Hamlet as a tragic hero

Hamlet as a tragic hero

Of all the plays Shakespeare has written, “Hamlet” is his most celebrated play and the play’s main protagonist Hamlet is the most controversial and talked about character in the history of English literature.

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The Tempest as a tragicomedy and a romance

The Tempest as a tragicomedy and romance

‘The Tempest’ is a romance written by William Shakespeare, which we can also call a tragicomedy. We cannot properly categorize Shakespeare’s plays as ‘comedy’ and ‘tragedy’ that he has written during the closing years of his dramatic career.

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Doctor Faustus as a renaissance Man | Doctor Faustus as a renaissance tragedy

Doctor Faustus as a Renaissance man

The term “Renaissance” denotes “rebirth”. From ‘Renaissance Man’, we think of an individual who expanded an extensive breadth of learning across various fields. Generally a renaissance man desired to absorb every branch of knowledge such as science, art, religion etc. Francis Bacon and Da Vinci are perhaps the best examples of Renaissance man. Before the Renaissance, Christian theology and religious beliefs were dominating a lot in the Middle Ages.

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Doctor Faustus as a tragedy

Doctor Faustus as a tragedy

Christopher Marlowe gives the concept of his tragedy through his famous drama Doctor Faustus. It is said that conflict is the kernel of tragedy and the source of this conflict may be on two levels: external and internal.

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Hamlet as a Revenge Tragedy

Hamlet as a Revenge Tragedy

William Shakespeare is one the greatest playwrights of the Elizabethan period. His most famous tragedy “Hamlet” belongs to the genre of Revenge Tragedy. The term ‘Revenge Tragedy’ takes us to Seneca who created dreadful and tragic incidents, gory actions, and yelling speeches.

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