According Doc C: Ophelia’s father Polonius was killed which really affected her and she became crazy. Then Hamlet lies to her saying he never really loved her which made her situation worse. And she was set up to see why hamlet is acting crazy and is spied on by Claudius to see where hamlet is week. So, as you can see Ophelia is put
While Hamlet is hesitant Laertes is brash and impulsive. He even states that in his confrontation with King Claudius “Let come what comes, only I 'll be revenged Most thoroughly for my father.” (4.5.148-154) Laertes does not do much thinking when it comes to avenging his father. The opposite is said about Hamlet who spends too much time contemplating whether he should avenge his father. They both were in the same situation but went about it very differently. In the final confrontation between Claudius, Laertes and Hamlet their colliding motives leads to the death of each person.
His entire persona is that of a deceitful nature. The plan that Hamlet hatched in order avenge his father was to appear mad, trick people into thinking he had lost in mind since he believes it would assist him with his investigation of Claudius. Hamlet is not in denial of this, he describes, “I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse me of such things that were better my mother had not borne me: I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offenses at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in.” (3.1.122-126) So though it is ironic that Hamlet is so enraged about the dishonesty and disingenuity of those around him, he admittedly takes part in the illusions which repulse him so. From his own calculation, no one is worth believing or trusting, even people shown to be moral or ethical, concluding it is all just a front or mask of sorts. In Ophelia’s case is is a
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. May one be pardoned and retain th’ offense?” (Act 3, scene 3). Claudius saying this goes to show that he knows why he had killed his brother and what things it has caused. This quote also shows how much of a bad king
Hamlet uses his craziness as an excuse and part of an apology towards Laertes for killing Polonius. A madman would not be able to realize that he was actually mad and say his actions are uncontrollable. If it weren’t for him acting this way he would had been dismissed rather than people being ignored, pitied, or scared. Hamlet 's craziness shifts his attention from what he thinks about his father’s death and brings it on why he is acting this way. This does not require him to answer to anyone that may ask him why he is acting a different way.
Hamlet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. The play features a variety of complex and simple characters primarily in Denmark. Hamlet is the son of the recently deceased King Hamlet and step-son-nephew of the newly crowned King Claudius. Hamlet sets out for revenge on the king after discovering from his father’s ghost that his life was ended by his own brother, King Claudius. In an insane world, Hamlet decides to put on an insane appearance and temperament to disguise his efforts to exact his revenge.
The main character Hamlet was struggled about suicide serval times in the whole play. Meanwhile, he wandered that all humans were capable of suicide, but they chose to bare the cruelty, pain of the world, instead of suiciding themselves. This essay aims to analyze the reason human beings chose to live by analyzing the texts morally, religiously, and aesthetically. Hamlet thought his life was so miserable to accept, so he wanted release. “O, that this too too solid flesh would melt” (I.ii 129-158) was emerged after he was not able to leave Denmark and forced to live with his remarried mother and his disgust step-father (his uncle).
My stronger guilt defeats my strong intent, And, like a man to double business bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect” Through the metaphor “as sharp as will” Shakespeare alludes that the remorse Claudius feels is not because of his brother death, but actually for he no longer wants to bear the weight of the consequence he faces that 's caused by his action, which reflects Claudius is self-centered. By comparing Claudius’s “guilt”: killed his brother and “intent”: desire to get the power, Shakespeare points out that Claudius intention of the murder is evil. Shakespeare helps readers to understand Claudius’s inner most conflicts through a series questions and alliteration. Claudius desperately tries to seek reasons to be forgiven, he questions: can God not just left this one slide and forgive him? Isn’t prayer supposed to keep us from sinning and relieve us from previous sins?
“Thus conscience does make cowards of us all” (3.1.87) Hamlet is angry with himself that he has let his conscience come in the way. Hamlet was not only obsessed with his own conscience but the conscience of others as well. "The play's the thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king." (2.2.617) Hamlet wants to know what king Claudius is thinking in terms of his conscience before Hamlet acts. Here, Hamlet is thinking with his conscience, instead of just killing Claudius like he wanted to do from the beginning, he needs to confirm the conscience of Claudius to convince his own conscience it is the right thing to do.
In William Shakespeare’s well known play Hamlet , there are several acts of violence that often keep the readers on their toes constantly wondering what will happen next. It all begins with the death of King Hamlet and comes to an end with no royal family in control of the castle, Elsinore, in Denmark. Each character has their own unique motive for self gain throughout the play, but Hamlet has a strong drive for the dangerous game of revenge. Hamlet wants to earn justice for his father who had his kingdom, wife, and crown all stolen out from underneath him when his life is innocently taken by his greedy uncle. “To be or not to be?” is the question Hamlet often asks himself along his great journey of revenge, where many emotional encounters