Hamlet is overcome by emotion and becomes unstable, saying on line 264, “Yet I have in me something dangerous, which let thy wisdom fear. Hold off thy hand,” as he fights with Laertes. This emotional instability continues after the fight is broken up as Hamlet insists that he loved Ophelia much more than Laertes. Hamlet once again demonstrates true madness in the final scene of the play, the fight between himself and Laertes. After the scuffle between Hamlet and Laertes and the collapse of Gertrude, Laertes tells Hamlet that the dagger and the Queen were poisoned by King Claudius.
Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet. Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
We know that Hamlet is a tragic hero , for various reasons in the play , all the suffering he goes through , the death of his father which had a big impact in his life and the whole play , being the reason why Hamlet wants to get his revenge no matter what , disregarding the consequences There are multiple reasons for Hamlet delaying the death of Claudius. one of these reason being his mental health. After the death of his father, Hamlet becomes very sad and many think that he begins to go insane. Hamlets insanity affects all aspects of his life. He begins fighting with ophelia and his mother, he is becoming indecisive and his subjects become weary because he is the next heir to the throne.
Through the confrontation/realization, the protagonist either learns from his mistake or dies (resolution). Hamlet, however, has no control over the events which eventually lead to his destruction. The audience witness the anti-heroic qualities of Hamlet that appear after the delay: he plots to damn his uncle's soul, he kills Polonius, he sends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to death
“The lovers want to live in union; the death-dealing feud opposes their desire” (Kahn 185) and the play suddenly turns into a tragedy. Thus, the feud plays a crucial role in the dramatic development of the play. Firstly, it is the feud which causes Tybald to kill Mercutio, as “To Tybald, a sword can only mean a challenge to fight, and peace is such a word” (Kahn 174). Furthermore, due to this conflict Romeo murders Tybald in order to take revenge for his friend’s death and in this way according to Paster he bothers the completion of his secret marriage with Juliet
The hasty decisions and actions of Romeo, Friar Lawrence, and Juliet result in the final tragedy of the play. Romeo is the most guilty of hasty decisions and actions because he does not think about his actions and mostly acts on quick impulses that usually lead to death. In Act III, when Tybalt kills Mercutio because of Romeo stepping in the way, Romeo acts impulsively and attacks Tybalt. Romeo then cries out and says, “Away to Heaven, respective lenity, / And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now!”(Shakespeare 429) Romeo then kills Tybalt, which is an impulsive act that gets him banished from Verona. Romeo regrets his actions later in the play.
The first act of cruelty that contributes to Macbeth’s downfall is the murder of Duncan. After contemplating the consequences associated with planning the murder, Macbeth kills Duncan, convinced that it is the only way he can become king. Following the murder, Macbeth becomes overwhelmed with shock and begins to experience auditory hallucinations. Upon experiencing shock, Macbeth is unaware that he brings back the daggers from the crime. Commanded by Lady Macbeth to return the daggers to the scene, he claims, “I am afraid to think what I have done.” Riddled with guilt, Macbeth feels remorse.
Throughout the play Hamlet continues to act insane and even dies with the act continuing. Even after Hamlet gathers all the evidence that proves Claudius is the murder, Hamlet continues to behave in a strange way. When he mistakenly murders Polonius he does not react as a sane person would. This act enrages Laertes, who then wants to avenge his father’s death. Driven to madness by the murder of his father, Laertes, with the help of Claudius conspires to kill Hamlet.
It can be argued that Hamlet is the most complex character Shakespeare has ever written, there has been many debates revolving around his insanity (real or fake). The progression of Hamlet is quite astonishing he begins as a young prince with the world in his hand, to a lunatic who becomes obsessed with revenging his father’s death. The revenge theme is acted upon throughout the novel and is essentially what drives Hamlet. He believes that Claudius has killed his father (we later find out this is true), this begins his investigating. We can be easily fooled by Hamlets insanity but there is intelligence behind his every move.
In the play Macbeth, Macbeth’s fate is what drives him to his decisions for both power and greed. This is portrayed when Macbeth when he kills Banquo and his son because his greed sees them as a threat to his throne, killing the king for power above all mortals, and his fate ultimately leading to his death and freeing time. Macbeth has done countless sins in order to keep his rightful position as king, though his greed for power has led to him killing his best friend Banquo because the witches have predicted that Banquo’s descendants will be king. “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none.” (I,iii,68) this quote that the witches say is their prediction that Macbeth will be king but Banquo’s descendants will be granted King after Macbeth. This leads Macbeth to hire henchmen in order to take out Banquo and his son in order to keep his power above all.