Prior to this scene Lady Macbeth demands that her husband commit regicide against King Duncan however he asserts her that he no longer wishes to kill him. This leaves her outraged, makes her begin to question his manhood and label him a coward. This then motivates him to commit the treacherous deed. Overall, the message of this scene is that greed and an ambition for power corrupts us, no matter how ‘pure’ we believe we are. PERFORMANCE Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?
Hamlet’s claim is “the play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king”(II.ii.632-634). He has written out how Claudius actually killed the king in hopes to stir discomfort within the Claudius’ conscience to show everyone that Claudius is a cold blooded killer. A play of such sophistication takes thought and intelligence to be put together in such a way to draw attention. It takes sanity to have a goal and be determined to achieve it. Hamlet later gets into an argument with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern due to suspicion.
Then, Othello’s jealousy leads him to smother Desdemona because she was “false with Cassio” (Shakespeare 767). After Emilia outed Iago, he pierced her with a knife, killing her. Lastly, Othello knifed himself. All of these deaths occurred because two men were desirous of things other people had. These acts exhibit the abominable effects jealousy can have on people’s
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
Thinking of the deeds he has done, he reasons that “For them the gracious duncan have I murder'd” (35). His statement is selfish because slaughter is suddenly unjustifiable once it affects others positively, rather than just himself. His role as a king has skewed his perception so much that his friends are his enemies and his murders become aimless. Macbeth’s elation from power is rendered by his worries of losing it, revealing his true self in the process. His concerns stem from jealousy and thoughts of his wrong deeds being exposed, which in turn motivate him to act against his closest friend.
Even the thought of having power corrupted Macbeth. Once Macbeth committed the murder he felt that he had the power to continue murdering. Therefore, the audience can see that power corrupts. The third theme in this play is violence. Violence ended up destroying Macbeth.
He is Hamlet’s love interest’s brother who implicates Hamlet’s success through conflict. Hamlet sparks the rivalry between the two families by killing some of the family members. By executing Laertes father and Polonius, this causes Polonius’ son, Laertes, to seek vengeance for his father. Consequently, Hamlet’s family goes against him and his love, Ophelia, kills herself. This demonstrates that family ties, even if not blood related, have serious impacts on Hamlet’s life which causes misery to overwhelm his life; this misery prohibits his success.
It is true that throughout William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet is insane. Hamlet's insanity goes onward well with the drama story to bring thrill and insecurity. Even though Hamlet says to the audience that he is not insane, it is just part of his evil scheme for the king of Denmark:Claudius. Claudius murdered his brother, takes over the throne and marrying his brother's wife. Hamlet finds out the truth and aims to discover more information about his father's murder and he does this by being insane.
The death Laertes’ father, Polonius, causes him to return home, demanding answers for the crime. Once he is aware that Hamlet has killed him, he wants Hamlet to pay for what he has done. Then, immediately after, Laertes’ sister Ophelia dies which convinces him it is due to Hamlet’s insults and actions. He quickly puts together a plan with Claudius to fight Hamlet as a way of revenge. Laertes seeking vengeance on Hamlet is what drives the plot to its final scene, where the rest of the characters are killed and the kingdom
Othello’s jealous spirit drives him to murder his wife; he cannot stop his obsession with the alleged affair until she is harmed (“Othello.” Shakespeare for Students 663). Othello even rationalizes murdering his wife as justice for her betrayal. He