TRAGEDY IN FOCUSED REFERENCE WITH ROMEO AND JULIET

Authors

  • S. Gayathri III B.A.English, Dr.Umayal Ramanathan College for woman, Karaikudi.

Abstract

SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY
William Shakespeare was a poet and also wrote in famous plays, widely regarded as the
greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre- eminent dramatist. Most of his
work is well known from early date to current. He was born (26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616)
and brought up in Stratford- Upon- Avon, a town in England. Shakespeare studied Latin and
Greek in the Stratford grammar school until the age of fourteen. Shakespeare was alive
during the late Renaissance, which is called as the Elizabethan era. Shakespeare’s plays are
usually categorised into three genres: comedy, tragedy, and history. Shakespearean tragedy
may in the simplest terms be stated as a story of exceptional calamity and sorrow leading
mostly to the death of hero in high estate. Thus it is prominently the story of one person, the
“hero” or at most of two, the hero and the heroine, the latter coming into prominence mainly
in love tragedies likeRomeo and Juliet. Tragedy, in simple terms means that the protagonist.
In Shakespearean tragedy to a hero of high standing dies in the end. Throughout the play he
opposes some conflicting force, either external or internal. The action in the tragedy must
appear real to the audience, so that its passion or emotion is heightened, and the conclusion of
the action thus brings release from the passion. The main concern of tragedy is with truth and
pleasure it gives is the pleasure of knowledge. Shakespearean tragedies, however, cannot be
typified into any particular slot as has been often stated of late. Each tragedy is a new
beginning, a fresh “raid on the inarticulate”, for although there is development there is no
repetition there even marked differences of manner, approach and intention in each of his tragedies. Thus Lear is a universal allegory and its dramatic technique is determined by the
need to present certain human situation. Macbeth defines a particular kind of evil that result
from a lust for power.

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Published

2017-10-31

How to Cite

Gayathri, S. (2017). TRAGEDY IN FOCUSED REFERENCE WITH ROMEO AND JULIET. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 5(10), 6. Retrieved from https://www.ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/2980