(Hamlet: I. ii). Shakespeare focuses primarily on the relationship between Lear, and the aged king and his daughters. Lear’s wish is to split his kingdom between his three daughters – after being assured of how much they love him. Shakespeare wanted to show the struggle between goodness and evil, inside of human and how evil changed man to behave bestially. Shakespeare’s King Lear, at the end, fulfil revenge, indeed, Lear divided his realm between two daughters instead three daughters because he followed flattery his two daughters.
Mate’s clinginess is revealed when she romanticizes about men and obsesses over them. As she creates a perfect man in her head she says, “I keep hoping that someone special will come into my life soon. Someone who can ravish my heart with the flames of love” (Alvarez 126). Mate creates these fantasizes in her mind because part of her still believes love exists and she wants to experience it. When looking through a Psychoanalytic lens, Mate has an unconscious, indecisive behavior towards men which stems from her being heartbroken as a child because of her father cheating on
Are all pretenses evil? In King Lear, William Shakespeare explores the theme of deception and its various kinds. Hungry for flattering words, King Lear tests the love of his three daughters by asking them to describe how much they love him. The winner would get the largest portion of his kingdom. Eager for land and power, Goneril and Regan try to do outdo each other in proving their love for Lear through empty declarations of love.
The above quote comes from Marcus in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. Under Aaron’s plot, Demetrius and Chiron raped Lavinia and cut off her hands and tongue. Marcus is the brother of Titus. He finds her niece Lavinia and it gives him heart pain to see her like this. Commanding Marcus, Shakespeare pictures Lavinia’s beauty and innocence vividly, so that we could once again confirm Lavinia’s character, a symbol of purity and goodness.
To make a long play short, Regan and Goneril greatly exaggerate their love. Cordelia tells Lear she loves him as much as a daughter should love their father. Lear gets furious and banishes her from his kingdom. Lear gets kicked out of his own castle eventually by his two “loving” daughters. The author thinks this section reveals Lear’s narcissistic personality.
We informed the grieving Hamlet that “in the dead waste and middle of the night, Been thus encountered. A figure like your father”. He reacted strangely and made us gage, “never to speak of this that you have seen, Swear by my sword”. More than a fortnight later Hamlet dropped his marbles and went mad. Many suspected his love for the dearest Ophelia contributed to his madness.
“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance” (Samuel Butler). In the play Antigone, written by Sophocles, Creon is the tragic hero due to his dramatic actions. By the end of the play, Creon’s error in judgement causes his downfall. His ignorance begins to fade away as he recognizes his mistakes, but is too late. His decisions led him down a path in which there was no return, sealing his fate.
He is Hamlet’s love interest’s brother who implicates Hamlet’s success through conflict. Hamlet sparks the rivalry between the two families by killing some of the family members. By executing Laertes father and Polonius, this causes Polonius’ son, Laertes, to seek vengeance for his father. Consequently, Hamlet’s family goes against him and his love, Ophelia, kills herself. This demonstrates that family ties, even if not blood related, have serious impacts on Hamlet’s life which causes misery to overwhelm his life; this misery prohibits his success.
Textual Analysis In Act I scene i of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, the protagonist, Lear, demands his daughters to publicly profess their love for him. Two of his daughters, Regan and Goneril do not hesitate to praise King Lear and exaggerate their love for him, whereas his third daughter Cordelia honestly admits that she cannot flatter him like her sisters. When King Lear warns her she will not bequeath any land, the Earl of Kent, Lear’s loyal advisor, points out that this is a mistake and he should not fall for the flattering words, but rather for actions. Shakespeare underscores the theme of deceit versus honesty through Kent’s language and actions which I attempt to communicated to the audience through interpretations of the text focusing on his gestures, tone, and physicality.
By the end of the play, Hamlet’s state of mind has gone out of control. In the beginning, we can see that Hamlet’s state of mind is distraught due to his father’s death and his mother’s hastily marriage. Later on, Hamlet stumbles upon the Ghost of his father and uncovers the truth of his death that causes Hamlet to act mad to avenge his father’s death. The chain of events that has occurred proves that it has driven Hamlet towards insanity. To start with, Ever since the death of Hamlet Sr., Hamlet is appeared to be in a state of madness as he says, “But I have that within which passeth show, / These but the trappings and the suits of woe.” (1.2.85-86) where he states that his display of grief can merely show what he actually feels and that he has more grief inside of him that is hidden.
The betrayals that Hamlet suffered were done to him by people who were very close to him. The biggest betrayal Hamlet suffered was done to him by his uncle, Claudius, which then caused the betrayal of his mother, Gertrude, who then convinced Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to betray Hamlet as well. The betrayal by Claudius is the reason that Hamlet began his quest for vengeance, Claudius murdered Hamlet’s father, Claudius’ own brother, in order to get the throne and his brother’s wife, Gertrude, Hamlet found out about Claudius’ betrayal from the ghost of King Hamlet who said “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life / Now wears his crown.” [Shakespeare I,ii,38-39] the serpent that the ghost referred to is obviously Claudius, as he now wears the king’s crown. This is a betrayal against Hamlet because he was extremely loyal to his father, and thought very highly of him. Gertrude’s betrayal of her son was caused by Claudius, as he comforted her after her husband’s unfortunate demise, and later married her, this was betrayal to Hamlet because he had a very high opinion of his father and thought very little of his uncle, Hamlet said “-married with my uncle, / My father’s brother, but no more like my father / Then I to Hercules; within a month” [I, ii, 151-153] showing that he believes that his mother betrayed him and his father’s memory by marrying his uncle, it also