The most important factor and root for all of the problems was Charles. Due to his personality and as he ruled by Personal Monarchy, this shaped how he deployed his prerogative. His policies throughout 1625-1629 were often extreme and passed as a reaction to what he felt was a threat from parliament and an act of disloyalty on their behalf, knowingly angering them. These provocative actions were very much resented by Parliament who felt he was threatening them and provoking them, thus causing the collapse within their relationship. The next most important reason for the collapse was religion and Charles’ push toward Arminianism and absolutism.
Though he is responsible for wicked things, Macbeth is inherently good, but becomes evil in order to achieve his goals. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is not evil. There are many examples of this. When Macbeth is prophesied by three witches to become the Thane of Cawdor and the King, his pride and ambition are stimulated. After the first part of the prophecy comes true, Macbeth starts to seek the kingship.
Aeschylus (Greek tragic dramatist, 525BC-456BC) said, “For this is tyranny’s disease, to trust no friends”. This is exactly what Julius Caesar should have done; not trusted his friends. In Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare, it is often debated who deserves the role of the tragic hero is this tragedy. Caesar’s tragic flaws do lead to his death, but Brutus is the obvious tragic hero. Although Brutus has the characteristics of a great man such as; nobility, idealism and honesty, what makes him the tragic hero of Julius Caesar is his unassuming sincerity and trust.
Macbeth is a Tragic Hero A tragic hero must be a great personality with a flaw in character that leads to his downfall at the end of the tragedy. Macbeth’s flaw is his "vaulted ambition." He is also a villain in the case that he is emerged in the blood of Banquo and Macduff's family. But Macbeth ends up as a tragic hero. Shakespeare developed Macbeth's role through three stages.
Aristotle’s definition of tragedy is “Tragedy is a story taking the hero from happiness to misery because of a fatal flaw or mistake on his part. To be a true tragic hero he must also elicit a strong emotional response of pity and fear from the audience.” (Aristotle) Creon fits perfectly into this description of a tragic hero.There have been many controversies regarding the true nature of Creon in the play “Antigone” by Anouilh.In this essay of mine, we shall perceive Creon as a noble man rather than an arrogant tyrant.In my view,Creon was the protagonist while Antigone was undoubtedly the antagonist, the cause of the whole tragedy who caused her own downfall as well as the downfall of Haemon and Eurydice courtesy of her obnoxious and immature behaviour. To prove my point here, I shall start with the fact that Creon hadn’t desired power.He was a patron of art, a lover of music, an idealist. This had been stated by the Chorus in the Prologue. This throne had been forced upon him by the circumstances after the death of Eteocles.
So, he bastes Teirasias and insists that Teirasias tell Thebes what he knows. Finally, when Oedipus furiously accuses Teirasias of the murder, provoked by anger and insults of Oedipus, Teirasias then tells Oedipus that Oedipus himself is the curse. However, do I totally agree with what Teirasias says? The answer is definitely NO. In Oedipus the King, Oedipus, the main character, is portrayed as the greatest tragic hero.
EN121 November 6 2013 A tragic hero is defined as: a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. Othello in William Shakespeare’s Othello and Oedipus in Sophocles’ Oedipus the King are prime examples of tragic heroes. They have multiple traits in common such as pride, and passion that is uncontrolled. One that will be looked at here is their common trait of wrath. Throughout the play of Othello by William Shakespeare, Othello is tricked and fooled into getting angry with his love.
“Othello” Wendy Hopak English Composition II/ Literature South University Online “Othello” In this play by William Shakespeare, titled “Othello,” psychoanalytically I would examine the presentation of Othello’s tortured mind, Iago’s deceit, and accentuate this concept through the analysis of their conscience. Othello showed patterns of imagery as his psychological decline, driven by his jealousy; he was convinced his wife was a whore, while Iago's consistent use of beastly imagery suggests a motive of far greater density, revenge. To explore the possible motives behind Iago's conniving and convincing behavior, the Psychoanalytical interpretation of the text would focus on his comments to himself and consistent patterns of imagery. The most intriguing, however, is the skill with which Iago deceives others, even convincing Othello to believe him rather than Desdemona, and is so often referred to as "honest Iago". Through this irony, the psychoanalyst would clearly be able to see deceptiveness, and also the insight which Iago has into the minds of those around him, presented through his ability to identify flaws, such as the jealousy that lies within Othello, and he can manipulate them to his will: seen through Iago's assistance with Othello's transformation into the monster he has become.
Therefore he meets all three of the key element of a tragic plot according to Aristotle. By following the guidelines created by Aristotle in his publication entitled "Poetics", King Lear is a tragic hero. According to Aristotle, definition of tragic hero, a characer must have weakness. King Lear had three main weaknesses, he was extremly impassioned, foolish and hasty. King Lear is easily flattered and angered.
There is a blurred line between good and evil. The definition of the two really varies depending what type of person you are. What the play Hamlet is saying about the two is that some evil is justified. This is easily revealed through characters and symbolism. The character’s actions throughout the play clearly reveal the truth between good and evil, especially once Claudius’ secret unfolds.