Hamlet: Often, a person procrastinates when it comes to a conflict because of fear of the possible outcomes. In William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, the idea of procrastination results in disaster. The author demonstrates Hamlet's failure to act through the many deplorable scenes within the play. Ultimately, Hamlet is a tragic hero and his failure to act out is what makes him a tragedy. Hamlet pursues his failures by holding off his intentions to kill Claudius, unsuccessfully claiming his love for Ophelia, and the accidental murder of Polonius.
Willie’s tragic flaw was he doesn’t know from reality from fantasy. All of these tragic heroes have suffered greatly but Oedipus is by far the most tragic hero of them all. Oedipus tries to escape faith but faith had a way of catching up to him. There was a prophecy that he would grow up to kill his father and marry his mother. Oedipus tries to avoid this by running away from his “parents”.
Hamlet struggles with himself, he begins to act strangely. Just look at the scene with himself and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, he acts strangely, he disrupts normal life in the palace, he too brings chaos to Ophelia's life too. She apparently loses her mind and ends her life with suicide. Polonius is killed. Laertes wants to avenge the death of his father by killing Hamlet.
In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus displays the traits of a tragic hero through out this play. His tragic flaw is his being too naive. He makes an error in judgment, and when this error occurred it causes his own downfall. But Brutus causes his own downfall when after killing Caesar all of Rome turns against the conspirators. And all these events lead to his death.
Hamlet starts to act as a madman to avenge the death of his father by his uncle. Ophelia on the other hand, goes mad after the death of her father. Shakespeare uses both these characters to affect the main plot in the play and their relationships with other characters. Many people debate whether Hamlet’s madness is real or fake. Shakespeare incorporated the theme of madness to serve a motive for Hamlet in order to deceive others.
If Hamlet’s hypothesis proves to be true, then King Claudius should exhibit some sort of reaction. Inevitably, Claudius acquits himself poorly as he departs from the performances in a fit of rage. In his later soliloquy, Claudius admits himself to being the cause of King Hamlet’s death: “O, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven; / It hath the primal eldest curse upon ‘t, / A brother’s murder” (III.iii.40-41). Witnessing the play sparks the latent animosity King Claudius has against Hamlet. With such bitterness towards the prince, King Claudius sets forth his own plan to kill Hamlet.
Theme of Revenge The troubles young Prince Hamlet faces in Hamlet, by William Shakespeare all help his complex mind to seek out the true objective, revenge. Seeking revenge for his father’s murder, the incestuous activity that his uncle and mother commit, and his passionate mystifying feelings for Ophelia all make for an interesting plot of events. Hamlets outlook on life dwindles deeply after he learns the true cause of his father’s death. His pessimistic views and suicidal feelings are seen in as early as the first scene when he says, “Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His cannon ‘gainst self-slaughter … how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world” (Shakespeare Act I scene II). This sadness Hamlet feels, makes him question his own life in his famous “to be or not to be” soliloquy.
Macbeth is a tragic hero, a person of high rank who is brought to eventual ruin by a flaw in his character Macbeth`s tragic flaw is his ambition,which leads him to a series of bloody and increasingly indefensible acts. The most apparent flaw, and perhaps the most in Macbeth`s character, is his lack of patience and temperance. These shortcomings haunted Macbeth,causing him to let his overvaulting ambition rush fate, and hasten his doom. Macbeth could not wait for an appointment to a position of more power. Instead , he murdered the king to take his place.
For example, when Antigone asks Ismene to break the law Ismene replies in fear saying "Think of how terrible than these deaths, our own death would be if we were to go against Creon." (Line 42). The power that Creon has over his people plays an important part in the play. When Creon makes a decree saying that Polyneices will not have a proper burial, his life starts to spiral out of control. This action leads to him being considered a tragic hero.
Hubris BREAKING A MORAL LAW Part I: Okonkwo's fear of being weak causes him to kill his "son" Ikemefuna. He ignored the elders orders to stay out of this sacrafice (67). Part II: Okonkwo beats Nowye because he thinks Nowye is becoming lazy (152). Part III: Okonkwo can no longer handle the way things have worked out, therefore he commits suicide (207). Peripeteia REVERSAL OF EXPECTATIONS Part I: Okonkwo thought that killing Ikemefuna would make he seem more manly and stronger.