Comparison and analysis of the downfalls and the reasons of the downfalls of the tragic heroes in William Shakespeare’s three tragedies: Othello, Hamlet and King Lear.

Azizoğlu, Zeynep (2009) Comparison and analysis of the downfalls and the reasons of the downfalls of the tragic heroes in William Shakespeare’s three tragedies: Othello, Hamlet and King Lear. other thesis, TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL.

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Abstract

The pattern of tragedy involves the tragic downfall of a certain tragic hero. This extended essay attempts to analyze the differences and similarities between the downfalls of tragic heroes, in William Shakespeare’s three tragedies; Hamlet, King Lear, and Othello. This extended essay covers the effects and the severity of the downfalls of tragic heroes. The downfalls of the tragic heroes are primarily affected by a certain flaw in their characters. After certain events, the tragic heroes suffer from extreme inner and external struggles. Apart from this, the effect of family members and the role of fate are also important since they accelerate their downfalls. All these elements are studied in the scope of this extended essay. The research question of this extended essay is: “Comparison and analysis of the downfalls and the reasons of the downfalls of the tragic heroes in William Shakespeare’s three tragedies: Othello, Hamlet and King Lear. To enable better analysis the topic is divided to certain subtitles. These subtitles are respectively: traffic flaw, inner and external struggles, family, madness, revenge, fate, last words and death. In addition to this, in the conclusion part a general comparison of the downfalls of the tragic heroes is done referring to the arguments analyzed under these subtitles.

Item Type: Thesis (other)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Gamze Unay, IB Notu: A
Uncontrolled Keywords: tragedy, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, tragic downfall
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2009 09:00
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2011 10:02
URI: http://tedprints.tedankara.k12.tr/id/eprint/53

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