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Scholarly critics around the world regard William Shakespeares Hamlet and Robert Bolts A man for all seasons as one of the greatest tragedies of all time Although the two tragedies are set in different times and places and are written in completely different styles they both describe the stories of two great men who are faced with moral dilemmas that will determine the outcomes of their lives Both Hamlet and Sir Thomas More the protagonists of the two tragedies are pictured like soldiers that are thrown into a war where they have to do some things they rather would avoid doing A Tragic Hero is one usually a person of noble blood who brings about his own downfall through a flaw in his character Although in the beginning of the play he seems quite happy and quite sane as the plays plot unfolds we find that the hero possesses a flaw that is the cause of the protagonistss tragic death Some of the classic examples of these weaknesses or flaws include Othellos jealousy Macbeths ambition and Lears a need to be loved Both Hamlet and Sir Thomas More possess unusual flaws which is why sometimes they are regarded as the perfect heroes instead of the tragic ones Hamlets flaw is his procrastination while More flaw is being a slave to his conscience In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare Hamlet is described as daring brave loyal and intelligent but he is consumed by his own thoughts Hamlets duty to take revenge for his fathers murder This leads Hamlet a philosopher not a killer to search deep within himself for the solution to his plight Hamlets pale cast of thoughts has constantly undermined his resolution resulting in his inaction which in turn causes him deep unrest and depression Hamlets indecisive pursuit in avenging his fathers death is shown as evidence of his tragic flaw Hamlet repeatedly rationalizes and analyzes the ineffectiveness of his actions Due
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