Laertes tells Hamlet that he loves him, but they fight anyways. Laertes manages to cut Hamlet with the tip of the poison sword, but while fighting, the poisonous swords become switched, and Laertes gets stabbed with his own poisonous sword. In my opinion, the main theme in Hamlet is revenge, but the theme of revenge is what ends up making this play a tragedy. Revenge gets the characters in this play essentially nowhere, and eventually everyone in this play is killed by the thought of
(I,iii,68) this quote that the witches say is their prediction that Macbeth will be king but Banquo’s descendants will be granted King after Macbeth. This leads Macbeth to hire henchmen in order to take out Banquo and his son in order to keep his power above all. Another murder that Macbeth has done to prevent an uprising against him was when he killed Macduff’s family, he killed his family in order to prevent a revolt on him “Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! beware Macduff, Beware the Thane of fire. Dismiss me.
Does the Outcome Matter? In William Shakespeare 's tragedy Hamlet, the character Hamlet acts before purely on impulse, causing him to behave irrationally. In the start of the play King Hamlet was murdered by his own brother Claudius. Then his son Hamlet saw his late father 's ghost and found out the truth about his father 's death.
This leads to many emotion-powered decisions to happen throughout the play. First off, Hamlet lies to and manipulates Ophelia in the play. Hamlet is on a mission to kill Claudius to get revenge for his father’s death. Hamlet commits to the revenge seeking of murdering King Claudius when he writes “So, uncle, there you are. Now to my word… I have sworn’t” (I.v.117-119).
It also leads to a downfall of almost every character in the play. This act of murder causes Hamlet to die, and everyone else around him, including his mother and uncle. The entire play, readers continuously a theme of revenge due to this one action. Hamlet seeks revenge on his uncle for killing his father. In Act 5, the tension rests when Hamlet and Claudius are both eliminated.
Hamlet finds that his father has died and is trapped when the Ghost commands him to kill Claudius and take revenge on his father 's death. This was not Hamlet’s fault and this scenario traps him in emotional attachment with his father where that 's his duty to get revenge on his father’s murderer. Hamlet tells himself, “ I 'll wipe away all trivial, fond records, All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past, that youth and observation copied there(Hamlet, 1.5.106-108). At this stage, he has to think because what if the Ghost is wrong and someone else is murderer. “The first movement is from the beginning through Hamlet’s acceptance of the Ghost’s command (1).”
The first person to die is Mercutio, who is killed in a fight with Tybalt (Act III Scene I). This is a heartbreaking loss for Romeo, who then proceeds to fight and kill Tybalt as revenge. This leads to the banishment of Romeo, another tragic incident. After Romeo is banished, Juliet and the Friar devise a plan to ensure that Juliet will not be forced to marry Paris (Act IV Scene I), the suitor who Juliet’s parents want her to marry. To take the plan into action, Juliet drinks a potion that makes her appear dead (Act IV Scene III).
To revenge the death of his father, Hamlet plays innocent and in a way insane. Hamlet becomes so obsessed with getting revenge for his dead father that at the end actually becomes crazy. However, Hamlet was already a psycho before the spirit of his dead father told him to
The worst of all Romeo’s peculiar actions is when he murders two of the characters. Romeo first murders Tybalt out of rage for accidentally killing Mercutio, this is for revenge. Romeo seeks out this fight, he initiates the brawl. Killing Tybalt causes the prince to banish instead of executing him, triggering his mother 's death that was previously mentioned. Secondly he kills Paris in another duel that Paris started to defend Juliet’s body and grave.
In Hamlet, Prince Hamlet’s flaw is very evident when he states, “To take him in the purging of his soul/ When he is fit and seasoned for his passage?/ No./ Up, sword, and know thou a more horrid hent” (III. iii. 86-89). The whole entire play after Hamlet finds out that his Uncle Claudius murdered his father, he plots the execution of his selfish uncle. However, Prince Hamlet had the opportune time to avenge his father’s murderer but his recurring indecisiveness continues to get the best of him. Consequently, Hamlet’s over thinking and patience when it comes to making important decisions is what does not make him worthy of inheriting the throne.
Presently may I do it pat, now he is praying... A miscreant murders my dad; and for that, I, his sole child, do this same lowlife send to heaven. "[Act 3, Scene 3, lines 74-98]. Village holds up until he can execute his uncle while he is performing a wrongdoing yet sadly for Hamlet, his next opportunity to correct vengeance on Claudius is his own demise.
Claudius is one character whose motivations and actions created tension and the need for revenge. The deception and murder committed by Claudius became a pivotal element of the story when Prince Hamlet was transfixed in avenging his dead father and punishing his uncle. King Claudius’ need to maintain his power and Prince Hamlet’s desire for revenge became a fight between justice and corruption. A lesson that can be learned from the play is that the repercussions of one 's actions will always make an appearance. In Claudius’ case, he lost everything including his life as infliction of his crimes.
Hamlet’s uncle sent him to England to be killed, but Hamlet finds a way to get out of it. Both, Simba and Hamlet, have their father’s death which they take revenge upon by killing their uncles. Simba ends up fighting his uncle until he is eventually killed by the Hyenas, and Hamlet kills Claudius with poison just how Claudius killed Old Hamlet. In the end, Hamlet and Simba did what each of their fathers said to and can let their souls rest in peace. It is obvious, Hamlet and Simba have many
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a play that mainly focuses on one common theme of insanity. Macbeth gradually becomes plagued by intense guilt as his desire for power drives him to attain his goals by any means necessary, including committing murder. He kills Duncan in cold blood in order to become King, has Banquo killed by three murderers because he wishes to maintain his position as King, and finally, he has Macduff’s family slaughtered. Each of these occurrences takes place because of Macbeth’s will to be King, or they are a result of his guilt. Nonetheless, they are all completed of his free will, which is what causes him to deteriorate mentally.
In Shakespeare, Hamlet, revenge plays a large role in some of the characters actions. Hamlet was trying to get revenge on Claudius almost the whole play. Laertes wants to get revenge on Hamlet because Hamlet killed his father. Young Fortinbras wants to get revenge for King Hamlet killing his father. Although all of these characters were trying to get revenge, they all had different outcomes.