If Lear was completely evil, we would not be fearful of what happens to him: he would merely be repulsive. But Lear does inspire fear because, like us, he is not completely upright, nor is he completely wicked. He is foolish and arrogant, it is true, but later he is also humble and compassionate. He is wrathful, but at times, patient. Because of his good qualities, we experience pity for him and feel that he does not deserve the severity of his punishment.
This reluctance to get ri... ... middle of paper ... ...acter and create somewhat of a new kind of villain. While Claudius is a lustful, greedy, corrupt, manipulating, deceiving murderer that will stop at nothing to achieve his own powerful ambitions, he also has a lighter caring and loving side that he shows to the public. Though unbeknownst to the public his omissions of guilt would be seen as positive if not for his immediate declination for achieving forgiveness in favor of keeping his power, queen, and fortunes. It is things like this that make Claudius such a complex character. He acknowledges that there are right and wrong things to do but often refuses to do the right things because doing wrong is more beneficial to him.
In the tragedy “Antony and Cleopatra”, Shakespeare presents our protagonist Mark Antony as a tragic hero. He does this by using a number of dramatically effective methods, including language, staging techniques and structure. Aristotle defines a tragic hero as a character of noble stature who has a tragic flaw (usually hubris which is over confidence/arrogance) and suffers a downfall that is partially their fault but also due to factors beyond their control. The downfall they suffer exceeds the “crime” but the tragic hero gains some sort of self-awareness. Before the audience meets Antony, Shakespeare presents us with two soldiers discussing Antony’s current debauched life.
Othello: One of Shakespeare's Tragic Heroes Othello is one of Shakespeare's tragic heroes. Othello is a well-respected character in this play. Othello is portrayed as a man with much greatness. Othello is tragic hero because he has a fault in his character that brings his death to others. Unquestionably, Othello's downfall is brought about during the course of this Shakespearean drama.
(Shakespeare, and Alexander, Act 1, scene 1, line 64). One may think that he is an honest person but as it turns out, Iago feels that Cassio is ignorant and not well suited to be g... ... middle of paper ... ...of the wrongs they commit to them end up having far much worse outcomes even for the avenger. This is clearly brought out in Othello through Iago and what he faces after his revengeful acts against Othello. Othello, who is a noble hero, is also brought down as a result of revenge. The revengeful nature has to be conquered and tamed if man is to proceed in life, acts of forgiveness and love must instead replace the urge to avenge a misdeed.
And it is also because of his sin of pride that to him the sins of the others against him seem so bad while his own sins are not that strong in his eyes. This is why I think King Lear is not a man more sinnes against than sinning.
Iago is a distressing character and who gains pleasure from other's destruction. Although Iago presents himself as a strong character, he is deceptive in order to disrupt the contentment of others because of his lack of satisfaction. Throughout the entire play, Iago does not change his thoughts or actions. He continues to manipulate and carry out his jealously until the end. Although, it can be argued that Iago has an inner frustration that is brought out by his devious actions.
The Taming of the Shrew, although written as a comedy, contains certain moral ideas and themes that should not go overlooked. One of these questionable ideas is the actual “Taming” itself. Throughout the story, Petruchio persistently torments Katherine, treating her almost as poorly and terribly as she treats others, in hopes of causing her to surrender to him. This creates such brokenness within Kate that she does eventually submit to Petruchio. Yet one cannot help but question his strategy: Is his cruelty, although she seemingly deserves it, morally right?
Therefore, he is lying to his family as well as disobeying them. These numerous things make Romeo a bad character in the play. Romeo is seen as a tragic hero because of the many examples of his good and bad character. This follows Aristotle’s definition because it proves him to be a character that is neither completely good nor completely bad. Romeo loves Juliet with kindness and generosity, but to love her is forbidden.
And has become a master in distinguishing the thoughts and words of people. Although Lord Henry isn’t necessarily an evil person, he is a bad influence. When Dorian asked if he was as bad an influence as Basil Hallward claimed, he replies “there is no such thing as a good influence Mr. Gray. All influence is immoral” (19). Regardless of this warning, as Lord Henry Wotton’s witty dialogue blinded Dorian Gray and ultimately caused his demise.