“To die, to sleep-- no more-- and by a sleep to say we end the heartache, and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.”(Act III, Scene 1, Lines 67-70) Hamlet is ready to kill himself, kill his uncle Claudius. He contemplates whether suicide is a reasonable answer or not. Hamlet longs for death and wishes to end his suffering. “...to feel the hero’s suffering, to see with his eyes. But in Hamlet this is not so.
Second, Hamlet’s delaying may simply be his lack of resolution in killing his father. Throughout the play, Hamlet’s delays seem to be necessary for the murder, however, the actions make more sense if Hamlet does not want to commit the murder at all. Yet, when committing the murder in the end it seems that the deaths of his mother, his father and soon himself(because he is poisoned) push him to kill because it provides more reasons for killing Claudius and eliminates almost all negatives. All of the thematic theater references and symbols point to the difference between what is real and what is
Upon hearing this information, Hamlet agrees to proceed with the request his father has made. This is the true beginning of Hamlet’s mental demise, because not only did he listen to a ghost, but he became willing to murder a family member, let alone his uncle. No sane person would do such an act, even in a state of grief similar to that of Hamlet’s. Following the events in scene one, Hamlet develops a plan that involves him acting insane. When his friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern arrive to the castle, Hamlet has fully excelled into acting insane by saying random comments in regular conversation, such as “I am but mad north-north-west.
78-88). The reaction, to Hamlet, will prove that Claudius is in a guilty state of mind and is actually responsible for the Death of the prior king, Hamlet’s father. Once the speech is recited, the King reacts in just the way that Hamlet expected and flees from the theatre shouting, “Give me some light: away!” (Hamlet III,ii. 273). This just fuels the madness of Hamlet because now he feels he has reasonable motive to carry out the murder of
When he is notified about his father’s death he goes through an instant rage. During his rage Laertes enters the Kings castle and threatens to kill him. He says “Where is this King?-Sirs, stand you all without.” (Shakespeare.122) Laertes doesn’t take his time to research the murder of his dad. Laertes just assumes it is the King who has killed his father, so he seeks revenge on the King without realizing the consequences he may suffer in result. Laertes is not as introspective, after a while he just wants to get the revnge
Hamlet's overthinking and inaction led to several unnecessary murders. Hamlet knew that Claudius is guilty, yet he still wants to make sure, therefore Hamlet made a play that played out the exact way that Claudius had killed King Hamlet. Hamlet had done this in order to watch how Claudius reacts to make sure that Claudius is the one who murdered his father, “I’ll observe his looks, if he do blench, I know my course” (Ham.2.2.583-585) “Now might I do it pat, now’a is a-praying. And now I’ll do’t” ( Ham. 3.3.72-73), Hamlet says, as he is debating whether or not to kill the king as he prays and thinks to himself if he kills him now then the king will just go to heaven because he is praying.
Then once they go out, many of the angry citizens brutally kill a poet named Cinna after mistaking him for the conspirator of the same name, showing how no one excused Brutus’ action because of his good intentions. But once Brutus hears about this, he knows that he is good as dead, so he tries one more desperate attempt to save himself by waging war. But that night, Caesar’s ghost haunts him in his dreams. Then the next day, both Cassius Brutus know that there is no longer anything they can do, so Cassius kills himself using the sword he used to kill Caesar. Then, Brutus kills himself as well.
Two central ideas of the play are madness and revenge because they are seen multiple times throughout the play. They interact and build on each other. Hamlet is mad because ophelia has passed away , Hamlet wants to fight laertes and Hamlet wants revenge on Claudius . Madness and revenge interacts and build on each other when hamlet wants revenge on Claudius for killing king hamlet. The text states “the ghost commands hamlet to avenge his death let not the royal bed of denmark act 1 scene 5 line 83.
Hamlet faked his madness after learning of his father’s death. He felt betrayed by his mother who married his uncle, shortly after King Hamlet’s death. Prince Hamlet promised revenge to avenge his death thus he looked for a plan. He decided to feign madness as he spoke with Polonius so that Claudius questions him. The rest of the play questions Hamlet’s motives and whether he is, indeed, mad or acting.
At this early point in the text it is clear that Hamlet is weighing the benefits versus drawbacks of ending his own life, but also that he recognized that suicide is a crime in God’s eyes and could then make his afterlife worse than his present situation. With the death of his father it pulls Hamlet into a deep depression to when he can’t think of anything other than death. Newell explained, “In essence, many of Hamlet’s thoughts revolve around death and this early signal to his melancholy state prepares the reader for the soliloquy that will come later in Act III.” In other words, most of the play is about death, so in the soliloquy Hamlet goes into detail about wish of dying if it wasn’t for it being a sin to end your own life. Clearly, suicide is a message in the soliloquy “to be or not to be” in the play
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.