After Macbeth murders King Duncan, he becomes worried that his friend Banquo might try to overthrow him, for the witches that predicted that Macbeth was going to be king also “hailed [Banquo] father to a line of kings” (Shakespeare 69). In order to stop this, Macbeth orders three murders to murder Banquo as he is horseback riding with his son, Fleance. Similarly, Iago has been plotting the downfalls of all the characters in Othello. One example of this is at the end when Iago wants to get rid of Roderigo because “[h]e call[ed] [him] to a restitution large [o]f gold and jewels;” Iago accomplishes this by tricking Roderigo into fighting Cassio (Shakespeare 223). When Roderigo was injured in the fight, Iago murders him.
He had the actors to perform a murder scene that he had been told by the ghost as to how his uncle killed his father. When the moment of murder arrives, Claudius got out of the room, implying that he is really guilty, as Hamlet and Horatio have agreed on. Hamlet went to kill his uncle but then didn’t. Claudius, now fearing for his own safety, ordered to send Hamlet to England
Macbeth’s first act of deception was much like Commodus’; they both killed the King of their respective countries to try and take the crown for themselves. Macbeth allows the King to sleep and feast at his house so that he may have a chance to kill him in his sleep. Macbeth explains to Lady Macbeth “False face must hide what the false heart doth know” when planning out the murder of King Duncan (1.7.82). The quote shows Macbeth’s deceiving nature because Macbeth explains how he must present himself as a good person with good intentions when the
Hamlet speaks to his father’s ghost and is bound to follow the commissions given to him by the ghost. The ghost tells him that Claudius murdered his father and Hamlet begins to seek revenge and takes the ghosts comments as commands. “Yea, from the table of my memory, I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records, All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past that youth and observation copied there, And thy commandment all alone shall live within the book and volume of my brain,” (I, V, 99-04) Hamlet tells the ghost ill wipe my mind and follow your commands after he finds out that Claudius murdered his father. In both plays, the dialogue with the supernatural is what drives both tragic heroes to their
He changes from trustworthy, courageous and brave to feeling guilty, afraid and unreliable. We find out that Macbeth is transitioning from bad to evil wen he kills Banquo, his loyal partner, when Macbeth killed Banquo, he, became guilty, and started hallucinating of Banquo sitting in his chair. After the death of Banquo, he finds out that Macduff is helping Malcolm build an army, so he sends his murderers to kill Macduff’s Family. At the end of the play, he says ‘Out, out, brief candle, life’s but a waling shadow. Here Macbeth is considering whether life is meaningful.
Another example is during Hamlet confrontation with the ghost when he says “wings as swift, As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge” (I.iv.35-37). Eagerly, Hamlet describes how he wants the ghost to tell him his story so he can kill King Hamlet’s murderer faster than people fall in love; the ghost is even speaks of how aspiring he is. This helps convey how yearning and anxious Hamlet is for getting revenge; his main goal and the climax of the book is him killing Claudius. Based on Hamlet and his actions throughout the book, his intent and objective is retribution for his
The play Hamlet by Shakespeare is about a man, named Claudius, who kills his brother like if he was a mouse with poison, so he can become the king and marry with his brother’s wife. Then, his nephew, Hamlet wants to get revenge on his uncle for killing his father. To begin with, the play Hamlet contains many themes that have a really deep meaning. When analyzing the play Hamlet by the theme that the real poison in the play is revenge, and ambition, there are many examples of how this theme is shown in the play, like how Claudius poisoned his brother and he also died of poison, Hamlet wanting to get revenge, and Laertes also getting revenge of Hamlet. The theme that the real poison is revenge can be shown at the beginning of the play, since Claudius killed Hamlet’s father,
In the duel, both men were stabbed with the poisoned sword. Hamlet managed to kill Claudius before his own death (“Hamlet,” Bevington). In this context, “I have an eye of you” more closely means “I have an eye on you.” This shows that Hamlet is keeping a close watch of the person he is addressing because of the conspiracy or distrust. The word eye is not limited to Shakespeare’s works, but can also be found in other forms of
Macbeth showed inappropriate emotions when he was about to kill King Duncan. In the third paragraph Macbeth was hearing bells and they bells symbolize death. Macbeth said “The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell” as he was a war hero in the beginning of the play and now he is about to be a cold blooded murder. Macbeth shows a inappropriate no emotion by killing the King Duncan his friend, with no hesitation .There are more signs of Early Psychosis And Psychosis that reflect in Macbeth character .
When Hamlet is talking to his mother, he hears someone behind a curtain in his mother's room. Assuming this to be Claudius,listening he stabs the person behind the curtains and kills him without first checking.And unfortunately, it was Polonius who was listening to the conversation between Gertrude and Hamlet and Polonius was killed instead of Claudius. The final time Hamlet tries to kill Claudius, he succeeds . This occurs during the last scene of the play.But,what Hamlet did not know is that he has already been poisoned by Laertes’s sword causing Hamlet to die soon after killing Claudius and this all comes down to hamlet being a tragic hero , because everything that happened to him , was mostly suffering through the entire play. In my opinion, Hamlet’s procrastination led to his downfall and death, as well as the deaths of many others in the play.