Even though the audience doesn’t get to participate in the scene firsthand, we hear Ophelia explain to her father Polonius that Hamlet might be “mad for thy love (85). This is a perfect example of Hamlet rehearsing his insanity when he comes into her room “as if he had been loosèd out of hell/ to speak of horrors—he comes before me (83-84). You brought up an interesting question about 3.4 which was why Queen Gertrude can’t see the ghost of her dead husband, Hamlet Sr. My theory to this question is that Hamlet has not yet come to terms with his fathers’ death but Gertrude has. By Hamlet being able to see his dead father, it’s a sign that he is still mourning for him and that he can’t let go
June Jordan’s poetry is known for its immediacy and accessibility as well as its interest in identity and the representation of personal experiences. Her poetry is often deeply autobiographical, political and often displays a radical, globalized notion of solidarity amongst the worlds oppressed. “Poem about my rights” by the poet, June Jordan can be seen as spoken word poetry rather than page poetry where oral performance and repetition are used to convey her feelings and messages to the listeners. Poetry can be divided into two groups; written poetry and spoken word poetry. Written poetry, also known as page poetry, is written and is analysed by the reader.
Also, the detail "no letters...from the friar" (page 917) and "lie with thee tonight" (page 917) show situational irony. Situational irony is shown through the letter, which explained all of the details of Friar Lawrence 's plan, failing to be delivered to Romeo. This is situational irony because Romeo was not aware that Juliet had taken a sleeping potion from the Friar to fake her death so that she would not be forced to marry Paris. The use of situational irony helps with the development of Romeo 's character by demonstrating Romeo 's melodramatic disposition along with his harmful tendency to overreact. While irony assisted notably in character development, conflict helped to develop Romeo 's character to an even
In the play hamlet, what caught my interest the most was Hamlet 's different emotions towards Ophelia, and how falling in love can lead to many different situations. Regarding if he loves her or ever loved her, did he stop loving her? How does he feel for Ophelia? In the beginning of the play Hamlet has chose to pretend his madness. During the play Hamlet there are many scenes when Hamlet shows his feelings against Ophelia, roughly and politely.
When Hale entered the story he believed that he was going to be the savior of the town ridding them of witches. When Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor were arrested Reverend Hale was deeply shaken with his beliefs. Hale near the end of the story he tells Elizabeth that you should not have religion when it brings you harm but you should keep faith in God. Reverend Hale near ending of The Crucible is the complete opposite of the Reverend Hale that first entered the story, because he came in believing he was the authority on how to find witches, then he was shaken by arrest of Rebecca and John, and finally by him telling others to throw away religion when it brings harm to
It is strongly represented in his poetry, that Blake wishes the children to have a voice and so, he enables them to be heard. This can be seen in “The Chimney Sweep (innocence)”, which I plan to discuss in this essay. “In Blake’s poetry, the child’s voice,
For example, Shakespeare made it seem like Macbeth did not want to kill Duncan and that Lady Macbeth had to convince him to kill Duncan which made it look like it was Macbeth’s free will when really it was fate controlling Macbeth the whole time.(338) If all of Macbeth’s actions were spontaneous then there would have been no way for the witches to predict Macbeth’s and Banquo’s future like they did, and be 100 percent correct. The witches knew that Macbeth would be king and Banquo’s children would be kings way before they ever thought that something like that would be possible. (William Shakespeare 328) Which should tell you that it was fate since the
In William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Claudius is portrayed as a ruthless king, hiding himself behind a charming façade in order to conceal his driven passion. Therefore, within his soliloquy, the ambiguity surrounding his character disappears as he reveals his true nature. While the other characters within the play remain oblivious to Claudius’ committed crime, it is emphasized to the reader, through Shakespeare’s use of allusions, imagery and the universal theme of internal conflict. As a pivotal point within the play, Claudius finally confesses the depth and severity of his crime.
Macbeth fails to question these apparitions, as he has complete faith in them. Consequently, Macbeth believes he ‘bear a charmed life which must not yield to one of woman born’ (Act V, Sc VIII, .12-3) thereby causing him to have a lack of concern for personal his safety. This lack of apprehension is seen by Macbeth remaining in Dunisnane Castel, and not being ‘taint with fear’ (Act V, Sc III, .3) by Malcolm’s army allowing Macduff to enter Dunisnane and murder him. Macbeth’s decisions after encountering the witches for the second time contribute to his
The supernatural power in Macbeth, is not relatable to a modern audience, yet, the concept of believing that no one has power over their own life is still the same. This similarity helps the audience relate to Macbeth, as many of us believe that fate controls us. In addition, another theme demonstrated in Macbeth is, power corrupts judgment. After Lady Macbeth finds out about the prophecies she says, “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be /What thou art promised.
(lines 112-113) and the hangman remarks that “[he] did no more than [the townspeople] let [him] do” (117), regarding the murders. Like Niemoller’s poem, the narrator’s fatal mistake was neglecting the option to defy the person in power--in this case, the hangman. If he had simply recognized reached out to his fellow townspeople to band against the hangman, they could have aided each other in the attempt to stop the hangman’s wrongdoings. Instead, he lets the opportunity slip away, and it is in his last moments that he realizes that the hangman’s criticisms of his actions--or rather, lack thereof--all ring true. In the Jon Stewart interview, Yousafzai mentions that people “don’t learn the importance of anything until it’s snatched from [their] hands”.
In Macbeth, William Shakespeare shows that killing is a result of insecurities/fears through the characterization of Macbeth. Because of the witches prophecy about Banquo’s sons, Macbeth is insecure as king because he has no son to carry on his family line. Macbeth, in fear of Banquo’s sons being crowned king, states, “Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown / And put a barren scepter n my grip, / Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand, / No son of mine succeeding.
To continue, although Macbeth believes in the prophecies this does not mean he has to listen to them or even act on them. However, “The complete self-confidence inspired in him by the witches causes him to act in contempt of popular opinion” (McGrail 32). In particular, the witches’ predictions have some influence on Macbeth’s thoughts and plans, but they do not suggest him to murder the king. The witches also do not suggest him to order the murderers to kill Banquo, Fleance, and Macduff’s family. He makes this decision without being manipulated or influenced to do so at all.
When Ophelia approaches Hamlet about the letters he gave her he denies even writing her any letters “no, no, not I never gave you aught” (III.i 90). Hamlet later admits to Ophelia “I did love you once” (III.i 110) but then contradicts himself by saying “I loved you not” (III.i 120). This scene raises questions about if Hamlet really loves Ophelia or if he 's just using her. Later in the scene it is made clear that Hamlet knew that Polonius and Claudius were watching him in order for them to see if Hamlet loved Ophelia or not so he just was acting like he did not love her so they would think they were wrong.
Macbeth is a renowned play about a man dominated by his appetite for power, the same appetite that led to his demise. There have been many adaptations of this acclaimed play and my group’s own adaptation has added to the list. Essentially, for my group’s Macbeth scene adaptation, we decided to focus on changing the diction, setting, and characters of the original play. Diction is important in a piece of writing because it determines how the audience will interpret it. For our Macbeth adaptation we made the decision to greatly change the diction.