- Created by: Abbieabennett
- Created on: 17-05-20 17:43
How is Hamlet a tragedy?
Element of tragedy
What is it?
How does it relate to Hamlet?
The main character
Has the opposite characteristics to the main character
Claudius: he triggers Hamlet’s fatal flaw by murdering the old king
The fatal flaw (of the protagonist)
the character who suffers as a result of the protagonists fatal flaw.
Ophelia (she dies having done nothing wrong), Laertes, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern
the point in the play after which suffering pretty much becomes inevitable
Hamlet could have killed Claudius but didn’t because he thought he was praying, this would have prevented the catastrophe. It could also be when the ghost tels him about the murder, or when he sees claudius’ guilt during the play. Or perhaps when hamlet murders polonius.
this is an event that happens as a result of the downfall, and usually involves a death.
When all of the characters at the end of the play end up fighting, due to trying to protect Hamlet. Characters who are not ‘supposed’…