Macbeth is an extremly complicated character to portray. His personality changes throughout the play beginning as an honurable war-hero and being praised highly by the King; making him Thane of Cawdor even though he was already Thane of Glamis. He then becomes a hesitant murderer, constantly distressed about his situiation ‘I am afraid to think what I have done’ to actively planning the murder of Banquo and showing little contrition for the death of his wife, Lady Macbeth ‘She should have died hereafter’ and becoming responsible for the massacre of Macduff’s wife and children.it is imperative that the actor playing Macbeth understands the intricacy of his character. He must also be able to show the contrast between Macbeth’s character in Act 2 Scene 1 and Act 5 Scene 5, in order to portray Macbeth, the actor must contemplate the mood and tone of what he is saying, his gestures and actions to match a certain phrase or speech. Also his facial expressions are very important.
He is the antagonist, it is he who sent Antigone to her death and brought trouble to the kingdom. Creon finally admits, “Woe is me! To none else can they lay it, This guilt, but to me! I, I was the slayer, I say it, Unhappy, of thee! O bear me, haste ye, spare not, To the ends of earth, More nothing than they who were not In the hour of birth!” (50-51) Creon now blames himself, he realizes his mistake in not consulting the senators, and for condemning Antigone so hastily despite her just reasoning.
He has lost the ability to sense right and wrong. He has become twisted and evil. Macbeth has got what he has worked for and promised. He becomes king by killing and is unwanted by the people. With all of his murders, it lead someone to become suspicious of him.
He would end up losing all his belongings while destroying his once real and open relationship with the King. Orgon blindly believes Tartuffe until the very end. Orgon’s wife, Elmire, is able to get Tartuffe to reveal his true intentions as he attempts to seduce Elmire into committing adultery. Tartuffe’s character is revealed and it’s nothing short of ugly. Orgon is able to finally see Tartuffe’s lies and hypocrisy, but it is too late as Tartuffe has accused Orgon of wrongdoings to the King.
He was caught and defined as one of the conspirators. Where plebeians found him to be a conspirator not a writer who he admitted he was. His Flaw was saying his name after he was mentioned to be one of the conspirators and he gets taken away by the plebeians. “” I am Cinna the poet not cinna the conspirator””. (3.3 29+32) The fatal flaw of the third conspirator, Cassius is that he is scared of what will happen to him after he murdered Caesar.
Even though Romeo is very in love with Juliet, and one may believe that these lovers will live happily every after, it is Romeo’s impulsiveness that leads to the demise of himself and of his beloved Juliet. Impulse #1: Romeo is quite brash in his decision to slay Tybalt. If Romeo considered the consequences of murdering his enemy, he could have prevented his banishment from Verona. Romeo fails to consider that there is no need to slay Tybalt because Tybalt is already headed for assassination due to the fact that he murdered Mecrutio. Unfortunately, his impulsiveness overpowers him and Romeo fights Tybalt.
The main conflict begins when Victor's brother is murdered and is blamed on a Justine. Victor knows that his creation killed his brother but is too self-centered to say anything to anyone else. Victor says, "The tortures of the accused did not equal mine" (93). This shows that he thinks that his inner mind is more important then being hung and dieing. After the death of Justine he Victor claims he had a "night of unmingled wretchedness" (79).
Line 51 -53, “Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck. Till thou applaud the deed. This quote refers to the murder of Banquo and that Macbeth killed him on his own term, without consulting with Lady Macbeth first. He tells her after the incident and wants her to acknowledge his triumph. The murder was caused only because of his ambition for power and that Banquo poses a threat.
Hamlet’s tragic flaw was him waiting too long to kill Claudius and in doing so, everyone died including Hamlet. Oedipus’s tragic flaw, on the other hand, was his excessive pride. His ego got too large when he solved the riddle and didn’t believe his fate. As Bowra says, “For though Oedipus’ mistake in killing his father leads to other disasters, it is itself fore-ordained by the gods. The tragic career of Oedipus does not begin with it.
In addition, Jason curses himself saying, “My curses on you” (61), accentuating he should have known better the woman he had by his side, since he lacks knowledge such as Medea will murdering those who he holds nearest and dearest; his two sons and his bride. Jason believes he should have noticed Medea’s capacity for evilness and heartlessness long before, since she abandons her own family and kills her own brother. This demonstrates how Medea does not care at all about her actions; she only cares to make Jason suffer the pain she receives due to his betrayal. Jason’s catharsis develops when he expresses his pain “I must bemoan my fate” (61). He wishes to be left alone now to mourn his tragic losses which leave the audience to feel pity for him.