Yet once again, Hamlet demonstrates the will to act, but does not realize his goals in a courageous manner. Yes, Hamlet does kill Claudius in the conclusion of the play, but his final epiphany “let be” is merely a simple acceptance of anxiety, rather than a final, courageous action (V. 2. 196). Accepts the duel, falling into Claudius’ and Laertes’ trap. Ultimately, Hamlet’s inaction is greatly caused by his thoughtfulness, which overshadows impulsive behavior and action.
Hamlet is one of the most memorable Shakespearean plays due to the focus on a young prince`s struggle with obeying the ghostly figure that we witness briefly on stage. The ghost is certainly an important figure in shaping the outcome of this revenge tragedy. Thus, we must ponder what is the ghost and how it can be interpreted in a plethora of ways. It is arguably seen as the spirit of Hamlet`s father, a figment of his imagination and being Shakespeare himself. Therefore, this essay will examine these potential answers to the question.
He realizes he has “fallen from grace”, the world would be against him since he had destroyed the Elizabethan order. He does not see any meaning in life and therefore detaching himself from his emotions to turn himself into a vicious murderer. Macbeth’s despair over the loss of meaning in his life is reinforced in his Act 5 Scene 5 soliloquy, where he says life “is a tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury/ Signifying nothing” (Act 5 Scene 5 lines 25-27). Macbeth comes to a point of realization that all his efforts to gain the throne are like the “sound and fury” of the tale, just acts crafted for the sake of the show without any actual outcome in the end. In exchange for kingship, he loses his “milk of human kindness” and his wife.
Fate had changed his heart and his mindset which was one of the causes of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. Another point of bad timing is that Juliet wakes up just after Romeo kills himself. Friar Laurence expresses his sorrow in his lines, “Come, come away. / Thy husband in thy bosom lies dead / and Paris too.” (5.3.160-162). It cannot be by Romeo’s free will and choices that allowed him to die just minutes before Juliet could wake up.
With his father just being murdered by his uncle Claudius and Polonius banning the relationship between him and Ophelia, the only thought running through Hamlet’s mind was anger and revenge. The acts of violence throughout the play comes in three different forms; murder, suicide, and combat. Polonius is unexpectedly murdered, Ophelia goes mad and commits suicide, and Hamlet provokes a battle with Laertes that ends poorly for both men. All three of these violent acts can be traced back to clouded judgements, indecisiveness, anger, revenge, and heartbreak. Shakespeare created such acts of violence to keep the readers on their toes and informed, but also to invoke questions.
Act 1 is a considered as a turning point in the play’s plot. Yet, before defining the content of the extract or examining its form, one should highlight its context. Hamlet’s doubts are confirmed as he musters up his courage and decides to take action. The ghost speaks to him, claiming to be his father’s spirit, come to rouse him to revenge his death, a “foul and most unnatural murder” (1.5.30). Hamlet is appalled at the revelation that his father has been murdered, and the alleged spirit of the former king tells him that the only “villain” to blame is Claudius “who now wears his crown”.
Hamlet delays in killing Claudius not only because he 's suffering from an Oedipal complex but also because his basic sanity keeps him from killing Claudius. In society we are taught that those who commit murder are sick or insane and will go to hell. However, Hamlet 's society believes the son of a murdered noble is responsible for avenging his father. And if the son does not abide to this law he himself deserves to die.
In the world renowned play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the main character Hamlet procrastinates his duty to avenge his father by killing his uncle/step-father Colonius, even though he prolongs his duty, it is done right. “To be or not to be.” Hamlet fulfills his duty to reach his full potential by confirming Claudius actually did murder the former king of Denmark. Hamlet also confirms that when he kills Claudius will suffer after death as well. Hamlet, with advice from Horatio, gives himself some extra time to make sure that he can and will kill Claudius, before their battle. Hamlet does delay his task to avenge his father but, he does at the right time and he does it properly.
If up until now my analysis examined some of Hamlet´s actions, as well as steps taken so as to avenge his father’s murder, now it is time to focus on his constant hesitation and perpetual procrastination over the matter. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is clearly a revenge play, yet ironically, our protagonist seems unable to commit such an act. Although, he establishes that the Ghost’s request for revenge is his obligation to carry out, Hamlet always postpones the act. Throughout the course the play it becomes quite obvious that Hamlet is conscious of the illusive form of his hollow intention: “I do not know/ Why yet I live to say, ‘This thing’s to do’” (4.4.43–44). His delay becomes central to the plot, and it shows how far from resolving his purpose, Hamlet lacks courage to carry it out.
Romeo 's Decisions In Romeo and Juliet Leads to Death Humans are able to make their own decisions and actions throughout their entire life. In the play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo 's irresponsible actions and decisions made him accountable for the heartbreaking end to the play. The protagonist of the play, Romeo, has dreams that give him messages. Romeo ignores the messages and makes his own decisions, which leads to his death. In addition, Romeo lets his emotions guide himself throughout the play, instead of thinking about the situations his emotions cause reckless actions to take place, which soon takes his life.