As many researchers know there is much evidence for both his sanity, and his madness. But which is true? In the play, Hamlet is constantly talking to himself, which is already one sign of madness, but the things that he says to himself are murderous and even suicidal quotes. One of the quotes in the play being, “HAMLET: O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve itself into a dew, Or that the Everlasting had not fixed
His capricious and malicious acts prove how naive and vile he is as a person. Macbeth even attempts to kill Banquo to prevent any trace of his nature from making him, a “fruitless crown.” Macbeth states, “Must lave or honors in the flattering streams, and make our face vizards to our heart, disguising who we are,”(3.2.45). With such desperation, Macbeth is willing to include other people in his premeditated murder. By having Lady Macbeth be part of his plot to kill Banquo, Macbeth reveals two things about himself: That he does not value those around him, even if they are his loved ones, and that he places his personal success over all aspects of his life.
These incidents in the play illustrate Hero’s sacrifice of her angelic and pure character. Hero does little to convince others of her innocence. Moreover, clinging to the traditional views of women, men are unlikely to listen to what women have to say. Shakespeare portrays women 's ranking in relation to men by illustrating Hero’s great sacrifice, and how her closest mentors refuse to help support her. Hero has little power to fall back on in this situation, explaining the classic image that Shakespeare created for her to resemble.
Lady Macbeth uses the tactic of belittling him about his manhood. Implying that he is not a man unless he does what she asks. She offers him to ease the burden of this crime. Not only does Lady Macbeth and the witches have an impact on Macbeth, he also is the last one to accept his poor choices he will make to lead him to the failure he
Creon exclaims to Haemon his feelings about how his decision will affect his reputation by stating, “I caught her in naked rebellion, the traitor, the only one in the whole city. I am not about to prove myself a liar, not to my people, no, I am going to kill her.” (22. 25-28). He feels that if he backs down from his word and does not pursue the death of a traitor, that the people of his country will start to question his strength and their own sense of security. He would not take the advice of The Leader and let Antigone go, due to the thought of damaging his pride and reputation.
all hail Macbeth and Banquo.” Banquo doubts them, and the prophecy is fulfilled regardless of his inaction (1.3.65-66). The prophecies that tempt Macbeth into violence are not self-fulfilling, as the example of Banquo shows. The ideas for murder all come from Macbeth. When Lady Macbeth plans the killing of Duncan, “Only look up clear; / To alter favour ever is to fear.
Hamlet was talking to Polonius and he told Guildenstern and Rosencrantz he was going to act crazy but during their talk his real madness was revealed. He said “you cannot, sir,take from me anything that I will more willingly part withal- except my life, except my life, except my life.” (II,II,218-220). When he says except my life this shows that he started to believe what he was “faking”. Shakespeare uses that diction to show the audience that he is really going crazy.
Their relationship does not represent nature, Shakespeare grossly exaggerated his masculinity towards women. Many of Shakespeare 's characters in Macbeth are so confused that it almost makes you think that he was not certain of anything. He had troubled relationships with women, his wife, for instance, definitely had a great impact on his writing. Yet, Macbeth is a play about