In Act IV, scene v, Laertes has just come back from France and he went to the throne room to question the King about the whereabouts of his father. The King tells Laertes that his father is dead. As Laertes and King Claudius discuss who could’ve killed Polonius, Ophelia prances in covered in flowers while she singing random ballads. Laertes exclaims that his sister has gone mad, but little does he know that Hamlet is the cause of Ophelia’ current state of mind. In Act IV, scene v, Ophelia’s madness was caused by the death of her father.
Strangeworth is not being completely honest and genuine with the Crane family, and while she is acting friendly in person, she feels that they aren’t good parents, and this foreshadows the judgmental letter she later sends to them. When Miss. Strangeworth is admiring her precious roses the author states “ Miss. Strangeworth never gave away any of her roses, although the tourist often asked her. The roses belonged on Pleasant Street, and it bothered Miss Strangeworth to think of people wanting to carry them away, to take them into strange towns and down strange streets….” (2). This quote is another example of foreshadowing and the lines suggest that something bad will happen to her roses.
The Chorus states that when Creon finally admits to his wrong doings, it is, “late in learning [his lesson]”, conveying Creon’s stubbornness lead to his downfall (Exodos). The Chorus also states that his final action of mortality is “right in so much wrong”, conveying that his trifling and futile attempt to fix his problem did not help in the mass of wrongdoing (Exodus). Creon has done so much wrong that it does not help that he has tried to right them. Creon many mistakes, and his inability to learn from them with his people’s advice further advocates his wrongdoings and inadequate leadership. Creon, the king in Antigone, a play written by Sophocles, is a poor leader.
Lastly, Claudius, the man responsible for the death of Hamlet’s father, is eventually killed because Hamlet was flushed with rage by the murder and by the lack of remorse from Claudius. After being betrayed, Hamlet seeks a type of revenge towards these individuals, whether it results is their death, or verbally abusing
For Ophelia to know the meaning of the flower as it was then this signifies that she knows that her time is short. With this knowledge Laertes has to judge the sanity of his dear sister. Having a flower commonly used at funerals and Ophelia drowning shortly after leads the thoughts to the fact that there is quite the possibility that she drowned herself on purpose. This is more for her brother because she said “pray you, love, remember.” (4:5:200).
She uses symbolism to express how Miss Strangeworth compares the people like her roses but treats them differently in a cruel way. For example, on page 1,“Miss Strangeworth never gave away any of her roses, although the tourists often asked her. The roses belonged on Pleasant Street, and it bothered Miss Strangeworth to think of people wanting to carry them away, to take them into strange towns and down strange streets.” In other words The roses are the symbol that represents the story.
He is arguing with his mother and things begin to get physical. Gertrude then calls out and so does Polonius, giving away his location behind the tapestry. Thinking it was the king in his wifes bedroom, Hamlet stabs the mystery person behind the curtain and unfortunately for Hamlet, it was
The ghost’s appearance has a significant impact on Hamlet’s behaviors and forms his decisions through the play. Hamlet, who is suffering from depression since he is dealing with his father’s death and the hasty marriage of his mother with Claudius, his uncle, became obsessed with the concept of life and death after seeing his father’s ghost. In the first appearance of the ghost, he reveals the truth about the how the king has been murdered, which drives Hamlet to seek revenge, and by revenge killing his uncle. The ghost establishes a dilemma and gives Hamlet time to think about his father’s request. But Hamlet has an uncertainty about the existence of the ghost as he notes “the spirit that I have seen may be the devil, and the devil hath power T ' assume a pleasing shape” (2.2.561–563) here, Hamlet is concerned that the ghost may be the devil and questions the motivation of the ghost for killing Claudius.
Outraged Claudius sends Hamlet away to England. In the play, Hamlet has a long relationship with Horatio. “Now might I do it pat, now he is praying, And now I’ll do’t.” (Hamlet 3.3.77-79). Hamlet kills Claudius and he later dies.
Hamlet is madness is started by love but is infused with jealousy. Hamlet comes up with a plan to see if King Claudius really did kill his father, so he gets actors to re-enact how King Claudius killed his father. Hamlet turns out to be very jealous of the actors because they are showing fake emotions, when he is really is feeling depressed and very emotional. O, reform it altogether!/ And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them,/
In the story, “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson uses several symbols to tell her story about Miss Strangeworth. One symbol she uses are the roses, they represent Miss Strangeworth’s purity in a world full of evil. they are her children and see them as incorruptible object. Another symbol she uses are the letters which Miss Strangeworth send to the people of her town. They represent Miss Strangeworth’s “beacon of light”into a world consumed in darkness.
Laertes got some answers concerning his dad 's passing, and quickly returned home. He stood up to the King and blamed him for the homicide of his dad. Claudius told Laertes that Hamlet was in charge of his dad 's passing. He then chooses to murder Hamlet to vindicate the demise of his dad. He and Claudius come up with a plot to slaughter Hamlet.
Both roses and the month of May have historical connections to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and so may be references to Ophelia’s innocence and virginity in the eyes of her brother (Thurston). However, Ophelia’s connection to the flower motif morphs throughout Hamlet. In the conclusion of Act IV, Gertrude enters and recounts Ophelia’s death. Gertrude’s tale is laced with references to various flowers and weeds, which exemplify the garden motif.
Haste me to know 't, that I, with wings as swift As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge." (1.5 pg 23) At this point, Hamlet was eager to revenge his father 's death, even though he did not know who was the victim. The Ghost proceeds to tell Hamlet who killed him. " Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother 's hand Of life, of crown, of queen, at once dispatch 'd, Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin, Unhousel 'd, disappointed, unaneled, No reckoning made, but sent to my account with all my imperfections on my head.
Act 4: Now that Hamlet has accidentally murdered polonius he is even more distraught than before. He is unaware of who he is and what he is capable of doing. This state of mind leads Hamlet to hide the body in an attempt to make the problem disappear; it is his way of avoiding the issue at hand. Claudius has caught wind of the murder and after the play Hamlet produced he is scared that in Hamlet's’ delirious state his death will be next. Claudius plans for Hamlet to leave and ultimately die when he is away in England.