Furthermore, Iago manipulates Othello to believe that Desdemona is cheating while the all along she is being truthful about her innocence. Iago does this to try to gain Othello's trus... ... middle of paper ... ...e hostile thus murdering his wife. Iago's intentions are primarily based on revenge on Cassio for taking his position as lieutenant and anger against Othello for not appointing him instead. Though Iago manages to attain the position as lieutenant by setting Cassio up by causing him to sword fight thus getting himself demoted, he is not satisfied not until Othello is punished. His machinations fell right into place since everyone trusted him and if it was not for Emilia finding and giving Othello's handkerchief to Iago.
Instead of begging for an explanation from her husband, she praises Desdemona even during her own death and this can be viewed as an ultimate declaration of loyalty. Emilia is not only infuriated with her husband, but also possibly feeling a form of guilt herself as she feels that she too inadvertently helped to kill Desdemona by providing Iago with information and belongings of Desdemona that he requested. The unfolding of these events as such leads to heightened emotions that the characters display through their actions and words. This scene is one filled with extreme tension (because Iago acknowledges that his wife's explanation will lead towards consequences for his actions) and anger.
Antigone represents most of Aristotle’s criteria of a classic tragedy, especially tragic conflict. This conflict arises between two characters whose power struggle causes tragedy through the play. It is apparent that power will be the cause of tragedy when the play opens. Morality versus Law is the main conflict that characterizes this play. Each side of this conflict is represented by the two main characters of this play; Antigone as the morality of an individual and Creon as the power of the law.
Tiresias mentions, “I tell you this... ... middle of paper ... ...eveloped into a full out tragedy. This incorporation of incidents induces a sense of apprehension, where the audience easily realizes Oedipus’ fate, and lethal flaw. Oedipus’ hubris indeed becomes an undeniable fact influencing the protagonists turn of events. Every institution of self-righteous comments appears to have an enormous effect on the structural molding of the play itself. Many of the protagonist’s feelings and acknowledgements seem to underline the phases expressed in an indicative play or plot.
Tragedy is a broad topic; there are many aspects of a tragedy. A tragedy includes events arousing the emotions of pity and fear. These emotions can define a tragedy and are evoked when watching the play or reading the drama. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the two main characters, Romeo and Juliet, endure events that arouse pity and fear from the reader. An Aristotelian tragedy is a specific type of tragedy outlined by Aristotle.
He went from despising his wife and conjuring up the most cruel and severe punishment for her to being able to reconnect and actually have children with her. His actions were initially composed of pure hatred the thought of hanging a human skeleton in her closest and forcing her to drink from a goblet made of the skull from a man with whom she had a romantic relationship, to being able to forgive her and continue their lives on together is truly amazing. To be able to transition from burning hatred for as the only way to accurately describe his punishment could be through what he did to her, to be able to love her again, is truly astounding. It is extremely reminiscent of the US Marine Corps saying “no better friend, and no worse enemy”. His actions forcing her to take part in this cruel and twisted form of punishment, to transitioning to being able to make love to this woman again and being proud of her to bear the man’s children is without a doubt awesome in a very, very weird way of
All aspects of the plot and characters perfectly follow way Aristotle defined. The plot follows the events that need to occur and the main characters have a flaw. Pity and fear is felt for the characters throughout the play. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a true Aristotelian tragedy because of the characters, plot, and the fact that it triggers pity and fear. Romeo and Juliet is a true Aristotelian tragedy because the characters have tragic flaws, an anagnorisis, and the affects of minor characters.
Fate is one of the main themes in Romeo and Juliet, described as having power over many of the events in the play. Fate is often called upon, and blamed for tragic things that happen. Human weakness, the loss of self-control, is always the direct cause of a bad choice, and not fate itself. one of the most noted event is where fate is blamed for an accident, is when Romeo cries out the he by all accounts is fortune's fool. He claims that fate has brought on Mercutio's death, and has lead him to kill Tybalt in payback.
A Shakespearean tragedy, is a play with an apparent heroic figure whose major character flaw(s) cause the story to end with a tragic downfall. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one such tragedy. Macbeth is filled with an abundance of examples of what gives Macbeth a tragic essence. It is clear to see why this Shakespearean play, with the constant death and subterfuge throughout the play, is considered the most intense and complex tragedy, and being that special kind of tragedy Macbeth is. It has left a template for modern epics such as, the fall of Anakin Skywalker from George Lucas’s, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and like Macbeth, Star Wars is just as complex.
Furthermore, upon the promised return of Caesar’s ghost, Brutus decides he must commit suicide. He “know[s his] hour is come,” (Shakespeare 5.5.23). This implies the haunting of Brutus by Caesar drives Brutus to kill himself. However, as no others witness the appearances of the ghost of Caesar, it is understood that he is a conjuring of Brutus’ mind. The ghost is seemingly an embodiment of the remorse and guilt Brutus feels over Caesar’s death.