shakespeare influences

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RESEARCH TOPIC

An Analytic Review Of Shakespearean Influence On Faulkner 's Tragedy

RESEARCH QUESTION

How Shakespeare tragic patterns influenced on William Faulkner 's writings?

NAME: SYEDA AMBREEN FATIMA
FATHER’S NAME: SYED HASAN AKHTER
SEAT NO: 1315793
ENROLMENT NO: 2013/ENG/M.A(LIT)/15681
DATE OF SUBMISSION: 28TH NOV 2013
SUBMITTED TO: MISS SAMREEN HUMAYUN

This Thesis is submitted as a requirement of M.A Degree in English Literature.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

First and foremost I am grateful to Almighty Allah, Who made it possible for me to work and accomplish this thesis. I am highly
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Faulkner 's tragic characters like Shakespeare 's are those who have a more than a passing conflict with negation and who believe that they should be able to act in the world in such a way to emerge victorious from that conflict. We can see that the situation Faulkner 's characters confront are almost the similar to those confronted by Shakespeare 's. They are all trapped in a world controlled by the forces and people from which the protagonist wish to escape. Both Shakespeare 's and Faulkner 's tragic heroes believe that they can conquer these forces and this believe lead them to their ultimate destruction. Shakespeare tragic protagonists confront an obligatory fate and in response try to control circumstances and people in order to avoid their own destruction this believe to control his own fate in the illusion held by the tragic figures that he can sufficiently influence forces around him. Yet his own reaction achieve the opposite effect initiating and completing his demise. A character such as Hamlet may become an obsessed with death but find himself impotent to bring about changes in the world, nor he can avoid his doom. While Macbeth is ambitious to become the greatest Southern aristocrat to his children 's doomed battle with the poisoned inheritance passed down from a materialistic and defeated landed gentry. These situations are closely associated with Faulkner 's art. In the Sound and fury and Absalom, Absalom!, Faulkner 's tragic paradigms
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