The play Othello by William Shakespeare paints a picture of a noble character by the name of Othello. Othello’s nature was “noble, innocent, modest, and free” and yet he still possessed several tragic flaws that ultimately led to his downfall (Martin 47). Othello suffered from many flaws but the largest were jealousy, quick judgment, and blind trust in Iago. While Othello’s tragic flaws were clearly present these flaws would never have led to Othello’s downfall had it not have been for Othello’s greatest flaw, blind trust in Iago. Othello’s blind trust in Iago led to other flaws such as jealousy and quick judgment playing a major role in Othello’s life in the play Othello by William Shakespeare.
Did she really love him? Were her emotions confused enough to plunge her into insanity? Ophelia’s actions when she is talking to Hamlet, prove that she is heartbroken that her father is keeping Hamlet from her. When Hamlet denies ever loving her, it seems to send Ophelia into a state of questioning what is real, like her love with Hamlet. From the moment Ophelia was detached from Hamlet, Ophelia
They are both in love but he is slowly going insane. She reaches out to her brother about the way Hamlet has been acting lately and is told by him to leave Hamlet because the love he has confessed to her may be false. She listens to her brother and leaves Hamlet. Her leaving Hamlet adds on to everything else he has going on and it leaves him feeling betrayed and abandoned. This feeling of betrayal and abandonment is expressed through his famous “To be or not to be..” soliloquy in which he also showcases suicidal thoughts.
The unfaithfulness that Gertrude shows to Hamlet’s father and Hamlet has a toll on him and plays a part in his insanity. The facade that Hamlet displays slowly leads to his insanity, causing him to show mistreated love towards Ophelia. In the beginning of the play, Ophelia displays a very honest
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of err is: “to make a mistake.” Within Shakespeare’s Othello there are plentiful amounts of mistakes being made; the main of which being Othello’s doubts in his wife, Desdemona. Although it may seem that Othello’s err of murdering Desdemona is simply due to the fact Iago is giving Othello false clues of his wife’s ‘affair’ with one of his lieutenants, Cassio; it is actually caused by Othello’s tragic flaw: his lack of self-confidence. Othello states, once he begins doubting Desdemona’s honesty, “Haply, for I am black and have not those soft parts of conversation that chamberers have, or for I am declined into the vale of years […]” Othello (III.3.263-66). In making this comment,
One of the most reoccurring questions in Shakespeare's tragedy of Hamlet has been: Is Hamlet's madness feigned or real? There are many themes that are shown within Hamlet's story such as death, obsession and betrayal, which all contribute to encourage his madness. When he is associated with other characters, it is shown through the way his character is being portrayed. Hamlet went through hard experiences not just with his mental state but with the murder of his father, King Claudius and the constant spying that occurs. Hamlet suffers from paranoia, and the way he responded to some of those situations was extreme.
“With all my love I do commend me to you” Throughout the play in The Tragedy of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare Hamlet’s love for Ophelia appears to be questionable. Does Hamlet really love Ophelia? Although, there are enough evidence in the play that shows Hamlet has no real love for Ophelia and he’s just playing with her emotions I feel like they provide enough evidence that shows he really does love her. He is this way towards her since he found out further details about his father’s death and has to act crazy in order for him to keep plotting and trying to reveal Claudius true intentions. I believe this causes the readers to doubt the love he feels for Ophelia.
Insanity: A Hamlet Analysis Insanity in medical terms, is described as a mental illness in such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, and is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior. In the play Hamlet, many people question whether or not Hamlet is crazy or not. Hamlet is in fact, not just putting on an “antic disposition,” as he is actually mad because of his hallucinations, his depression, and showing no remorse for his actions. Merriam-Webster describes hallucinations as ‘a perception of objects with no reality usually arising from disorder of the nervous system’. Throughout the play, Old Hamlet’s “appears”, but it is vague on whether or not he is actually present.
Most readers aren’t able to differentiate his behavior from a demented mind or genuine madness. In an article titled “The Real or Assumed Madness of Hamlet”, the author Simon Augustine Blackmore mentions that “the poet (Shakespeare) portrayed the abnormal actions of a demented mind and that a real madman could not enact the character more perfectly.” We see how Hamlet uses his mimic madness to guard the truth of his father’s fratricide. Simon also acknowledges “the unaided genius of Shakespeare” because of how he creates such a perfect character from a real life tragedy. If Hamlet were indeed using sarcasm to cover up what he knew, this would make him the most intelligent persona in the play. He utilizes him mental situation to help know others better and catch them in the paranoia as the plot builds up.
Polonius says, “Hath there been such a time (I would faith know that) / That I have positively said ‘Tis so,’ / When it proved otherwise?” (II, ii, 163-166). Basically, he is saying that he has never been wrong. Polonius also says, “Take this from this, if this be otherwise” (II, ii, 168), which means that they can cut off his head if he is wrong. Polonius uses this hyperbole to show his confidence in his theory. I find this to be surprising as the audience knows that Hamlet’s madness is not caused by Ophelia.
Another relationship is the one between Ophelia and Hamlet. The descriptions of their relationship make the dialogue between them very tense. Their relationship is not that stable and is kin of weird. Hamlet claims that he once loved her, but a moment later he tells her that he never loved her. While he is attempting to act crazy in Act 2 he grabs Ophelia, stares at her for a while, then lets out a long sigh.
In Hamlet, Hamlet goes through emotional turmoil that causes him to hurt the people around him, and his actions raise a question of does he love Ophelia. Although some may disagree, in William Shakespeare 's Hamlet, Hamlet truly loves Ophelia, but her betrayal and his growing hatred for women twists and corrupts his love. People of this time