Before commiting the sin he felt he will be happy with what he has done. Macbeth went through so much to become king hoping he will have a certanty that he is doing the best for himself. Macbeth got what he wanted but not in the way he thought we would obtain it. Macbeth under the asuption that he will become king and live free happy having everything he always wanted. Macbeth dies in the end of this story so we learn the bad side of self fulfiment everything in life does come with a price.
This shows that this is when Hamlet first started to understand the meaning that life and why we should value and appreciate our lives. At this scene, it’s also when Hamlet decides to understand the mistakes that he has made and face the consequences, but not be afraid because that’s how his fate ended up to be. Secondly, Hamlet understands the value that life gives because he told Horatio not to kill himself. When Horatio admits that he’s, “more an antique Roman than a Dane” (V.II.360), Hamlet quickly tells Horatio, “if thou didst ever hold me in thy heart,/ Absent thee from felicity awhile/ And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain/ To tell my story” (V.II.367-370). Instead of letting Horatio kill himself, he says to postpone the happiness of death because he needs to tell people tell his story.
Murder, Tragedy, ill-fated, all of those things combined would lead to a very melancholy outcome. They are presented in Hamlet with great effect and adversity. Ambiguity is provided quite frequently in Hamlet, a tyrant was overthrown, a mysterious death was solved, and in the end, no one is a winner. There will always be some ambiguity in life when making decisions. The characters, symbolism, and setting & atmosphere in Hamlet and Ophelia prove the use and importance of ambiguity.
In the “To be or not to be” soliloquy, Hamlet says, “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—’tis a consummation/ Devoutly to be wished!”(3.1 61-64) Proving that he is so distraught about taking action against his uncle that he believes that death would be an easier alterative to losing his purity and innocence. He ultimately decides that suicide is not the answer, “With this regard their currents turn awry/ And lose the name of action,” (3.1 88-89) because he cannot take the uncertainty of the afterlife. This entire soliloquy also highlights Hamlets delayed action to his problems. Does he die or does he live? He spends a considerable amount of time on that one question alone.
Despite the fact that Beowulf has already won the acceptance of Unferth, who “had forgotten all those taunts he flung when tipsy with wine,” he still has a desire to prove himself and secure his status as a hero to the Dane people (49). Unferth loans Beowulf Hrunting, a sword that has never failed in battle, as a gesture to Beowulf being the better warrior. Even though Hrunting breaks and fails Beowulf in battle, he is still successful at killing the hellish monster. Once Beowulf resurfaces, he does not have the profuse amount of treasures that were in Grendel’s mother’s cave, but instead Grendel’s enormous head. Grendel’s head was so hard to move that it “was no easy matter for those courageous men, bold as kings, to carry the head away from the cliff” (pg.
He did everything he could to protect his people from the terrifying Son of Cain, Grendel, but was unsuccessful (Fellows 2). He was hopeless until a determined hero, Beowulf, came along and defeated the cruel monster. Hrothgar was so grateful, he offered to love Beowulf as his own, “Now, Beowulf, thee, / of
He accepts that he wasn’t responsible for his brother’s death, fate was. In contrast, the themes are presented differently because, in Hamlet, hamlet had faith in his fate right from the beginning and he was willing to follow his fate. When he says, “My fate cries out, / And makes each petty artery in this body / As hardy as the Nemean lion’s nerve.” (Shakespeare, I, IV, 81-83), the audience can see that hamlet does indeed believe that his fate will assist him in his endeavours and he sees it as the flashlight to his darkness. Meanwhile, in
Hamlet realizes his uncle is the murderer of his father. He says goodbye to his uncle. Implying Claudius will be killed, and promises to his father that he will avenge him. To add, Hamlet became in a state of procrastination and did not go through killing Claudius. “And am I then revenged To take him in the purging of his soul, when he is fit and season'd for his passage?
Mark Kann reminds readers that so many fear death because they feel they didn’t leave a large enough impact on the world to be remembered, and “a man’s demeanor … could make him memorable and, therefore, immortal.” Hamlet has this same thought cross his mind when he mentions how men must “build churches” in order to be immortalized in others’ memories (Shakespeare 3.2.142-143). This thought is scary to the world, because in Hamlet it is surprising that in two months a great king’s legacy has still lasted, but the average person would like to have their legacy last for generations. Hamlet’s words can be very relatable to most people because he poses the realization that the people who last throughout history are the ones who must to great things, and that creates a strong sense of motivation in society to do all things to their full potential. This is the reason why Hamlet wanted to carry out his plans in the most meticulous way possible: because he too wanted to leave an impact that history would remember for generations. If his father would not be remembered for the man he was, then he would at least be remembered for his tragic and sinful murder that received its rightful revenge.
Sophocles, in Antigone, says in a world where man cannot determine what is right or wrong we should set aside pride, accept the wisdom of those wiser than us, and submit to the gods. Pride is a curse that if left dwelling in a person, will skew their view of reality. Sophocles uses Creon as a prime example of the negative effects of pride as he makes poor decisions throughout the play. Creon’s own son Haemon realizes that he’s an extremely proud man. He tells this directly to Creon without sugar coating it that “Your [Creon’s] temper terrifies them- everyone will tell you only what you like to hear” (Scene 3 ll.