Tragic heroes are elements of dramatic pieces of literature which have been around for many centuries. One of the first appearances of the idea was from the Greek philosopher, Aristotle who wrote about several features that defined a tragic hero. Five of these main traits included: A flaw in judgement (hamartia). A change in fortune […]

“…they stumble that run fast.” ONE OF FRIAR LAWRENCE’S MOST INFLUENTIAL QUOTES IN THE PLAY, this quote says a great deal about the whole play. In this scene, where we meet the Friar for the first time, we are greeted by his knowledge and wariness, this quote – among many others of his – symbolises […]