Hamlet realizes his uncle is the murderer of his father. He says goodbye to his uncle. Implying Claudius will be killed, and promises to his father that he will avenge him. To add, Hamlet became in a state of procrastination and did not go through killing Claudius. “And am I then revenged To take him in the purging of his soul, when he is fit and season'd for his passage?
This shows an advancement of his mental illness, where he is struggling to care whether he lives or dies. As Hamlet reaches the climax of the play, his entrapment comes in the form of malevolence towards Claudius in Act III, scene iv. This is when Hamlet stabs Polonius through the curtain, and then voices how he will fully commit to violent actions against the king, after the Ghost tells Hamlet again to do what he has been told. “I do repent; but heaven hath pleased it so, to punish me with this, and this with me, that I must be their
Macbeth’s deterioration initiated with slaying Macduff’s family. By doing this, he only creates Macduff as an enemy who is now declaring revenge for his slaughtered family. When Macbeth commits this crime, it reveals that he is a tragic hero, in view of the fact that he continues performing disastrous deeds which only demolished his downfall. Upon following this, Macbeth’s epiphany, when he recognizes that the three witches had cleverly tricked him, was an exemplary point on how Macbeth is a tragic hero seeing that this individual finally becomes aware of the horrendous crimes he has accomplished in the play. In the following catharsis, Macbeth releases those emotion, “And be these juggling fiends no more believed,/that palter with us in a double sense,/that keep the word of promise to our ear,/and break it to our hope” (5,8,23-26).
Hamlet written by William Shakespeare follows the story of Hamlet as he tries to avenge his father’s murder. Shakespeare uses the clash of opposites to express ideas that he wants to portray. The mystery of death is explored through the contrasting themes of life and death found in Yorik’s skull, the ghost of Hamlet’s father and Ophelia’s suicide. The contrasting characters of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and Hamlet show the importance of loyalty in friendship. Contrasting characters are also used with Fortinbras and Hamlet to empathize how inaction can lead to negative impacts.
Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth” is about a man named Macbeth who is an ambitious person, will commit atrocious acts to achieve his desires. At the end of the play, Malcolm expresses Macbeth and lady Macbeth as “this dead butcher and his fiend like queen”. Lady Macbeth’s evil is restricted to the first murder, but on the other hand, Macbeth who starts off as a noble hero, goes from one ruthless killing to the next. Even though Macbeth has made immoral decisions, you still need to consider the fact that the audience has a clear understanding of both Macbeth and lady Macbeth’s conscience and guilt from the murders afterwards. Therefore, since they have conscience and experience guilt, it is difficult to say they deserved this epitaph.
One such character is Prince Fortinbras from Hamlet. Fortinbras plays a crucial role in Hamlet because his presence provides the reader with a parallel to Hamlet and a constitutional opposite to Hamlet–thus highlighting Hamlet as the central character in the play. Both Hamlet and Fortinbras are shaped by the actions of their fathers and the actions of their uncles. The characters have been shaped not so much by their fathers’ actions, but by their fates. One man killed the other in single combat, while the other was murdered.
As the audience watches this part, they have fears that Hamlet will take the poison which Claudius has prepared (Bright Summaries, 2015). According to Claudius, if he does not die with the sword by Laertes, he will die with poison. This is the last stage in Campbell’s Hero’s journey and it involves the hero going home with his reward. In Hamlet’s case, going home can mean death. He dies but not before he is at total peace and with a sense of satisfaction that he has avenged the death of his father and he has taken the crown from Claudius and given it to Prince Fortinbras according to his wish because he is going to die.
Hamlets Insanity in Shakespeare's Tragedy Hamlet is a story of existentialism and obligation ethics, which is an anomaly in tragedy plays such as these, in a small nutshell; one element, however, proves how deep a play can go. In Shakespeare's tragedy play Hamlet, prince Hamlet, the protagonist, pretends to be crippled by insanity after his father, King Hamlet, mysteriously dies. Because of this, prince Hamlet decides to feign madness to prove his father was coldly murdered by his uncle, now stepfather. Through the play we get a glimpse into both sides of the great Hamlet. The side who is, presumably, his real self, and the facade of the insane man he shows everyone.
To be or not to be morally ambiguous is to have the lack of coherence in making moral life decisions. In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the main character Hamlet goes through a great transformation. Hamlet seeks revenge toward Claudius who he believes killed his father for the throne. In many of Shakespeare’s play there is always a hero and a villain, but in Hamlet, Hamlet plays a pivotal role because he can be viewed as both the hero and the villain. Hamlet is seen as a morally ambiguous character due to the decisions he makes throughout the plot of the novel that ends up leading him to his demise.
It is similarly presented within the two works because as the plot progresses, both Hamlet and Conrad, come to the conclusion that fate will always overpower free will. In Hamlet, through struggling with trying to create a plan to avenge his father’s death, Hamlet realizes that he must leave everything up to fate if he wishes to be successful. For example, when Hamlet kills Polonius, he says, “Take thy fortune. / Thou find’st to be too buy is some danger.” (Shakespeare, III, IV, 34-35). Through this quote, the audience is able to see that by Hamlet relying on fate and fortune, he was able to kill Polonius and should he continue to let fate take control, he would eventually avenge his father’s death.