In the play The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, Hamlet is a character full with complex emotions and revenge that confronts the readers or audience with his scenes of violence. Hamlet acts of violence is the plays way to push the play to its climax and to contribute the hidden meaning of the play. In act four, Hamlet lets his true internal emotions that has built up about his mother affair with his uncle, with so much rage Hamlet kills polonius in cold blood without even thinking, this scene contributes to the play because it show how Hamlet rage for revenge for his father has turned into real madness that will never end well for the characters who intertwine with him. In act 3, Hamlet goes off on Ophelia for crushing his heart and calls her
By playing on Macbeth’s deepest ambition, it brought forth thoughts of evil and as a result, it leads Macbeth down a violent path. Lady Macbeth also has a part to play as she is the driving force, who plotted and urged Macbeth into committing the hideous act. Lady Macbeth attacked qualities of Macbeth’s manhood, telling him when he commits the murder then he “[is] a man”. Shakespeare suggests that Macbeth lacks the strength of character, but through manipulation of his ambitions, he gains the strength to carry out the act. Straight after the murder of Duncan, Macbeth is shaken by what he has committed and says will all “great Neptune’s ocean, wash this blood/clean from my hands”, reveals that he is now regretting his decision and is making an attempt to get rid of the evidence.
For instance, Willy Loman, in Death of a Salesman, distorts the past and present because of the guilt of cheating on his wife and lying to his family (Miller). It is normal for people to go mad because of guilt. In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare,
He is both verbally and physically abusive to Ophelia; until after her death when he claims that he loves her more than her own brother. He even considers taking his own life many times. His act of insanity slowly snowballs into true insanity and madness. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are friends of Hamlet that are sent to check on him and find the reason behind his insanity. When Claudius sends them to England with a letter asking the king to kill Hamlet, Hamlet switches the letter with one asking for their death instead.
“And am I then revenged To take him in the purging of his soul, when he is fit and season'd for his passage? No. Up sword, and know thou a more horrid hent. When he is drunk asleep or in his rage or in th’ insolence pleasure of his bed, At same a swearing, or some act…” ( III.iv.101). Hamlet reflects on what he has done since he vowed to kill the king.
In the following catharsis, Macbeth releases those emotion, “And be these juggling fiends no more believed,/that palter with us in a double sense,/that keep the word of promise to our ear,/and break it to our hope” (5,8,23-26). The last part of this characters downfall, is when he is killed by Macduff. Shakespeare wrote this part beautifully because it evokes a feeling of sadness and sympathy for Macbeth. This scene indicates that Macbeth is a tragic hero because, Macbeth thought that he would be safe, according to the witches, but when he uncovers Macduff is the only human able to end him, he immediately gives up all hope and confidence, and dies. To wrap this up, Macbeth’s downfall, proves to show how he is a tragic hero because from when he kills Macduff’s family, to
Instead, the emphasis was placed on Hamlet discussing with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern about how he could go about killing Claudius. Zeffirelli jumps right into the revenge for his father, more efficiently leading Hamlet to the idea of using the play as a method for revenge. In Shakespeare's original, Polonius reads the letter to Ophelia from Hamlet, saying “‘That’s an ill phrase, a vile phrase’” and expressing his hatred for the relationship between the two (2.2.112-113). Since he is so opposed to the exchange between the two, the readers can make the jump to say his son, and Ophelia’s brother, Laertes would feel the same. This establishes Laertes’ resentment for Hamlet and is very important later in the plot when Laertes and Hamlet have the fencing match.
Present fears are less than horrible imaginings” (1.3.150). The show that Macbeth thought has terrify himself that he think in order to the prophecy come true he has to kill King Duncan. After Lady Macbeth has found out about the witches’ prophecy of Macbeth latter. Her strong desire and ambition of power has led Macbeth to assassinate Duncan by insulted him “wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem 'st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting “I
Guy Montag, in Fahrenheit 451, portrays his downfall due to his obsession with books and as a result, he begins to live his life in uncertainty. He becomes unsure with his style of living as well as the society’s style of living. Eventually, his obsession for books causes him to lose his wife and his job. Likewise, Prince Hamlet, in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, has an obsession to avenge his father’s death by killing his uncle, Claudius. His obsession also leads to uncertainty and he ends up killing those around him.
The quotation was said by Hamlet and it starts in line 20 - 25 in Act IV Scene III. This passage develops character by having Hamlet act clever towards Claudius, while Claudius is endeavoring to figure out where Polonius ' body is. Furthermore, it serves to develop the plot and conflict as Hamlet has created an uproar with the killing of Polonius. He must realize that Laertus will soon come to to seek revenge, which will bring about chaos. The theme developed would be the death of Polonius, nobody knew why Hamlet had killed him, and Claudius wanted to send Hamlet off to England to be executed.
We see him consider his choice to kill Duncan in soliloquy in Act 1, Scene 7 “If it were done”. This soliloquy shows us that Macbeth’s ambition is the only thing motivating him to carry out the regicide. He recognises that violent crimes are wrong and is concerned about the consequences of his actions unlike Lady Macbeth. He doesn’t want to betray the king’s trust, and knows people will be devastated at the loss of their humble leader. He discloses that he is afraid that the 'horrid deed ' shall 'return to plaque th 'inventor ', suggesting that his greatest fear is the consequences of killing his king and getting caught yet he admits that he has 'vaulting ambition '.
The play Hamlet is about a teenage boy who avenges his father 's death on his uncle who kills him. The uncle of the boy then marries his mother and becomes more greedy throughout the entire play. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare the mysterious character Claudius has a craving for power which leads to events showing his lack of emotion for his actions, and family. Claudius’ apathy is shown throughout the play, although in Act I scene ii Claudius is portraying his lack of sympathy towards his son and
The events following King Hamlet’s death lead to a tragic end for the court of Denmark. When falsehoods and deceptions came into light, the consequences son followed. Claudius, the new king, now has the responsibility of managing a nation and dealing with the guilt from his crime. Hamlet by William Shakespeare depicts the motives and repercussions of Claudius’ dishonest actions. With the return of King Hamlet in the form of a ghost, it is revealed that Claudius, his own brother, was responsible for his death.