In tragic plays, the unlikely hero will do something that will kill the character. Oedipus, the main character of the play, is a king with ideal tragic hero traits in his personality, but his downfall is due to flaws in his moral decisions. That makes the reader have the tragic hero feeling at the end of the play when all the good of Oedipus is muddled in his fight against his evilness. Oedipus’ parents had to throw him away the day he was born, because it was foretold that he would kill his father and marry his mother. He was pitied by the shepherd who was supposed to leave him in the mountains of Cithaeron.
King Lear’s subplot often reflects the main plot as Gloucester is also blind to his children’s true nature. Gloucester 's metaphoric blindness is caused by the anger and betrayal he feels from learning of his sons Edgar’s treacherous plan to kill him, due to his lack of sight and gullibility, he believes this lie told by the other son Edmund. Instead, of seeing what was going on, Gloucester falls for Edmunds tricks and ends up putting a bounty on good Edgar’s head. These actions initiate Gloucester 's future when Edmund betrays him and he then suffers physically when Cornwall gouges out his eyes later in the play. Gloucester 's suffering continues and he attempts to commit suicide but Edgar in disguise saves him.
Oedipus heard a prophecy that he was going to kill his father and sleep with his mother, Oedipus doesn't believe Tiresias because he believes that his parents are in Corinth. When Oedipus demands that Tiresias tells the truth, Tiresias replies with saying that "I [Tiresias]
Cassio is the one Iago wanted dead or out of position. However, at the end of the play, Cassio didn’t die and Othello advocated him a higher position. Again, most things Iago says are lies and ironic. He states, “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy…...”(3.3.195) This is a shameless lie, jealousy is the reason why Iago betrays Othello and ruining everyone’s lives in the first place. Ironic is shown in the lyrics, as well as the video.
Antigone is last book in a play trilogy by Sophocles about the tragic downfall of a family. The play focuses mainly on Antigone’s conflicting motivations developing Creon as the tragic hero in the play, causing him to be greedy and power crazed and unwilling to take others opinions. This leads to Creon’s tragic downfall and the death of Antigone and others important to Creon. In the play Antigone’s motivations contrast Creon’s due to the difference in beliefs. Antigone’s motivations are that she believes both of her brothers deserve to buried and that the gods would agree with her and get to decide where his soul goes.
This stress put on him is what essentially created his tragic flaw. Hamlets tragic flaw is his indecisiveness to make decisions. This trait is demonstrated through the entire play and causes Hamlet to his own demise. When Hamlet has immediate suspicious of his fathers murder and later proof, he delays the murder, which is puzzling because the play is about revenge, and one would expect him to have done it earlier as he had ample amount of opportunities to do so. His indecisiveness has puzzled many.
As the play unfolds, we see Oedipus’ virtues and weaknesses lead him to his own demise. Unfortunately, the audience can see Oedipus fate being sealed before he can see it himself. This has been provided through Sophocles use of foreshadowing. Oedipus ' sense of responsibility for his city-state drives his search for the truth, the truth that ultimately destroys him. One can say Oedipus is solely at hand for his downfall by the actions he pursues, however one can also note that if the secret of the god’s oracle was not kept hidden, his own end would have never reached fruition.
Macbeth’s hamartia is his excessive ambition to become King, which leads to paranoia, and then leads to his death. The Fatal Flaw in Shakespearian tragedies is what classifies the play under that genre. Whilst there is death and sadness in his other plays, to be sorted with his Tragedies the plays must end in the main character’s death brought upon them due to their own faults. Critical Opinion of
Many people argue over who is to blame for Macbeth’s demise. The real question is what is to blame? A tragic flaw is a trait that a character usually possesses too much of and causes the character death or suffering. Macbeth was a great warrior who became king and was so determined to stay king that he was led to his own demise. Macbeth had a tragic ending and it was all because he had too much of something which turned him into a tyrant.
Hamlet aspires to be like Pyrrhus in the way that he is cruel to his father’s murderer and is able to avenge him quickly. Furthermore, Hamlet feels compelled by both Heaven and Hell because he feels as if his father came down asking for vengeance for his own death even though Hamlet is unable to deliver. Though Hamlet thought about killing Claudius immediately, he also thinks of the negative consequences of revenge rather than the positive ones which puts him at a standstill, “cursing like the whore he is”. As the play progresses through the plot, Hamlet experiences an epiphany after observing Fortinbras, expressing, “Why yet I live to say “this thing's to do”, / Sith