The Great Gatsby and Hamlet are indeed similar in which that Hamlet is a member of a royal family and Gatsby is somewhat kind of royalty, technically just rich. They both are in love with a girl, but which no one has approve of. For Daisy is married and Ophelia is from the lower class. Gatsby and Hamlet both possess tragic flaws therefore this will eventually come to their downfall.
The story that follows this is the Miller’s tale, in this tale the tone and mood shift, from the magical, heroic, lofty, romantic aura rendered by the Knight’s tale to a less romantic and more comical Miller’s tale. The intended order of the story was to descend the social ladder with the Monk; however the drunken Miller interrupts and tells his far less than gaudy tale. The miller’s tale mimics several of the themes that the Knight includes in his tale in a different tone and context. The Knight’s tale reveals that human suffering is a part of the divine plan that morals cannot cope with, the miller makes the same point by saying about God’s secret plans. He emphasises this throughout his tale.
Although the Miller’s tale is interesting and well written, it’s not quite morally sound and is nothing compared to the Knight and his tale. The Knight is in the upper class while the Miller is with the city folk who are turning into the new middle class. The Miller upset the host when he began his tale because of the order of the tales were suppose to follow the social class structure, but the Miller drunkenly insisted in following right after the Knight when it was suppose to be the Monk. The subject of the Knight’s tale was way more interesting and appropriate compared to the Miller’s Tale who’s tale consisted of adultery and inappropriate acts of love. Finally, there were lessons in each tale of course but the Knight’s lesson far surpasses that of the Miller’s.
Porphyria 's lover is a tragic love story that ends in death and no remorse, “ her cheek once more blushed bright beneath my burning kiss: I propped her head up as before, only this time my shoulder bore her head which droops upon it still. The guy lacked empathy and compassion the love he had for Porphyria eventually brought her to her death. Whereas Adam and Eve the writer knows what he feels for Eve is strong, and he can barely resist her, however, he quickly comes to realize his thoughts may be uncalled for and obnoxious leading him to question himself. Unlike Porphyria 's Lover, Adam is disgusted and feels a sense of remorse he has empathy a conscience the writer states “until we say the truth there can be no tenderness, as long as there is desire we cannot be safe.” After being rejected by women, both narrators have extreme reactions, and both are internalized throughout the
Initially, “The Great Gatsby” can be seen as a painfully typical love story. As much as it is pretentious and unfortunate, it is a love story nonetheless. What makes it different than the average romantic novel is the symbolism and meaning that lays underneath the expensive lives of Nick Careaway and his upstart friends. The themes of “The Great Gatsby” are diverse and incoherently complex. The variety of motives and characteristics make reading the novel a sincerely unique experience, since the story and its’ morals will usually be what the readers makes them out to be in the end.
Aristotle defines a tragic hero as “a literary character who makes a judgement error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction”. The definition of a tragic hero also explains that a tragic hero is not an ordinary person, and that his/her downfall occurs for a greater cause. Although the modern depiction of a tragic hero is of course different than that of Ancient Greek times, the underlying characteristics and traits of one remain the same. In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the main character Winston, although displaying some characteristics that a tragic hero would possess, ultimately does not fit the role of a tragic hero. One of the most obvious reasons that Winston is not a tragic hero is because of the fact that a tragic hero is defined as unordinary, possessing something great about him/her.
The most true love stories that humans read, always end in a happy endings, but in the “Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet,” by the famous writer William Shakespeare and in the “Pyramus and Thisbe,” by the classic author Edith Hamilton. Both stories end in anything but a happily ever after. The lovers of these passages risk many things, and turns them to there future of death. These events that occur to the main characters lead to love, bad consequences, and no more life. The decisions made by the dramatic characters have a greater impact on the characters in these texts, leading to their death.
In order to truly feel the tragic downfall, an understanding of “high estate” being not of royalty or of noble stature, but one that “gives him a place of dignity to fall from and perhaps makes his fall seem all the more a calamity” (Kennedy & Gioia 856) is needed. Since Othello enjoys a position of power and happiness at the beginning of the play, this status makes his downfall from beloved general to despised murderer infinitely more tragic and moving (Kennedy & Gioia
Her struggle against social norms and her ability to leave it behind classifies this as a modern feminist text. Yet, as a tragic hero, Nora’s tale is as old as time. As Aristotle defines it a tragic figure is one who has a tragic flaw, evokes pity from the audience and throughout the piece make a important discovery of realization that leads to their downfall. By Aristotle's definition Nora is a tragic figure in the most simplest of ways while Macbeth and his story is purely just a
Macbeth is Foul, Macbeth is Fair: An Analysis of Macbeth as a Tragic Shakespearean Hero In modern-day life, a tragic hero is an ordinary person who makes a grave mistake in judgement which causes his or her downfall, but does not necessarily result in death. However, in Shakespearean tragedies, a tragic hero is defined as a great literary character of high nobility whose tragic flaw and poor decisions lead to his or her unanticipated downfall and destruction. Ajsdhfjdhalsdhf Macbeth, the main character of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, fulfills the role of a tragic hero because of his rising status, the catharsis he provides for the audience, and his tragic flaw which leads to his unforeseen downfall. In every Shakespearean tragedy, the tragic hero is known to be either a war hero or a character of high status before the story turns for the worst; Macbeth covers both of these
In William Shakespeare 's classic play, Romeo and Juliet, there are two families that have a bitter rivalry but, there is a little love in the air that ends with severe depression. There is one person to blame for letting the depression get worse. Friar Lawrence thinks that everyone should like each other and not dislike anyone. He also makes potions to change people and not letting time change them. Friar Lawrence is undoubtedly to blame for the tragic, depressing events that unfold the “loving” play, Romeo and Juliet.
Although fate has a part in the tragic play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare mainly focuses on the mistakes of the characters. Human mistakes are easier to point out rather than fate. A large amount of readers debate that fate is the main factor of the tragedy, but the tragic play focuses more on the human mistakes and how they are more functional in the cause of the tragedy.The unfortunate events of the “star-crossed lovers” has to do with more than just fate. Shakespeare refers to the mistakes made by Romeo that caused many problems in many directions. Romeo slays Tybalt in revenge of Mercutio , “Alive in triumph!
Death, with a night of bliss, or a miserable but powerful and wealthy life? The answer depends on a person’s perspective. Someone as grounded as Lady Capulet would choose duty, power, and money over love, while someone as hopelessly romantic as Romeo would willingly die for their supposed love. However, Romeo and Juliet did not know each other. Pyramus and Thisbe exemplify love and sacrifice far better.