The Flaws in Shakespeare's Characters Comparison Essay by cee-cee

The Flaws in Shakespeare's Characters
A comparison and contrast of Shakespeare's major characters: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and Titus Andronicus.
# 110590 | 1,741 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses the flaws in some of Shakespeare's major characters. More specifically, the paper discusses how Macbeth has a blind ambition, Othello is overtaken by jealousy, King Lear enjoys public flattery and is largely blind to the truth, and Titus Andronicus and Macbeth both have the desire for revenge that eventually destroy them. The paper thus shows how, although they are all different as far as social position, culture and life, the characters in Shakespeare's tragedies all share a fateful end which can be attributed to their character flaws.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Shakespeare, William. Othello. Literature Center.<>
  • Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. <>
  • Shakespeare, William. King Lear. Literature Center. <>
  • Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. The Oxford Shakespeare. Internet. <>
  • Shakespeare, William. Titus Andronicus. Literature Center. <>

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The Flaws in Shakespeare's Characters (2008, December 26) Retrieved September 29, 2022, from

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"The Flaws in Shakespeare's Characters" 26 December 2008. Web. 29 September. 2022. <>