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Othello as a Tragic Hero
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...Othello as a tragic hero The concept of tragedy and tragic hero has often been paved the way for grave discussions in literature all through the times. Whenever one evaluates these two vivacious topics, one can never ignore the eminent playwright Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello and its equally significant titular hero. The study of tragic hero probably begins with the world popular philosopher and thinker Aristotle and his concept of tragedy and tragic hero. For Aristotle, a tragedy is an...
Othello: An Aristotelian Tragedy and a Tragic Hero
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...tragic hero A. Hamartia and arete B. Similarities between a tragic hero and Othello C. It provides an insight in the mind sets of Shakespeare who was inspired by Aristotle’s poetics to write his tragedies. Abstract Shakespeare’s play “Othello” is inspired by Aristotle’s concept of Tragedy and Tragic Hero because the former incorporates all the characteristics of a tragedy explained by Aristotle. Such a comparison between Shakespeare’s Othello and Aristotle’s theory provides the readers with an interesting experience of getting to know the characters of the play more closely. The various elements incorporated by Shakespeare include, the role of a tragic hero, hamartia... ? Othello: An Aristotelian Tragedy ...
Discuss William Shakespeares Othello, the Moor of Venice as a tragedy. As defined by Aristotle, is it correct to label Othello a tragic hero and to classify the play as an Aristotelian tragedy?
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...tragic hero not anyone else and these guidelines were followed by almost all the great writers, this goes to show a lot about Aristotle and his achievements. William Shakespeare also incorporated Aristotle’s guidelines in his tragedies. Hamlet is a classic example of the same, Hamlet suffers all along in the tragedy, he was the tragic hero because he was a person with great stature, the Prince of Denmark. Aristotle also wrote about tragic flaws and how the same affected the tragic hero. This paper will shed light upon Othello and how the...
Shakespeares Othello
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...Othello's tragic flaw of jealousy, leads to his downfall. One can not only look at the villainous plots of lago, but also look at Othello's impractical train of thought and jealousy. We can conclude this essay by saying that Othello is not solely responsible for tragic flaw of the play. It was Iago who was instigated to satisfy his ambition which led to the down fall of the tragic hero Othello. The critic's view can be justified when Othello did not use his intellectual acumen when he misjudged his wife Desdemona. He rarely used his...
Shakespeares Othello
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...Shakespeare, Othello) Thus both lovers assert human values against the conventions that debase them; but humaneness, so isolated, is itself an abstraction and reliance on it leaves them fatally vulnerable. The emotional innocence of the hero and heroine reflects both their protest against the social environment and their ultimate helplessness before it. Othello’s being vastly different from Desdemona and others in race and compexsion also seems to have something to do with the tragic outcome... Topic: Shakespeare’s Othello Shakespeare in his play, Othello depicts about social unacceptability of a moor in Venetian society and draws the attention of his readers towards the cultural values of the society...
Tragic Hero or not
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...Othello count as a tragic hero? Let’s reflect on that. Draft of the essay: Othello, the Moor of Venice is one of the most renowned tragic heroes. He is the protagonist of the famous William Shakespeare play, Othello.His relevance to the literature as a tragic hero has been debated over and over again.While many literary authors believe that he is a tragic hero, there are some who oppose the view. What makes Othello a tragic hero are his intentions which were always righteous. He never had any ill motives towards anyone. His character had flaws of vulnerability and over-trusting. To his irony, he ended up over trusting Iago, his confidante. Iago... ? Othello-the Moor of Venice- The Tragic Hero ENGL 102:...
Compare and Contrast the Idea of the Tragic Hero as it Applies to Sophocles' Antigones and Shakespeare's Othello
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...Shakespeare’s Othello explains that in Greek concept of a tragic hero is “a great and noble character suffering disaster for no fault of his own but from ‘a blast of the envy of God” (Bhattacharyya 123). He says that Shakespeare has replaced this Othello. Sophocles’ Antigone and Shakespeare’s Othello portray the characters that can be truly called tragic hero or heroine. These two authors can be considered as the masters of the creation of the tragic heroes. Othello, Creon, Antigone are all tragic heroes. All these three characters suffer from pride and uncontrolled passion. But still they gave first priority to their duty. However in the case of Antigone she came to her tragic end... 13 June Tragic...
Analyzing Othello
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...Othello: Readers are overwhelmed with the tragic end of innocent Desdemona and in their grief, loathe Othello with undue hatred and consider him wrongful in his act of suspecting his wife and blindly trusting Lago. However, this is not true. The plot made by Lago was too strong and appealing for Othello to reject. Lago assumed a very intimate relationship with Othello and hence, was able to retrieve the handkerchief that Othello so adorned as the symbol of his love and relationship with Desdemona. Lago was careful enough to burn the match on both ends. He had taken both Othello and Cassio into complete confidence. He knew Othello was aware of his real battle skills... can be estimated from...
Shakespeares Play Othello
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...Shakespeare play, Othello, Othello went through many psychological and emotion changes after each death and betrayal. When the play first began, he was happy, cheerful, and friendly and settled in his life. Unfortunately, after each death that loving free spirit became darker and darker until he was completely corrupt within his own actions. "Othello commits more than one crime but is not initially motivated by vengeance. This represents a shift from Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus, which plainly operates on the tribal level of blood revenge. Perhaps for this reason, the earlier play is...
Hamlet: A Tragic Hero
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...Tragic Hero The play Hamlet is a reflection of drama entangled with tragedy. The play has several motifs outlining poetic Aristotle. The play seeks to nourish the modern poetic industry by exploring on various concepts. The concepts are an affluent source of ideas for the recent theatre industry. The concepts bring out various traits in the characters of the play. The concepts help in developing foundation of the play Hamlet. For this reason, themes of the play become further pronounced. Conceptions compelling me in the play are those of insanity and heaven, hell and spirits (Shakespeare, 106). The discussion hereby comprises of the conceptions, how they help unlock the play... and thereby my...
Tragic and Epic Hero
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...Hero’s Quest: An Analysis of Oedipus the King and Sundiata. Introduction Oedipus the King is a tragic story/play about Oedipus who was king of Thebes, when the god Apollo cursed the murderer of the previous king. King Laius was murdered, and his murderer was at large. Apollos issued a decree that whoever committed the crime should be identified and exiled from the community. It was later discovered that King Oedipus had committed the crime, and he was to face the full punishment (Grene & Richmond, page 8). Sundiata, is a classical epic about Old Mali. Sundiata was a king who was described as the conqueror of conquerors, he conquered many territories... The Role of Humiliation and Punishment in a Hero’s...
William Shakespeares Othello
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...Othello In William Shakespeare's Othello, the character's main problem is his belief that Iago is a trustworthy friend. The reader knows that Iago has nothing but ill-will toward the Moor, but Othello is such a good-hearted man that he cannot conceive of betrayal on his own. Therefore, when Iago tries to persuade him that Desdemona has been unfaithful, he requires physical proof, and Iago has prepared a story concerning the handkerchief Othello gave his wife when they first fell in love. Although this is circumstantial evidence, the fact that Iago's wife has stolen the handkerchief casts doubt on Desdemona. Othello, whose history is full of strange and mystical details... Your number 14 April 2007...
Hamlet as a Tragic Hero
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...Tragic Hero As the main character in a tragic situation, a tragic hero has the capability of evoking fear and pity from the audience. The hero is often a righteous person, whose misfortune results from some faulty judgment or errors. In Shakespearian works, many heroes suffer in varied ways and eventually die. For instance, in Romeo and Juliet, they both commit suicide at the end, while Othello stabs himself to death as Brutis kills himself by falling on his own sword. Like them, a cut by a poison tipped sword sends Hamlet to his grave. However, in all tragic endings, the main character becomes a hero if he or she had the freedom to influence his destiny by avoiding death. Hamlet had... Hamlet as a...
Okonkwo as a tragic hero
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...Othello: The Moor of Venice.” Late Plays of Shakespeare. (2002). Web. June 1, 2011. Zarro, Josephine. “More Terms Defined: Aristotelian Definition of Tragedy.” Gallery of Tragic Heroes in Literature and Life. (July 19, 2001). Teach the Teachers. Web. June 1, 2011.... Okonkwo as Tragic Hero The Western impression of Africa has been mostly created by the novelists and travel writers who traveled there and brought home their own interpretations of what they saw. It has only been in the past fifty years or so that novels published by people native to Africa have had the chance to tell the stories they understand on a much more intimate level. This is not necessarily all the fault of Western oppression...
Hamlet as a Tragic Hero
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...heroes. Conclusion Having analyzed the character of Hamlet, it is possible to come to the conclusion that the character of the tragic hero is very complex and unparalleled. Hamlet deserves sympathy and admiration at the same time. The character of Hamlet is tragic as it embodies many elements defines by Aristotle. Hamlet is noble, but not ideal as he is too vulnerable and susceptible. His desire to revenge becomes a reason of his downfall. He realizes at heart that it is not right to commit the revenge, but he can’t act in another way because of his pain. His downfall happens partially, because of his own...
The Crucible Essay: Tragic Hero
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...Tragic Hero Order No. 59057 Introduction Arthur Miller in the drama ‘The Crucible’ charts the downfall of John Proctor, a tragic hero. John Proctor definitely qualifies as a tragic hero since he had a fatal flaw which led to his downfall. He was a man of great pride and temper. It was hard to imagine that a man could be filled with so much pride that it finally led to his downfall and destruction. However, it is his flaws that make him human and raise him to the level of a tragic hero. Though Proctor possessed many positive qualities, yet, he had a darker side to his character as well, and it is this dark side that surfaces from time to time creating havoc to his personal life... ?The Crucible – Tragic...
Is Hamlet a Tragic Hero?
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...tragic hero Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare in the kingdom of Denmark; theplay focuses on the revenge hamlet has on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet. The play portrays revenge and madness. In the play there are many questions that come up about the sanity of many characters. Hamlet and Claudius are both considered as villains. Hamlet is dishonest by faking his own madness, trying to figure out if Claudius is guilty. He also steals and changes a letter which leads to the murder of his two childhood best friends. Similarly, Hamlet’s actions cause Ophelia’s death and he ends up by killing Claudius, his uncle. However, Claudius proves... Nykia Comerie Eng 12 October Hamlet as a tragic...
Argumentative essay regarding Shakespeares Othello
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...Shakespeares Othello The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice written by William Shakespeare in the sixteenth century is one of the glories of his artistic legacy and English literature at large. In this short essay I will dwell on the statement made by professor Carol Neely, who maintained that the central theme of the play was love, especially marital love, and claimed that the central conflict of this magnificent Shakespeares tragedy was between the men and the woman. The play focuses on the plot against the reputable general of the Venetian army named Othello and his wife Desdemona, the daughter of the Senator Brabantio. Othello is a dark-skinned... number 15 March Argumentative Essay regarding...
Is Hamlet a Tragic Hero?
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...Tragic Hero Shakespeare’s play Hamlet has been the source of criticism for centuries as people try to figure out the behavior of its title character. The young prince vows to avenge his murdered father but then stalls on doing anything until the entire household is killed. It is obvious after reading his story that Hamlet is a tragic hero. His status as a tragic hero is proved by first identifying Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero and then illustrating how Hamlet’s character meets the first half of this definition and then how his actions meet the second half. According to Aristotle, there are six major elements required to make up a tragic hero – three character elements... Hamlet as Tragic...
Death of a Salesman: Tragic Hero
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...Tragic hero “The tragic hero is a man of noble stature. He is not an ordinary man, but a man with outstanding quality and greatness about him. His own destruction is for a greater cause or principle” (“What is a tragic”). The character Willy in the play Death of a Salesman is often compared with that of a tragic hero and Willy is taken for one. However, there is a lot of disparity between the character of a hero who experiences tragedy and that of Willy. This paper evaluates the character of Willy in an attempt to judge to what extent Willy fits in the definition of a tragic hero. Willy is a man of very weak character and is not a tragic hero. He pretends... character, a very important...
The Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar: Essay
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...Tragic Hero in Julius Caesar William Shakespeare’s character in his play Julius Caesar appears just twice in the play, alive. Even thoughcritics have pointed out to the silent presence of Caesar throughout the play, as is symbolized by the ghost of Caesar who appears later in the play, it is Marcus Brutus who takes up much of the play’s space and the attention of the audience. Tragedy, as a form of drama, announces the arrival of a new world-order accompanied by the death of old ways of living. As a result, the tragic hero is a character who represents the old world-order who has to be sacrificed. Tragedy thus becomes a society’s way of self-cleansing, something which enables it to move... ? The Tragic...
The Vulnerability of Love in Shakespeares Othello
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...Shakespeare’s Othello “Othello” is, no doubt, the greatest tragedy written by William Shakespeare. The play is about a sad story of Othello, a black general belonging to the Italian army and Desdemona, his wife. In this tragedy play, Shakespeare indirectly introduces strong themes that capture the heart of audience. Love and betrayal are few of such themes. Combination of these two themes makes ‘Othello’ an awesome tragedy play. Other Shakespearian plays involve themes of political conquest and fight for power. Unlike Hamlet, Macbeth, or King Lear, the tragedy in Othello does not erupt from a quest for power, it stems out of the fragility and corruption... assignment is due The Vulnerability of Love in...
Oedipus and Othello: Tragic Figures of Manipulated Destinies
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...Othello II. 4. 67-73). In setting the importance of the handkerchief, he is revealing a mystery that he has brought with him from his homeland and is defining an outside influence on the tragic end. Because Othello is displaced and in a country that is not his own, Shakespeare makes a point of addressing his sexuality when Othello assures the senate that it is not because of desire that he is in support of Desdemona coming with him. Andrews states that “Othello, we are told, knows Moors are considered lustful, and consciously tries to “side-step” such an imputation” (277). Andrews goes on to contend, however... Oedipus and Othello: Tragic Figures of...
Is Willy loman real a tragic hero, or Biff Loman?
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...Othello: The Moor of Venice.” Late Plays of Shakespeare. (2002). Web. May 15, 2011. Zarro, Josephine. “More Terms Defined: Aristotelian Definition of Tragedy.” Gallery of Tragic Heroes in Literature and Life. (July 19, 2001). Teach the Teachers. Web. May 15, 2011.... Death of a Salesman It was the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle who first described the important individual characteristics of the tragic hero. According to Aristotle, a tragic hero is a literary term given to a type of character who makes an error in judgment that inevitably leads to his or her own destruction, and it also describes that a person who is...
Dubliners by James Joyce and Shakespeares Othello
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...Shakespeare's 'Othello'. Literature is a record of impressions formed by writers during the age they lived in. It speaks of the norms and conditions that existed during that particular period. Every writer, whether consciously or unconsciously, is affected by the period in which he lived and imbibes some features of that time and reflects it in his work. Later on it is compared and contrasted in keeping with the ages to follow. Hence each time a piece of literature is read it can be viewed from a different angle. Each reader can analyse and question the presented idea in a distinct way. Two... such books which have been interpreted time and time again are 'Othello' by William...
Shakespeares Play Othello Book Report/Review
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...OTHELLO Most critics contend that in Shakespeare's play Othello, Desdemona is the ultimate victim of an inevitable tragedyas women frequently fall victim to men's offenses and it is always the men who determine social structures. The emphasis on the patriarchal society in this classic play, according to some critics, only exhibits that the social composition of that particular period tolerated the undignified treatment of women, handled as mere property, and their lowly status in society in which they fall as victims in the end (Hageman 56). However, a careful reevaluation of the play points to the fact that the ultimate victim in this classic play by Shakespeare... ...
How Sophocles' Oedipus exemplifies Aristotle's definition of a tragic hero?
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...Tragic Hero Thesis: Upon analyzing the drama, it becomes clear that Sophocles indeed exemplifies Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero through the key elements of Oedipus’ hamartia (tragic flaw), peripeteia, anagnorisis, downfall, getting more than what is deserved etc and the plot epitomizes tragedy through imitation, arousal of pity and fear in the audience and finally the experience of catharsis. I. Introduction II. How Sophocles’ Oedipus falls in the tragedy genre A. Aristotle’s definition of tragedy B. Proof of how Sophocles’ Oedipus is a tragedy III. Main elements that make Sophocles’ Oedipus a tragic hero A. Definition of tragic... ?How Sophocles’ Oedipus Exemplifies Aristotle’s Definition of a...
Othello
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...Othello. He again can think logically and thus understands his misdeed. Othello has no way out except to execute himself. "I kissed thee ere I killed thee, no way but this, Killing myself, to die upon a kiss" (Shakespeare). Othello is a tragic hero, because he knows that he kills his beloved woman, who did a wrong action, and he knows that in such a way he frees the society from a spoiled member. His strength and his weakness are in his righteous psychology of a society’s male nurse. Othello and Desdemona really loved each other, but this love killed them. The...
Othello: Shakespeares Radical Depiction of Race in the 17th Century
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...Shakespeare” Shakespearean Tragedy . Bratchell, D.F. London: Routledge. 1990. Print. Halio, Jay, ed. Understanding The Merchant of Venice: A Student Casebook. Greenwood Press, 2000. Print. Hazlitt, W. “Characters of Shakespeare's Plays” Shakespearean Tragedy . Bratchell, D.F. London: Routledge. 1990. Print. Muir, K. Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence. London: Hutchinson & Co LTD. 1972. Print. Shakespeare,W. Othello. Ed. Honigmann E.A.J. London: Thomson Learning. 2006. Print.... Othello: Shakespeare’s Radical Depiction of Race in the 17th Century In the modern setting, racism is still a very sensitive topic that everyone tries to avoid because of the complexities...
William Shakespeares Othello. What is the impact of Iago's role in "Othello?
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...Shakespeare’s skill in character-sketch, and this character is indisputably the tragic villain in Othello. Works Cited Campbell, Lily B. Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroes: Slaves of Passion. Cambridge University Press Archive. 1972. P 152-3. Foakes, R. A. “The Descent of Iago: Satire, Ben Jonson, and Shakespeare’s Othello.” William Shakespeare’s Othello. Harold Bloom. (Ed). New York: Infobase Publishing. 2010. P 15. Harris, Frank. The Man Shakespeare and His Tragic Life Story. Echo Library....
Discuss William Shakespeares Othello, the Moor of Venice, as a tragedy
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...Othello had a choice either to listen to Iago or trust his wife. Bhattacharyya (2006) noted that a broad-minded man will never listen to a villainous tempter, but Othello became easily deceived. His nature made him gullible to deception and jealousy. He pursued an improper course of action with no delay but with minimal reflection (p. 123). Emotion dulls and confuses his intellect. Shakespeare’s tragic hero commonly lacks a quality necessary for overcoming a special problem (Bhattacharya, 2006, p. 123). Bhattacharyya (2006) noted that Othello fulfills the requirements and conditions of a tragic hero. Othello is widely known as the General of Venice. He is a person with high status... Othello” as an...
"The Crucible's" John Proctor as Tragic Hero According to Arthur Miller's "Tragedy and the Common Man"
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...Tragic Hero according to Arthur Miller’s “Tragedy and the Common man” In the modern tragedy The Crucible Arthur Miller depicts the character of protagonist John Proctor as tragic hero to illustrate the conflicting situation encountered by a common person in maintaining his respectable image in the society. In his essay Tragedy and the Common man, Miller elaborates the profundity of the character of John Proctor and explains the conflict between Proctor, his self and the society in which he was living to affirm his character as tragic hero. Miller’s essay talks about the tragic flaws that Proctor experience on the way to his recognition and maintenance of his... ? Number] “The Crucible’s” John Proctor as...
Othello
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...Othello Othello, a play by Shakespeare, portrays the tragedy regarding Othello, a well-respected General of Venice. The play depicts his downfall at the disposal of Lago’s manipulation. However, this actor does not appear to fit well as a noble protagonist because he seems to have more than the normal ‘tragic flow’ and is not necessarily the principal actor in the act. This essay presents the various characters in the play, depicting their traits and contribution to the overall tragedy that sees Othello murder Desdemona. Starting with the opening statements of the scenes of the play,...
Othello
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...Othellos race a key factor in his fall? al Affiliation Introduction In Shakespeares heartbreaking play Othello; many scholars have argued differently on the factors that led to Othello’s downfall. Being a moor of the Venice, Othello’s skin color was described as a black man who was not racially accepted in the culture and society for the whites in Venice (Crawford, 2009). The Othello relationship with Desdemona is one of the instances that portray Othello’s race as a determining factor for his downfall. Many scholars interpret Othello as a white man in the...
Othello
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...Othello The theme of the tragic hero is one that runs through much ic literature, from the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare and beyond. In understanding the concept of the tragic hero, it is important to understand the criteria as set forth by Aristotle (“Aristotle”, 1998). According to that illustrious philosopher, there are six major elements required to make up a tragic hero. To begin with, these heroes (or heroines) must have a noble stature, excessive pride and a tragic flaw. These three character traits combined must then lead our character to his or her downfall, from which they make an admission of their own guilt and are then redeemed in the end. In his final words, Othello... The Heroism of...
Write a summary of The Shakespearean Tragic Hero, pp. 687-691 in Viewpoints. Your summary must:
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...Tragic Hero,” pp. 687-691 The Shakespearean Tragic Hero as articulated by A.C Bradley needs to be of “high degree”(687) meaning a king, prince, commander or the like as such the welfare of others, most probably a whole nation, is impacted by his actions and certainly by his downfall. His tragic hero suffers a calamity; that is, his collapse and eventually death. In addition the collapse must be determined, at least in part, by own actions or character, specifically some “tragic flaw”. Heroes have certain common qualities that are essential to the tragic effect. “They are exceptional beings. He... Assignment, English Literature ic and Modern) Topic: Summary of “The Shakespearean Tragic...
Othello
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...Othello, he is a level-headed and virtuous person. Even when Iago says something about complaints against Othello, the latter does not respond aggressively. Othello is not malicious and aggressive, and instead, he thinks that his good record will prove his merits to all. Part B: Shakespeare described Othello as a "Moor."  Did he intend him to be Black?  Opinions differ, although he is usually assumed to be Black by critics and directors.  Interesting, he has only recently begun to be played routinely by Black actors; for centuries he was played by white men in blackface... Part A: Post your first Othello journal here:  "Describe your initial impressions of Othello and Iago (based on what they say and do, ...
How Sophocles' Oedipus exemplifies or refutes Aristotle's definition of a tragic hero
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...tragic hero. Division Sophocles is a name that is synonymous with Greek tragedies and classic Greek Literature. His works have been regaled, translated and re-enacted by many. When on the topic of Greek literature, classic drama and literary criticism the name that automatically comes to mind is that of Aristotle who set the rules of Greek drama, tragedy and literature and defined the style of Greek drama that we know of and learn about today. According to Aristotle the principal character and the characterization has more importance than the story or the play itself. Aristotle has used the works of Sophocles... ? Research Paper: How Sophocles’ Oedipus exemplifies or refutes Aristotle’s definition of a...
Othello
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...Shakespeare’s Othello is about Othello’s rise and fall as a human being. Greek tragedies are tragedies, not just because they are sad, but because the heroes are good, and yet their fates push them to disgrace in the end. These heroes are helpless to their destinies that control them. Nonetheless, Greek tragedies also show that heroes have flaws too. These flaws help shape their downfall. Othello has one destiny: to have a taste of a good life, and to have it end so swiftly and sorrowfully. The play is a tragedy because it demonstrates a hero’s tragic flaw and his doomed fate. The tragedy is in Othello’s major flaw, his internalization of his inferior... July 24, The Foil of One Another: Othello and...
Someinterpretations of the play have suggested that othello is the noblest of shakespeares heroes, while others have suggested he is weak and narcissistic. with these readings in mind, how do you respond to skakespeares representation of othello?
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...Othello Othello is one of the plays by Shakespeare. This play has been analyzed by several critics with some arguing that theplay presents Othello as one of the noblest of Shakespeare’s heroes. However, others have argued that Othello is weak and narcissistic. It is, however, important to take note that Othello is a tragic play. Historians and linguists have classified all Shakespeare’s plays as comedies, histories, and tragedies. It was under this classification, therefore, that Othello was classified as a tragedy. Aristotle defined tragedy as the simulation of an act that has a scale whole in itself. Aristotle goes further to differentiate tragedy from other genres in that tragedy reveals... ...
Explain how fate and Oedipus's own essential nnature combine to make him a tragic hero
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...tragic nature.  The make-up of a classic tragic figure include characteristics such as a fatal flaw, noble background, and inevitable downfall.  This paper analyzes three specific instances of Oedipus’ search for the truth that suggest his qualities of a tragic hero:  his blind hubris, his remorse upon his epiphany and his self fulfilling prophecy indicting his downfall.               Oedipus was determined to find the murderer and asked Creon about the context surrounding the crime.  His relentless pursuit of the truth reveals his essential nature as a tragic hero. He was told that Laius was on pilgrimage when he was slain. The only witness fled... ? In the playwright Oedipus Rex, Sophocles writes a...
Compare the female condition and the gender relations in Dubliners by James Joyce and Shakespeares Othello.
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...Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’. Literature is a recordof impressions formed by writers during the age they lived in. It speaks of the norms and conditions that existed during that particular period. Every writer, whether consciously or unconsciously, is affected by the period in which he lived and imbibes some features of that time and reflects it in his work. Later on it is compared and contrasted in keeping with the ages to follow. Hence each time a piece of literature is read it can be viewed from a different angle. Each reader can analyse and question the presented idea in a distinct way. Two such books... 14 April 2007 Compare the female condition and the gender relations in ‘Dubliners’ by James Joyce and...
Hero
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...tragic hero. First, he was born of noble birth; he was the second son... due: Hero The work of fiction X-men origins: Wolverine was released on May 2009. This film falls under sci-fi, thriller, adventure, and action. This film was directed by Gavin Hood. This film describes the life of James and Victor Logan- who are half-brothers and mutants born 200 years ago. The beginning of the life of these young boys commences with the death of their father and they live their life as fighters and murderers; fighting in the world war I, II, American civil war, and the Vietnam War. Their military life is short lived when Victor kills a superior in the Vietnam War, and both are sentenced to death by the firing...
Othello
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...Othello Every piece of literature is an amalgamation of a variety of stylistic and linguistic characteristics which amalgamate together to create an excellent piece of writing and providing the reader with the opportunity to analyze the given text more thoroughly. “Othello” by Shakespeare is and intriguing tale of love, friendship and betrayal where Shakespeare through his characters explores the complex nature of human beings. The plot of the play, the thematic concerns and the symbolism that Shakespeare incorporates in his text act as helping tools in better understanding the complexity of human nature and their insecurities. The plot of the play... English Literature 7 December Critical Analysis of...
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...Othello Questions part one A. Othello: Act I, iii, 86-104 and I, iii, 142-184. In the first passage Othello shows himself as a man of action and asoldier, and he is very proud of this fact because he mentions how his arms are usually occupied in battles. He is less confident about his powers of eloquence and seems surprised that he somehow managed to conquer the heart of Desdemona. He puts this down to magic, as if their love is caused by some sort of drug, which shows his modesty and his gratitude at this surprising turn of events. In the second passage he appears as a somewhat boastful person, telling tales of his exotic past, but he is...
Toms Character As A Modern Tragic Hero In The Glass Menagerie
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...Tragic Hero In The Glass Menagerie Tom Wingfield is the main character along with the narrator of this play. From the start Tom’s character is shown to be frustrated and intolerant as he gets angry at his mother for reprimanding him about his eating habits. “I haven’t enjoyed one bite of this dinner because of your constant directions on how to eat it.” (Glass Menagerie, 2013) In today’s world too no man like to be ordered and fussed around. However tolerance, sarcasm and a sense of humor is also evident in his behavior as his mother starts telling about her suitors and callers in the past, again. Tom and Laura (his sister) listen to her patiently. Tom...  Tom’s Character As A Modern Tragic ...
Othello
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...Othello to hate his wife attributes to the male attitudes towards women in the play. In the beginning, Othello appears to trust his wife Desdemona, to the extent of admitting his love for her in the presence of her father, Brabanzio. Brabanzio’s attitude to women is evident when dealing with his daughter (Shakespeare 24). Brabanzio learns that his daughter and Othello are secretly married when Iago and Rodrigo inform him of his daughter’s disappearance. When Brabanzio is sure that his daughter is missing, he commences a mission to search for Othello with the help of officers. Desdemona’s father blames Othello of stealing his daughter through the use of witchcraft before... Iago’s success in convincing...
Othello
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...Othellos insecurity about his age and the fidelity of Desdemonna by suggesting that Desdemonna is having an affair with Cassio. This is believable considering Cassio’s youthful look and relationship with Desdemona. He also uses Cassio because he resents him and is frightfully jealous of his high position of a lieutenant (Shakespeare 1674). Lago goes to the extent of joining forces with Roderigo-Desdemona’s suitor, who agrees to help him kill Cassio after Lago points out that he is another potential rival for Desdemonna. In Cyprus, Lago is a favourite customer to a prostitute named Bianca who he teases from time to time with promises of marrying her. ...
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...Othello Some critics believe that Othello is dominantly a play about race and color. Shakespeare uses the symbol to show the worth of white and prove the discrimination against black. It will be unwise, however, to claim that it is solely with reference to the character of Othello because Iago, despite his color, had a black heart. Othello was a ‘Moor’, which applied to Arab and Berber people of North Africa who inhabit medieval Spain. There is a possibility that Othello belonged to the tribe of Moors who remained in Spain after the fall of Granada in 1492. Later, they were expelled in...
Othello
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...Othello: Essay Analysis December Othello: Essay Analysis Introduction William Shakespeare is known for many plays, including Othello. The play centers on using two journals pertaining to Othello. The research seeks to affirm or contradict the two journal’s discussion of the Othello play. The two essays clearly indicate Shakespeare created a high quality tragedy play. Brief summary of the essay's argument. The essays describe personal views of the Shakespearean play, Othello. The essay points to Othello as revolving around the love affair...
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