At this point Hamlet has encountered so many different bad things and is trying to overcome so many obstacles in his life that he realizes that something has got to change rather it be the people he hangs out with or how the people he hangs out with treat him. In conclusion, Hamlet is just trying to find some kind of happiness and is trying to find out who he really is. The cause og Hamlet’s madness is a mixture of multiple different things such as Ophelia’s rejection, his father’s passing, his mother’s remarriage, encountering the ghost, and even just his depression alone. All of these things are putting more pressure and frustration on him. Hamlet originally could of put on act of him going crazy to see if it would make things different or make things change for the better in any way.
After King Hamlets passing, Hamlet entered an unknown state of mind that not only feared others for his wellbeing, but also feared himself. Hamlet no longer wanted to live in this life despair and pain. Another illustration of his indecisiveness is during the play when he had a clear chance to avenge his father by killing Claudius but choose not to do so, because he thought that Claudius was repenting for his
Macbeth is now enduring the repercussions of his actions, and by attempting to alter the future by murdering Banquo, he has become tormented and anguished, and his guilt has begun permeating every aspect of his life. In addition, the blood motif metaphorically represents the fateful choices of Macbeth and alludes to his inevitable death. Macbeth is now acknowledging the fact that he has no choice but to progress, and through his attempts to disrupt the natural order, the idea that Macbeth’s downfall occurs as a repercussion for his own decisions is
This stress put on him is what essentially created his tragic flaw. Hamlets tragic flaw is his indecisiveness to make decisions. This trait is demonstrated through the entire play and causes Hamlet to his own demise. When Hamlet has immediate suspicious of his fathers murder and later proof, he delays the murder, which is puzzling because the play is about revenge, and one would expect him to have done it earlier as he had ample amount of opportunities to do so. His indecisiveness has puzzled many.
“Tragic flaw… [can] be defined as a trait in a character leading to [their] downfall” (Editors). In many fictitious pieces, characters are given a flaw that leads to consequences. William Shakespeare incorporates the theme of tragic flaw in Romeo and Juliet, through his characters. Tragic flaw is demonstrated by Romeo who falls in love too easily, eventually leading to his death. It is also shown with Tybalt who is very stubborn and reckless, leading to his end.
Macbeth will kill anyone to stay in power for his time being. While Macbeth was one of the heroes of Scotland, he soon turned out to be the villain by the end of the play, because his lust for power takes over his mind which makes him do things that he would not normally do. The ambition that strove his body to pursue power, the malicious feeling that he felt, and the wicked mind he possesses resulted his outcome of losing everything he had, including his life. Power can enhance someone’s life tremendously as well as it can also destroy their life terribly. It all depends on how the user handles
His desires are evil. He was always torn between guilt and temptation. Macbeth was his own worst enemy and is responsible for his own downfall. Many things in the world today could compare to the play Macbeth. People get a deep desires to get what they want without someone stopping them.
At the beginning of the play, Macbeth was a noble and loyal person, but by the end of the play, his “vaulting ambition” had taken over him. This caused him to become malicious and nihilistic and above all murderous, Macbeth portrays a tragic hero. Shakespeare portrays a tragic hero as someone who is noble and valiant but turns out to have a tragic flaw and Macbeth portrays this by fighting for his country and king but then murdering the king because of his hamartia, “his vaulting ambition”. Macbeth is greatly responsible for his downfall, but the witches have an impact on Macbeth’s actions. In Greek tragedies characters face a point in which they turn towards death, almost all plays have someone die and, in the end, justice prevails.
Sean Smith Mrs. Anthony Senior English 8 March 2018 The Danger of Ambition In Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, the author proposes a perpetual loop of struggle through his use of fate and imagery of the character’s deaths in order to express the consequences for one’s actions if they are foolish enough to make these decisions. “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is a uniquely portrayed concept of fate, internal struggle, and paradox; the story depicts a human with intentions to receive power. In Greek tragedies, fate uses the hero’s stubborn belief in his ability to determine his own fate in order to have him arrive at his fated end in a manner contrary to his will. Macbeth arrives at his fate by trying to be responsible for his own fate. On the one hand, Macbeth has no control over his destiny, and is merely a pawn of fate.
Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.”(1.5.25) Though there may be a plethora of violent scenes within Hamlet , one of the most important scenes in relation to the story would be in Act V. This act is one of the most passionate, especially for Prince Hamlet himself. Act V of Hamlet is the point in the play where Hamlet’s world comes crashing down. Hamlet finds out that the woman he loves, Ophelia is dead. “ Laertes. Lay her i’ th’ earth, And from her fair and unpolluted flesh May violets spring!
It is too late, and Antigone is dead which leads to the death of Creon’s son and wife. In the play Antigone, pride plays as Creon’s hamartia. Creon’s pride leads him to make decisions he wishes he could take back, makes him do many things that he does not actually want to do, and losing many of his loved ones Creon’s pride leads him to do make many decisions that he later wishes he did not make and could take back. Soon after Creon finds out that his wife and son have died, he says, “
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a play that mainly focuses on one common theme of insanity. Macbeth gradually becomes plagued by intense guilt as his desire for power drives him to attain his goals by any means necessary, including committing murder. He kills Duncan in cold blood in order to become King, has Banquo killed by three murderers because he wishes to maintain his position as King, and finally, he has Macduff’s family slaughtered. Each of these occurrences takes place because of Macbeth’s will to be King, or they are a result of his guilt. Nonetheless, they are all completed of his free will, which is what causes him to deteriorate mentally.
The main character then furthers the already standing conflict (generally explained at the beginning of the play) to the point in which their lives, families, or political structures are brought into it and ultimately are destroyed. The protagonist, sometimes the antagonist and many other leading characters end up without their lives throughout the play, mainly the ending in a dramatic final scene. The concept of the Fatal Flaw in Shakespearean Tragedy is that a character has many flaws, but there is just one specific flaw that ends fatally for them. For example, Othello’s hamartia is jealousy, which ends in his death. Macbeth’s hamartia is his excessive ambition to become King, which leads to paranoia, and then leads to his death.
Hello everyone. In Shakespeare 's tragedy Macbeth, we see that the characters could often not escape the consequences of their choices. The characters that I will be concentrating on are Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. This is a story about a leading ambitions and how it destroys his life and the lives of people around him.