The pain that he is experiencing due to his father’s death and his mother’s dalliances can only be resisted by his faith and his belief in better and worse. Hamlet fears a damnation to Hell, and hopes for an easy passage to heaven, yet in a situation that many find hopeless, it is through his faith in God that Hamlet is able to resist the temptations of death. Throughout the play, Shakespeare emphasizes this intense faith that Hamlet possess and how it is a guiding force in many of his choices. Yet lack of faith can be even more telling. “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below;/ Words without thoughts never to heaven go” (Shakespeare,
Instead of letting Horatio kill himself, he says to postpone the happiness of death because he needs to tell people tell his story. When Hamlet tells this to Horatio, he’s giving Horatio an excuse to stay alive because he knows that life is valuable and just because it’s hard, it doesn’t mean they should end their life. This demonstrates Hamlet interpreting his own meaning of life because he want’s Horatio to tell his story, so that others can tell his story and so on. Hamlet’s meaning of life is to tell stories and live based on the stories we hear. Lastly, Hamlet understands that the people in the kingdom won’t know what to do without a leader.
Why go through the torments of the living when a knife will end your sorrows? Why are we afraid of death? Hamlet realizes that it’s because we don’t know what happens when we die. No one who dies ever returns, so we can not know what happens in the afterlife. Uncertainty in death is a major theme in Hamlet, and is the cause of many of Hamlet’s soliloquies.
Due to the recent death of his father, and his Mother's marriage soon after, Hamlet has a very bleak outlook on life. In line 4, Hamlet uses a metaphor to reveal that living feels like he is fighting a "sea of troubles" through life. By this, readers see that he is constantly being battered by his problems that will eventually drown/kill him. Hamlet also uses personification in line 12 to show that he feels life his dragging him down like a heavy coil. He also calls this
His cowardice prevents Hamlet from moving forward in his plans as his concerns for falling short in his father’s eyes prohibit him from even trying. Were he to try killing the king only to fail, not only could he suffer the pre-established consequences he fears, but the King would also continue living, his father would not have been served justice, and would continue walking in purgatory. Hamlet does not trust his own abilities. Hamlet strives for the success that he sees in those around him, including Claudius, his own father, and most importantly, Fortinbras. He compares himself to him, stating “Quote – Hamlet comparing himself to Fortinbras, saying how good he is”, which clearly shows he strives for success yet is to afraid that he will lose it were he to
This does not just show that Hamlet is crazy for always talking to himself; it shows that Hamlet is his own confidant. Hamlet realizes there is no one left to trust but himself, which explains why he only speaks his innermost thoughts and feelings in the confines of privacy. Concerning the Fortinbras situation, Hamlet realizes how Fortinbras is doing something he is too much of a coward to do: actually follow through with a vow to avnge the death of his father. The words spoken from Hamlet himself sum it up perfectly, “How all occasions do inform against me, and
“Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles…” (3;1;65-67). The previous line from the play Hamlet by Shakespeare, really shows how the man has put himself into a dangerous mindset. There are many reasons for Hamlet to have been dragged into this mindset: dishonor, death, murder, and incest. The line “To be, or not to be” can only be explained for what it is, Hamlet battling with himself over the worth of continuing to live or to just end his suffering. Throughout the play, Hamlet suffers the wrath of so many things going wrong and so many people betraying him that he has been put into the mindset of “would it just be easier to die.” It is because of this
Possessing a knowledge of the aspects of life that one values and staying true to those values leads to the understanding of what it truly means to be alive. The ability to understand what is truly important is something that Hamlet struggles with until his death. This lack of perception proves to be Hamlet’s downfall, as it is the root cause of his indecision. “Contagion to this world. Now could I drink hot blood /And do such bitter business as the bitter day / Would quake to look on.
There is illness and death in both, and the time to choose life or death arises in both plots. One character chooses to live and the other has no choice, but drives himself mad before he meets Death. The human existence is approached differently in the two texts, the main character of the separate texts differ on how they each live their lives. One is adventurous and the other is a “stick to the plan” kind of man and lives the way he thinks society wants him to live. The endings are quite similar, both end with death, and with death comes with realization of how the living are when facing death, they are fake and pretend quite often.
Sympathy means the feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune. This theme of sympathy correlates with the circumstances that the family of Goron is facing. The theme of sympathy and hatred is always switching out of the play, within these emotions, Horoshimi is trying to show that whether or not you work hard, sometimes it never pays off. The prologue introduces two emotions, sympathy and hatred, "Those who work hard will prosper in despair" indicates that or predicts that Ethan will be successful in his life but will somehow be met with despair. Despair meaning the absence or lost of hope, it shows that Ethan whether or not he is successful, he will always have sorrow in his life regardless, he can't control his fate.