William Shakespeare. Widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in English Literature. His Plays. Comedies. Tragedies. Protagonists:
Widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in English Literature
The main character is an admirable hero, but he has one fatal flaw that will destroy him. In King Lear, for instance, the King’s flaw is arrogance. His ego actually topples his entire kingdom.
The audience feels powerless because the tragedy is usually avoidable. For example, if only Romeo had received the Friar’s letter, he and Juliet could have lived happily ever after!
As a tragedy unfolds, society gets chaotic – and so does the weather. Killer storms and creepy mists are a clue that something bad is happening.
The Play Plot
Climax and Resolution