In the classic play, "Hamlet" the main character Hamlet suffers his father's death. As if this is enough to deal with, his Mother then quickly remarries to Hamlet's uncle. It is easy to imagine that this is hard to deal with. In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet reveals his complex thoughts of life and death by weighing the positives and negatives of each against each other through the use of figurative language. Due to the recent death of his father, and his Mother's marriage soon after, Hamlet has a very bleak outlook on life.
Although the quality of an actor’s performance is generally subjective, certain performances on film have been deemed extremely noteworthy due to their ability to impress various audiences and film critics. The characters within these performances differ in terms of appearance and personality; however, specific qualities within the actors that play their roles remain common throughout. For example, actors that display emotions realistically and react naturally to fictional circumstances within performances often tend to achieve more success. Anthony Perkins’ portrayal of Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Psycho, rests among some of the greatest performances on film along with Bud Cort’s portrayal of Harold Chason in Hal Ashby’s film,
Williams Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, describes the tragic death of King Hamlet, whose son becomes very depressed and impacted by the death of his father, causing him to plan revenge honoring his father’s death.The son, Hamlet, constantly is mourning his father and is depressed about how no one seems to be mourning for him. This causes Hamlet to lose his relationships with people in his family because he keeps to himself, rather than voicing his suffering to others in effort to heal. This inhibits his recovery and perpetuates his depressive state. Malcolm Gladwell disagrees with Hamlet’s way to handle grief and suggests a more proactive way to improve their situation. Gladwell in his piece, David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants, suggests people should use their negative situation to their advantage.
Having your father die is bad enough, but to have your mother marry your uncle, within a few weeks of your father’s death? Then to see the ghost of your dead father. That would drive anyone a little insane, but maybe not to the extent that everyone thought Hamlet was acting. Hamlet is torn between acting sane and letting everyone else see him as insane. Hamlet is so grieved by his father
It is obvious that Arnold is scared of how his parents will react to the news, for when he returns home he puts off telling his parents that Eguie is dead until they ask where his brother is (Berriault 387). Arnold's family, including his brother, do not seem to be the most caring folk in the first place. Berriault notes, “Feeling foolish, he lifted his face, baring it to an expected shower of derision from his brother”(385). This passage gives the reader an idea of how the family reacts to others mistakes; with disapproval. When Arnold's parents hear the news they give no attention to him, instead, they go their separate ways to grieve.
Additionally, in scene two act III the scene that may have any effect on the direction of the play is the introduction of the Ghost appearing to Hamlet and telling him that Claudius his uncle and brother to his father killed the king father to Hamlet and asks him to revenge his death. This makes Hamlet to distrust almost everybody around him except Horatio his close friend. From the scene, Rosencrantz asks “Good my lord, what is your cause of distemper? you 338 do, surely, bar the door upon your own liberty, if you deny your griefs to your friend.”. Hamlet “340 Sir, I lack advancement.” and Rosencrantz wonders “How can that be, when you have the voice of the king himself for your succession in Denmark?” (2.3.
The Devil’s Arithmetic Book vs. Movie Essay The book and movie versions of The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen both had many pros and cons. However, the more preferable version goes to the book. The book had far more interesting and suspenseful moments. With the book having better characters, scenes, and themes, there is no point in arguing which adaptation of The Devil’s Arithmetic is more enjoyable to an audience. Although the movie did have some interesting additions and removals, the book was far more appealing to a general audience than the movie.
The actor portraying the murdered king looks as if he’s about to explode, holding his head, and screaming, but due to the voice over, there is no sound coming from his screams. When no sound is coming from the scream, the scream could be too agonizing for the audience to hear. It shows the audience how excruciating the pain was for the king as he was poisoned by his brother. It also helps with Hamlet, as the audience can know understand that he feels the pain of his father’s murder, seeing it as he understood it to have
When it comes to killing Macduff’s family, for example, he does not even consult his wife. He says, “Seize upon Fife, give to the sword his wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line” (4.1.151-153). Before, he relied on his wife to achieve the heavy duty tasks, but here he becomes more independent. Just as Macbeth develops expected masculine traits, Lady Macbeth develops the feminine traits. Contrary to her behavior at the start of the play, she becomes weak and dependant on her husband.
And she uses her power multiple times in the movie and in the play, when she talks about him not being a man enough. She clearly holds this power over Macbeth in both the movie and the play. He clearly cares a lot about her opinion and she knows that and often takes advantage of that every time she can. She uses it by either telling him lies and stories or degrading his manhood. She persuades Macbeth to kill Duncan, or at least she pulls him further towards his darker place, which makes him think it’s a good idea to kill