INTERPLAY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFLICTS IN SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDIES
This paper aims at locating complex patterns of Shakespeare tragedies.These are the tragedies of the self. The intersecting points of the tragedies are not only their technical aspects but also a protagonist who is a believable character. Shakespeare as a playwright not only creates tragedy within plays, but tragic events are also introduced within characters’ lives, which draw the audience within. The tragedy is brought upon not only on the main character but also on other conspicuous characters who are neither protagonists nor antagonist. The main characters are masters of their own destiny but their pawns are pulled toward death or permanent separation by forces beyond control. With the fall of the protagonist small characters also face the brunt of the new order. Element of hope diminishes. Death is important in expressing tragedy because it is at the very heart of the paradox of disappointment to every meaningful hope. Fall of man produces a contrast of the powerlessness of man, and the omnipotence of fate or fortune.