. He finally has actual suspicions when Emilia, the wife of Iago, reacts by saying, “If he say so, may his pernicious soul Rot half a grain a day! He lies to th ' heart. She was too fond of her most filthy bargain.” (5.2.166). Even as Emilia is finally clearing his vision, he draws his sword at her, refusing to believe that he’d killed the love of his life for nothing but lies.
In order to be a tragic hero you must be in a position of power, have a tragic flaw, and have a downfall that is emotional for the audience. Caesar definitely has all three of those traits , but Brutus does as well and arguably a much more honorable and well lived life. Also when Caesar is killed it is by a vicious murder because he was too greedy. When Brutus dies he dies of sadness and with honor because he allows nobody the honor of killing him. Brutus was the better tragic hero because he was more honorable, had a lesser tragic flaw, and his downfall led to more pity among the
Due to the death of his close friend, Romeo grew enraged and decided to “be a man” and get revenge on Tybalt. “O sweet Juliet, / Thy beauty hath made me effeminate / And in my temper soft’ned valor’s steel!” (3.1.115-117). In this quote, Romeo is expressing how Juliet’s beauty weakened him. He feels almost a hatred towards her for making him cowardly and not able to save Mercutio’s life. Since being strong is an expected characteristic of men, Romeo feels that the absence of his bravery is to blame for the tragedy.
The Reason Behind His Madness Hamlet gets himself into an utterly dire situation as his madness is totally self caused and entirely avoidable. He chooses his own fate when he is wrapped up in the idea of destroying his uncle to avenge his father. The thought of carrying out this revenge drives him to actually become mad and ruin almost all of his ties of friendship and his love for Ophelia. Hamlet’s demise, and the demise of loved ones around him, is self-inflicted and self-destructive. In the play of Hamlet, Hamlet, the main character, is the son of the King that has just recently died and Hamlet’s mother quickly thereafter remarried the Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius.