The story of Hamlet by William Shakespeare is a story of betrayal, revenge, and intrigue. Hamlet, the title character discovers that his uncle killed his father and married his mother effectively stealing the throne. Hamlet decides he must kill his uncle Claudius as revenge for what he had done. However, as the new king, Hamlet isn't sure how to get to him, so he decides to fake madness, but his plan backfires as Claudius doesn't trust him and makes sure he is always watched. In his fumbled plan for revenge, Hamlet accidentally kills Polonius, forces Polonius's son Laertes to seek revenge against him, and drives Ophelia crazy causing her to kill herself.
However, the way these two characters carry themselves is much different than the way Hamlet does. He, himself speaks of Laertes and Fortinbras as people who are basic contrasts to him. The reader understands this in Act IV, Scene iv where Hamlet describes Fortinbras and his valiant character and promises to become somewhat more like him. Hamlet says, "Witness this army of such mass and charge/ Led by a delicate and tender prince,/
Hamlet and Masculinity What defines society’s portrait of a man? Perhaps it is his fighting skill, his ability to lead, or his valiency. Within the play by William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Hamlet is a prince who struggles with his father’s death and lacks any sense of responsibility. He spends the whole play making excuses and never facing his problems head on.
The acts of violence throughout the play comes in three different forms; murder, suicide, and combat. Polonius is unexpectedly murdered, Ophelia goes mad and commits suicide, and Hamlet provokes a battle with Laertes that ends poorly for both men. All three of these violent acts can be traced back to clouded judgements, indecisiveness, anger, revenge, and heartbreak. Shakespeare created such acts of violence to keep the readers on their toes and informed, but also to invoke questions. Is Hamlet Insane?
Macbeth 's Bloody Ambition “In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side.” (Yoda). In William Shakespeare 's play Macbeth the character Macbeth feeds into his own ambition to become King, after he had this encounter with three witches and they told him, his so called destiny. Macbeth is a coward because he didn 't fight his temptation to be King, he fell for the Dark Side because he did great evil to get there. In order to become king he murders some of the closest people to him.
It 's only after he storms the castle with a band of armed men that he starts asking questions —unlike Hamlet, who asks a whole lot of questions before he finally gets around to avenging his father 's death. Here 's the funny thing, though: both of them end up dead, in exactly the same way, and at each other 's hands. So, is Laertes ' method really any better than Hamlet 's? It is clear that Hamlet is the winner in the cause that he actually get to stab and poison Claudius, which is his But toward the end of the play, he recognized his fault and ask for forgiveness.
Hamlet is essentially a story based on revenge. The play opens with the outside guards seeing the phantom of the recently deceased King Hamlet. When his son is summoned to him, he tasks him to get revenge for his death. Young Hamlet then spends the following days planning every move of his revenge until he accidentally kills the father of Laertes in an act of misguided rage. This mix up causes Hamlet’s well thought out plan to spiral out of control and puts Laertes on a quest to avenge his father’s murder just as Hamlet is.
Hamlet does delay his task to avenge his father but, he does at the right time and he does it properly. Before killing Hamlet needs to confirm if Claudius is a murderer and if he can trust a ghost. In the beginning of the play, Hamlet is told by the ghost of his father that Claudius killed him, shortly after the ghost tells Hamlet to avenge his father’s death. Hamlet believes the ghost and considers killing Claudius but, Hamlet double checks himself to make sure Claudius actually did kill the king by exposing his guilt after he sees a play similar to Claudius’ situation. This all is to make sure that Claudius actually killed
Macbeth is a play written by Shakespeare in 1606 about power and guilt. Though many scenes in the classic play, Macbeth talking to Banquo’s ghost, Lady Macbeth attempting to wash away the blood, and Lady Macbeth saying water will fix everything, are the three most important scenes to show the theme of guilt. Macbeth clearly wasn’t the same after the crimes he committed. “Thou canst not say I did it; never shake thy gory locks at me.”
He feared this more than anything else, what would happen after the murder. However it took him until this point to realize all he had sacrificed for a “fruitless crown” (66)that the witches gave him. For Macbeth, there seems no way out, no way to install his sons as the future kings. Not only is Banqo a talented tactician, he is also backed by a prophecy coming from witches who see the future.
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a play that mainly focuses on one common theme of insanity. Macbeth gradually becomes plagued by intense guilt as his desire for power drives him to attain his goals by any means necessary, including committing murder. He kills Duncan in cold blood in order to become King, has Banquo killed by three murderers because he wishes to maintain his position as King, and finally, he has Macduff’s family slaughtered. Each of these occurrences takes place because of Macbeth’s will to be King, or they are a result of his guilt. Nonetheless, they are all completed of his free will, which is what causes him to deteriorate mentally.
The uncle of the boy then marries his mother and becomes more greedy throughout the entire play. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare the mysterious character Claudius has a craving for power which leads to events showing his lack of emotion for his actions, and family. Claudius’ apathy is shown throughout the play, although in Act I scene ii Claudius is portraying his lack of sympathy towards his son and
Presently may I do it pat, now he is praying... A miscreant murders my dad; and for that, I, his sole child, do this same lowlife send to heaven. "[Act 3, Scene 3, lines 74-98]. Village holds up until he can execute his uncle while he is performing a wrongdoing yet sadly for Hamlet, his next opportunity to correct vengeance on Claudius is his own demise.
Claudius is one character whose motivations and actions created tension and the need for revenge. The deception and murder committed by Claudius became a pivotal element of the story when Prince Hamlet was transfixed in avenging his dead father and punishing his uncle. King Claudius’ need to maintain his power and Prince Hamlet’s desire for revenge became a fight between justice and corruption. A lesson that can be learned from the play is that the repercussions of one 's actions will always make an appearance. In Claudius’ case, he lost everything including his life as infliction of his crimes.
In Shakespeare, Hamlet, revenge plays a large role in some of the characters actions. Hamlet was trying to get revenge on Claudius almost the whole play. Laertes wants to get revenge on Hamlet because Hamlet killed his father. Young Fortinbras wants to get revenge for King Hamlet killing his father. Although all of these characters were trying to get revenge, they all had different outcomes.