While Hamlet is full of self-doubt and conflicting emotions, Laertes is quick to attempt to avenge his father. Laertes immediately jumps to the conclusion that King Claudius is the murderer of his father and he seeks vengeance. He is willing to storm into the Demark court – without thinking – and tell King Claudius that, “only I’ll be revenged most thoroughly for my father” (4.5.132-133). In contrast to Laertes’ sudden actions, Hamlet ponders the chance to kill the man responsible for his father’s death. Even when Claudius is alone and the option is available, Hamlet fails
Hamlet wishes to get revenge for his father's death, but is mentally unable to kill his uncle Claudius. This causes him to have an internal conflict with himself, he feels as if it's his duty to complete the task and get revenge for his father. On the other hand, Hamlet’s moral compass will not allow him to kill another human being. Later in the play these feelings resolve themselves a little, but this is one of Hamlet’s major challenges to overcome throughout the
AS a reader, you know Lennie had no gun he just ran away like a scared kid. George stole it because he knew If he didn’t Curley would. He just wanted the best for Lennie and he felt him, killing him in a simple way that he wouldn 't see coming would be the best way to kill him. Another example of his death being foreshowed is Curly hated Lennie and after finding his wife his anger and hatred just grew. "Curly came suddenly to life, ' 'I know who done it, ' ' he cried, ' ' That big [guy], don it. '
Macbeth growing fear of losing power took over him and he sent murderers to kill Banquo and his son. Yet there was still hope that Macbeth would learn to turn back from these ways, as he had still felt guilt after Banquo’s murder, but he did not. He had only become worse as he became entirely corrupt. Spilling blood, and turning against those who had once praised him. It had gone to the point where his own army only followed him as it was their duty and not because they truly respected and honored
He is a mass of contradictions’ (Bell, 190). Upon learning of his father's murder Hamlet's first thoughts thereafter are of pursuing a burning, violent revenge unto Claudius. However, his subsequent actions do not replicate these undertakings. As a result of Hamlet’s shortcomings, the world appears purposeless and Hamlet evokes imagery of sickness, corruption and imprisonment as a reflection
He does not want to kill Macduff because he has already killed his whole family. This causes Macduff to have more reason in wanting to kill Macbeth. It would have been avoided for Macbeth to run into Macduff if he have not approached him first, since he no longer needs interaction with blood of thine already. Erin Connelly furthers the discussion on the conflict between Macbeth and Macduff by stating, “manliness is a conditional characteristic, consistently defined in opposition to other attributes” (Connelly 111). Macbeth being boastful about murdering all of Macduff’s family is camouflaging his true fears towards his pathway to the throne.
Hamlet at first seems to have gone mad over how he isn 't allowed to see or talk to Ophelia anymore. Then afterward, it seems he is shocked over the topic of his father¹s death and begins to have the inner conflict with himself about committing suicide. Hamlet is then on his mission to avenge his father and tortures Claudius in a systematic manner that is genius. Finally, Hamlet is obsessed with a love for his own mother that takes him back to the state of insanity. In conclusion, Hamlet’s mental state is split into two different entities, sane and
Of course he was aggravated with discovering such news but he was also aware that he would be committing a sin that would lead him to hell in the afterlife. Unlike Hamlet, later in the play when Laertes is informed about his father’s death he reacts in a much more unpleasant way which might be hard to believe. He intrudes into the castle with in army of men looking to blame anything and anyone who might be responsible for the death of his father. He is lead to believe that Claudius could be the one behind it and threatens to kill him. “ If you desire to know the certainty of your dear father, is’t writ in your revenge that, swoopstake, you will draw both friend and foe, winner or loser?” (Act 4 Scene 5 Lines 148-154).
Overall, Shakespeare used the characterization of furious Capulet, who is typically very benevolent and understanding, to show the theme of how people’s emotions lead them to make crazy and uncontrolled decisions. In conclusion, the theme of people letting their sentiment outweigh their decision making skills is shown in Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare used the characterization of a madman and a loving boy to project this. Capulet often made poor decisions by shouting hurtful comments, while Romeo made doltish decisions by doing overly affectionate things. Both of these characters, along with other people nowadays, make this mistake everyday.
Mercutio fights for Romeo and is slain by Tybalt and Romeo seeking revenge, murders Tybalt and is banished. Both these events cause other events of poor communication to take place in this chain reaction which leads to the dreadful end of Romeo and Juliet. Another way miscommunication causes bad decisions to be taken is thorough Assumption. Assumption of certain things by the characters in the story restrains them from trying to discover the truth
A common theme seen throughout many of William Shakespeare’s writing are the apparent lack of and search for identity. Shakespeare has a tendency to thrust an audience in the middle of a character’s search for whom they really are. It is the basis for many of his play’s plots and the source for most of the conflict in each of them. But, in both The Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night, Shakespeare adds a deeper layer upon the characters’ search for individuality through the use of twins. Characters in both Twelfth Night and The Comedy of Errors have an issue with their appearances that does not allow them to be their true self.