Hamlet is a very confusing character in the story Hamlet. In this story Hamlet is acting as an insane person towards typical people. This is very debatable because, Hamlet is a person who switches on and off being an insane or sane person. There is many evidence that proves that Hamlet is not actually an insane person. Hamlet is a sane person because of the actions he takes.
Although Hamlet is a major victim in the play, he commits deception as well as every other character. Hamlet’s feigned madness acts as deceit to all of the other prospects in the play. The explanation to Marcellus and Horatio after their encounter with the ghost is the first instance in which Hamlet verbalizes his plan to act mad in the play. Forcing the two men to swear to never tell of his plan, Hamlet states “as I perchance hereafter shall think meet / to put an antic disposition on,”
Hamlet is the neither the hero nor the villain of his story- he is simply a victim, a young man slowly losing his grip on sanity over the course of the play. Many of Hamlet 's traits may appear to be weaknesses but they are, at second glance, strengths which aid him in his attempt to do away with Claudius. His refusal to murder the "incestuous, murderous, damned Dane" as he prays in Act 3, Scene 3 was a wise decision. If the prince had indeed killed the king he would have been immediately
In Hamlet by Shakespeare, the characters Laertes and Fortinbras serve as foil characters to Hamlet. All three of these characters’ fathers have died and Shakespeare shows three different ways to deal with it through these three characters. The actions of foil characters Laertes and Fortinbras helped show Hamlet’s character. When Hamlet’s father was killed, he was struck with grief. So much so, that Claudius, his stepfather, called him out and told him he needed to stop crying about his death.
The first time we encounter Nick, we can already see that his views on the mentally ill are derogative and that he’s only going to assist Lewis for his own benefit “Mad actors are bad enough, but madmen…” and “As long as you do Galileo with me”. When we see more of this behaviour displayed we abandon Nick as a likable and morally correct
In Macaulay’s (2005) critical perspective provides a longstanding question about the true nature of Othello’s mind, as he is continually manipulated through the clever treachery of Iago. In this context, Iago certainly manipulates the naivety of Othello, but it not Othello’s lack of mental or cognitive stability that allows him to drive him into “madness.” Therefore, Othello is not entirely to blame for his madness, just as Hamlet is not to be blamed for “madness” in his plot to get revenge against
“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day”, the repetition and personification used shows the significance is to show Macbeth 's discontent with life. Life no longer has meaning, now that the love of his life is dead. This also shows he doesn’t realize the contribution she made into making him a heartless killer and that now he is possibly oblivious to it all. Macbeth at the beginning was valued and was genuinely a noble man, where as to this point he has let himself be misguided to become a man of destruction now called a “tyrant, bloodier villain, dead butcher”. Macbeth refuses to take responsibility for all the pain he has caused and he doesn’t want to die without a fight, although this is the finish to all of Macbeths destruction he does not want to kill Macduff “Of all men else I have avoided thee; my soul is too much charged with blood of thine already” this metaphor used is showing how he already has so much blood on his hands, he doesn’t need any more, this can be seen as slight integrity but he still goes on to fight even though its already known of his deeds, “They have tied me to a stake; I cannot fly, but bear like I must fight the course”.
Macbeth, the character, provides a perfect example of how even an honorable person can become corrupt when this desire is not regulated. While Macbeth is loyal and compassionate at the beginning of the play, he turns into a crazed lunatic by the end, simply because he chose to pursue power the wrong
Everything is Not as it Seems. Throughout Hamlet, Shakespeare makes Hamlet appear to be insane, however, Hamlet is just putting on a phenomenal act. Hamlet appears to be crazy but in reality, his madness is just a very convincing act. In act one, Hamlet forewarns Horatio that no matter “How strange or odd soe 'er I [Hamlet] bear myself/ ” (I.5.190), it is just an act and under no condition can anyone give him up. Polonius notices that Hamlet has “pregnant...replies.../ that often madness hits on, which reason and sanity/ could not so prosperously be delivered of” (II.2.209-11).
People refer to him as being mad. Claudius thinks Hamlet may be a danger to others with his “turbulent and dangerous lunacy” and says that “madness in great ones must not go unwatched.” (3.1.44) Claudius then watched Hamlet with Ophelia and was clever enough to realize that Hamlet wasn’t lovesick, or mad “Love? His affections do not that way tend, nor what he spake, though it lacked form a little, was not like madness. There’s something in his soul o’er which his melancholy sits on brood.” (3.1.42) It’s at this moment when Claudius first realized that Hamlets madness could be because of his possible knowledge of Claudius killing his father. From this point on Claudius keeps a close eye on Hamlet to try and find out what his intentions are while also scheming to get rid of him so that his murder isn’t exposed to the
If he like ran away or died when Juliet the play would still be on the same level of dispar. If we were to remove Friar Lawrence there would be a happy ending, because Romeo would have got cheated on and then he’d move on to a different girl. The tragedies that happened in Romeo and Juliet are truly dark and depressing. Friar Lawrence is to blame for these events. He tried to change the feelings of people even though he was no professional who knew how the brain worked.
He had no motive and just wanted to see Othello and everyone else around sink in complete and utter chaos. Shakespeare wrote the ending this way so the audience could have their own view on why Iago did this and where the evil originated from. Reinstating the idea that Iago did not act without motive and did have a reason to carry out the horrific plans. With the term “motiveless malignity” disproven as the main reason for Iago’s evil there has to be a reason for why he is doing these things and risking so much. We see early in the story that Iago has a disdain and unlovable relationship with his boss Othello.
However in the play Hamlet was depicted as a mad man when under the surface he was very smart and calculated. He led the people to believe he was mad just so he would not be disturbed in planning his revenge on the king. Since Hamlet didn’t have the time to properly grieve all of his feelings were channeled into hatred,