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The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar William Shakespeare In 1598 Francis Meres described Shakespeare as the most excellent in both sides - comedy and tragedy His comedies are unsurpassed for the marvellous harmony they establish among so many apparently discordant elements His tragedies rightly interpreted do not reveal a spirit of gloom and disillusionment Yet if we ponder carefully while the themes of Shakespeares tragedies are indeed dark and dismal the message that they impart is that no matter how deep the misfortune or how dreary the circumstances man is capable of rising from his own ashes like Phoenix think of Richard II Henry V King Lear or Prospero Good will triumph over evil in the end think of Hamlet Macbeth Julius Caesar As the theme and message in Shakespeares comedies they can be summed up in two lines from As You Like It All the worlds a stage And all the men and women merely players In his comedies just as in real life the protagonists play different parts in the little playlets they have themselves improvised in order to get what they desire No one is hurt no one is denied the opportunity to join in the game no one is left out Life is a merry-go-round and each individual may get off the platform as soon as he no longer enjoys the game As long as all ends well All Samuel Taylor Coleridge maintained Shakespeare was more interested in character-development than in his plots Besides in most cases he did not invent the plots he merely borrowed them from Holinshed and Hall Chronicles Yet his plots follow the classical Aristotelian outlines Of Shakespeares tragic characters Mark Antony is quite outstanding in point of versatility He does not exactly fit the Aristotelian description of the tragic hero He is reliable and trustworthy friend a highly intelligent and tactful man a good psychologist a skilful orator Analysing Antonys famous speech of act 3 scene
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