While that may have been the final contribution to his death, his tragic flaw is what is shown throughout the play. This flaw can be plainly stated as Romeo being far too impulsive. He seems to be driven by the idea of fate, and does not thoroughly think about his decisions. His character in the play thinks of life and love as such a quick thing, as if he is thinking to himself that if he doesn’t go with his instincts, his life will not be decent or respectable. When truthfully, these instincts are the origin of his dire choices, resulting in the end of his life.
Hamlet and Claudius contradict one another in a variety of ways making them enemies throughout the play. Prince Hamlet is perceived as the protagonist in the play for many reasons, one of them being because he displays an elegant intensity in everything he does, making him very amiable to the audience. When Hamlet is truly indecisive, brutal, revengeful, and hateful. When Hamlet speaks to others, his words are thought out to be hurtful to whomever he is speaking to. “You should not have believ'd me, for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it.
It causes many terrible events. Many people argue over whether it was bad luck (fate), or bad management. Shakespeare smartly hints at the outcome throughout the story making the reader hope for more and more that Romeo and Juliet end up living together, happily married. Unfortunately, the fate in Romeo and Juliet isn’t a very desirable one. Bad luck, can be defined as an inescapable and often conflicting results; destiny.
In his play Othello, Shakespeare uses the plot, characters, and ultimate destructive ending to all to show the reader his opinion that all revenge is improper. Shakespeare first set a plot in which Iago could cause chaos without being suspected and get his revenge. Everything started with Iago not receiving an incredible promotion. Iago was a choice to be promoted to lieutenant but Othello chose Cassio over him for the job. Iago became furious since he believed he would make a better lieutenant than Cassio.
Destiny is the hidden power believed to determine what will happen in the future. It is evident from the beginning of the play that destiny is involved. The prologue states that Romeo and Juliet are ‘star cross’d lovers’ (Prologue 6), which is referring to the inevitability of fate. It is not only felt by the audience, but the characters are conscious of it too. Romeo and Juliet frequently notice signs, such as when Romeo believes that Juliet is dead, he cried, ‘then I defy you, stars,’ (Act V, Scene I, Line 24) confirming the idea that Romeo and Juliet’s love, was not a part of their fate.
Is it true to say that we feel less sympathy for the actions of Marlowe’s tragic hero Faustus, than we do for Shakespeare’s Hamlet? Shakespeare’s protagonist, Hamlet, is a depressed yet pitiful eponymous hero who faces important decisions throughout the play. There is also Marlowe’s tragic hero, Dr. Faustus a Renaissance man whose fate is eternal damnation. There are aspects of each character’s personality that modern and contemporary audiences could sympathise with; however, considering Hamlet’s situation and mental state, I believe that he should receive the most sympathy. Before the audience meet Faustus, The Chorus describes the tragic hero.
This, hopefully would have resulted in him not killing Tybalt. People could argue that Romeo only killed Tybalt simply because of his bad temper. A reason to support the view stating Romeo is fortunes fool and this bad act was destined to happen is the fact that Romeo is a Montague and Tybalt is a Capulet. This shows us that Romeo was born into bad luck, as both the families had always been rivals. Romeo and Tybalt are unable to prevent being born into these families, stating Romeo and Tybalt only fought considering that they were both born into families which had forever been enemies making Romeo bound to have killed Tybalt, or death could have easily occurred the other way round.
He is now angry with Tybalt and wants revenge. ‘Fire-eyed fury be my conduct now.’ Romeos change in mood is significant as it leads to the death of Tybalt and Romeo being banished . Shakespeare also uses dramatic irony to make Act 3 Scene 1 such an intense and significant scene. When Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt all the other characters are confused as to why. ‘Good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as my own.’ The audience know the reason why Romeo won’t fight Tybalt, which is because Romeo and Juliet are now married.
Also, by him listening to his dreams he would have made either little or no poor choices later in the play which results in his death. Lastly, throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet have been threatening suicide to solve their problems (Shakespeare 973-1014). As most people know and understand when people threaten suicide something is wrong and because they were stressed they made more bad choices. That is why Romeo and Juliet are the most guilty people causing the tragic
Little does the reader know, Oedipus’ adamant and presumptuous character pushes himself to make the wrong choices, making him responsible for fulfilling his own fate. Although other characters and Oedipus himself may believe that it was “fate” that brought this horror upon him, the reader and the audience is fully aware by the end of the play that Oedipus is the one responsible for this outcome. Oedipus’ downfall caused by this theme can be traced back to the crossroad encounter with Laius, his questioning to Tiresias, and at the end of the play. The audience never sees the encounter between Oedipus and Laius at the crossroad. However, the encounter characterizes Oedipus’ character.