The play, for all intents and purposes should be called “The Tragedy of Marcus Brutus”, as it follows Brutus being mislead and played as a fool for the audience to watch and only in the end, dying. Caesar being as he was, a paranoid man believed to be a god, dying in an excessively cliché way, making it not nearly as tragic as Brutus’s death. As Brutus is the leading face of the people, the man that was beloved by all, he is seen in a bright light regardless of how morally incorrect his actions are. If his nobility and trusting nature weren’t so critical to his personality then it’s likely the events of Caesar’s death would have never occurred, but its because of these so called flaws that he is so well loved. This goes to show he will not be blamed or refuted for any wrongdoings as he is far too noble, but he is also lead astray easily to do these said wrongs for he is too
Sophocles purposefully wrote Antigone’s character to challenge the societal belief of honor in Greece. Antigone gives the people a chance to reevaluate their long held belief that an honorable death can only come from something unplanned, usually a fight. She is very shallow in her hopes to be dead solely for the honor of it, and the chorus detects this and alerts Creon. Since Creon revoked the death note in time, she kills herself as the only way out of the situation (44). Her suicide took all the honor out of her death and make it more like an escape.
“Fortunate is the man who has never tasted God’s vengeance!” (Sophocles, pg. 215) this statement is about fate, where it is trying to pity Creon as the God’s will curse him because of his unjust law. Although the quote implies “men” Antigone, who is the daughter and sister of Oedipus, is also pitted because the gods have cursed the family. Both Creon and Antigone are unfortunate human beings because the gods are punishing them. Also, due to past disastrous event, specifically when Oedipus killed his father and married his mother, it had angered the gods and cursed the Oedipus’ family.
Although Iago pretends to be a good friend, he deliberately defames Cassio in front of Montano. Iago knows that Cassio is a good, innocent man but he couldn't care less about how this will negatively impact Cassio’s reputation. Once again, Iago destroys Cassio’s reputation for no reason without any emotions in this regard. Lastly, Iago destroys Desdemona’s relationship as well as her reputation and uses her goodness against her when he lies to Othello about her fidelity. He tells Othello that Desdemona prefers a suitor with the same “clime, complexion, and degree”(3.3.232).
To sum everything up, readers of this Greek tragedy will tend to see a common pattern of events: Oedipus being clueless about his own behavior, Oedipus being presented the evidence of his actions, and lastly, Oedipus recognizing his fundamentally immoral doings. In conclusion, Oedipus’ downfall was a result of his arrogance and ignorance. His own pride of conquering of the Sphinx filled his head, shielding him from the ultimate truth. Oedipus was too arrogant to consider or even accept his fate. Also, Oedipus’
Despite the obvious clues Iago places, Othello chooses to trust his wife. However, he later acknowledges Iago’s manipulation and follows the path he creates. Othello’s flaw demonstrates his lack of trust in Desdemona and his mistrust in Iago. In time, the jealousy Othello feels and the skepticism he creates causes his emotions to overpower him. Othello kills Desdemona and “It is too late” to control
In the end, I believe that Hamlet virtuous intentions totally reflect faultily in many circumstances that led to his tragic flaw. He was thinking the greatest outcomes possible so that he won’t take any wrong steps that can kill a naïve person and his values. Hamlets Flaw is his good traits but certainly these traits didn’t help him a lot when he was dealing with those harsh environment and circumstances. Hamlets were very close to his father and mother but after the discovery that his own mother betrayed his father loves he completely got outraged and he started to think of his mother as selfish and trustworthy women. He started to believe that all women are identical and he feared that his love Ophelia might also betray him.
He discovers he is he killer he has been searching for and has married the woman that has given birth to him. Caught up in pride and continuing down the path of bad judgement, Oedipus blinds himself because he cannot bear to look at himself nor does he desire to see what others are seeing in him. Oedipus has chosen to live out the rest of his days blind so he does have to face the harsh reality that he has caused hoping it will soon vanish from his memory. Although Oedipus didn’t intend to cause any harm, his actions brought suffering to himself and those around him. His character flaws an strengths of determination, pride , and error in judgement led to his dreadful discovery and resulted in him losing everything he once
Redemption of Feud’s Faults What was the true fault that Romeo and his fair maiden Juliet was dead? It was truly the cause of the feud between the Capulet family and the Montague family that drove these two star crossed lovers to their obliteration. If the feud between the two families never happened, and they were like any normal peace-loving families, then there would have been no need for Romeo and Juliet to hide their love for one another, and then Friar Lawerence wouldn’t have ever needed to come up with a plan to help the two star crossed lovers escape the star's clutches and live happily ever after. If Lord Capulet and Lord Montague would’ve resolved their differences, there wouldn’t be any need for a feud, bloodshed, and death. Although, tragedies are fun… If the feud was non-existent, then Tybalt would have had no reason to be mad at Romeo, therefore, he would have never threatened to kill him, Mercutio wouldn’t have fought him, and both of the males would still be alive and breathing.
Instead of trying to undermine racism here, Shakespeare is encouraging it. Aaron is an incredibly evil character, with very little moral values, so much so that “if one good deed in all my life I did, I do repent it from my very soul”(Act V, Scene III, Lines 191-192). He is a powerful character, which is what allows him to be able to carry out such awful deeds. He makes love to Tamora while she is married to the Emperor, carries out any evil acts Tamora want him to do, and frames Quintus and Martius; all things he would not have been able to do as a someone with less power. This promotes the idea that other races should not be allowed to have so much power.
Bathsheba and David soon conceived a second son, Solomon. The story doesn’t say if Bathsheba seduced David, then that would be a case of femme fatale, but for what I have read David is the one who fell in love with her at first sight and send for her. Not always women are the one to blame into mans misery, but man itself condemn themselves into a path of disgrace because they choose to sin. In this case scenario Bathsheba did not seduce David therefore David sinned as a choice of his own. But Bathsheba still gets blamed for David’s misery although she was just a women that did not intentionally try to get with David.
It doesn 't even necessarily have to be an external flaw though. You could have an internal flaw like by being rude. While Alymer doesn 't like Georgiana 's birthmark, she loves it because she understands it 's meaning. He thinks it 's ugly, but Georgiana thinks of it as something that makes her the person that she is. Some how, Alymer got the idea that he should get rid of her birthmark, and that it will give him power.