In this quote, “Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast, With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts- So to seduce!- won to his shameful lust, The will of my most seeming- virtuous queen.” The metaphor is used in this quote and the old ghost Hamlet describes Claudius as a “ traitorous gift” meaning Claudius is an untrustworthy person because of what he has done to old ghost Hamlet. Therefore, Claudius betrays his brother because Claudius took the throne, his wife, and his life. These reasons of betrayal lead to Shakespeare 's timeless appeal because Betrayal is a human feeling or act we do and it is like a domino effect that happens again and again in Hamlet and in real life. Shakespeare shows his characters in Hamlet the true nature of human feeling of betrayal and what the characters
That tragic flaw is his ambition to be king. He wants to be king so badly that he will murder if that is what it takes. Macbeth allows Lady Macbeth to manipulate him into killing Duncan and his desires are so strong that he acts on them. He gets extremely guilty and starts to hallucinate voices, people and objects. “I 'll go no more.
As Polonius is killed first thing Claudius thinks about is “It had been so with us, had we been there.” (4.1.l.12) and Hamlet is “full of threats to all”(4.1.l.13). Similarly Claudius manipulates and turns Laertes against Hamlet so that he does the dirty deed of killing Hamlet. This again shows that he could easily manipulate people and he is unapologetically selfish. Secondly Hamlet is betrayed by the people whom he considered loyal. For example Ophelia, whom he loves is not loyal to him.
This is when Hamlet’s sneaky deception is shown the most. Deception hides the truth and is often used to protect the people who are deceiving others from a much larger scale problem. The underlying motive of Prince Hamlet’s actions is to fulfill his late father’s commands to bring justice to King Claudius, who poisoned his brother, King Hamlet, in order to become king and marry Queen Gertrude. There are many reasons as to why Prince Hamlet feels the need to deceive King Claudius. When King Hamlet’s ghost approaches Prince Hamlet in Act I, he soon finds out that he, along with many others, were lied to about his father’s death.
While he is haunted by guilt, Macbeth has to secure his throne by murdering Banquo and Fleance. At the end of the feast which was set up for assassinating Banquo and his son, Macbeth is again terrified by the news that Fleance has fled and Banquo’s ghost will dried blood over his body. He said to the ghost: “Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake/ Thy gory locks at me.” (3.4.51-52) These reactions all showed his ambivalence and the hatred to
In the entirety of the play Macbeth gains power by murdering his enemies and those who suspect him. This also ties into his downfall, if you hear the witches prophecies clearly you might be able to tell that they also predict that happening. Yet Macbeth blinded by power has overlooked this and is only looking to gain more strength and build on what he has already. “Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, As the weird women promised, and I fear Thou played’st most foully for ’t.”(act 3, scene 1, pg 1). Banquo’s suspicion evidently leads to his death as Macbeth has him murdered before the banquet.
William Shakespeare is a well renowned author who is known for showing all human aspects. In the tale of Othello, Shakespeare displays the two most destructive human emotions: vengeance and hatred. In the tale, the two characters, Iago and Othello provide the basis for unfolding tales of lies, deception, intrigue, hate and envy. Iago’s character uses manipulation of multiple people to enact his vengeance against Othello who he believes committed adultery with Iago’s wife Emilia. To plot his revenge, Iago spins his own web of lies from planting the idea in Othello’s head that his wife is sleeping with his lieutenant, Cassio.
Macbeth is certainly by far the most evil character in the play. Macbeth evidently undergoes a mental process by which he come round to the idea or murdering Duncan. He does this as a result of his wife’s manipulation, her leverage being his manliness.Without the role of Lady Macbeth, the murder of King Duncan would never have occurred in the play. Lady Macbeth had already been plotting for the murder since she received the letter concerning the three prophecies by the witches. Although Macbeth had sinister thoughts about having the throne, Macbeth would have never dared to take it upon himself to kill King Duncan and steal the throne from
Because of this, the suspicion falls onto the princes. Outside the household, Ross discusses with Macduff his thoughts on Malcolm and Donalbain, “Gainst nature still! Thriftless ambition, that will ravin up Thine own lives’ means” (2.4.27-29). Ross firmly believes the murder is caused out of ambition since the princes would benefit the most in the king’s death. Ross recognizes how sad it is that relatives are killing each other for persona gain.
Then Hamlet strikes him with the poisoned rapier which leads Laertes to open up about Claudius’s plan. Finally, this provokes Hamlet enough to kill him with his own drink before he dies off. His deception has failed in these events because of his need to create tricks as a cover-up. To think if he had simply stuck to just the poisoned weapon he could have succeeded. Ultimately, the use of Claudius is to reveal how language can be used to manipulate and deceive others to not knowing the truth.