Like one of the reason, we betray people is to protect someone or yourself. In Hamlet, Shakespeare reveals that betrayal is hopeless because of it a domino effect. That means it keeps happening over and over again. For instance, in the play, Claudius had to betray his brother because he wanted to take Hamlet father 's throne. In this quote, “Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast, With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts- So to seduce!- won to his shameful lust, The will of my most seeming- virtuous queen.” The metaphor is used in this quote and the old ghost Hamlet describes Claudius as a “ traitorous gift” meaning Claudius is an untrustworthy person because of what he has done to old ghost Hamlet.
When Hamlet loses his father he must find a way to save himself before his depression hurts him. Hamlet looks to confide in the first person that truly understands him: Horatio. In his play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare uses the relationship between Hamlet and Horatio to represent the fatherly bond Hamlet lost. The characterization of Hamlet and Horatio 's bond through the grief of death, their respect for each other, and how much they care about one another proves how Hamlet replaces his father with Horatio out of desperation for someone to look up to, just as he did his father. Hamlet is immediately drawn to Horatio because of their shared grief over the death of King Hamlet.
Hamlet is the prince of Denmark but he can not control himself; he crazily holding a knife and expresses his opinion that he was struggling weather to live or to die. A prince’s mission is to protect his people and manage his country but Hamlet acts as lunatic talking about death. However, Hamlet’s action represents his country which corrupting from inside to outside. “Heaven make thee free of it! I follow thee.
If Hamlet had just acted, Claudius would have died and gone to hell. Even if Hamlet killed Claudius after he got up from the play, Hamlet would have survived. William Shakespeare intentionally made Hamlet not willing to act in order to show how human he is. Hamlet grieves for his father and sees all the wrong in the play. Hamlet is scared of death, but also is very depressed in life.
If up until now my analysis examined some of Hamlet´s actions, as well as steps taken so as to avenge his father’s murder, now it is time to focus on his constant hesitation and perpetual procrastination over the matter. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is clearly a revenge play, yet ironically, our protagonist seems unable to commit such an act. Although, he establishes that the Ghost’s request for revenge is his obligation to carry out, Hamlet always postpones the act. Throughout the course the play it becomes quite obvious that Hamlet is conscious of the illusive form of his hollow intention: “I do not know/ Why yet I live to say, ‘This thing’s to do’” (4.4.43–44). His delay becomes central to the plot, and it shows how far from resolving his purpose, Hamlet lacks courage to carry it out.
In the tragedy Hamlet, Hamlet’s conflict was cause by his own emotions and flaws. “Hamlet does have a tragic flaw, for being the principal character in a tragedy, written within the template of a classical tragedy, Hamlet was expected to share this trait with all other noble, tragic characters.” (Tatu, 126). Hamlet had a fundamental weakness that he couldn’t overcome until the end of the story. Hamlet was responsible for his own downfall. He felt like he was obligated to defend his father when finding out the truth behind his death.
His father responds by saying “are you so insolent you threaten me?” he answers “where’s the threat in challenging a bad decree”. It 's like saying whether the hurt in dying for something worthy? In this he says death isn 't so bad when it 's for a just reason. Playwrights often use stereotypes, stock characters, and mainly what others say about a character to explain what he or she is like but in this case we have a character that serves his purpose as secondary character but also has a significant impact on the viewpoints of other characters. In conclusion the Sophocles uses the character of Haemon as “pseudo-protagonist” with very complex moral values and inner conflicts regarding his loyalty to his family or the woman that he loves this was shown through the authors use of language
Claudius displays sign of sympathy trying to relate to Hamlet's grief. He attempts to heal Hamlet’s broken contrite heart by relating his lost of his father to the lost of his father when he was young. In doing so, Claudius is trying to feel Hamlet’s sorrow and support him in his grieving process. Claudius
Hence, the common themes that the works both have are betrayal, hurt, and the madness of the characters showcasing their pain to the world. In Hamlet and False Pretense, the characters each struggle with a betrayal that befalls them. Hamlet is quick to note his once childhood friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have turned against him, saying, “[There’s letters sealed; and my two schoolfellows, Whom I will trust as I will adders fanged…” understanding that he can no longer rely on them (Shakespeare 3.4 225-226). Likewise, in False Pretense, the song’s narrator deals with a betrayal from someone close to them. The narrator’s disbelief is shown through their statement of “The world’s got a funny
Having been raised in this society, and taught the expectations of one’s gender, each character must carefully choose their actions so as to conform. Hamlet laments his failure to do so when he does not take action on the knowledge of his father’s murder, and, having recently witnessed an actor expend all his effort to play a part, exclaims: “O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!” (2.2.471). Hamlet’s tone and sorrowful diction depict the disdain with which he holds himself for his failure to be brave, honorable -- manly. His continued scrutiny, depicted and described through the question: “What would he do, Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have?” (2.2.481-482) exposes another effect of gender expectations, one which sparks the internal conflicts which Hamlet is grappling with in this scene: comparison between oneself and others is magnified and assigned importance due to the presence of gender attributes and expectations. One can also tell the effect of such a situation: Hamlet’s description of himself as “A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak, Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause” (2.2.488-489) and self doubting question of “Am I a coward?” (2.2.492) both decry the negative effect which self-depreciation due to failure to meet gender expectations has.
As I read through this play, I found it very difficult to decipher Shakespeare 's writing and his choice of words. It is necessary to read the text aloud in order to comprehend Shakespeare’s language and have some sort of understanding of Hamlet’s inner feelings. To understand Hamlet’s frustration, anger, and confusion throughout the play. Hamlet’s inner feelings are expressed in his second soliloquy beginning with “O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!” (2.2.560). Although Hamlet wants to avenge his father’s death, he admits that he is dishonest and weak.
When betrayed, one usually has negative emotions towards the people who have betrayed them. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare this idea is well illustrated, it is shown that betrayal affects the actions of Hamlet towards his friends and family, which indicates that the pursuit of vengeance often can cause one to forget the value of life. The betrayals that Hamlet suffered at the hands of his close friends and family, revealed important parts of Hamlet’s character, such as his intelligence, he is a very meticulous thinker that looks at situations from all angles, he is cunning, he has the ability to manipulate everyone into believing that he is insane, and he is skeptical, he does not believe any information until he finds it out for