Hamlet turns the tables on her, accusing her of a most grotesque lust and claiming that she has insulted her father and herself by stooping to marry Claudius. In the course of their interview, Polonius hides behind a tapestry; at one point, he thinks that Hamlet is going to attack Gertrude and cries for help. Hamlet stabs Polonius through the tapestry, thinking he has killed Claudius. When he finds that he has merely killed a "rash, intruding fool," Hamlet returns to the business of "speaking daggers" to his mother. Just as Gertrude appears convinced by Hamlet's excoriation, the ghost of Old Hamlet reappears and tells Hamlet not to behave so cruelly to his mother, and to remember to carry out revenge on Claudius.
At these points, Hamlet recognizes that he is at impasses, he has nothing to lose or protect, his mother and lover both dead. Therefore, he shows his brave side and kill the king, died together. Ophelia also has one of the composition of tragedy, anagnorisis throughout the play. When she knows that his father is dead, her brother is far away in France, and her lover Hamlet laugh at her, “ Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?”(III.i.
Hamlet’s first plan of revenge included a play called The Mousetrap, which was shown for Hamlet to confirm Claudius’ guilt. Once his speculations are reassured by Claudius’ reaction, his plans continue in serving justice to his father. Hamlet’s determination to seek revenge on Claudius is what primarily disrupts the peace in the kingdom and steers the plot to its drastic end. In the same way, the death of Laertes’ family causes him to lash out and seek vengeance toward Hamlet. The death Laertes’ father, Polonius, causes him to return home, demanding answers for the crime.
In Hamlet, Shakespeare demonstrates that all actions have an equal and opposite reaction that can snowball out of control especially between what appears to be both internal and external conflicts between the old generation and the new generation. Hamlet’s initial conflict starts with Claudius killing King Hamlet which prompts young Hamlet to seek revenge on the advice of the ghost of his father. Young Hamlet spends most of the play lingering between action and inaction which adds to the tension and building conflict between the old generation and the young generation. Claudius, in turn, indirectly fights back by reassigning the original conflict to the young generation by which he expects to remain blameless and safe on the throne of Denmark. It is interesting to note that though the majority of Hamlet’s conflict takes place within a single family’s domestic problems, it begins to affect their closest confidants and an entire country.
When first learn of the planning of Banquo’s murder in act III, scene 1, when Macbeth meets with the two murderers. When speaking of Banquo to the men, he tells of how he can survive while Banquo is still alive, even though Banquo has never wronged Macbeth, but just because he knows of the witches prophecy (Shakespeare, 3.1). This means that Macbeth wants to kill Banquo for just knowing of the future that already came true and no good reason at all. He then goes on to not even tell Lady Macbeth, his wife, of his plan, even though she was in on it with him from the start.
Hamlet states “this is most brave, that he, the son of a dear father murder’d, prompted to his revenge by heaven and hell, must like a whore unpack his heart with words and fall a-cursing like a very drab, a scullion!” (Act 2 Scene 2, Lines 569-575) Hamlet is tormented by his inability to physically confront Claudius and that he resorts only to words. Hamlet shortly after contemplates whether or not it “‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings of arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them.” (Act 3 Scene 1, Lines 57-60)
Regarded as one of the greatest writers of his time, Playwright William Shakespeare used characters in his tragedies that represented an Aristotelian tragic hero. The definition of an Aristotelian tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his or her own destruction. In the play Macbeth, Macbeth portrays an Aristotelian tragic hero in many ways. He begins as a character with great stature, and many other characters approve of him. Throughout the play, Macbeth portrays his tragic flaw of vaulting ambition.
77-100) of his play , Hamlet, William Shakespeare depicts Hamlet, following Claudius’s revelation of his guilt, as he is faced with the opportunity to kill his father’s murderer while he prays. Finally, Hamlet has the chance to fulfill his promise to his father and enact revenge, but ultimately decides killing his uncle in prayer would neither bring self-satisfaction nor redemption. Through his seething tone and imagery, Shakespeare demonstrates Hamlet’s extreme hatred of Claudius as well as the difficulty in pursuing internally satisfying revenge on one’s enemies.
In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the lust for revenge forces characters to appeal to their nature or their honor. After learning of his father’s death upon returning from Wittenberg, Hamlet dons the mask of madness and contemplates a means of exacting revenge against Claudius. While Hamlet ponders the ethereal consequences of murder and revenge, his constant self-reflection paralyzes him from taking action. On the other hand, Laertes, a loving brother and civil son, finds himself in the same situation as Hamlet: Laertes leaves for France only to return and discover that his father has been murdered. However, Laertes does not mirror Hamlet despite seeking justice for the same reasons.
Juliet’s tragic downfall began when Romeo killed Tybalt, banishing himself to a lifetime of separation from her. Emotionally demolished by his sentence, Romeo says, “ Ha, banishment? Be merciful, say ‘death’”, indicating that Romeo would rather die than be banished from Verona. Romeo’s banishment by the Prince then causes Juliet and the Friar to come up with the idea to drink a potion that portrays Juliet to be as still as death. Once Romeo believes that Juliet is no longer alive, he makes another rash decision to bribe an apothecary for poison.
Romeo 's personality of peace, loving, yet vengeful caused his own doom once he was exiled for killing Tybalt who killed Mercutio. Thus 'evidently causing pain for Juliet who lost both her lover and cousin. Juliet 's father arranging Juliet 's marriage to Paris made her mourning worse, already being married to Romeo yet being separated made her to reason with Friar Laurence. The plan that was supposed to reunite both Lovers indefinetly brought upon their own doom. Juliet herself drank the sleeping potion when Romeo was on his way earlier than anticipated, whom bought poison upon hearing of her "death" , planning to kill himslef on her tomb alongside her.
Romeo’s last words before his death, “Here’s to my love. O true apothecary, thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die” (5.3.119-120). In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, get married, and kill themselves for love all behind their parents’ backs. There are 3 people that can be blamed for the death of Romeo and Juliet.
The final thing that motivates Hamlet is his thirst for revenge. For example, when Hamlet sees Fortinbras’s army going to fight over nothing and says to himself “My God! Everything I see shows me how wrong I am and tells me to hurry up and get on with my revenge.” ( Shakespeare 231) In this scene,Hamlet watches Fortinbras’s army march off a boat to go fight over a small piece of Poland that no one really cares about.
In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the dead king’s son Hamlet avenges his father’s murder, but his madness and indecision takes its toll on everyone. Hamlet’s father, the King Hamlet, was murdered by Claudius because he was ambitious for the throne and Queen Gertrude. In Act 3 of the play, Hamlet begins to test Claudius for any sign of guilt in the murder of his father. After watching a play disguised as a reenactment of the murder of King Hamlet, Claudius begins to confess his sins to God. In Claudius’ confession soliloquy, Shakespeare reveals Claudius’ inner duel between his rational desire to act virtuously by relieving his guilt and his gravitation toward material gain and selfishness by following his ambitions through the use of