Most of us have had some sort of bad luck before, like putting red in with the whites, locking yourself out of the house or waking up late, and in some cases one bad thing can lead to another… and another. In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet it is proven to us how bad luck can lead to two deaths. The play tells the story of two lovers from feuding families who fight to stay together despite a series of bad luck. First Romeo is banished from Verona for killing Juliet’s cousin; secondly Romeo doesn’t receive the letter telling him Juliet is under a potion causing her to look dead which causes Romeo to kill himself, and lastly Juliet wakes up from her potion shortly after Romeo has poisoned himself resulting in Juliet’s suicide. Romeo and Juliet go through a series of unfortunate events which ultimately leads to their deaths.
Thomas 1 Graydon Thomas Mrs.Venturini ENG2D June 1st 2014 Unnecessary Suicide The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is a romantic and suspenseful story enjoyable to all. Romeo and Juliet fall in love, later to find that they are enemies. They continue to practice their love secretly, until things become complicated, making suicide a choice. Their deaths were their own fault. Although their miserable ending could’ve changed into a happily ever after.
Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet, countless losses of loved ones were seen from both of the feuding families, the Capulets and Montagues. Many could say that fate was the cause of numerous deaths over the course of the play. However, free will is the main cause of these deaths. Every choice has resulted in different effects in the play. In this tragedy by William Shakespeare, multiple deaths occur due to the decisions made by Romeo, Friar Lawrence, and Lord Capulet.
Joe Vitale Mrs. Reganato English III – Academic 9 April 2014 Effects of Guilt Guilt, by definition, is an emotion that occurs when a person believes that they have violated a moral standard. It is the single driving force that can push someone off the edge thus into a spiraling downfall of tragedies. Through numerous centuries of literature, guilt has been one of the key themes repeatedly stressed. In this way, the morals of mankind are accentuated, explored and disturbed. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, guilt plays an immense role in the lives of Macbeth and his Queen; guilt is the single attribute that pushes them to the edge and tests their sanity.
John Proctor's fatal flaw was his great amount of pride, and that slowly tied a series of unfortunate events which eventually made John Proctor succumb to his death. Unfortunately, Proctor dies for a crime he did not commit. Another necessary part of the tragic hero is that he or she has a complete reversal of fortune brought by the hero's own flaw. Proctor's life completely turned upside down when Abigail accused his loved ones who then were sent to jail, or executed. At the end of every tragic play, the audience must feel pity or remorse for the deceased hero.
Conventions of tragedy – The Tragic Hero Gatsby has many flaws, some which are bigger and more obvious than others. However, we can see clearly that his biggest flaw could possibly be his affection for Daisy, who causes him to become known as a "tragic hero". She is the one thing that stands between Gatsby and his idea of "perfection," as she is the only unrealistic dream that he chases and does not obtain. By the end of the play he dies as a result of his obsession with having Daisy, which is symbolic of her devastating impact on his
Honest Iago,” (Act 1, scene 3, 293) The authority of his command reflects not only supreme confidence in his military prowess but also a great self-control and rationality. He is articulate and confident in himself and of his role in society. Othello defends his marriage in a sophisticated approach, speaking in an ardent manner to defend his position. His faith is absolute and he is prepared to stake his life upon his certain knowledge of Desdemona’s love. Nevertheless despite his self-control and his noble image, Othello
Although Friar Lawrence’s intentions were good, his decisions and actions were the sole cause of Romeo and Juliet’s death. Do you agree? Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the story of two young lovers who fall for one another only to realise that due to the feud their families’ share their love is destined for destruction. With all good intentions the minor character, Friar Lawrence was one of, but not the complete cause of their tragic end. There are three dominant aspects of their deaths, the feud between the two families, Friar Lawrence and most importantly, fate.
“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, it might have been.” -Kurt Vonnegut. After reading Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, all one can think about is what might have been. Set in Verona hundreds of years ago, two rival families continue to fight because of an “ancient grudge” (Prologue.3) Two teens, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love, defying their families rules. After only a couple of days, their love cause both of their deaths. Friar Lawrence was the cause of their deaths for his irresponsibility and lack of urgency to solve the conflict he started.
The demised king commissioned Hamlet to execute revenge against Claudius. Hamlet willingly accepted. As the plot advances, one tragic event follows another, all of which resulted directly or indirectly due to some form of treachery. The story depicts episodes of deep passion motivated by raft, jealousy and sadness over death and lost love. To name a few of the convoluted incidents, Hamlet was alienated from his beloved girlfriend, Ophelia.