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Elements of a Shakespearian Tragedy

Date Submitted: 07/21/2004 09:01:27
Category: / Literature / European Literature
Length: 2 pages (591 words)
Shakespeare wrote many tragedies, which included The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. He chose to take an important event in Roman history, the death of Julius Caesar to write a play for the Globe Theater in 1599. The people who lived during the Renaissance were very interested in the play and the story of Julius Caesar's death. People's views of the play dating from 1599 to the present may be very different and continually changing. Though the elements …
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…Julius Caesar, thou art mighty yet; Thy spirit walks abroad and turns our swords in our own proper entrails." (Act 5.Scene 3.Lines 105-107)         Of all the elements in this Shakespearian tragedy, tragic heroes and supernatural elements were the most predominant. Internal and external conflicts were also major elements in this tragedy. Other readers may view the factors of this tragedy in different ways, but all the elements of a tragedy are present in this play.
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