In the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, love takes a huge turn and causes a tragedy. The story of Romeo and Juliet is sadly connected into the topic that has taken over our society. This topic that I am discussing is suicide. When you think of “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” you don 't think automatically, suicide. When thinking of the story, you think of young adults with a family feud.
Death is a common tragedy used in stories; from B.C. to now, movies, books and even songs are based on death. This may convey the impression of emotions being dark or dreary, but it seems to be a fan favorite, not only among adults, but children. In Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, the story is based around death, and the same could be said for The Lion King, but it is the audience that separates how deep or complex the story line can be. In the story written by Shakespeare, King Hamlet is not in the story line at all because he was murdered before the story began.
In Hamlet, Shakespeare utilizes the characterization of the ghost of King Hamlet to convey significant and climatic messages to the protagonist who, based on the information that is provided, carries out major plot-shifting developments. This leads the reader to make the connection to all that the protagonist does within the text and the initial meeting between the younger and elder Hamlet. It could be fairly speculated that the actions that are taken by the ghost of King Hamlet 's character bring about the death of five separate people, all of whom died with different relations to King Hamlet. The ghost 's appearance sets the revenge plot into motion, but it also delays the play 's action. Shakespeare uses this method of solemnity-based
This particular motif tends to appear frequently during the planning of a murder. For example, the murder of Duncan began with Lady Macbeth convincing Macbeth that murder was the right option. While deciding for himself whether or not killing Duncan was the right choice, Macbeth says, “And pity, like a naked newborn babe,/ Striding the blast, or heaven’s cherubim, horsed/ Upon the sightless couriers of the air/ Shall
Eventually, Ophelia’s heartache, along with the death of her father, causes her to commit suicide. Next, Claudius and Gertrude’s role play affect their relationship with Hamlet. At the beginning of the play, Claudius takes on the role of a kind, just king; he seems to genuinely care for Hamlet. He often gives him fatherly advice, and shows affection for Hamlet in ways that an uncle would. However, Hamlet soon discovers that Claudius has been lying to him, and Claudius’ real motive is to kill Hamlet in order to exterminate all possible threats to his reign.
What causes a person to believe taking their own life is the only option? The topic of Suicide is present both Sylvia Plath and J.D. Salinger’s novels; The Bell Jar and The Catcher in the Rye. The authors express the theme of a connection to death that leads to the protagonists of the novel to consider suicide. The author 's ' purposes are to show the main characters throughout the novel see themselves at an all-time low with their mental state deteriorating leads them to believe suicide is an option.
Death, and what comes after it, has fascinated human for as long as we have been able to conceptualize it. Fear and curiosity drove a ceaseless search for the ultimate unknown: the afterlife. Tied to this obsession with mortality is the concept of causing death, either someone else’s or your own. William Shakespeare focuses on the ideas and taboo nature that surround death, specifically suicide, in his play Hamlet. Through Hamlet’s soliloquies, the events surrounding Ophelia’s demise, and the truly tragic ending of the play, Shakespeare shows the conflict between the preoccupation with death and the possible relief it could provide and the religious, moral, and other possible drawbacks that concern the act of ending a life.
A recurring motive runs through Shakespearean plays, in which deaths happen relatively frequently. Looking specifically at Romeo & Juliet, in which most of the play's major characters do not survive the ending of the play, either by murder or natural occurrences, this motive is made clear from early on in the play. Even before the play turns to a tragedy, as Shakespeare has written the first part of the play as a comedy and the second part as a romance, there are already many deaths that take place during encounters between the strife of the two feuding families; the Capulets and the Montagues. This tendency for character death at first glance seems to be a mere plot device or even coincidental, however, a clear explanation can be given after
I have presented the monologue from the perspective of a Hat maker from the early 19th century who has been poisoned with mercury, and is very nervous and delusional, leading to insanity. This is contrasted with Lady Macbeth’s fall into insanity which was motivated by guilt, due to her crucial role in the murder of King Duncan, which led to the events that took the life of Macduff’s family and the death of Banquo. This was all achieved by Lady Macbeth’s ambition to become queen, using her cunning persona to trick her husband into murdering King
Name: Jessica Instructor: Miss. Sully Date: 4.17 Class: EN401-1 Analysis of rot and decay in Hamlet William Shakespeare 's Hamlet has been considered the greatest tragedy in literature and drama.In Hamlet, William Shakespeare expresses both psychological and physical corruptions in this book making people have deep introspection.As we read about Hamlet, the background and atmosphere which the author Shakespeare create was rot and decay of the whole country. “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”(Shakespeare 1.1 - 4) . This was spoken by Marcellus shortly after Hamlet leaves to follow a ghost. Marcellus and Horatio both feel that Hamlet should not be left alone with the ghost.