When a play is referred to by many as one of the greatest tragedies of all time it 's safe to assume it’s writer had a good method for tearing their characters lives apart. In Shakespeare 's Macbeth, the playwright uses the main character’s ideas about predetermined fate to plummet him into insanity. Macbeth’s fate was not determined by outside powerful forces but by his own actions and decisions, and ultimately the tragic nature of his fate was caused by his assumption that his fate was sealed. Macbeth initially has no reason to believe in any certain path his life would take. Because of this Macbeth acts unselfishly and makes an effective hero.
In the play the Montagues and the Capulets have an “ancient grudge… where civil blood makes civil hands unclean”, due to the vendetta the two lovers were driven to death because of their forbidden love (Shakespeare). Unlike Shakespeare, Wilde uses names to further the satirical nature of The Importance of Being Earnest. Throughout the play Wilde is perpetually using situational irony, exaggeration, deflation and epigrammatic phrases in order to ridicule societies social norms. Although the play is satirical it also gives a lot of insight on the importance of names. The play states that names are enough to judge character and even status in society.
However, greater criticism today has arisen from its didactic nature, because of the means through which Stowe wrote on the atrocity of slavery. The greatest criticism has arisen today due to the uncharacteristically pious personality of Tom and Eva St. Clare, as well as the racial stereotypes Stowe uses get her point across. As critic Veronica Margrave states about the overzealous tendencies of Eva and Tom in her passage, Rethinking Contemporary Criticism of Uncle Tom’s Cabin; "one sees clearly that both are meant to be allegorical characters, and Stowe has cleverly crafted them as such" (1). Meanwhile, some historians and readers disdain the novel for its racial stereotypes and patronizing attitude towards blacks, such as Tom 's subservient nature, especially when he promises to remain with St. Clare even if freed. However, again Margrave objects that Tom was "a Christian man who saw another in need, and chose to be a situational martyr, choosing another over himself.
Analysis of Othello’s tragic flaws American film director Bennett Miller once said, “It’s a tragedy, it’s a classic tragedy. In a way, he’s got a character flaw that is going to cause his destruction, and it’s not going to come from the outside; it’s going to come from the inside of him.” In Shakespeare’s play “Othello”, Othello’s downfall was caused by several of his flaws or more commonly known as “tragic flaws”. The things that otherwise were great qualities, but also ended up being his biggest weaknesses. Othello’s ability to take things at face value, his pride in his reputation, and his passionate love for Desdemona, are just a few of his tragic flaws. In Act II, Iago says to himself, “The Moore, howbeit that I endure him not, / is
Is Brutus a bad guy or is he with the wrong group of people? Brutus is an amazing person. The people he is around are what make him seem like the bad guy everyone thinks he is. Peer pressure is what got to him in the end. As he says in the book, “What dangers are you trying to lead me into, Cassius that you want me to look inside myself for something that’s not there?” This quote is from no fear Shakespeare.
This can be unhealthy because it bottles up feelings, which is culturally accepted to be unhealthy. Furthermore, due to his closeted feelings toward his father’s death, he becomes self-critical. “It is myself I mean, in whom I knew all the particulars of vice so grafted that, when they shall be opened, black Macbeth will seem pure as snow” (IV.III. 51-54) To make such a comparison would mean that Malcom’s faults would have to be more terrible than murder, treason, and the most extreme forms of treachery. Later on we learn these vices are not as bad.
John Proctor, the protagonist of The Crucible, qualifies as a tragic hero because he has a tragic flaw, is ethically superior to the other characters in the play, and struggles to find peace with himself in midst of the lies and chaos during this play. John Proctor possesses a tragic flaw that forces him to hide his prideful mistake, which eventually brings about his downfall. I guess the old saying is true, “Pride comes before the fall”. John Proctor’s tragic flaw is his excessive pride, and he expresses it abundantly throughout the play. In Act I, it states, “ Proctor: Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time.
In the end proctor says “ let rebecca nurse go like a saint; for me it is fraud” and “it is evil and I do it.” (miller 138) This quote furthermore proves that he knows he is responsible for where he is at and for his actions. Based on this information proctor meets all the characteristics of a tragic hero and therefore is one. Proctor does have goodness in him, but he tends to keep it hidden. He has some superiority because if he didn’t he would not be so feared. His tragic flaw that he suffers from is being lustful and he even admits it.
It had been noted that all Shakespearean tragedies reflect a flaw in the main character or a conflict with an overpowering force that can be observed in the characteristics of Julius Caesar’s, Brutus’s, and Macbeth’s. In “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”, Caesar’s main flaw is his arrogance and ambition, which both led to his doom. His overconfidence and self-love blinded him of the sharp thorns growing from his sides which were masked with loyalty and care. Viciously assassinated by the closest people in his heart, Julius Caesar had been known for centuries as the blind conceited man. On the other hand, loyalty conflicted Brutus, who is argued to be the protagonist of the tragedy.
Thesis: Iago, from Shakespeare's Othello, is one of the most memorable villains in all of literature. Iago deceives, steals, and kills to get everything that he wants. The play is centered on Iago's dislike for Othello, however, it is not that Iago pushes aside his conscience to commit these acts, but that he lacks a conscience to begin with. Iago's amorality can be seen throughout the play and is demonstrated by his actions against not only Othello, but Desmona and Emilia. Iago is able to manipulate the other characters of the play because he is a villain who doesn't understand the morals of society.
Nowadays the general consensus is that slavery is immoral and wrong. All people should be viewed as equal, and discriminating against a person on the basis of race, forcing them to work and not get paid, is an awful thing. However, until 1865, slavery was still legal in the United States. It is self-contradictory to own slaves in the “land of the free”, but unfortunately that was the case. One reason that slavery was finally abolished was the growing awareness of the detrimental effects of slavery.
If he like ran away or died when Juliet the play would still be on the same level of dispar. If we were to remove Friar Lawrence there would be a happy ending, because Romeo would have got cheated on and then he’d move on to a different girl. The tragedies that happened in Romeo and Juliet are truly dark and depressing. Friar Lawrence is to blame for these events. He tried to change the feelings of people even though he was no professional who knew how the brain worked.