In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a great feud centuries-long between two families is the root of much violence, tragedy, and sorrow leading to the demise of the two main protagonists and many others. The Capulets and Montagues have been fighting and causing unnecessary death in the streets because of their feud for centuries. Friar Laurence knowingly married Romeo and Juliet even though they are both part of the feuding households and he did not inform anyone about this marriage. Also, Romeo and Juliet made terrible choices leading up to their untimely death. Friar Laurence, the House of Capulet, the House of Montague, and the sprightly couple of Romeo and Juliet all guiltily contributed in the sorrowful result of the situation, Friar Laurence
Throughout the play Hamlet continues to act insane and even dies with the act continuing. Even after Hamlet gathers all the evidence that proves Claudius is the murder, Hamlet continues to behave in a strange way. When he mistakenly murders Polonius he does not react as a sane person would. This act enrages Laertes, who then wants to avenge his father’s death. Driven to madness by the murder of his father, Laertes, with the help of Claudius conspires to kill Hamlet.
The death of Romeo and Juliet, I believe was done by Romeo and Juliet themselves. I believe it was them for the following reasons, their rash actions, all of their secrets, and the family conflict. These things lead to the tragedy of their death, though the story is sometimes seen as a love story, today we will be talking about their death. Their rash actions were a huge part of what lead to their own deaths. Just one example was when Romeo is speaking about killing himself and lying beside Juliet “well, Juliet, I will lie with the tonight.”(Shakespeare.
Hamlet felt like nobody was supporting him after his father died and with no support comes no advice. Hamlet was also dealing with a lot of emotions that are hard to deal with not to mention control. Hamlet was all so feeling betrayal in all of his relationships as stated before. Hamlet’s mother moved on to Claudius so fast (less than two months) that Hamlet thought she didn’t love his father the way he thought while growing up or maybe she only married him to stay queen. Then Claudius tells Hamlet to move on and that mourning for this long is unmanly and he should move on because everybody dies.
There is a constant battle throughout the play regarding the naturalness of certain aspects of Hamlet’s grief. In the play Hamlet, Shakespeare uses the five stages of grief in humans to show natural grieving can be shown through revenge and suicide. “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.” This is said to Hamlet by his deceased father, King Hamlet. In translation he was saying take revenge for my horrible murder for it is a crime against nature.
Why go through the torments of the living when a knife will end your sorrows? Why are we afraid of death? Hamlet realizes that it’s because we don’t know what happens when we die. No one who dies ever returns, so we can not know what happens in the afterlife. Uncertainty in death is a major theme in Hamlet, and is the cause of many of Hamlet’s soliloquies.
Due to Hamlet dismissing all of his moral behavior and not caring about what is right or wrong changes the whole direction of Hamlet’s character. This leads to the entire demise of the royal family who is left slain on the floor dead by the end of the play. Although Hamlet’s behavior ends up killing multiple people who were not even meant to die, discourages readers from identifying him as purely evil or purely good--which is the true definition of an ambiguous character. Hamlet was not trying to be purely evil, he was only trying to seek revenge for his beloved father. Furthermore, Hamlet ends up dying in the end of the play after fighting and killing Laetres and Claudius, who had created a plan to slay Hamlet.
Death is a scary thing to Hamlet because nothing is really known about it. He says death "puzzles the will" in line 25 showing that if it weren't so uncertain his will would be to die. Because of the same uncertainty, he says "conscience does make cowards of us all" (line 28), reinstating that if he didn't have a conscience that made him scared of the uncertainty he would already be dead. He says sleep would end his heartache in lines 6-7, sleep being a euphemism for death. He also says he wished for death in lines 8-9.
There are two ways people react when someone dies, one way is they are grieving for their loss or they are happy that the person died. Many readers can make the argument that literature characters are worth more alive than dead, because they still have a part in the play or in a film overall. Well, my argument is that dead characters have the most significant part of the play Macbeth. William Shakespeare wrote the tragic play entitled Macbeth in order to make readers realize that a literature character can be alive, but are worth more dead. If a character dies throughout the play it can make the readers more intrigued into reading more, the characters are able to fulfil a prophecy, but also in the real-life world such as celebrities.