His feigned madness is maintained because it allows him to continue with his plans. This madness is not, however, sustained when guard is unnecessary. Maybe Hamlet thought too much, but he thought as a sane man would. He commits no actions without reason, and he is far too astute and organized to be proclaimed mentally unstable. Hamlet’s portrayal of a madman is also very complex because it allows not only his points to be made, but in a believably insane way, which contrasts greatly with the expected ramblings of a truly insane
He is the classic example of a man whose central problem is that he does not know himself. Firstly, in the text, he states that he has a hidden determination to find his true self, but has yet to do so. Additionally, hubris can be interpreted as excessive pride. Oedipus exemplifies hubris in a way that can be defined as a façade, the way he wants to be until he finds his true self. The actions of Oedipus in this playwright can clearly show that Oedipus is the classic example of a man whose central problem is that he does not know himself.
And this may relate to why Hamlet professed his madness as the sperate entity, because he lacks the control over it. His madness is guided by what his memory and lack of memory dictates. But it could be argued that Hamlet did possessed a certain means of control over his memory. During the excerpt, Hamlet stated, “I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records” (1.5.99). This quote raises the question of which memories did Hamlet not find trivial and foolish, and worth maintaining.
Macbeth is doomed not by fate, but by a flaw in his character. This statement is very questionable because Macbeth is doomed by his fate and his flaw. Macbeth's flaw is ambition, and when the three witches tell macbeth about the future, Macbeth tries to be the master of his fate and that leads to his doom. Also, his ambition for power and greed also leads to his doom. Both his fate and flaw have a key factor in leading him to his doom.
On the one hand, Macbeth has no control over his destiny, and is merely a pawn of fate. On the other hand, fate actually does use Macbeth’s own character to accomplish its ends, so in that sense he is not merely a pawn. Because he is not merely a pawn, he retains a certain responsibility for his actions, and because he retains responsibility, he retains something of his freedom. Another way of saying this is to say that Macbeth’s destruction is fated and yet Macbeth is also guilty. That sounds like a paradox, of course.
Oedipus also did not choose his fate, but he managed to accept his fate. In The Identity of Oedipus the King, Alister Cameron proved Oedipus as a tragic hero. He specifically wrote, “[f]or whatever his faults, Oedipus is noble. And after all, the acts he performs he is condemned to perform in ignorance. Therefore, whenever he acts, necessarily he acts blindly.
Many reprobates walk a thin line between good and evil; indeed, many miscreants have redeemed into remorse, sympathy or even empathy, but can the evil really be taken away from that person? Evil is a destructive force, it harms those who embrace it and their victims. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the title character succumbs to evil through his fatal flaw and greed. It corrupts everything it touches, so when evil clutches Macbeth, it corrupts him, and it ultimately destroys him as well. In many stories, circumstances that villains undergo to redeem themselves are often because of events in their lives, such as an idealism or encouragement from another hero, a positive change of heart, a good relationship with others, recognizing their own
Then Macbeth himself repeats it later, just a little different though. Macbeth actually quotes in act 1 scene 3: “So fair is foul a day I have not seen.” This gives a suggestion link between Macbeth and the sisters. It is interesting that he hasn’t met not one of them yet., even though they have already conspired to meet with him. The witches seem to be the embodiment of the embodiment of the foul part of the phase. By this time, people are being very suspicious about witches believing that they were evil and that they should be burned.All three of the witches are assumed to be mean and untrustworthy.
‘Iago is such a disturbing villain because he seems to have no real motives for his evil.’ How far and in what ways do you agree with this view? Iago is nothing more than a devious mastermind and Machiavellian of the Shakespearean tragedy, Othello. Whilst Iago does try to communicate multiple reasons for his motives in wanting to destroy Cassio and Othello these are mere rationalisations and excuses to provide justification for his evil actions and can only be accepted when analysing Othello on a surface level. Looking into Othello further we can see that Iago is a power thirsty character that dwells in his corruption and evil which makes him such a disturbing villain. Iago gives a sheer numbers of excuses to try and prove his ulterior motives, conveniently adding new reasons for his hate every time he needs to encourage Roderigo to do something for him.