I am afraid to think what I have done; look on 't again I dare not” (Shakespeare 169). Macbeth is expressing his guilt to Lady Macbeth by saying that he refuses to let the recurring thought of the murder come across his mind once again. He is too scared to keep reliving the moment over and over. This is another instance that leads to Lady Macbeth being more guilty as a result of making Macbeth eliminate Duncan. In this, the reader can tell that Macbeth wasn’t sure he wanted to murder Duncan to the guilt due to the guilt that Macbeth expresses throughout the
Macbeth feels threatened by Fleance after the witches told Banquo his prophecy, which was that he will have a line of kings. “Fleance, his son, that keeps him company, / Whose absence is no less material to me / Than is his father’s, must embrace the fate / Of that dark hour” (3.2.134-138). Macbeth wants to kill Fleance as he is a threat to Macbeth’s title. This relates to the theme because Macbeth decides to take action in order for the prophecy to be proven wrong, so he sends the murders out to kill Banquo and Fleance. Macbeth’s disillusionment is present as he gets caught up in the prophecy and does anything just to alter it.
King Hamlet’s ghost informs Hamlet that he must, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther.” (Murder.) He says that it was a “…Murther most foul.” These words cause Hamlet to feel the desire to seek revenge. He wants to know the true story of his father’s death and then he will speedily exact the revenge his father’s ghost
72, l. 9) with father referring to his uncle. Anything that Hamlet did against his uncle his mother took that as an attack on her as well. This was her new husband after all and whatever he felt she felt with him. This attack was a way of him hurting his mother but in more of an indirect way. Even though it was not directly against her, it still hurt her and that was still against the wishes of the ghost of his father.
Romeo is a Montague, the rival family to the Capulets. The hatred that would lead to his own death started with this grudge. Romeo didn’t do anything to hurt the Capulets, but Tybalt didn’t like his presence. Tybalt got angry at a party over nothing. Tybalt sent a letter to Romeo’s home challenging him to quarrel.
Hamlet is essentially a story based on revenge. The play opens with the outside guards seeing the phantom of the recently deceased King Hamlet. When his son is summoned to him, he tasks him to get revenge for his death. Young Hamlet then spends the following days planning every move of his revenge until he accidentally kills the father of Laertes in an act of misguided rage. This mix up causes Hamlet’s well thought out plan to spiral out of control and puts Laertes on a quest to avenge his father’s murder just as Hamlet is.
When the ghost of King Hamlet appears and tells his son that Claudius killed him by pouring poison in his ear, Hamlet does not act straight away he takes his time to think about what the ghost told him. He wonders whether it is a good ghost or a bad ghost. He plans things out wanting the new king to be embarrassed for what he has committed. When the group of actors come to town, Hamlet says to one of them, "Dost thou hear me old friend? Can you play The Murder of Gonzago?"
In this moment with the apparition of Banquo the audience has to question the confounds of Macbeth’s sanity, it is easy to fear Macbeth because of what he is doing, but circumstances such as these and the encounters with the Weird Sisters make it difficult for the audience to despise Macbeth, instead they take pity on what they view as a delusional mind. This debate between the pity found in Macbeth’s mental state and the fear he evokes through his actions continues as Macbeth becomes a vicious tyrant. Not only does he kill off more of those around him, including the family of MacDuff, all for the sake of proving his power over those around him, but he rains famine and tragedy across the land. Macbeth’s inhumane actions easily draw fear from the audience as it expresses how uncontrollable and deranged, he has become; Macbeth is truly far from the hero first introduced. Extensively Macbeth begins to trust fewer and fewer individuals, he becomes more paranoid about the things going on around him.
Worse still, Claudius has had himself crowned King despite the fact that Hamlet was his father 's heir to the throne. Hamlet suspects foul play. When his father 's ghost visits the castle, Hamlet 's suspicions are confirmed. The Ghost complains that he is unable to rest in peace because he was murdered. Claudius, says the Ghost, poured poison in King Hamlet 's ear while the old king napped.
Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth has numerous murders. During the play, Macbeth had been pressured from people who he socialized with to kill others. Being held accountable for these murders, Macbeth has been misled to kill other characters he once socialize with. In the play, Macbeth should be considered innocent for the actions he has done. There are multiple reasons to encounter with the blame for his actions for example: Lady Macbeth, she has questioned his manliness if he didn’t kill King Duncan and she manipulated him in so many ways, The three witches, the predictions they told Macbeth made him start having thoughts of killing the king and taking over the throne, and lastly, he starts to struggle with his mindset because he starts to question his loyalty towards King Duncan.