Originally, Brutus struggled with his feelings which caused spiritual wounds. These feelings led him to commit suicide because he felt he did Caesar wrong and could not live with himself as a result. By doing this, he experienced the greatest physical wound, death. The difficult decision that Brutus made was also a major factor in categorizing Brutus as a tragic hero. He had to decide whether or not to kill one of his best friends.
Have you ever read or watched a play that left your heart in pieces? Then, you have definitely come across what is called a tragedy. A tragedy is a form of drama in which the ending is a deep, serious, and sad one that leaves the audience in sorrow; this devastating ending is caused by the hero’s downfall, which is due to their “tragic flaw.” Every tragedy has a fallen hero known as “the tragic hero.” In the drama, “Antigone,” by Sophocles, there are two main tragic heroes, Antigone and Creon. Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus, the king of Thebes, who dies at the beginning of the play leaving his two sons Eteocles and Polyneices, fighting over his thrown. Both of his sons die in the battle leaving the throne to their uncle, Creon, who clashes with Antigone; this clash leads to a tragedy where the two tragic heroes have their own
In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus is the tragic hero. Evidently, Caesar may be perceived as the tragic hero because he loses the greatest, but he also possesses the flaw arrogance and pride (“Aristotle’s”). This, however, doesn’t make him the tragic hero because although he does occupy these qualities, Brutus possesses the flaw naivety, and loses greatly as well as obtaining additional qualities of a tragic
Most tragedies have a catastrophe, this is where the tragic hero suffers and brings their world to the brink of disaster. The catastrophe in Antigone was when Creon discovers that Antigone, Haemon and Eurydice had all killed themselves. This had devastated Creon and was the low point of the play. The nemesis in Antigone was Antigone, but it can also be argued the nemesis was Creon. Antigone was the nemesis to Creon because she had broken his laws and acted imprudently towards him afterwards.
Many times, people blame people other than themselves for the events they take place in their life. However, sometimes it is, in fact, the own person’s fault. In Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, there is a prime example of this. Tybalt died in Act 3, Scene 1 at no one else’s fault but his own. Tybalt demonstrated characteristics of an extreme hot head, he initiated, or tried to initiate multiple fights within the play, and he ended the life of a member of the Prince’s own family, Mercutio.
It was revealed in the story that She killed herself because she was worried about Brutus absences and that Octavius and Mark Antony had made themselves to strong. "Impatient of my absence, and grief that young Octavius with Mark Antony Had made themselves so strong- for with her death". (IV,iii). This event could have also contributed quite greatly to Brutus' guilty conscience.
In the tragic play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Mercutio and Tybalt have an argument which leads up to a fight to the death but they both end up dying. Even though some may believe it’s Mercutio’s fault for the deaths, I believe that it’s Tybalt’s fault for both of the deaths. I believe that Tybalt is responsible for both his own and Mercutio’s death because he is hot-headed and opinionated when it comes to listening to other people One of the Reasons Tybalt is to blame for both of the deaths is because of his careless action choice. After talking to Mercutio, Tybalt was furious and wanted to fight him “(Draws his sword)” (3.1.70) which shows that he pulls out his sword, wanting to take on Mercutio. During the fight, Romeo gets
The moment he genuinely watched what he'd made he felt pounded and he said it unmistakably "and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart". Furthermore, Victor is affected very deeply by the unjust murders of Justine and William. He is completely devastated by the fact that indirectly he was at fault for both of their deaths. He explains this guilt and regret through his statement, “It was to be decided, whether the result of my curiosity and lawless devices would cause the death of two of my
In his tragedies the heroes would die because of a conflict that would affect them throughout the story. An example would be Brutus, who is a character in Shakespeare’s first tragic play, “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”. In the story he worries about the outcome of the crowning of his friend, Julius Caesar. He gets convinced that there are strange things occurring and eventually believes that Caesar is the source of the cause. Every tragic hero Shakespeare has portrayed have one
He is upset about the fact he was murdered in such a cruel way “To die so miserably, to feel the murders grasp”(60). The moments of supernatural and mystery are also seen in this novel and have a huge impact