First, I believe Friar Laurence is to blame is of how unfaithful he was throughout the story. For example, “But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I'll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households' rancor to pure love.” (2.3.96-99).
Although ultimately leading to their death, the prevailing love between Romeo and Juliet is the catalyst that mends their family’s feud. The powerful ending in this play that Shakespeare creates aligns with Aristotle’s definition of tragedy by “effecting the proper purgation of these emotions [catharsis]" such as pity and fear. The first time we experience fear is when Juliet and Romeo realize they are enemies and we fear the repercussions of this relationship. This is specifically a formidable problem because their families are ancient enemies. At the Capulet party, when Romeo is found out to be a Montague, Tybalt yells, “Now, by the stock and honor of my kin,/To strike him dead I hold it not a sin” (Tybalt 1.5.66-67).
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). In Edmund Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Le Bret insults Cyrano, suggesting that he should stop acting so heroic and quixotic, and change himself to conform to society’s idea of success. Cyrano reacts to his statement at first with sarcastic mockery, before composing himself and shifting to a more grateful tone. Le Bret upsets Cyrano by remarking with exasperation that he would be able to “wing up to the top” if only he tried to achieve Le Bret’s definition of success (line 4).
In the play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, there was a tragic ending resulting in the deaths of the two main lovestruck characters, Romeo and Juliet. Every other character has a blame in their deaths. The character with the most blame, is Friar Lawrence because he married Romeo and Juliet secretly, gave Juliet a potion, and was a coward. The first thing Friar Lawrence did that resulted in the deaths, was secretly marry Romeo and Juliet.
Friar Laurence states, “violent delights” 2.2.9-15) This quote shows how wize Friar Laurence is because he knows that the marriage between Romeo and Juliet was being rushed. Friar Laurence states, “the sweetest honey is loathsome” (2.6.9-15). Friar Laurence is saying that even things that are amazing at first can turn out to be terrible. Friar Laurence is a wize man who helps Romeo and Juliet in the hope that their marriage would end the two families feuds.
Romeo & Juliet Essay The heart-breaking play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, gives the repetition of that same trait for four characters. Romeo, Juliet, Friar Lawrence, and the Nurse all took part in the tragic event at the end. Romeo takes his own life with poison, Juliet throws a big tantrum, Friar Lawrence supports the couple’s engagement, and the Nurse tells Juliet to marry someone else.
The story of “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” written by William Shakespeare about Romeo a Montague and Juliet a Capulet is one of the most legendary love and tragedy stories! But who’s fault was Romeo and Juliet's fall? Friar Lawrence, who is Romeo and Juliet’s adviser, is who I would blame for their fall because he was the one who marry them, he gave the potion to Juliet, and the letter Romeo was suppose to get. The first reason is that friar Lawrence was the one person who married Romeo and Juliet.
Shakespeare Macbeth (1606), tells the catastrophic story of Macbeth’s bloody rise to power and then tragic downfall. (Harcour, 2016) Shakespeare, conveys a theme that integrity can be overpowered and destroyed by ambition. The theme is demonstrated throughout the play by the clever use of literary devices and language features. Shakespeare focuses on how Macbeth’s integrity is damaged and diminished due to his ambitions.
I am writing this essay to deal with the question how and why is Hamlet regarded as Shakespeare’s most compelling tragic hero. First of all, I am going to define a tragic hero. Afterwards, I would like to outline my opinion towards this question. According to Aristotle a hero of a tragedy must awake in the audience a feeling of pity or fear.
The third reason Creon illustrates the tragic hero of Antigone is because his son Haemon and the citizens of Thebes disagree with him. Haemon thinks Creon should not “be so single minded, self-involved or assume the world is wrong and [he is] right. By stating this, Haemon shows he believes Creon should take others opinion into account (Pg.95). The people of Thebes “mourn for this young girl,’No woman,’ they say, ‘has ever deserved death less,” however, Creon does not listen to what the city believes
When heros that are tied to destiny feature in literature, they often show signs of arrogance. In Oedipus the King, Sophocles shows how Oedipus’s quest for avoiding his destiny drives him to fulfill without being fully aware of it. When running away he finds himself married to his mother and becoming the king of thebes. In contrast, in Shakespeare’s Hamlet the main character is visited by the former king and informs him of the new kings doings. As a result the main character is convinced and must seek vengeance for the former king.
Lady Macbeth also wanted power along with her husband. “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o ' th ' milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it” 1.5(15-20). As a loving husband to a greedy wife, Macbeth’s eagerness of having the throne grew.
One of the main things that led to Romeo and Juliet 's death was Friar Lawrence marrying them. Friar Lawrence knew it was awful idea. He even said ““Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast”(2.3.94). Friar Lawrence also knew that Romeo and Juliet had only just met and that not even twenty-four hours before, Romeo was crying about Rosaline.
The three witches who mention the prophecy that Macbeth will be king firstly influence him. The witches chant, “All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth!
Lear is deceived by his two daughters Goneril and Regan. During the pageantry, both Goneril and Regan provide flattering answers as to how much they love Lear. This is the deception itself in that Goneril and Regan do not love Lear, but rather power. After the pageantry, when Goneril and Regan are alone and the two discuss their fathers behaviour, Goneril proposes, “we must do something, and i’ th’ heat’” (1.1.336). Goneril wishes to take action right away in as Lear is senile and vulnerable.