3. 169-171). This scene occurs after Romeo drinks poison and kills himself when Juliet wakes up and sees this she decides to kill herself. In the Elizabethan times, women were considered the weaker gender. When Juliet stabs herself with Romeo knife she created situational irony as stabbing yourself with a dagger is considered a very painful death.
They are going to brag about Laertes being amazing at fence so obviously Hamlet is going to challenge him. Claudius will have poisoned wine ready as a backup if Laertes can’t hit Hamlet with the poisoned tip of his sword and Laertes has a sharp tip unlike Hamlet. Hamlet gets the first hit and Claudius eggs him on to take a sip of the wine but Hamlet is to focused on winning. This leads to Gertrude drinking the poisoned wine and Claudius realized what had happened. Therefore this leads to Claudius drinking the wine and dying and then Hamlet killing Laertes and Hamlet eventually dies too because he was hit with Laertes poisoned tip and he drinks the wine in the end.
But after he witnesses his “blenching” he cannot kill him (71). Even at the peak of his passion, when Hamlet finds Claudius praying, he cannot kill him because his reason tells him that if he kills Claudius praying “he goes to heaven” (97). His indecisiveness between acting on his emotions and not to act according to his reason brings his death. Secondly, Hamlet is indecisive switching between his emotions and reason, melancholic because of his father’s death and his mother’s hasty marriage to his uncle, but he is not mad as some critics argue. Regarding Hamlet is a revenge tragedy, madness is a theme of the play but he’s not truly mad.
As Hamlet expresses his anger at his mother, he hears a noise from the tapestry, and, thinking it is a rat, kills Polonius with his sword (3.4.24). Hamlet is overcome with revenge, and becomes easily irritable. As a result, he kills Polonius inadvertently. The fact that revenge overrides any rational instinct in Hamlet reminds students that vengeance causes illogical thinking, and, in turn, serious consequences. Towards the end of the play, Hamlet finally receives his chance at revenge in the form of a fencing match against Claudius.
Furthermore, in the story betrayal was shown when hamlets talk to the ghost and discover that the ghost is father telling him that Claudius has killed him by poisoning him in the ear. The ghost tells Hamlet, “The will of my most seeming-virtuous/ queen: Sleeping within my orchard, /thy uncle stole, and in my ears did pour the distilment”. (10). This quote shows how Claudius betrayed his own family just to get the throne and rule the kingdom. Additionally, when Hamlet killed Polonius he thought it was a rat and he said to his mother Gertrude, “How now!
The next act of violence in this act is the duel between Laertes and Hamlet in court. This brings back that dramatic irony because readers know Claudius tells Laertes to kill Hamlet. “To cut his throat i’ th’ church.” (4.7.123) This led to many other problems that would later occur. After Laertes and Hamlet finish dueling in the court, Gertrude decides to celebrate by drinking. Little does Gertrude know, the drink is poisoned.
In the play, Hamlet, written by Shakespeare, the main character, Hamlet, and his family are all driven by evil ambitions. Hamlet was driven mad by a desperate need to avenge his father’s murder. His step-father, Claudius, killed his own brother over jealousy and lust for the throne. Hamlet’s mother assisted her brother-in-law in killing her husband and persisted in up the crime so that she could remain queen as she lived in a virtually incestuous relationship with him. The cruel, bizarre, and unethical behaviors exhibited by Hamlet and his family stem from the severe depravity of mind from which they all suffer.
He decides his final decision by the push of Lady Macbeth. He tells her, “I am settled, and bend up/ Each corporal agent to this terrible feat” (I.7.79-80). Macbeth end ups murdering the king due to Lady Macbeth pushing his flaw even more. Banquo’s fate, on the other hand, was that his descendants were to become kings. Macbeth's flaw makes him become paranoid about Banquo’s children being king because he wants the throne for his own descendants and not his.