Claudius possesses all the qualities of a villain: ambition, greed, jealousy, selfishness,dishonesty,tyranny. He does not hesitate before he kills his brother being driven by jealousy and power thirst. Claudius is an example of the monstrous-like people of the society becauseClaudius commits the biggest of dishonesty: towards his own blood. The problem with Claudius is that between honesty and betrayal he chooses betrayal, between love and selfishness he would go for selfishness. All that selfishness causes his life to lack love and that is what leads him to destruction.
The final reason why Julius Caesar was a villain is the fact that he took action first without thinking about what the consequences would be. Some people might say that Caesar was a hero because he conquered new lands and saved Rome from the hardships of war. Except Caesar, like stated before, only cared about fame and wealth so, he sought out to conquer new lands when really he just started the wars and put Rome in a zone of danger. He started unnecessary wars without thinking about how the rise of taxes (due to the war) would affect the economic part of Rome and it’s citizens. In conclusion, Julius Caesar was more of a villain than a hero.
In this story, Shakespeare uses certain structures to reveal that by using deceit one may be able to get to the truth. This play was written to let people into the ideas that the characters also have thoughts, ideas, suspicions, etc. and sometimes they have to second guess their decisions as well. In this story there is an event that is commonly known as a “play inside of a play”, and by using this in the story it reveals the effectiveness of using deceit to pull the truth out of people, to see their true nature and what they’re capable of. Although everyone is using trickery, Hamlet’s deception is quite possibly the cruelest out of everyone because it causes the most deaths.
In the play Hamlet, Shakespeare presents Prince Hamlet as a tragic hero. The play Hamlet is about a prince whose father has been murdered by his own brother, Claudius in order to be the king. In Addition to that, Claudius marries his brother's wife. Later Hamlet sees the ghost of his father and tells him to get revenge for him by killing Claudius and as he tries to get his revenge it causes the death of the whole family. Hamlet can be interpreted as a tragic hero since he has a noble mind, fatal flaw and he is mentally wounded resulting in his own death.
Hamlet struggles to establish his identity and find purpose in a deceitful world where sadly, deception often times comes as second nature and therefore becomes part of the human experience. The end of innocence brought on in Hamlet by tragedy is likewise inevitable. Throughout Act 2, Hamlet and all his fellow players increasingly use deception as a tool to compete for position and control in a chaotic maze of self discovery, fear, and ambition. Hamlet’s own growing deceptive nature contributes to his search for identity. Deception is the norm in Hamlet.
After stripping Flavus of his title of Tribune of the Plebs, he asked his father to disown him, because he had two other more successful sons, but he refused. Flavus, already disliking Caesar, only disfavored him more because of Caesar’s attempts to ruin his political career and have his father disown him, which was an insult to him. My character believes that the assassination of Julius Caesar, while horrid, resulted in a better chance of the Republic rebuilding itself out of the ashes and back to its former
Eventually, Ophelia’s heartache, along with the death of her father, causes her to commit suicide. Next, Claudius and Gertrude’s role play affect their relationship with Hamlet. At the beginning of the play, Claudius takes on the role of a kind, just king; he seems to genuinely care for Hamlet. He often gives him fatherly advice, and shows affection for Hamlet in ways that an uncle would. However, Hamlet soon discovers that Claudius has been lying to him, and Claudius’ real motive is to kill Hamlet in order to exterminate all possible threats to his reign.
Claudius does not understand as to why he is feeling so guilty as he says, “my stronger guilt defeats my strong intent,” which means that his guilt is more powerful than his desire to be forgiven. Claudius then says a very important metaphor “what if this cursed hand, were thicker than itself with brother 's blood, is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens to wash it white as snow?” This metaphor is a representative of the idea of water being used to cleanse our souls and give us rebirth and to be forgiven of our sins. This metaphor is also important because it shows that the rottenness has stained Denmark and there is no way of it to come off or be forgiven and forgotten unless God comes and basically spreads holy water all over Denmark. Although Claudius is begging and praying for these things to happen, he knows they can’t because he is guilty. As King Hamlet said in the passage mentioned above Claudius killed him for his queen, crown, and ambition, in the end of Claudius’s soliloquy he says “that cannot be, since I am still possessed of those effects for which I did the murder: my crown, mine own ambition, and my queen.
Cassius understands Brutus’ idealism and uses it to destroy Caesar. However, ultimately this becomes the cause of his downfall. Brutus was destroyed due to his own idealism. Also, Machiavellian is one theme. It means someone doing whatever to gain more power.
His indecisiveness has puzzled many. Shakespeare uses the indecisiveness of Hamlet to demonstrate that human life is about acting, not thinking. At the beginning of the play Hamlet encounters a ghost while out with his friends. The sight shocks him, but he decides to follow it. The ghost is his father, and they begin to have a full conversation.