In the book Hamlet, the author uses characterization to show the themes of misogyny, deception in the court, and religion. There are many occurrences of misogyny throughout Hamlet. For example, Laertes is being misogynistic when he explains to Ophelia that she will not be able to tell apart Hamlet’s true intentions. Laertes’ exact words were, “Then think about how shameful it would be for you to give in to his seductive talk and surrender your treasure chest to his greedy hands” (Act 1, Sc. 3, L. 28-31).
Here it must be Hamlet’s trick to continue with his task of avenging his uncle Claudius. Why Should Hamlet Assume Madness? Here a question arises finally, why should Hamlet assume madness, first of all before the very girl whom he loved from the core of his heart? There could be many reasons, but one of those is that of hasty marriage of mother has produced a sort of disgust for woman in his heart. Thus, he said; “Frailty, thy name is woman.” And after that the revelation of his father’s ghost made him mentally unnerved and disturbed him extremely, “He is shaken with terrible disillusionment, he is on the verge of dark dungeon beyond which loom of ominous shadows of utter despair and disbelief in the good of mankind(Umrani;______;41).” Nothing in the world interests him, neither man nor woman.
In Macbeth, Shakespeare didn 't like using the traditional gender roles. He constantly ignores these roles by creating dominant and male-like women characters, this illustrates Shakespeare’s feelings about society’s typical dictation of the natural order of the world. Macbeth is a play in which nothing is as it seems, gender and sexuality are the main things that follow this rule. Darkness is spread through every part of the play as blind ambition obscures the minds of its primary characters. But at the root of it all is the relationship between Macbeth and his Lady, whose lack of knowledge and faith in themselves drives them toward insanity and a horrific fate.
When Reverend Parris watched this madness, a whirl of lies and unnecessary blame surrounds the girls. Elizabeth Proctor gets caught up in her husband’s mess when he commits adultery with the ring leader of the girls, Abigail Williams. Arthur Miller's play The Crucible shows that forgiving yourself and others is key in relationships. In the beginning, Elizabeth Proctor’s relationship with her husband John is very awkward. Going against the Ten Commandments back in Puritan times was considered one of the worst things you could do and would have deadly consequences.
Ophelia expresses foolishness through her ignorant and almost puppetry ways. She enables her father, Polonius, as well as her brother Laertes, to push her around and do their dirty work, especially when it comes to spying on Hamlet. Ophelia has little to no sense of self, has no sense of judgement, and seems to rely on others to mold her into who she is. She is foolish to enable the treatment that she has received throughout the play, and has an absence of self-respect. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are also said to be foolish, as they betray their friend Hamlet, the son of King Hamlet, for what they thought would be a gracious reward.
Two wrongs don’t make a right, and in the play of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the characters had to learn that the hard way. Almost every tragedy of the play is caused by a character seeking revenge which usually ended up making the situation worse. Wrath was the leading sin responsible for all these misfortunes because it caused multiple strains in relationships, revealed the true nature of the characters, and created the desire for revenge. The play doesn’t really address the relationship of Hamlet and his mother before the death of his father and her remarriage to his uncle, but it would be hard to believe that it was worse than how it was after those two events. Hamlet lost all respect towards her and would make very derogatory comments
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were once noble people, but when exposed to the possibility of power and control, they turn corrupt, allowing their sinister thoughts to consume them. By portraying Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s loss of moral discipline, Shakespeare accentuates the calamitous corruption of human nature, and warns society that ambition without
Catherine’s marriage to Edgar Linton is a turning point. Normally, it must be a marriage of happy ending, however, it represents the repression of Heathcliff and makes him an embedded of revenge. He becomes an outcome of everything he has encountered. People which are not abondend by social conventions are always shown as monsters ,as for instance, In Marry Shelley’s Frankenstein, the inability of the monster to unite with his creator makes him a threaten to humanity. Moreover, the protagonists, Heathcliff and Catherine, are happy when they do not follow the conventions of the society ,however, they were oppressed when they follow them.
Masculinity by: Luc Masculinity the negative consequences of it’s power is reflected in many of the characters in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The masculinity in the story of Romeo and Juliet overrides the idea of true love and romance. This prevents Romeo and Juliet from being with each other, which ultimately causes the tragic death of the two young lovers. It is interesting that the very beginning of the play starts with an example of masculinity and it’s negative power. Two servants of the Capulet family are complaining about the servants of another family Montagues.
The first character trait a tragic hero must fulfill is to awake a feeling of pity and fear in the audience. This happens at the point where Hamlet is thinking about suicide were he gets an interesting character (Act 1 Scene 2 p.23, 25). Furthermore, Hamlet is tough, grief world and upset with his mother’s love life with her new husband Claudius. He also feels betrayed when his mother marries his fathers brother so soon after his father’s death and he says “she married. O, most wicked speed, to post/ With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!”.