In fact, the subsequent actions of the young prince seem specifically tailored to realize his desire for royal attention. It isn’t long after Hamlet’s pledge that Ophelia runs to her father Polonius, explaining that, “Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced, / Pale as his shirt, his knees knocking each other, / And with a look so piteous in purport / As if he had been looséd out of hell / To speak of horrors-he comes before me” (2.1. 88, 91-94) . Some may argue that this erratic behavior Hamlet displays in front of people is just what it seems: neurotic and random. What role could Ophelia possibly have in his “grand plan”?
Edward also shows a sense of selfishness as he killed Clarence so that he could assure the safety of his own family line. Shakespeare indicates in two opening lines gives two contrasting points, Edward claims the allowance of one action, but the questioning of another. Edward is currently afraid to make any actions as he is regretful. In this section of the passage, Edward places the anger towards himself and infuriated on what he has done. Edward reveals his character, and shows his ability to show pity on his own brother.
In the play “The Importance Being Earnest” Oscar Wilde wants to show that the caricature on high society. The play was in the 1800’s. A caricature is a charter or a physical fentress that exaggerates by making it bigger or smaller to make a person notice and laugh to show their weakness. Oscar Wilde makes us think if it’s really important to be earnest ? The story is about two boys that want to be named Earnest, so because of that they have a double life and they will need to handle the problems.
This only makes the betrayal of Macbeth even more unforgivable, knowing that he only did so for himself. Macbeth’s disinterest in Banquo’s murder displays his loss of humanity, and his absence of morality makes it clear that he no longer cares for his closest friend. Banquo’s murder is deplorable as Macbeth’s sociopathic behavior demonstrates his utter lack of empathy. After going to war and trusting
In the end, Claudius’s use of deception becomes too crafty for his own good when he plans for Hamlet’s death. Claudius starts off by calling Hamlet’s grief “sweet and commendable” (I.II.92), praising him for the “mourning duties to [his] father” (I.II.94). Then, Claudius contrasts his praise with a subsequent condemnation, calling it “unmanly grief” (I.II.100) reminding him that many have lost a father. He sides with the Queen’s
He is blind and unfair as a father and as a ruler. He desires all the trappings of power without the responsibility which is why the passive and forgiving Cordelia is the perfect choice for a successor. ( Foster Edward E.) The audience may feel alienated towards him at the start of the play considering his selfish and harsh treatment of his favorite daughter.As an audience, we soon feel sympathy for Lear despite his egotistical manner. He quickly regrets his decision and can be forgiven for behaving rashly
Tybalt is a Capulet like Juliet and he is her cousin. He is temperamental, stubborn and reckless. Near the beginning of the play after Sampson and Gregory start a fight with the Benvolio, Tybalt enters from behind and is pleased to join the fight. Benvolio mentions the word peace and Tybalt becomes infuriated. “What, drawn, and talk of peace?
This is displayed through the quote, “I am hurt.” Tybalt had not meant to harm Mercutio and fled instantly and Mercutio is clearly astounded that he’d been wounded so fatally. Despite the ancient feud that had escalated throughout Verona, no kinsman of the Montagues and Capulets, or a Montague and Capulet themselves, had were meant to perish by the hands of the opposite house. The drama rises as the audience realises that the feud has grown more serious and legal action has to be taken. Although Tybalt is violent and loathes the Montagues with a fiery passion, he had never meant to kill one or the kinsman of one and now it seems as though things will result badly from now
that this too too solid flesh would melt") is disturbing- it shows us the unsettled and broken man the young prince has become, and the instability of his mind. However, it also calls out to those of us who have experienced the same dark thoughts as Prince Hamlet. It is not uncommon to wonder about life after death and the existence of a God, but his suicidal thoughts call out to a smaller audience- those who have faced the same struggles Hamlet does, and this shows us the darker but more human side of the prince in a different light.The members of this group see themselves in his soliloquys and relate to his constant fear and delight at the idea of death. The existential crisis the young prince suffers throughout the course of the play can also raise many questions for the audience, as well as for Hamlet. As we analyse the play more closely it is more likely that we will try to answer some of the questions Hamlet asks in his soliloquys ("For in that sleep of death what dreams may come", "For who would bear the whips and scorns of time...
A good example is the conduct that he exhibits when he visits Ophelia in her chambers, and scares her with his irrational behavior: “O help him, you sweet Heavens”/[…] O heavenly powers, restore him”(3.1.122-24). Many more instances occur in his interaction with his childhood friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, also with Polonius, Ophelia’s father, and the King and Queen, so as to convince them of his madness. Quite paradoxically, Hamlet’s mind dissociates from the world around him, and by the end of the play his “sovereignty of reason” (1.4.73) betrays him, transforming Hamlet into an irrational man, whose behavior becomes dangerous. He acts impulsively, without comprehending the full extent of his actions.. A clear example of such conduct is when he stabs Polonius to death, thinking he is Claudius. Hamlet: “How now, a rat?