"Macbeth" & "Measure For Measure" Essay by The Research Group

"Macbeth" & "Measure For Measure"
Tragic elements in plots & fates of Shakespeare's characters.
# 20671 | 1,125 words | 2 sources | 1993 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2003 in Literature (English) , Shakespeare (Measure for Measure) , Shakespeare (MacBeth)

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"It has been stated that the essence of dramatic tragedy is that the cost must be paid. This statement refers to the fact that there is a flaw within the tragic hero is either itself a sin or that leads to a sin, whether against God or society, and even if this tragic flaw is not the fault of the hero or heroine, he or she will have to pay for the consequences brought about by their actions. Macbeth is classified as a tragedy while Measure for Measure is considered a comedy, yet the statement applies to both, though the cost to be paid is quite different. Of course, the "crimes" committed are also of a different degree, so it would be proper to view the punishment in each case as fitting the crime.
In the tragedy, the fate of kings is tied to the order of the universe, and dissension and tension in one is reflected in.."

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