The drama from Romeo and Juliet mainly comes from the complexity of all the different characters in the play. Romeo is seen to be stubborn and loves only Rosaline in the beginning, but once he sees Juliet, he falls in love with her immediately. Also, Romeo is a complex character when suddenly turns vicious and kills Tybalt because he had killed Mercutio. Romeo being an intricate character can be related to some people in the real world who are really complicated and hard to
“Tragic flaw… [can] be defined as a trait in a character leading to [their] downfall” (Editors). In many fictitious pieces, characters are given a flaw that leads to consequences. William Shakespeare incorporates the theme of tragic flaw in Romeo and Juliet, through his characters. Tragic flaw is demonstrated by Romeo who falls in love too easily, eventually leading to his death. It is also shown with Tybalt who is very stubborn and reckless, leading to his end.
The love potion throughout the play messed up Titania and Oberon’s true love. With many of the different scenes throughout the play, the theme of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is that love is difficult. In the play when Hermia 's father tries to tear Hermia and Lysander
Furthermore, Feminist Criticism provides a better view of literature because it shows that women can be powerful. When Emilia finds out that her husband has been plotting an evil plan she says,” Tis proper I obey him, but not now”(Othello V.2.195). Emilia refuses to help her husband after she finds the cruel intentions he has despite the expectation of women always being submissive to their husbands. Women also have a voice and feelings, they are capable of defying their husbands commands when they know what he expects is simply wrong. In a literary article,The Role of Women in Othello: A Feminist Reading states that,” Society weighs heavily on the shoulders of women; they feel that they must support the men and defer to them, even if the actions of the men are questionable” (Literary Articles).
In the thought provoking play, Much Ado About Nothing, a character named Don John displayed very unchristian like thoughts and actions. Throughout the play, Don John became a very jealous individual, this led him to lie multiple times, and demonstrate a dastard attitude. Don John claims himself as a trouble maker, and he doesn`t fail to disappoint. Many main characters such as Hero, Claudio, and Don Pedro were greatly affected by Don John’s deceptive plots. By making no efforts to change his displeasing habits, Don John creates unnecessary jealously, deceitfulness and a finally a fleeing coward.
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.
The emasculation of great men led to their downfall; the perpetrators were the women in their lives. As such, Cleopatra and Lady Macbeth are to blame for Antony and Macbeth’s ruin, respectively. Such is the argument of many critics whose basis of accusation is far from grounded. Both women are powerful Shakespearean characters marked with a stain, not of guilt or crime in its entirety, but rather one of womanhood. Through the creation of double standards with their male counterparts, both female characters are subject to sexism and objectification.
In the play “Taming of the Shrew”, both Petruchio and Katharina are less “shrewish” than they would have the audience believe. This is presented by Petruchio trying to be masculine, Katharina rebelling against society’s unjust values, and how her character is assigned a stereotype by a male dominant society. These contentions will be explored in this essay. In the play, there are several times when Petruchio is trying to present himself as an aggressive, domineering male. To try to prove his masculinity to Katherina, he berates and abuses his servants as to make him look manly.
Of course Macbeth “proceeds, partly out of vaulting ambition, and partly out of fear of his wife’s mockery of his manhood” because he wants to be a man for his wife (283). Her ambition and greed for power turned her husband into a monster and ultimately was the cause of both of their downfall. Another way she appeared to be evil is the way she reacted after Macbeth killed King Duncan. Both characters seemed to be frantic at this time, however,
His ultimate choice is choosing between trusting Desdemona or Iago. Iago’s influence on Othello is so great that he is transformed into a man that no one recognizes. His jealousy is terrifying because of the noble way he originally held himself. Othello does not even recognize the man he becomes and refers to himself as “he that was Othello” (“Othello.” Shakespeare A-Z 471). Othello’s jealous spirit drives him to murder his wife; he cannot stop his obsession with the alleged affair until she is harmed (“Othello.” Shakespeare for Students 663).
With this in mind, if a man couldn’t do something a woman can, he was a disgrace; Lady Macbeth is taunting Macbeth with the gender gap, which makes him want to prove he’s more masculine and can keep it together. Even though, Lady Macbeth is viewed as a manipulative character, towards the end, she changes and shows signs of remorse/regret, which is not like her character. Lady Macbeth begins to feel remorseful because she has made an outright killing machine out of Macbeth. Lady Macbeth starts to ask herself “The thane of Fife had a wife. Where is she now?
In order to achieve her materialistic American Dream, she cheats on her husband to work her way up to the upper class, disregarding her morals in the process. Her love for materialism urges her to commit adultery and leads to her death when a car hits her after running away from her husband. The Original American Dream is dead due to the increasing desire of materialism, causing many to resort to distasteful behaviour to have a remote chance of achieving the American Dream. Similarly, Daisy and Tom Buchanan’s vast fortune and love for materialism show how the Original American Dream is dead. After Gatsby dies, which is a result of Tom’s lies, Nick Carraway explains, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made…” (Fitzgerald 190).