Hamlet no longer wanted to live in this life despair and pain. Another illustration of his indecisiveness is during the play when he had a clear chance to avenge his father by killing Claudius but choose not to do so, because he thought that Claudius was repenting for his
“ Mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” (1406 to 1407.) In this quote, King Creon of Thebes is acknowledging that he has made tragic mistakes, because he wanted to the laws of his state, that he put in place, instead of preserving the safety of his family, which consequently lead to suffering for many. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon makes decisions based on what he feels is right, and refuses to pay attention to other’s advice. His stubbornness and selfishness prove fatal, and as a consequence of his moral deficiency, he kills an innocent woman, and loses his son in the aftermath.
In contrast with Monmouth, however, Shakespeare further emphasizes Lear's shortcomings through the addition of Kent. The Earl of Kent speaks for Cordelia after her wrongful dismissal, in an attempt to convince Lear’s reconsideration. Lear, adamant that Cordelia had wronged him, refuses to accept his counsel and instead banishes him. Lear threatens that “If on the tenth day following / Thy banished trunk be found / . . . The moment is thy death” (1.1.200-202).
As a result of his damaged masculinity, Lear banishes her, to regain what he has lost in his masculine authority. As the play progresses and his daughters turn against him, he loses all his followers and his power, representative of his masculinity. In the end, he is left with nothing, and is beaten in battle by his daughter; the ultimate in masculinity defeated by
The speech Macbeth gives about the death of his wife, shows the lack of humanity that gets shown throughout the play. Macbeth has become insensitive towards the tragic news that he has just received, all because of his thirst for power. He has separated the person he once was into the treacherous traitor that he is now. “Life is nothing more than an illusion,” is what Macbeth says, it shows that his ideology has been warped due to taking the future for granted. He has been told by the three witches, what going to happen, but not how, so he has become jaded about certain events that will transpire.
The unresponsiveness of memories, relate the expressive outburst from Hamlet. It shows his frustration and that frustration trailed into madness. The OED defines madness as a moment of psychosis, which is where connections with the external world are lost because of mental and emotional impairments. The mental impairment that effected Hamlet was the memory of his father. Hamlet was unable to see the other characters as he once had because the memory of his father occupied his perception.
After that Hamlet gets frightened of the idea of death and it propels Hamlet’s realization that death eliminated the difference between people, more over Hamlet’s only thoughts about death that it is agony for lower classes people but when it comes to the royal family like him the king and his family walk straight into heaven without any judgment unlike the regular people. There is also the theme of Madness which plays a significant role in Hamlet. Throughout the play Hamlet pretends to be mad in front of people to deceive them into thinking that he is harmless while probing his father’s death and involvement of his uncle Claudius. In (act 2 scene 2) the bumbling Polonius says “though this be madness, yet there is method in it”. The assertion of Polonius is right and wrong at the same time, because Polonius believes that Hamlet acts mad as he is in love with “Ophelia”, but Hamlet’s behavior became more erratic, because his mad acting cause him to lose his grip on reality.
This symptom alone is known as megalomania. This sense of superiority leads Macbeth to “[be] preoccupied with fantasies about success [and] power” (Mayo Clinic Staff). He is quick to believe Macduff is in the wrong and to punish him for simply not attending the party he plans. He murders Macduff’s family and, as seen in this action, “completely lack[s] any moral integrity” (Dominic, 256). He chooses his “role as a stage-tyrant” and continuously shows how uncaring he is toward others (Felperin 167).
In the soliloquy it states “A broken voice, and his whole function suiting” this also indicates how distraught he is towards his father death and the events in which had led after this incident. Hamlet’s staging to this section of the soliloquy would have been him acting and seeming distraught as well as having an appealing facial expression in which would question his madness within him. His posture would be delicate and fragile as if about to break or fall apart. The first section of the soliloquy has Hamlet questioning the player in the play and hims oneself as he sees himself in the position of the player by the way he expresses his feelings and thoughts to the kings death. In this first section there are examples of end rhyme within the stanzas, in lines 541,542 both stanzas end with
Comes to find out he was very angry with Hamlet for making that play and hurting his mother. Hamlet begins to be very heartbreaking towards Ophelia because he starts acting as if he doesn’t really care about her and starts joking with her Lach 4 in a mean way. He starts telling you that her beauty has nothing He also starts questioning whether life is better or if death would be easier. The ghost telling Hamlet about his father being murdered changes the way he thinks about his own life. He says, “To die, to sleep.
Hamlet feels inadequate and frustrated with his own lack of action. The Player is able to generate and convey passion and emotion in his speech about Hecuba's grief over the death of Priam, yet this situation is not a real one; the Player is just acting. Hamlet, on the other hand, has real cause to feel grief and to act, yet he has done nothing. He asks what would the Player do "Had he the motive and the cue for passion/That I have?" So he questions himself: "Am I a coward?"
One of Hamlet’s tragic flaws that leads to his ultimate downfall is his indecision. In Act II scene ii, Hamlet’s soliloquy reveals how much loathing he has for himself. He sees himself as weak and useless for not avenging his father’s death after the spirit of King Hamlet discloses the information of his murder. Hamlet calls himself a coward because he does not have nearly as much passion for his deceased father as the actor does for Hecuba, a fictional character that the player does not even know. However, Hamlet convinces himself that he has a reason for not immediately killing Claudius.
Camree Rogers Has your heart ever been torn between the loss of a loved one, and anger against the who had caused it? Hamlet has felt both of those strong emotions, because, between him mourning his father's death, and how he was murdered by his new uncle/father, Claudius. After he had figured out who killed his father, Hamlet decides he can’t trust anyone, until his death has had justice. Furthermore, Hamlet learns that his mother, Gertrude, had been having an affair with Claudius then begins his plan to take revenge for his father. Shakespeare uses mood, tone, and irony to develop the themes of anger and betrayal.
What is a Man? The play Hamlet by William Shakespeare is a tragedy that features Hamlet the prince of Denmark. He does not fit into the ideal of a man in Elizabethan times this is shown repeatedly throughout the play. In this play Hamlet’s progression as a character is shown in each of his soliloquies as he offers insight into his decisions this shows us a depth to the avenging hero archetype, as most characters in the archetype are consumed by revenge and focus on solely on retribution.