By showing up to Ophelia in an unorderly fashion, Hamlet is able to enforce the space between the two and frighten her enough to keep her from checking in on him. Next, with his fiddle on words, Hamlet is able to inform Polonius that he knows what is being planned and succumb to it. Thus making Hamlet’s madness and irrational behaviors practical and important to the play and all of its entirety. Hamlet’s daunting appearance and dark twist on words, causes him to be thought of as demented. Believing the perfect way to continue with his search was to fake being insane and draw attention away from his investigation of his father’s death.
In this scene, the extensive use of short sentences in the protagonist speech such as “Oh God!” “Murder?” refers implicitly to his deep anxiety. He believes the ghost’s claims and takes his words for granted. As a matter of fact, this scene entails many consequences on the rest of the play as it is considered Hamlet’s eye-opener. In contrast, the ghost’s speech seems to be longer, thus eloquent and more expressive; he is conveyed throughout the scene as the only truth holder. Besides, the use of the imperative such as “Revenge his foul” , “ Hamlet, hear” draws a hierarchical relationship between the protagonist and the ghost as the latter has control over Hamlet’s future acts.
The play Hamlet by William Shakespeare is a realistic representation of the duality of human nature: one which makes the readers pause and observe the motivations of a resolute avenger who undergoes a metamorphosis of mental activity after his encounter with the ghost of his father but due to his conscience, he later becomes a procrastinator with a puzzled will. As a dramatist, William Shakespeare is famous for his character portrayals. If a character is too perfect, it is impossible for us to relate to him. Therefore, the titular protagonist, Hamlet is presented with all his foibles and blemishes which makes him a character who readers can easily relate to. Harold Bloom (1990) claimed that Shakespeare created a “human character.” Hamlet’s conflict about to kill or not to kill makes him relatable.
Human emotions are something very delicate especially love. It makes or breaks a person. All the characters in the play are mere puppets of their emotions and feelings. Hamlet is a heart wrenching tale guided by betrayal ultimately leading to deaths and destruction. A dark and depressing tale, it is a mesmerising work by
Claudius cannot hide his guilt, but he does well at hiding what he’s feeling guilty about. Along with guilt, his deceitfulness can be found throughout the play as well. Claudius hides the truth from everyone and uses this to his own advantage. His deceitful methods enable him to become king which ends up hurting him in the end. Lastly, selfishness, Claudius’ most recognizable characteristic, controls his decision making.
Othello by William Shakespeare is a tale best looked at as a series of mangled puzzles, and deceptive tales. Throughout the course of the novel, Shakespeare frequently equivocates on the nature of one character’s actions and motivations: Iago. To the other characters in the novel, Iago is presented as the steady adhesive holding his fellow Venetian’s together through periods of crisis; however to the reader, Iago is known as a conniving and covetous individual who is ready and pry and steal what he wants through mistrust and deception. These mirages serve not only to fortify Iago’s ever-growing power, but also to cement him as a devious villain. Through the character of Iago, Shakespeare is able to manufacture a false reputation of honesty and trustworthiness towards Othello, conveying that villainy often arises from jealousy and revenge.
2. 255, 287). Hamlet gives himself away with these comments, because he is directly speaking out about Claudius’s crime and his mother’s unfaithfulness. These comments not only affirm Claudius’s previous suspicion of Hamlet’s motives, but cause Claudius to form a hoax of his own to get rid of Hamlet and his ‘madness’ for good. Claudius decides to send his nephew to England because he recognizes that Hamlet isn’t mentally crazy just revenge crazy.
He is constantly trying to ingratiate himself with others and is repeatedly seen to be prying into the business of others, which ironically leads to his demise. He deems it acceptable to spy on and spread lies about his son, reasoning "Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth: and thus do we of wisdom and of reach, with windlasses and with assays of bias, by indirections find directions out". He also doesn 't see anything wrong with using his daughter to gain information about Hamlet, with his plan "At such a time I 'll loose my daughter to him. Be you and I behind an arras then, mark the encounter". Finally, he suggests "Let his Queen-mother all alone entreat him to show his grief.
Deceit and deception are not the only themes in the story of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, but it is also a way certain characters, mainly Hamlet himself, use to carry out their own personal gain. The focus will mainly be on the main character as he is the best example for a character using deception to his own ends. Hamlet is a very odd and curious character. He does not seem very ambitious, but actually, he is. He uses the tool of deception, under the disguise of moral justice, to seek revenge for his father’s death.
Hamlet displays the themes of betrayal, morality, and the value of sanity. “Companions” can betray someone in times of need. Hamlet felt this firsthand. His so called “friends”, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, betray him in their mission to spy on him when he is in a vulnerable state and needs comfort. They lie to him on multiple occasions.
If there are obstacles in the way, Hamlet experiences anger, lack of reality, and dilutional behavior. He is extremely disorganized and loses touch with reality such as what is important and what is not. Hamlet puts relationships aside due to his obsession towards revenge. He is not only occupied by it, but he became mad from it. Hamlet loved Ophelia but his disorder got in the way.