Based on Aristotle 's characteristics and definitions of a tragic hero, Shakespeare is writing about themes of humanity, hoping society will relate and learn from the experience. Throughout the theatrical William Shakespeare illustrates Romeo’s virtues and flaws to substantiate that he did not deserve the punishment he received, making him the tragic hero. In a drama, the tragedy is usually triggered by some error of judgment or some character flaw that contributes to the hero’s lack of perfection. “Let me have a dram of poison, such soon speeding
He fails to recognize that his brothers and uncles were egocentric on the leadership war for the kingship. His moral standards raise high the level of his status within the community that he becomes oblivious of the environments around his actions. Sometimes standing for moral rights and rationality may subject individuals to mistreat and failure in their missions in life. The life of Hamlet is a true reflection of a flawed tragedy within a society. His beliefs in historic justice and human dignity according to the culture of the spirit are flawed for the eventful greediness of his people.
Responsibility is the ability to realize the fault in your actions and accept the consequences. In Shakespeare 's Othello, a play that explores love, jealousy and betrayal, three characters experience a pivotal revelation than fundamentally changes them. Both Othello and Emilia experience a moment of truth in which they accept responsibility for their actions and achieve nobility of character. During his moment of truth, Othello accepts that his irrationality cost Desdemona her life and that he must receive punishment. After Iago has killed Emilia for her disloyalty Othello exclaims towards Desdemona 's body “O ill-starr’d wench, pale as thy smock” By calling Desdemona “ill starr 'd” Othello is drawing an allusion to the belief that people
shakespeare shows how macbeth and lady macbeth's characters pivot round the two-fold structure: lady macbeth exults in evil till the middle point of the play, and her husband is fearful of the damnable consequences. After the cold-hearted assassination of banquo these positions are reversed. the two-fold structure should not surprise us when we reflect upon the essential nature of this play: it is about good versus evil, and foul being fair. these oppositions and contrasts run through the whole
Significantly he tells inconvenient truths to the King with the unbridled insolence of a conscience. The King’s descent into madness comes when, importantly, he banishes his Fool ' '. (2016:278).In fact, King Lear is a masterpiece of psychological insight into human nature. In this tragedy scene, the picture which Shakespeare has painted of King Lear becomes completely reversed here. Indeed, Many characters have flaws affecting their decisions in English literature, they made mistakes only to realize them later.
In line 66, Hamlet states, “My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth.” This emphasis both dark language and tone. He is saying that unless his thoughts are bloody, unless the death of his uncle is blood, there is no worth. The world choice of bloody shows his consistent talking about death and the mysterious mood it sets for the play. The mood as long with the language shows the shift in the story where Hamlet wants to take action; illuminating a new part of Hamlet 's personality. What goes in hand with Shakespeare 's tone is the language used to display his new found aggressive personality.
The flaws that lead him to the inevitable was his wrath and righteousness. Firstly, Oedipus’s wrath is the main reason why the oracle’s prophecy became true which causes his downfall in the end of the play. When Oedipus was fleeing from Corinth, he became enraged when he got pushed aside. The fury he had within triggered the start of the prophecy. In the play, it stated, “ On the way, he brawls with an old man in a carriage… and in a fit of temper kills him.” ( Sophocles 3) This shows that Oedipus’s anger controlled him and caused him to kill the old man whom, little did he know, was his biological father.
In the play Othello, William Shakespeare creates an elaborate tragedy with various in depth characters, enhancing the story with powerful characterization. Iago, the main antagonist of Othello, exemplifies Shakespeare’s use of characterization to create in depth and complex characters. Using his manipulative nature, intellectual mind, egotistical attitude, and dishonesty, Iago controls the other characters in order to achieve his goal, leading Othello to succumb to an overwhelming jealousy causing his downfall. In order for Iago to gain control of the characters in the play, he manipulates Othello, Roderigo, Cassio, and more to believe false information and turn on one another. In the opening act of the play, Iago and Roderigo wake Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, from his sleep, informing him of his daughter’s marriage to the Moor, Othello.
Frank Prentice Rand explains and gives reasons for Iago’s behavior and how he is the villain of the play. Rand’s claims that Iago shows his true face and tells his entire plan only to the readers while everyone else in the play sees him as a trustworthy and clever man the readers already know his evil side. Iago’s primary motive to become evil and seek revenge is jealousy because he suspects that Emilia cheated on him with Othello leading him to seek justice and make Othello believe that Desdemona betrayed him, thorough Iago’s talkativeness to himself the readers are aware of the real Iago while the characters in the play know the real Iago until the end.
The entire play consists of him moping about, whining, hesitating, pondering life and death, making excuses--all when he could have enacted revenge from the very first suspicion of Claudius. So, the play is more a commentary on inaction, on procrastination, on how "the mind is its own beautiful prisoner", trapping people in analysis and logic instead of determination and action. Hamlet overthinks, overanalyzes, overponders, oversteps bouds of decency in order to more fully ponder the situation, and all of this is what really leads to the tragedy, not his pursuit of revenge. It is useful to also consider those elements as you decide how to think about and label
Friar Lawrence is undoubtedly to blame for the tragic, depressing events that unfold the “loving” play, Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence tries to make everyone like each other even though it is impossible to like everyone. He dislikes how the Capulets and Montagues are always fighting. Romeo Montague came to Friar Lawrence to, marry Juliet Capulet. Friar is the priest so you have to come
However, these traits ultimately lead to Romeo’s death, as they are merely twisted forms of his fatal flaw: impulsivity. Romeo’s personality takes sharp turns throughout the play as rash decisions are made and their consequences start to take form. Shakespeare portrays Romeo’s impulsivity through his attitudes toward Rosaline and Juliet, as well as his change in tone and humour throughout the play. Shakespeare sets the stage with an atmosphere full of unbalance and tension to drive Romeo to make impulsive decisions, leading the plot to spiral out of control and Romeo to bring his own demise. In the play, Romeo seeks the attention