A Streetcar Named Desire And Hamlet Essay

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“She married. O, most wicked speed, to post, It is not, nor it cannot come to good. But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue” (Shakespeare 1.2.62-63). The play “Hamlet” by Shakespeare and one of Tennessee Williams famous book called “A Streetcar Named Desire” are very similar. Both of these works go along perfectly with W.E.B. Du Bois’s short story “The Comet.” In “Hamlet” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” these plays contain a tragic genre, characterization in main characters, and relationships between the characters and these works relate a lot to “The Comet.”
Tragedy is a common genre in many plays especially in Shakespeare works. A tragedy is a play that has a catastrophic event that ends with an unhappy ending or the main
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4). He states this after he compares Greek gods to this and then goes into explaining what a true tragedy is and compares it to “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Many other authors are involved in this article they state their opinion on how “A Streetcar Named Desire” is a true tragedy. Even though, it has been argued before that “A Streetcar Named Desire” is not a true tragedy. Tragedy is also used in short stories such as “The Comet” by W.E.B Du Bois.
In W.E.B Du Bois’s short story “The Comet” is seen as a tragedy as well but it is not seen at first read. The author of the article . "W.E.B. Du Bois's 'The Comet' and contributions to critical race theory: an essay on black radical politics and anti-racist social ethics.” He immediately begins with talking about W.E.B. Du Bois as an author. When reading the short story the story does not end like a typical tragedy. The tragedy actually starts off as the ending of a typical tragedy and ends with a happy ending. All of these works are tragedies; “The Comet” though seems to be a tragedy but is backwards compared to the two plays. “Hamlet”, “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “The Comet” are all tragedies and great examples of tragedies and all of these sources helped to prove how these works were all the perfect example of a tragedy. A tragic play or story helps
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