Everyone makes bad choices throughout their lives resulting in unfavorable outcomes. Some choices are worse than others. William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is filled with countless sporadic and careless decisions. A great number of these decisions were made by Romeo Montague, one of the main characters in the play. Romeo displays irresponsibility as exemplified in his decision to kill Tybalt in a fit of anger and to commit suicide in the name of love.
Nevertheless, he represented a threat to state and Brutus felt a sense of duty to his country to put aside his opinions and beliefs in order to protect his country. An unflinching sense of duty to benefit the state rather than serve the individual is a prime characteristic of civic humanism and is clearly epitomized by Brutus’ words and actions. Through pervading classical republican actions, Shakespeare can express his ideological
Brutus, however, cares deeply for Caesar and is hesitant to kill the beloved hero of Rome. Cassius applies advanced techniques when speaking to Brutus and ultimately gains Brutus as an ally in his conspiracy against the emperor. These techniques involve the classic rhetorical methods that Aristotle crafted many centuries ago: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos. Aristotle understood that people are naturally skeptical. They are only fully convinced of an argument when they trust the source, understand the reasons, and truly care about the issue.
However, Brutus may have done what was best for Rome, to improve and reestablish his beloved country. Similarly, people may claim that Brutus was, in fact doing what was best for his country, and that murdering Caesar was not a betrayal. He seems to feel that Caesar would not be an asset to Rome and Brutus wants to really improve the country. However, Brutus continually feels the need to defend his actions and justify his crime. If he is truly confident in his deed, he would not stammer to find justifications.
Due to Creon’s ego, him losing everything caused by that very hamartia, and acceptance of the series of unfortunate events that occurred; Creon is the tragic hero in Antigone Creon’s tragic flaw is his overwhelming ego. The series of events began to occur when Creon denied
The Romans, Greeks, Visigoths, Burgundians, Alans,Franks, and many more all despised Attila and his empire for his vicious rule. The following quote sums up the level of inequity Attila the Hun left behind "There, where I have passed, the grass will never grow gain." -Attila the
Placing the Blame The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet truly becomes a tragedy once Mercutio, Romeo’s close friend, is killed by the hand of Tybalt. Multiple claims could be made regarding who is responsible for Mercutio’s death, but he himself is ultimately to blame. Once Tybalt approaches him, Mercutio begins to instigate. The heat at the time of this scene was hardly bearable, making matters worse as Mercutio quickly becomes irritable. He made insulting comments and aggravating remarks, pushing Tybalt to the point of fighting.
Arrogant Odysseus Ever since the dawn of humanity, one of the most prominent problems of heroes has been their arrogance. Characters whose downfall was set in motion by hubris include Victor from Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, Satan from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and King Oedipus in the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex. Even Odysseus, thought of by some as the greatest soldier of all time, struggles with his ego and arrogant manner in both Homer’s epic depiction and Andrei Konchalovsky’s movie portrayal of Odysseus. However, Odysseus proves to be much more conceited in the film than in the original epic tale. When Odysseus first defeats the Trojans in the movie, he defies Poseidon, thinking he is more than just a man.
Do you have someone in your life who you find to be really dishonorable and not trustworthy? In this play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, it is a time of mayhem and false accusations supposedly placed in the time of the Salem Witch Trials. It is a series of unfortunate events involving innocent people getting accused and guilty people getting passed by. In The Crucible, John Proctor is a dishonorable man because he is very harsh, dishonest, and selfish. John Proctor shows how dishonorable of a man he really is when he acts very harshly and mean to all the other character throughout the play.
Brutus was a great and close friend of Julius Caesar, but Cassius took advantage of Brutus because he was jealous of Julius. Brutus was a patriot and just wanted to do the right thing for Rome and make sure Julius was not going to become king. Brutus was a truthful man and wanted to know what the people thought about Julius. So Cassius tried to bribe Brutus with fake letters from the people, and decided he would team with the other senators and kill Julius Caesar for the good of Rome. For example, in his speech at Julius 's funeral he said "Not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more."
The main character then furthers the already standing conflict (generally explained at the beginning of the play) to the point in which their lives, families, or political structures are brought into it and ultimately are destroyed. The protagonist, sometimes the antagonist and many other leading characters end up without their lives throughout the play, mainly the ending in a dramatic final scene. The concept of the Fatal Flaw in Shakespearean Tragedy is that a character has many flaws, but there is just one specific flaw that ends fatally for them. For example, Othello’s hamartia is jealousy, which ends in his death. Macbeth’s hamartia is his excessive ambition to become King, which leads to paranoia, and then leads to his death.
This is to say that the wants a government of checks and balances and believes in the importance of the senate. This point is important to keep in mind, because Brutus ' ancestor drove out the last king of Rome to establish the Republic. So, the Republic is something that runs deep in the blood of Brutus. His desire for power is not for personal reasons, but a result of a utilitarian ideal. Brutus is willing to sacrifice a friend for what he believes is the greater good of the people; his desire for power is rooted in a desire to do well.