king Lear is a tragic hero because of three main reason. first, he showed his weakness by being excessively emotional, gullibel and impulsice. Second, he made two major mistakes in the play, one being the exile of all his loyal people, and the other is by giving away his power while he is still the king. Thrid, in the play, King Lear experienced three different situation, reversal, recognition and suffering. Therefore he meets all three of the key element of a tragic plot according to Aristotle.
When Hamlet meets his father’s ghost and knew that his vicious uncle murdered his father while he was sleeping, his grief and indignation was aroused by Claudius. He struggles with the revenge for his father, because he always hesitates to kill Claudius so that caused him miss the best time to revenge. Otherwise, Hamlet’s mother Gertrude married Claudius immediately after his father’s death, which is ironic. This marriage seems ridiculous, especially for Hamlet, he thinks his mother is incestuous. His father’s death makes him feel miserable, but the more sorrowful thing is that everyone seems like indifferent for the king’s death, and he is the only one who is suffering the pain of loose father.
Atreus himself was involved in the tragedy in which he murdered his brother’s children and served them up as a dish to eat. In the Ancient Greek world, this was seen as placing a curse of the house of Atreus which could provide an explanation to the events that occur within the play. Cassandra calls it the ‘house that hates god, the echoing womb of guilt’ which implies that there will always be terrible things happening there as the gods do not approve of it. This starts the argument that the characters have no control over their fate as Agamemnon was always going to meet a sticky end because of the
It is one of only seven of more than one hundred plays by Sophocles to survive in its entirety ( Rosoft). The play tells of a family dispute between two very defiant and unyielding individuals. Oedipus, the father of Antigone, had mistakenly married his mother and killed his father. When he comes to the realization of his pollution, he is ashamed, and he pokes his eyes out and flees the town. After which, his two sons, both products of incest, Polyneices and Eteocles have an agreement about taking control; Eteocles will rule for a period, then Polyneices.
Pegeen found her man, made him, won him in the teeth of opposition from her own sex, and then lost him. Pegeen’s loss at the end is absolute and beyond comfort, because she has lost his body too; while the complacent Shawn sees the obstacle to his marriage with her removed. A distorted tragedy According to the critic, The Playboy has a very special place in the history of tragedy. This critic regards it as a deliberately distorted tragedy, all the joints wrenched out of place by a comic vision that Synge imposed upon it. This play contains in itself a number of the formal qualities of traditional tragedy.
the conclusion; who is to blame? the bully because he was the one who physically damaged him or you because you hid like a coward behind your friend. now you're probly thinking what does that scenario got to do with romeo and juliet, if you think carefully back to the scene where mercutio was stabed by tybalt you'll soon come to understand that because of romeo's cowardly approach he was the cause of his best friends death. There are so many factors to figure in to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet that it's difficult to pinpoint just one. The entire play leads up to their deaths, suggesting that their deaths are the effect of a cause.
Perhaps, because she saved one life, the rest would have to fall. Her actions led to terrible suffering for Creon and his family; almost like a curse. Haemon, her fiancé, was so in love with her that he actually fought with his father, the King, for her rights. When he could not do anything about Antigone being buried alive, he stabbed himself out of grief for his love with Antigone and anger towards his father. Because of the son’s death, Creon’s wife, too, killed herself out of grief.
Othello fits into the classical mould of a Greek tragedy, brought about by Aristotle many years before the play was written. A Greek tragedy is based on conflict and depicts the downfall of high-ranking characters, who make fatal errors of judgement (hamartia) because of their overweening ambition and pride (hubris), and they are swiftly destroyed by the consequences of their actions. Aristotle stated that a tragic hero should have qualities that the ordinary person would also possess, but the tragedy is best when it ends unhappily, making the audience feel pity and fear. Othello is a highly original tragedy in many ways. He is a high-ranking general and is descended from a line of kings, as well as being overambitious when marrying Desdemona, possibly overreaching himself when he tries to combine the two lifestyles.
A hero suffers an extreme reversal of fortune, from great success to abysmal failure, which causes immense suffering. Brutus suffers from knowing that what he did to Caesar was wrong, so he kills himself. He thought that killing Caesar was a great success to Rome, which then leads to a dreadful failure, the people of Rome saying that what he did was dishonorable. After his failure, he decides to let Caesar not suffer anymore, “Caesar, now be still; I kill’s not thee with half so good a will.”(V, 5 50-1) After his dreadful failure, his final suffering entered his life, “I know my hour is come,” (V, 5 19) Brutus’s immense suffering and only escape was death, and suffered his death honorably. A tragic flaw is a weakness that makes a hero susceptible to mistake, which brings on the fate of personal tragedy.
Character Analysis: Medea Medea may be considered one of the world first feminists. Her story is a jealous and vengeful one of a woman betrayed by her husband, Jason. And though she is believed to be truly evil, she is the protagonist of the play. Medea left her father (King Aeetes), her country (Colchis) which is barbarian territory, and manipulated the daughters of Pelias to murder their own father (Jason’s Uncle) all out of her love for Jason. The play begins as he leaves her and marries the daughter of Creon, ruler of Corinth.