Romeo is hopelessly in love with Rosalind which he explains when he says, "I am too sore enpiercèd with his shaft To soar with his light feathers, and so bound, I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe. Under love’s heavy burden do I sink" (1.4.19-22). Romeo says that he is too much in love to be able to be happy because the kind of love that he has is a burden. The love that Romeo has is good because he likes being in love, but it makes him sad and it is a burden for Romeo. He wants to be in love and be able to be happy, but right now he is wounded by
Antigone was also doomed from the beginning. She was doomed from the beginning despite her noble intentions to bury her dead brother. Antigone from the play “Antigone”, by Sophocles, is a tragic her because she exhibits all the qualities of a tragic hero. A tragic hero is a protagonist in a tragedy who must have a tragic flaw. Antigone from the play “Antigone” indeed does have a tragic flaw.
1) What is Romeo and Juliet’s fatal flaw? How does it lead to their downfall? In the novel “Romeo and Juliet” Romeo and Juliet were the tragic hero’s of the book; this meant that they both had possessed traits that had led to their downfall. Romeo had several fatal flaws: he was an overly emotional person, and he had an impulsive, somewhat unpremeditated and rash demeanor. Another was him falling in love much too quickly and deeply.
“His actions show a character who insists the soul is real, but loves the gaping chasm between the beauty of his body and the corruption of his soul” [ (Wilde 105-123) ]. Because of these factors, Dorian Gray is a morally ambiguous character. When the reader first encounters Dorian, they discover that he has such virtue and purity about him that Hallward reveres him and craves to constantly paint him. By continuously telling Gray how handsome he is, Basil has made him believe that beauty is the most essential facet to life. Dorian begins to panic when Lord Henry tells him that he will not always be
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.
As a result of this Philippe learned that love beats all and that no matter what love will triumph. In both Macbeth and Ladyhawke two people faced conflicts that they must overcome. Macbeth, a tragic her, faced his tragic flaw and the corruption it caused him. Philippe, the hero, faced the problem of bringing the two lovers together. Both people put their life in danger, be it from themselves or guards looking for them; the difference is how they handle it.
This was careless and senseless of Romeo to do, as a couple of hours ago he was “in love” with Juliet’s cousin Rosaline. He is simply acting on the feelings he has at the moment, and decisions made impulsively or rashly are poor choices and usually result in disaster. Another example of Romeo acting on his impulsive emotions, was when Mercutio had died. This anger had boiled up inside him, and he suddenly had this courage
The hero learns something from his mistake, and is faced with a serious decision. In order for a tragedy the suffering of the hero should be meaningful. The hero of Shakespeare is almost always male. Shakespeare also concludes that the tragic hero dies at some point of the story. Shakespeare's characters illustrate that tragic heroes are neither fully good nor fully evil.
His change of attitude grows confusing as he professes his dear love after her awful death, “ I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum. What wilt thou do for her?”(5.1.255-257). After all the hatred consumed for Ophelia, Hamlet feels the need to show his love and care for her only after she is dead. Hamlet’s web of lies causes a dent in his portrayal towards society and the audience.
Shakespeare has used strong but sensitive language while writing these lines. It means a lot but on the other hand it has a deep meaning and can touch somebody’s heart and feelings. Shakespeare gave us the zest of the play in the prologue itself, ‘From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, Whose misadventured piteous overthrows, Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife’. It is a play written about how two lovers make love despite the civil conflict of the Montagues and the Capulets. We understand by the end of the play that some part of the ending was due