With the strong use of manipulation and deception, madness easily is at the center of the conflicts in the play Hamlet. All examples of madness begin and end with death, tying into the concept of revenge. Hamlet’s ‘sham’ of madness is triggered by the death of his father and only grows stronger after seeing his ghost. Being tricked by Hamlet’s madness, Polonius attempts to figure out the reason for Hamlet’s behavior, assuming he is love-sick about Ophelia. This results in mockery in act 2, scene 2 as Polonius leaves the room and Hamlet mutters, “(aside) These tedious old fools!” (2.2 237).
The quote takes place after Queen Gertrude dies and right before Hamlet murders King Claudius. Hamlet is about a royal family living in Denmark in the 16th century. The events that take place in Hamlet are inhumane because of the cruelty of the actions that are taken. The most predominant theme in the drama, Hamlet, is inhumanity. This theme is proved to be true through the use of characterization of Hamlet, conflicts between Hamlet and his companions, setting as in the location of where the characters die, and plot for the order of when events take place.
The reader gets a sense of more anger within the gardener. He says “a a lapsed pacifist fallen from grace”(15). Meaning even good people can do terrible things. This is when the tone gets a lot more serious, murdering woodchucks, seemingly unable to stop.. The obsession continues until there is one final woodchuck.
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.
His plea of revenge is followed by a focus on the unusual and violent part of his death. In other words, his speech depicts one of the effects of Claudius’ crime : physical corruption. The Ghost reveals the severity of the regicide through an alliteration of the sound “m”, which accentuates the words “most” and “murder” (1.5.31-34). Those are also repeated multiple times. In the same way, the use of the superlative “most” and the enumeratio “most foul, strange and unnatural” highlights the significance and the strangeness of King Hamlet’s death by pounding the same words and making use of different ways to describe the same feeling of abnormality.
Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet. Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
One of the quotes in the play being, “HAMLET: O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve itself into a dew, Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God, God, How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world!” (1.2.133-138) He’s stating the futility of life after the death of his father and taking of his throne. This scene takes place soon after he learns about his misfortune. He’s driven further into insanity when he learns that the man who stole his
Once Romeo believes that Juliet is no longer alive, he makes another rash decision to bribe an apothecary for poison. Later in the tragedy, Romeo sees Juliet dead in the mausoleum, and decides to express his love for her, then drink the poison. Once Juliet awakes from her deep sleep and sees Romeo dead, she takes her own life with a dagger. Both Juliet and Romeo’s tragic downfall could have been avoided if Romeo thought about the consequences before he murdered Tybalt. Romeo’s rash behaviors in Romeo and Juliet resulted in many negative consequences, and he consistently acted impetuously that impacted others in an unnecessary way.
When Juliet sees that Romeo is dead she proceeds to stab herself with a dagger. Romeo’s marriage to Juliet is ultimately caused by his disregard for social boundaries. Thus, the marriage of Romeo and Juliet leads to his banishment and results in his and his lover’s suicide. Therefore, it is not anyone in the story other than Romeo himself, who is the main cause of him and his lover’s
Corruption is a disease that over time rots the human way of thinking. In Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet, Prince Hamlet finds out about his father’s murder, causing him to go insane and wanting to seek revenge. His new motive in life is to seek revenge, which ends up corrupting him and everyone around him. In Hamlet, Shakespeare discusses the idea of corruption in order to show how it can contaminate a person’s heart and way of life. Hamlet faces many dilemmas throughout the novel, in one scene he even debates whether it is even worth it to live anymore: “ To be or not to be—that is the question:/ Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer/ The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,/ Or take arms against a sea of trouble” (3.1.64-67).