A prophecy that cannot be ignored or altered, no matter how much Oedipus tries, tells a twisted tale of Oedipus’ actions, and its fulfillment reveals Oedipus’ crooked relations with his mother and father. The dramatic irony in the play reveals how Oedipus’ unusual origins cause his ignorance and lead to the events that cause the destruction of his family. For much of his life, Oedipus’ true origins are not known to him. The beginning of the play reveals Oedipus to be the “powerful king of
Macbeth’s death reflects the concept of fate and destiny, while Hamlet’s death can be described as a “subjective mistake”. Their death’s have been brought upon by their relationships with the supernatural because the witches gave Macbeth prophecies that he acts upon; Hamlet is given a mandate by his father’s ghost that he feels compelled to follow - and both men then make decisions based on these interactions that lead them into evil and eventually the assassination of a king. Macbeth and Hamlet lose their moral compass as a result of this supernatural interaction, although Hamlet is able to retain his sense of honor. Both Hamlet and Macbeth are two of Shakespeare’s most famous tragic heroes; they are honorable men that are led to their deaths by a tragic flaw that they realize when it is too late. While their flaws differ in the fact that Macbeth’s is “vaulting ambition” while Hamlet’s is (debatable) inaction or the fact that he thinks too much, both of them are made victims to their own superstitions and doubts due to the hypnotic trance and psychedelic aura that the supernatural beings have been transferring onto
Within the plot of Hamlet, there are many character foils to express meaning, Hamlet and Fortinbras being one example. The reason Shakespeare chooses to have very similar characters end up in different situations is to express the thought that Hamlet could have ended up a successful character, like Fortinbras, which adds to the element of tragedy. Hamlet’s failure to avenge his father and stay alive to tell the story was procrastinating on his feelings; whereas Fortinbras, a character foil, could have suffered as a result of his father’s murder, but took a deliberate path that ended up to him successfully avenging his father and staying alive. These lead the audience to sympathize with Hamlet and ultimately understand he could have been a successful
Hamlet is distressed following the death of his father and the hurried marriage of his mother to Claudius who takes over the throne. The Uncle attempts to control Hamlet with care as he plans a scheme to stir up trouble. When Hamlet confirms his own fears, he meets the ghost of his father who urges Hamlet to avenge Claudius. The ghost says, "Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder" (Shakespeare, I, V, 31). A strategy to ensure he is not suspected to his plan, Hamlet fakes loyalty and obedience to Claudius.
"Remember Me" is the first document and this document is basically telling us about Hamlet 's fathers ghost and that Claudius or Hamlet 's uncle had killed Hamlet 's dad for many reasons. Also then Hamlet made a promise to his father 's ghost that he would revenge his death. Also Hamlet had to revenge
Macbeth feels threatened by Fleance after the witches told Banquo his prophecy, which was that he will have a line of kings. “Fleance, his son, that keeps him company, / Whose absence is no less material to me / Than is his father’s, must embrace the fate / Of that dark hour” (3.2.134-138). Macbeth wants to kill Fleance as he is a threat to Macbeth’s title. This relates to the theme because Macbeth decides to take action in order for the prophecy to be proven wrong, so he sends the murders out to kill Banquo and Fleance. Macbeth’s disillusionment is present as he gets caught up in the prophecy and does anything just to alter it.
Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, however after he has realize what he has done it. He has notice it was too far to turn back, so he continues his murderous, bloody path. In the beginning of the play Macbeth is a heroic soldier who fights for the king without mercy but he has strike for ambition, his curious nature and his wife ambition leads him to the witches who give him the prophecies. After the second prophecy has come true is
Haemon turning against his father is due to conflicts that occur throughout the play. For example, Creon and Haemon quarrel about the loyalty Haemon has for his father. “Creon: “So the city now will instruct me how I am to govern?” Haemon: “Now you’re talking like someone far too young. Don’t you see that?”” (Lines 836-839) This dispute shows the power and attitude Creon has towards those who believe he is unjustly punishing Antigone. The themes of loyalty and love are also developed by conflicts that occur between the two characters.
Everyone at some point in their life sets a goal that they wish to accomplish for some reason or another, and in William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, the goal of the main character is to avenge the death of his father who was killed by his uncle, Claudius. Furthermore, when achieving these goals, people are willing to go to the extreme to make sure that these goals are completed. In Shakespeare’s play the main character, Hamlet, falsely portrays himself as mentally unstable which adds a crafty element to the storyline because his false derangement allows him to undertake rash decisions without consequence to achieve his ultimate goal. Shortly after Hamlet’s father comes to him in ghost form explaining that he wants Hamlet to avenge his death, the prince goes straight to his friend, Horatio, to explain that all of his future actions of madness are false (Shakespeare I.5.169-174). This textual evidence clarifies that Hamlet is actually
Macbeth suffers from being the tragic hero of the play where he has numerous flaws but most noticeably his uncontrolled ambition and desire for power which leads to his tragic defeat. “Aristotle stated that a tragic hero must be of certain qualities: a