Characteristics of Shakespeare's Tragedies

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What are the characteristics of Shakespeare's Tragedies?

The Fatal Flaw All his tragic characters have some type of weakness-greed, ambition, etc.

Each main character falls.

External reasons cause their fall. Besides their fatal flaws that are part of their demise...Shakespeare's tragic characters also fall prey to other characters, fate, or even evil spirits.

The 10 plays generally classified as tragedy are as follows:

1.Antony and Cleopatra
4.Julius Caesar
5.King Lear
8.Romeo and Juliet
9.Timon of Athens
10.Titus Andronicus

Stay tuned for a post about Shakespeare's histories.

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