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Strength or Character Flaw? Wild by Cheryl Strayed - “I stood, unmoving, stunned… Tears filled my eyes. I want my mother, I thought. My mother is dead. I thought this every hour of every day for a very long time: I want my mother. My mother is dead.” In Cheryl Strayed memoir “Wild”, the death of her mother demolished her mental stability and consumed her each moment of her life. Not knowing how to handle her grief, Cheryl ended up doing things in her life that many people would consider regretful. She ended up losing her marriage, family, friends, became addicted to drugs, and lost her own state of being....   [tags: memoir, grief, hiking]
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Macbeth Character Flaw - Brian Bozarth Bozarth 1 Mrs. Thurmond English IV – 6 February 22, 2001 Macbeth’s Tragic Flaw Every one has a character flaw. Some are more serious than others. For instance, some people pick their nose, while others drink milk directly from the carton. After a while a person’s character flaws will come back to haunt them. Shakespeare is a master at pointing out one’s character flaws and showing how those flaw bring down that person or society in general....   [tags: essays research papers] 773 words
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Macbeth's Character Flaw in William Shakespeare's Play - Macbeth's Character Flaw in William Shakespeare's Play Macbeth, a good man with a small character flaw, represents the epitome of good vs. evil and how the revenge of one man can be his or the downfall of another. Shakespeare's Macbeth starts off by first establishing its basis of good vs. evil by placing the three witches who are deciding what to do with Macbeth. The witches, as well as every evil entity, represent the extreme of revenge ever since God cast them out of heaven. Their only purpose is to cause harm and unrest to humans in order to keep us out of heaven.1 Macbeth is a good man who has fought bravely and will be rewarded....   [tags: Papers] 748 words
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Lack of Pride and Insight Cause Downfall of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex - Every man has several characteristics which define him, but not all of them are beneficial. If he is not careful, certain traits can lead to his downfall. This is the very thing that happens to Oedipus in Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus Rex. Unfortunately, Oedipus possesses several character traits that cause him to fulfil the oracle and undergo great suffering. Oedipus’ pride, impetuous behaviour and lack of insight ultimately determine his fate. To begin, one of the main factors that leads to Oedipus’ fate is his excessive pride....   [tags: Tragedy, Character Flaw]
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Tragedy vs. Tragic Flaw - The brain and mind is a delicate thing. When once someone may have everything they ever wanted, by changing their own views, whether influenced by others or not, they clutch onto anything or anyone in order to comfort themselves. They believe everything that comes their way, and even if it is far from the truth, they create illusions that are not made upon by their reasonable and logical thought of mind. In the case of Othello, Iago uses the flaws of many characters, for his own benefit. He is far from a genius, he just preys upon every error, and every fault made by characters, to advance his own plot....   [tags: Shakespeare's Othello] 1081 words
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The Flaw of Hamlet - The Flaw of Hamlet      Many Shakespearean scholars, including A.C. Bradley, believe that the character Hamlet is an over analytical person, always "unmaking his world and rebuilding it in thought" (A.C. Bradley). It is argued by many that Hamlet's tragic flaw is his inability to accept things the way they are presented, thus criticizing everything in the world around him. Hamlet delves deep into what he believes is the reality of each of his given situations and searches for answers which he never finds....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet]
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Hamlet's Fatal Flaw - Shakespeare’s Hamlet is an interesting play in many ways. The character Hamlet is particularly intriguing in regards to his fatal flaw. Hamlet’s fatal flaw is a specific trait that forces him to postpone killing the king and it is this trait that drives Hamlet mad (Shakespeare 1.4.23-38). This Shakespearean tragedy is open to many interpretations of Hamlet’s fatal flaw. Two recent film productions of the play, Kenneth Branaugh’s Hamlet and the Zeffirelli’s Hamlet, each show a different fatal flaw in Hamlet....   [tags: Shakespeare, tragedy, Branaugh, Zeffirelli]
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Hamlet's Fatal Flaw - Hamlet's fatal flaw is his inability to act. Unlike his father, Hamlet lets his intelligence rather than his heroism govern him. When he has a chance to kill Claudius, and take vengeance for his father's murder, he hesitates, reckoning that if he kills the man while he is at prayer, Claudius would have asked for pardon from the Lord and been forgiven of his sins, therefore allowing him to enter Heaven. Hamlet decides to wait for a better opening. His flaw of being hesitant in the end leads to his own death, and also the deaths of Gertrude, Ophelia, Laertes, and Claudius....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 783 words
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The Life and Death of the Mayor of Casterbridge: A Story of a Man of Character - George Meredith had once written that “In tragic life God wot (knows)/ No villain need be. Passions spin the plot: / We are betrayed by what is false within.” What he implied was that it is not so much circumstances but rather the character of the protagonist which often lets them down and allows emotion to get the upper hand over rational thought. Meredith’s lines can very much be applied to the protagonist of Thomas Hardy’s novel which is popularly referred to as The Mayor of Casterbridge -Michael Henchard who has all the elements of a traditional tragic hero....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1298 words
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The Tragic Flaw of Hamlet - The Tragic Flaw of Hamlet One of the greatest works in literature, Shakespeare's Hamlet has been the topic of controversial discussion ever since it was written. The controversies range from "Is Hamlet truly mad, to Is Hamlet really in love with Ophelia." The most intriguing topic of discussion though, is Hamlet's fatal flaw. As in all Shakespearean works, there is always a tragic hero. This hero is always the person that the audience comes to love, however every tragic hero has to have some kind of a tragic flaw that eventually leads to his downfall....   [tags: Papers] 803 words
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To Believe Or To Believe: No Question About It: An Analysis of Hamlet's Fatal Flaw - ... 91). Unlike Hamlet, Horatio believes that God will make things natural again, and does not wish to interfere by interacting with supernatural beings. When Hamlet meets with the ghost in the last scene of the first act, he immediately takes what the ghost says to be true, remarking that “Now to my word. It is ‘Adieu, adieu, remember me’./ I have sworn’t”. Despite that the ghost is quite possibly a demon according to Christian teachings, Hamlet makes a promise to a being that he should not even speak to and this demonstrates his lack of adherence to Christianity, and a possible association with the devil....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]
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Tragic Flaw - When discussions arise on great literary works, William Shakespeare’s popular tragedy, Hamlet, ranks among the best. Often referenced as a source of excellence for playwrights, the apparent stereotypical, melodramatic, female depictions cannot be overlooked. While gender differences exists through characters Hamlet, Claudius, and Gertrude, collectively, they all affect the overall plot and outcome. Tragic characters play an effective, leading role in a tragedy. The leading role that a tragic character assumes normally controls the actions and reactions of a setting....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]
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Free Hamlet Essays: No Tragic Flaw in Hamlet - No Tragic Flaw in Hamlet It was my observation after reading Hamlet, that the play and its main character are not typical examples of tragedy and contain a questionable "tragic flaw" in the tragic hero. I chose this topic because Hamlet is a tragedy, but one that is very different from classical tragedies such as Medea. I also found quite a lot of controversial debate over the play and its leading character. While reading through my notes, I found that, according to Aristotle, "the tragic hero will most effectively evoke both our pity and terror if he is neither thoroughly good nor evil but a mixture of both; and also that the tragic effect will be stronger if the hero is better tha...   [tags: The Tragedy of Hamlet Essays] 760 words
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Impulsive and Ill-Fated Romeo of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare - In William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet a tragic hero arises from Verona by the name of Romeo. A tragic hero is defined as a protagonist who is destine to suffer and encounter a downfall. By way of example, Prince says “For never was a story of more woe/ Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” The lines above demonstrate that Romeo endures a great deal of pain and meaningful suffering throughout the play. Romeo is considered a tragic hero because he is of noble birth, strikes fear into the audience through his demise and allows his tragic character flaw to influence his choices which consequently leads to his downfall....   [tags: tragic hero, fear, flaw]
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Creon' Exemplification of Aristotle's Tragic Hero in Antigone by Sophocles - Throughout literary history, tragic heroes have been defined as a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. However, philosophers such as Aristotle tried to find connections between tragic heroes in Greek plays. This in-depth analysis of tragic heroes lead Aristotle to create six criteria for a true tragic hero: He or she has to be a Noble figure of royalty and noble in character, has to be imperfect by design, has a flaw or error that is a choice, is punished excessively for this choice flaw, has to undergo a downfall that leads to a realization, and the story of this tragic hero has to make the audience reach a moment of catharsi...   [tags: noble, flaw, downfall] 1509 words
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Achilles: The Tragic Hero of The Iliad - ... Being the “hero” that everyone thought he was, he cried to his mother whom said that he should not go to avenge his friend because he was “doomed to a short life […] your death must come at once” (Homer). This can be taken into consideration when describing his heroicness, because he did not heed the warning his mother gave him, instead he basically said that he should die then because he could not save his friend. It is “brave” of Achilles to want to avenge his friend. Achilles then went out and killed Hector....   [tags: revenge, flaw, warrior]
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Contrast Between Oedipus the King and Antigone by Sophocles - Contrast between Oedipus the King and Antigone Sophocles, a famous and renowned Greek dramatist, is the playwright to both the play Oedipus the King and Antigone. Along with Antigone and Oedipus Sophocles had also wrote Electra and Fete. Sophocles wrote many Greek tragedies which are plays in which the main character in the play suffers a tragedy due to some flaw of theirs. An example would be how Oedipus (thinking he is defying a prophecy) murders his father and weds his mother. His flaw was him trying to defy fate if he had not just stayed where he was he would’ve been fine....   [tags: flaw, conflict, tragedy]
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Oedipus Rex: The Tragic Heros - Most people in the 21st century usually do not imagine a hero as one who goes around killing his father, marrying his mother, and fathering his siblings, but all those contradictory notions made sense to the Greeks watching Oedipus Rex. Oedipus, the titular character of Sophocles’ infamous play, belongs with the typical tragic hero category, a grouping of noble, courageous heroes who deserves respect regardless of a fatal weakness in their character. As for Oedipus himself, his extreme pride, known as hubris to the Greeks, is the singular weakness that foreshadows his fall from the graceful dignity of a king into the tragic shame of an exile....   [tags: noble, courageous, flaw]
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Antigone - The Tragic Flaw - Antigone - The Tragic Flaw                 Antigone, Sophocles’ classical Greek tragedy, presents tragic flaw as the cause of the destruction of Creon, the king of Thebes. This essay examines that flaw and the critical perspective on it.   Robert D. Murray, Jr. in “Thought and Structure in Sophoclean Tragedy” gives the perspective of the Greek audience, and thereby the reason why there has to be a tragic flaw in Sophoclean tragedy: “A Greek of the fifth century would, of course, have felt....   [tags: Antigone essays]
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Othello’s Dramatic Flaw in Shakespeare's Othello - The play “Othello” by William Shakespeare was written in 1604 during the Elizabeth era. Othello is one of the most extraordinary characters in all of Shakespeare’s dramas. He enjoyed unheralded success in the combat zone, which gave him the reputation as one of Venice’s most competent generals. Even though he has great success in the battlefield, he has a dramatic flaw that causes a downfall in his life. The dramatic flaw that causes his downfall is jealousy. This was brought on by a simple persuasion of Iago, the evil character in the play....   [tags: othello]
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Hamlet's Inability to Act on Impulse is his Tragic Flaw in Shakespeare's Hamlet - Hamlet's Inability to Act on Impulse is his Tragic Flaw in Shakespeare's Hamlet Hamlet is the most written about tragedy in the history of man. But, why is it a tragedy. Is it because Hamlet has a tragic flaw that creates his downfall. Or is it that all the cards are stacked against him since the beginning of the play and there is no way he can prevail. I believe that it is a tragedy because of Hamlet's tragic flaw. Hamlet's tragic flaw is that he cannot act on impulse for things that require quick, decisive behavior, and that he acts on impulse for things that require more contemplation than is given by him....   [tags: Papers] 682 words
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The Protagonist in Willima Shakespeare´s Othello - The central character, or protagonist, in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, The Moor of Venice is Othello. Aristotle defined the concept of a tragic hero as the destruction of a noble person, usually with a personal flaw, and this flaw determines their fate. Othello is a tragic hero with a tragic flaw in one of Shakespeare’s most known tragedies. Shakespeare so prominently exhibits the tragic flaw Othello obtains, allowing implications and thoughts, to overrun reality and show how just the insecurity one possesses can allow a person to become powerless....   [tags: tragic, hero, flaw, fate, mistrust]
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Faustus and Hamlet´s Belief in the Ghost - In order to conclude a final answer for this question one must fully understand the social background of both characters, and the era the plays were written in. first we must establish whether both character’s tragic flaw is in fact their procrastination. I will answer this by assessing the characters choices toward problems they are faced with. I will also offer an alternative argument by saying that both characters are protestant and their procrastination is catalyzed by their religious faith....   [tags: tragic flaw, procrastination, religious faith] 1507 words
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Othello's Tragic Flaw - Of Shakespeare’s five greatest tragedies, Othello is by far the most passionate and gripping. It is a tale of love, deception, evil, honesty, and virtue. Othello himself is set apart from other Shakespearean tragic heroes by the absolute feeling of affection the audience feels for him even unto the very end of the play. Any discerning reader painfully recognizes the virtue and goodness of Othello throughout the entire play, in contrast to the general degeneration of character so typical of a tragic hero....   [tags: essays research papers] 863 words
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Othello's Tragic Flaw - Othello's Tragic Flaw The extravagant language and literary techniques used in Shakespeare's Othello enhance the settings, characters, and themes. Othello, an intricate tragedy about good versus evil, loyalty, love, sexual jealousy, and appearance versus reality, is told in a first person point of view. The play is entitled Othello and the plot and action encompasses him, thus supporting his position of protagonist. The play takes place during the Renaissance in Venice, Italy and in Cyprus over three days....   [tags: Papers] 1077 words
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Othello's Flaw in Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Othello - Othello's Flaw in Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Othello In Shakespeare?s play Othello, Othello himself is the tragic hero. He is an individual of high stature who is destroyed by his surroundings, his own actions, and his fate. His destruction is essentially precipitated by his own actions, as well as by the actions of the characters surrounding him. The tragedy of Othello is not a fault of a single person, but is rather the consequence of a wide range of feelings, judgments, misjudgments, and attempts for personal justification revealed by the characters....   [tags: Papers Shakespeare Othello]
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Romeo, A Tragic Hero in Shakespeare´s Romeo and Juliet - Having captivated man for thousands of years, throughout numerous civilizations, tragedies give the audience an opportunity to identify with the main character, or tragic hero, and give them an opportunity to experience a full catharsis, which is the purging of emotions such as pity and fear and the figurative purification of the conscious. According to Aristotle, a basic tragic hero must be noble, have a definitive flaw that eventually causes their demise, and suffer a punishment that far exceeds their crime....   [tags: Flaw, Emotion]
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Pride as a Tragic Flaw or Heroic Trait - Pride as a Tragic Flaw or Heroic Trait In many modern works, such as Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, pride is tragic flaw, and the undoing of great heroes. However, in Homer’s The Iliad, It is not clear as to whether pride is a trait to loathe or to love. Substantial arguments can be made on both sides, since both the hero Achilleus who ultimately is a victor, and the hero Hektor, who eventually loses his life both posses a desire for honor and glory. Homer uses these two characters to contrast the effects of pride on the hero and their respective outcomes....   [tags: Papers] 887 words
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The Flaw of Excessive Thought in Shakespeare's Hamlet - The Flaw of Excessive Thought in Hamlet       In Hamlet, Shakespeare has his troubled title character dejectedly sigh the words, "there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so" (II.ii.255). With this line, Hamlet unwittingly defines the underlying theme of the play. The tragedy of Hamlet is based on conflicts produced when Hamlet and another character have conflicting feelings of what is "good or bad." Ophelia dies for the conflict between Hamlet's romantic love and Polonius and Laertes's protective caution....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Hamlet]
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Philosophy: Oedipus and Aristotle - Through Aristotle’s specific definition of a tragic hero, it can be concluded that Oedipus is a tragic hero. Oedipus The King was written by a well-known tragic dramatist named Sophocles. This story is considered to be one of the greatest tragedies of all time. In fact, the Marjorie Barstow of the Classical Weekly says that it “fulfills the function of a tragedy, and arouses fear and pity in the highest degree” (Barstow). It is also very controversial because of the relationship that Oedipus has with his mother, although it was unknown at the time that they were related....   [tags: tragic hero, Sophocles, heroic traits, flaw]
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Character vs. Triumph - The scale from which to judge one’s character is not as important as the scale from which to judge one’s success. It is easy to judge people by how they act. Obviously, honest and genuine people gain popularity at a much more rapid pace that those that are dishonest and rude. Although coming into power is a popularity contest, maintaining power is quite the opposite. Niccolo Machiavelli taught his people that in order to maintain power you must conspire and be sneaky; however, this was an idea that was not highly accepted at that time....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Shakespeare] 1338 words
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Comparing Vere's Character - In Billy Bud there is a large controversy over the personality, and placement of Vere’s character. When reading it, he can be analyzed as a hero or in a completely different context. Many different descriptive words can be used to describe him such as a snob, selfish, or if looking from a different perspective, simply a man who was given a difficult decision. Both essays talk about the subject from a different viewpoint and both make sense. The fact that Vere can be interpreted in so many different ways really makes the reader think and decide which side they’re on....   [tags: literature, essay, perspectives]
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Okonkwo as a Tragic Hero in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - In the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Okonkwo is an example of a tragic hero. Okonkwo accomplishes and succeeds in many noble and brave tasks but also has some flaws that lead to his downfall. The definition of a tragic hero according to dictionary.com is: a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. In the Novel, Thngs Fall Apart Okonkwo is a tragic hero in the fact that he is the protagonist, a character or superiority, he has tragic flaws, and his egoistic personality which ends up beaming his own destruction....   [tags: change, flaw, downfall]
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Character and Symbolic Analysis of The Princess Bride - Narrative Analyzed: The Princess Bride (film) Provenance: The Princess Bride was written in 1973 by William Goldman and later adapted into a film in 1987. Genre of the Narrative: The book is written as a satire in that it pokes fun at many themes and ideas in literature. The film follows suit with witty jokes and memorable quotes. 1. Principal Settings: The story begins on a beautiful and secluded farm in the country of Florin where everything is peaceful. It is here that the Westley and Buttercup are introduced, and their affection for each other sets the mood of the story....   [tags: film, love, abduction, ]
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Differences in the Tragedies of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet by William Shakespeare - ... This quote shows that his main goal is to try and resolve the conflict through words and not violent actions, which is how he acts for the entirety of the play. He seeks to end the conflict in Verona. His trustful nature allows the Prince to believe him without question. In response to Benvolio’s peaceful nature, Tybalt is short-tempered and has an aggressive personality. Tybalt dismisses Benvolio's statement of peace, saying, "What, drawn and talk of peace?  I hate the word/ As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee" (Romeo and Juliet I.i.71-72)....   [tags: hero, foil, flaw] 1629 words
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The Ultimate Greek Tragedy is Sophocles' Opedipus the King - According to Aristotle, Sophocles’ Oedipus the King is the ultimate example of a Greek tragedy. In his work, Poetics, he states numerous reasons of what makes a story a tragedy. Oedipus the King embodies all of the qualities that make a story a tragedy. Oedipus the King does not only cause catharsis, but Oedipus is a hero who has a tragic flaw which, in turn, leads to his demise. By having the predictions made by the oracles come true; it led to the downfall of Oedipus. The oracles coming true created catharsis in the audience by causing them to have pity and fear for the fallen king....   [tags: pity, flaw, prophecy] 731 words
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The Hamartia of Successful Leaders of the Past - When looking at successful leaders of the past, each one had a hamartia, or a flaw, that destroyed their rule. For example, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was one of the greatest rulers Egypt has ever had, but too much power lead to prison. Being in power for 30 years, Hosni Mubarak had an economic growth of 5-6% for the last 5 years, he kept peace for 30 years, he had no religious elements in politics, he gave freedom to leave and enter Egypt, he gave freedom to transfer money in and out of Egypt and had good relations with most of the world....   [tags: flaw, dies, suffers, king] 1506 words
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Shakespeare's Hamlet was an Overthinker and Complex Philosopher - ... His only proof was the ghost and even though others saw the ghost no one else heard it talk except Hamlet. Hamlet was also considering a lot of other things at this time, like how if he killed Claudius now Claudius would be free of sin and would go to heaven. He was also thinking if his father didn’t get to die free of sin it wouldn’t be fair for Claudius to die free of sin either, which shows how vengeful Hamlet’s character is. At the same time, Hamlet has morals and understands the consequences so that’s why it’s harder for him to perform the act ....   [tags: flaw, impulse, revenge] 641 words
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An Emblematic Greek Tragedy - Greek mythology and performances are often based off the evidence of calamitous and catastrophic epics, usually called tragedies. An archetypal tragedy is a disastrous play that directly follows the phases of a typical tragedy, and induces a plot revolving around one specific event aimed at one or more protagonists. An archetypal tragedy includes a protagonist that experiences a completion of an ideal, fatal faults, and ardor realizations and intuitions. In Oedipus, an epic written by Sophocles, Oedipus becomes known as the protagonist with harmful circumstances perspiring around his fate....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Fatal Flaw]
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The Character Flaws of Macbeth - The Character Flaws of Macbeth       Since The Tragedy of Macbeth was written there has been speculation about the cause of Macbeth's downfall.  Readers ponder whether Macbeth's fall was caused by a flaw in his character, Lady Macbeth, or an outside force of evil.  Although the witches set a certain mood and Lady Macbeth exerts a certain influence on him, Macbeth's downfall is caused by his own character.       Macbeth's tragic flaw in character was the paradoxical pairing of his ambition with his passivity.  Throughout the play we see many examples of Macbeth's conflict between his ambition to attain the crown and his passive attitude towards the actions that are required to obtain it....   [tags: Macbeth essays]
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The Complex Character of Shakespeare's Hamlet - The Complex Character of Shakespeare's Hamlet Upon examining Shakespeare's characters in this play, Hamlet proves to be a very complex character, and functions as the key element to the development of the play. Throughout the play we see the many different aspects of Hamlet's personality by observing his actions and responses to certain situations. Hamlet takes on the role of a strong character, but through his internal weaknesses we witness his destruction. In the opening of the play, Hamlet is confronted by the ghost of his father and told to revenge his "foul and most unnatural murder"....   [tags: Essays on Shakespeare Hamlet] 399 words
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Trouble With Bill Clintons Character - Trouble With Bill Clinton's Character In the article, "The Trouble With Character" from Time magazine , writer Richard Stengel describes Bob Dole's attacks on President Bill Clinton's character during the second Presidential debate and explains why Dole's criticisms did not affect Clinton. Stengel begins the article by discussing how American parents do not want their children to aspire to become President as much as they used to. Most Americans feel that someone else should do the job, and this person is no moralistic model....   [tags: essays research papers] 650 words
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Fate and The Circunstancial Downfall of Character in Oedipus Rex - Circumstantial Downfall Fate and the circumstantial downfall of characters (usually surrounding the protagonist) is a reoccurring theme seen throughout the Eras of theatre (specifically between the plays Oedipus Rex [Greek Theatre] and King Lear [Elizabethan Thatre.]) Fate and falling victim to circumstance is one of the same; fate is just a predetermination made by a higher being (gods,) while circumstance is almost always the result of causation; contrary to the psychological phrase correlation does not imply causation which means that a relation between two variables does not imply that one is the cause of the other....   [tags: sophocles, king lear] 626 words
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Macbeth As A Tragic Character - In all genres of literature, there are numerous character types one might encounter. Some bring humor or comic relief to a more serious plot, while others bring both pity and fear to the minds of the audience. A tragic character is one who shows characteristics above normality, while simultaneously giving evidence to the audience concerning his or her tragic flaw that causes the character’s life to end in an abnormal state of events. “A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.” (George Orwell, Columbia Dictionary of Quotations) In a tragedy the main character rises to greatness, then conti...   [tags: essays research papers] 1171 words
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Portia’s Struggle to Become Manlier - Since the Elizabethan era, society has been familiar with William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Throughout the play, Brutus struggles to confront his internal conflict, which later leads him to join the conspiracy to assassin Caesar. After the assassination of Caesar, Brutus does not realize the fact that the Romans despise him for his actions taken. When he finally realizes his tragic flaw of gullibility, he tells Strato to kill him, so he would not have to witness him getting defeated in the war against Marc Antony in front of the Romans....   [tags: Tragic Flaw, Shakespeare, Julius Caesar]
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charant Creon as the Main Character of Antigone - Creon as the Main Character of Antigone Throughout the Greek play Antigone by Sophocles, there exists a dispute as to who should receive the designation of main character. Antigone, the daughter of the cursed King Oedipus, as well as Creon, stately king of Thebes, both appear as the key figures in this historic play. I believe that Creon, king of Thebes, should be considered the main character in this work of Greek theater. Three points can be used to make this argument: Creon suffers greatly, he learns a lesson, and is a tragic hero....   [tags: Antigone essays] 1226 words
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The Character of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Play - The Character of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Play Modern day society defines tragedy as life’s bitterness and defeat. In the time of Macbeth, tragedy involves a great man from fortunate success falling to utter defeat, a state of chaos, and eventual death. The horrific tragedy of Macbeth captures the audience as they feel pity, sympathy, horror and fear. The supernatural is showcased and deaths are shown throughout the play. Macbeth is a man with one goal; to become king....   [tags: Papers] 680 words
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