When he does, it is a complete disaster and he runs away in anguish: “My heart sunk within me as with bitter sickness, and I refrained. I saw him on the point of repeating his blow, when, overcome by pain and anguish, I quitted the cottage, and in the general tumult escaped unperceived to my hovel” (137). The monster has felt the pain of rejection from human society. He understands what it is like to be hated because of his appearance. This is the start of the monsters downfall, he lets the rage he feels consumes him: “Cursed, cursed, creator!
These contrasting ideas sit uneasily with the reader and Shakespeare uses his speech to give an uncomfortable first impression of the king. This is a crucial aspect that Shakespeare included to make the audience gain their own perception of the king. By this undefined nature of the king the reader is left unsure about how the king truly feels about Hamlet. It allows room for predictions and foreshadowing of how the king will treat Hamlet as the play
In Hamlet Horatio survives because he is the prince’s confidant, he survives so that he can remind us the reader’s of Hamlet’s virtues when he tells the story of Hamlet. He is the only one that believes that Hamlet has good intentions. Horatio lets us know as readers that Hamlet was a hero, in his efforts to bring justice to his fathers murder. Fortinbras’s role in the play is foil, he contrasts with Hamlet through out the entire play. Despite their differences towards eachother they’re almost parallel; Fortinbras is also a Prince the Prince of Norway in fact.
He states that “rightly to be great is not to stir without great argument, but greatly to find quarrel in a straw when honour’s at stake", meaning that when it comes to truly gaining honor, one will defend any even slightly perceived attack on it, even if the fight is foolish, like the one Fortinbras is leading (IV.iv.53-56). Hamlet questions himself and his place in life when compared to Fortinbras, lamenting “… whether it be bestial oblivion, or some craven scruple of thinking too precisely on the event, a thought which, quarter’d, hath but one part wisdom and ever three parts coward, I do not know why yet I live to say ‘this thing’s to do’”(IV.iv.39-44). He comes to the conclusion that he must put greater purpose into his life: that he would rather die regaining his and father’s honor than continue to live and wonder what he can do to accomplish such a goal. Drawing inspiration from Fortinbras’ efforts, he strives to be as brazen as him in his quest for
Despite the fact that it is really an unmistakable indication of rational soundness. A village was very nearly slaughtering. He was going frantic because of the weight he carried on his shoulder. As said in Coming Apart At The Seems by Schwartz "I might want to propose that Hamlet does without a doubt fall to pieces at the 'seems, 'emphasizing at various circumstances the potential outcomes and ramifications of both 'separated ' and 'appears. '" He lost the adoration for his life, his dad, and needed to murder somebody who symbolized his identity.
Don John, the villainous half-brother of Don Pedro, provides the perfect example of this when he hatches a plot to “misuse the Prince, to vex Claudio, to undo Hero, and to kill Leonato” (2.2.27-28). He does so, driven by jealous discontent and the vow to “make all use of it,” (1.3.36). At first it appears that his slander of Hero has ruined everyone’s plans and left the girl so “death is the fairest cover for her shame” (4.1.114). Yet the pattern of the play suggests that this kind of deception is ultimately fruitless; all of the characters who engage in it are found out, quickly caught, or foiled in their attempts to escape the consequences. Thus, it could even be argued that this sort of deception only hurts those who perpetrate it, in the
Iago is forced to expose his actual nature and Othello undergoes a total transformation from a normal human to a spiteful monster. Ling 6 Obviously, jealousy does cause people to change in horrific ways. Dissimilarly, according to the Psychological Research, “Jealousy seldom makes relationships more secure.” To them, in the play Othello, Jealousy causes people to hate each other, and it even brings couples to die at the same time. Jealousy becomes abusive, ruthless, poison, and the most dangerous element. Therefore, for the final point, Jealousy is a
Evil over takes the heart and emotions of the younger man. This makes him commit an act of pure evil, taking the life of another human. Evil lurks throughout the whole story. It slowly drives the man crazy, making him think unration. Nothing good could come from evil committed.
In the play Antigone, Sophocles portrayed Creon as the true tragic hero because of the major flaws. A tragic hero is visioned as a character who supports a poor decision and in the end he has brought destruction upon himself and or his family. Creon consisted of a few characteristic flaws which are Hubris (excessive pride), Peripeteia (reversal of fortune), and the outcome was that he suffered more than he deserved to. In the play written by Sophocles, a tragic hero is depicted as being the essence to his own ruination. Lord Creon was the tragic hero in the play Antigone.
Moreover, there is no preventing good from turning bad in a position of leadership. In Why Read Shakespeare, an argument by Michael Mack, show readers learn that even the noblest man could turn bad if driven by a darklarge enough force. Mack explains that the play Macbeth is not scary because Macbeth looks like a dictator but rather because we all see a bit of ourselves in him and his ambition (206). By explaining the similarities between Macbeth and the audience, Mack opens up the idea that any one of us could have been Macbeth and we could have been lead to do what he did. It also shows his humanity, rather than give him an unrelatable character.
Thus, a prince maintains his power through the act of mercilessness and is reciprocated with high esteem and fear from his citizens. Cruelty is more important than mercy because it maintains a prince’s power and establishes order and sustainable peace within society. Moreover, a leader must be feared as he will be taken more seriously and never be questioned by his disciples. Cruelty preserves more respect while shows more compassion towards citizens than mercy and love; thus, a leader is better off being feared and respected immensely than loved and susceptible to his own