It is also shown with Tybalt who is very stubborn and reckless, leading to his end. Juliet also portrays tragic flaw, as she is very impetuous and impulsive when making decisions, leading to her demise. Therefore, an influential theme found in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is that a simple mistake caused by a tragic flaw can lead to tragedy. Romeo, the protagonist of Romeo and Juliet, faces death because of a simple flaw. Romeo is a Montague, enemy of Juliet’s family, the Capulets.
Romeo thinks that his blurred sense of reality due to romanticism has let Mercutio die to Tybalt. Romeo furiously states, “[His] very friend, hath got this mortal hurt / In [his] behalf. [His] reputation stained / With Tybalt’s slander…” (III.1.115-117). This shows how complicated Romeo is, from being dramatic about being romantic and then immediately becoming very serious and furious at Tybalt for the death of his friend Mercutio. The drama from Romeo and Juliet mainly comes from the complexity of all the different characters in the play.
Some other characters that played a tragic hero are Oedipus, in “Oedipus Rex.” He struggles against the forces of his fate and pitiable due to his weakness, which arouses fear in the audience. Another example of a tragic hero is Romeo, from “Romeo and Juliet.” His actions and choices bring his downfall and eventually cause death. These are some examples of tragic heros like
Romeo calls himself “Fortune’s Fool” and realizes that he is going to have to face a punishment for his actions, that are of course caused by fate (3.1.142). Later when Romeo hears of Juliet’s death he blames fate and tries to kill himself, “Is it e’en so?-Then I deny you, stars!” (5.1.25). In this example Romeo is taking responsibility for his past actions by defying fate and taking things into his own hands. Juliet is also a naïve and impulsive girl that
Antigone is one of the greatest tragedies ever written by Sophocles. There is a controversial question about this play: Who is the tragic hero? Could it be Antigone or Creon? Even though the play’s name is Antigone, but as I read the story. A sensible and responsible king, Creon, is a tragic hero because of his power madness, self-righteousness, and ruthlessness.
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
With the tool of language and irony, Shakespeare highlights a set amount of characters who contributed to making this play come to a tragic halt. From the several guilty characters in Shakespeare’s tragic work, Romeo, the Friar, and Fate are most culpable. The likelihood of a successful marriage was certainly ambiguous considering Romeo’s impetuous behavior. It is evident that Romeo’s engulfment in love overtakes his ability to act in accord to logic. Let alone his passion for Juliet, this young man involves himself in a fight resulting with blood on his guilty hands.
Antigone, a play written by Sophoclese has a classically flawed tragic hero. Creon, the king of Thebes, perfectly fits the wrole of tragic hero. His’ tragic flaws and downfalls make him the best fit for the role. His actions and consequences support the idea that he is the tragic hero, rather than Antigone, another main character. Creon, the king of Thebes, is a dignified, superior character.
A Tragic Hero Controversy is seen in the play “Antigone” a tragedy story written by Sophocles, where people may be ambivalent to who the real tragic hero is. A tragic hero possess several characteristics that can be seen such as; having a high status position, having imperfections and having a downfall. (Anaphora) Creon fits into all of these characteristics qualifying him as the tragic hero. Having a high social status is one of the three characteristics that enable Creon to be the tragic hero. In the opening of the play we see Creon’s position in society.
In William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Hamlet, the minds of most characters are overcome by apparent insanity. Certain characters suffer from genuine madness, which dictate the actions the character will make. Yet, for others, it is quite simply an act and tactic necessary in order to achieve goals, as shown by the play’s witty and clever characters. The story’s astute protagonist in the end attains his goal of avenging his father’s death by murdering his own uncle, Claudius. Although Hamlet died shortly after murdering Claudius, many argue that he dies as a hero and the extermination of the royal family benefits the greater good for Denmark and its citizens.
Romeo’s rash behaviors in Romeo and Juliet resulted in many negative consequences, and he consistently acted impetuously that impacted others in an unnecessary way. The actions he committed to were ideally the cause of the death for three major characters . If Romeo would have not been so eager to immediately fix a problem and take a few moments to consider all of the possible consequences, these characters may have been able to live happily ever
Unexpectedly, the person who is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet is the carefree Romeo. Romeo is mostly to blame because he was irresponsible and acted expressively. Romeo’s impulsive manner ultimately lead to the demise of his, Juliet’s, and many others. “Did my heart love till now? For swear it, sight!
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!
Many people argue that Julius Caesar plays the part of the tragic hero in this play due to his high egotism. Although this might seem like a fatal character flaw, Caesar’s egotism isn 't quite severe enough to be the cause of his death. His egotism is just a personality trait, as Caesar shows he is humble at certain points in the play. Caesar states, “Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once.