Creon had many chances not to start these tragedies but since he was king and had power, he had too much self pride and could not see that he had initiated many of the tragedies that he would make that he was soon going to regret. Finally at the end of the story, he was miserable because he had lost everything, to top that off, after his whole family dies he finally realizes that everything was his fault. It was his fault that his son turned against him and committed suicide, and it was his fault that Antigone and Eurydice had committed suicide. And if he had not have been such an arrogant and selfish human being then he would have still had Haemon, Eurydice, and possibly Antigone. But sadly, he lives the rest his life in guilt and regret and now he is all
Iago hates the moor for not giving the lieutenancy that he so well deserves. Atop resentment, Iago feels jealousy for Othello’s suspicious relationship with Emilia, Iago’s wife (McCloskey). The culmination of these feelings results in a plan to destroy Othello and everything that he stands for. Iago attacks Othello’s love for Desdemona by turning “her virtue into pitch, and out of her own goodness make the net that shall enmesh them all.” (2.3.336). His lies cause himself to look like the only honest person Othello knows.
After hesitating, he murders King Duncan and this starts transforming him into a paranoid person. His paranoia causes him to order the deaths of close friends and allies. This transformation demonstrates how evil takes over good compared to Beowulf where there is already an evil creature present. Beowulf is a story about an evil creature named Grendel who terrorizes the castle of Hrothgar, killing many. Hrothgar calls Beowulf to kill Grendel and other villains which shows the distinct line between good and evil.
This could be a sign that he is becoming mad, since he is blaming everything on Hamlet without thinking anything through. His rage ends up turning him mad, as he is willing to take his own life for his revenge and even wishes to kill himself to be with Ophelia in the
In conclusion, the idea that Macbeth is a work in which human feelings mix with enigma and mystery should be highlighted. The struggle between good and evil plays a very significant role in the success of Macbeth. In this case, the good would be Macbeth’s thoughts towards the murder of King Duncan, before when he thought as a loyal soldier would. The evil won and he became ambitious and oblivious to his actions just to end up dead, killed by Macduff as revenge for his family. The blood on every page of the play shows the guilt of Macbeth and how it drove him to the end, just for his
He also had to deal with his father’s death and with his mother’s marriage to the man who poisoned his father (Claudius, his uncle). A person’s state of mind cannot be clear, when everything and everyone seems to be against. Hamlet’s heart and soul were full of hate and sadness. All that he could think of was revenge. He regarded women as weak human beings, who could easily fall in temptation, as a result of his mother’s betrayal.
Ultimately, his bad decisions and the cold-heartedness of his daughters leads to the death of him, his daughters, and many others. The main villain, Goneril, helps to add to the meaning and to the plot of Shakespeare’s play. Goneril can be seen as the most villainous character throughout the play because she lied to and was cruel to her father, King Lear, she was the most ruthless and brutal with her punishments, and she did most everything merely for self gain. Goneril not only lies to her father, but she is nothing but cruel to him. When Lear decides how to divide his kingdom, he does so based on how much his daughters love him.
Madness resides within each and every individual, it rests within the deepest part of humanity, waiting to be unleashed by traumatic events. Madness causes a person to tarnish their original morality and embody the essence of the irreconcilable product of their sanity: otherwise known as insanity. As a result, those afflicted will begin to indulge in many acts that their former selves would consider to be taboo. In the Shakespearean tragedy, the title character Hamlet is seeking to avenge his father Old hamlet by taking King Claudius 's life. Unfortunately, as Hamlet embarks on his conquest for revenge, he encounters a vast spectrum of hardships ranging from betrayal to solitude.
In this story there is an event that is commonly called a “play inside of a play”, and by using this in the story it reveals the effectiveness of using deceit to pull the truth out of people, to see their true nature and what they’re capable of. Although everyone is using trickery, Hamlet’s deception is quite possibly the cruelest out of everyone because it causes the most deaths. In this story, Hamlet deceives basically everyone in the play even himself. He deceives himself into thinking what he is doing is warranted and that his uncle must burn in hell for what he has done and this is why he hides behind his fake insanity. The major question that is still argued about to this day, regarding Hamlet, is “is hamlet insane?”.
Hamlet aspires to be like Pyrrhus in the way that he is cruel to his father’s murderer and is able to avenge him quickly. Furthermore, Hamlet feels compelled by both Heaven and Hell because he feels as if his father came down asking for vengeance for his own death even though Hamlet is unable to deliver. Though Hamlet thought about killing Claudius immediately, he also thinks of the negative consequences of revenge rather than the positive ones which puts him at a standstill, “cursing like the whore he is”. As the play progresses through the plot, Hamlet experiences an epiphany after observing Fortinbras, expressing, “Why yet I live to say “this thing's to do”, / Sith