Features of a Shakespearean Tragedy

What are the features that make a Shakespearean tragedy? Where do they show up in plays like Othello, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet? This video helps identify these features (think murder, suicide, and betrayal) and define a Shakespearean tragedy.

AuthorShakespeare - William Shakespeare
British LiteratureShakespeare
FormPlay
LanguageEnglish Language
Literary TopicsAuthor Highlights
LiteratureBritish Literature
Shakespeare

Transcript

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in a shakespearean tragedy deal

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more tragedy meanwhile europe

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adult shakes tragedies are being called downers

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hardly anyone makes it out of them alive and sometimes those who do don't really

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deserved it

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or wish they had until like killing people

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but we don't just read or watch them to become a horribly painfully depressed

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that's just the side benefit i'm enjoying myself

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really

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in tragedy we can learn a lot about ourselves as human beings or esp rights

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or pick seats or whatever you happen to be

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by examining the darkest depths of human nature

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we can learn what leads people to sometimes take such dire drastic

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measures and hopefully uh... not go there ourselves unico lunch

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one of the dreary is the most famous of shakespeare's tragedies is macbeth

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she scares me

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process you don't want to go through the drive-through atm it best they will not

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give you a happy not

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let's take a look at what shakespearian elements of tragedy pop up in this one

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first you've got your serious or some birthing

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the characters aren't spending a sunday afternoon at a waterpark reminiscing

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about good times and talking about how much they love one another

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instead the players all about what causes people to commit evil acts like

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murder

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occurred for instance

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kabhi those long lines of the water park in the universe

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shakespeare's tragedies also feature a character with a major flaw a looming

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death

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ambition is all well and good but stabbing everyone in your path isn't

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really the way to get ahead in life

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not to mention that it's really going to dull your new said again tonight did you

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just daphne

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then we've got a protagonists who is destined for a downfall k

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and it's not just because he's wearing those non patted slippers

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three which is tell maggie b that he's going to be king although

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he's the one who comes up with the action slash approach to snagging the

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frog

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the entire time we watch in creating more and more havoc

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we can just sensitive skin and badly hurt

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finally death along and by the final summons to shuffling off of the mortal

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coil two

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would be international attention

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you can have a shakespearian tragedy without death anna lots of it

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he didn't believe in characters being left with their thoughts to suffer and

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while misery

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they pretty much had to kick the bucket

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we want tell you who or how many guys mainly because it would take all day

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this don't get to attach to anyone and that's awful secular my only friend

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online says here two years

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more tragedy