Because of this, spirituality, death, and mortality are the most important themes in Hamlet. Hamlet first makes his appearance in the play two months after his father’s death and while wearing black clothes to mourn the death (1.2.138). Two months is an acceptable amount of time to grieve, but Hamlet has not accepted his father’s death yet. He is angry and confused about his father’s death. Because of the unexpectedness of his father’s death, Hamlet has many questions and thoughts about death.
When a mysterious carnival comes to town in late October, Charles Halloway feels something is very different about it. He knows that something is definitely off when he hears of the man running the carnival, Mr. Dark. Throughout the novel the theme reveals the power of stepping out of safe zones and using good against evil. In order to stop evil Mr.Dark, Charles Halloway must be the good and step out of his comfort zone to make sure Mr.
Humans try to present death as a more significant and important event than it is. When it occurs they seek a revenge towards the death as a result of believing that death is such a huge event, when really its natural in life whether occurring naturally or not. The ignorant speculation that death presents a major importance and disruption to life shows proof that humans do not understand death; much like Hamlet does not understand what must be done as a result of his father`s
The ambiguity initially starts in the very beginning when Francis mentions that he is “going to kill” Larry LaSalle; Cormier uses this technique of foreshadowing and first person narration so that the readers are constantly alert to the subtle early warnings that Larry LaSalle is not what he made out to be, that he might be wearing a mask. Before the arrival of Larry LaSalle at the Wreck Centre, Cormier builds up tension and the air of ambiguity by describing the Wreck Centre as a “bad luck place” and “a place of doom”; he uses foreshadowing
Suspense: A. It is a sense of concern and doubt that the readers feel and eagerly want to know what happens to the story or event. B. For example when the protagonist second time cheated Death, it created concerns for readers if the Death forgives or kills the son (p.14). Also, when the father wanted to choose the Godfather, it made the readers interested to know who is going to be the godfather (p.13).
Hamlet’s mind is violently pulled in divergent directions. He’s faced with many different decisions and has chronic indecision, which might be diagnosed as a cognitive symptom of depression by authorities such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. He struggles with whether killing Claudius is morally right or not, but he also feels an obligation to avenge his father’s death. On account of his indecision and procrastination, he puts off killing Claudius until the very end of the play, which causes many unintentional deaths and causes a vicious circle of revenge. When King Hamlet’s ghost tells Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius, Hamlet struggles with the morality of killing Claudius.
This story, however, differs from Oedipus Rex in the fact that there is no physical crossroad but a figurative one . Both of these characters are presented at a crossroad and although warned against, decides to trek along a life threatening path. The authors use a crossroad in both the stories to communicate the importance of the character decision and how big of an implication their decisions can be The play of Oedipus Rex starts in the middle of the original myth. Oedipus has already discovered his foredoomed predetermined fate of killing his father sleeping with the one who has given birth to him. Living under the house of what he thought was his parents, he runs away to a neighboring town.
He is saying that this man's beauty will never fade because of his work, he believes the golden young man that Shakespeare wrote about will live forever in people's memories. Also, the subject is too bright to ever wander into death's path, meaning that his beauty and light is no match to Death. He will forever be young and beautiful, even in the eyes of Death as a result of that he is unflawed. In the 12th line of the poem, Shakespeare literally uses the word eternal to describe his poem, this shows that he believes people will be reading this poem for an extremely long time because, "so long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, / So long lives this, this gives life to thee," (lines 13-14). As long as his poem is popular, the story of the golden young man will be too.
His dramatic creations are haunted by an absence of meaning at the centre. In spite of this meaning-lessness, Beckett’s characters desperately strive to find a meaning for themselves. They are born into an irrational world. They life is wasted waiting for an explanation that never comes, and even the existence of such an explanation might be merely a product of their imagination , founded in their despair. Beckett’s drama is based on his perception of human condition, that is, being born and mostly living in pain, suffering ordeals, a short rough and unpleasant existence.