In the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the author claims that revenge and madness are related because the need for revenge can cause one to go insane trying to get their revenge. This comparison comes up when Hamlet kills Polonius, Ophelia goes insane, and when Laertes attempts to do anything to avenge his father and Ophelia. Shakespeare’s claims that madness and revenge are related are not true today because people generally get revenge through the legal system, and rarely have issues as large as those in Hamlet where they would feel such a strong need for revenge. These modern comparisons show up in workplace revenge, the people who generally seek revenge, and the effect revenge has on people.
We could see, from this point, The warrior and Duncan’s “worthiest cousin” (1.4.15) is so terrified by his own action that a sound would scare him. While he is haunted by guilt, Macbeth has to secure his throne by murdering Banquo and Fleance. At the end of the feast which was set up for assassinating Banquo and his son, Macbeth is again terrified by the news that Fleance has fled and Banquo’s ghost will dried blood over his body. He said to the ghost: “Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake/
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.
(Shakespeare, 3.1.112-115). As Mercutio’s final demand, is blaming his death on the hatred of the houses. This is the first death in the whole play, which is from the plague (Romeo and Juliet's love) where he curses them for basically killing him. He asks Benvolio to find him a house because both of them are just as bad and dies as a side character. Some people may rebuke that love had created them and was not made from hatred.
Madness resides within each and every individual, it rests within the deepest part of humanity, waiting to be unleashed by traumatic events. Madness causes a person to tarnish their original morality and embody the essence of the irreconcilable product of their sanity: otherwise known as insanity. As a result, those afflicted will begin to indulge in many acts that their former selves would consider to be taboo. In the Shakespearean tragedy, the title character Hamlet is seeking to avenge his father Old hamlet by taking King Claudius 's life. Unfortunately, as Hamlet embarks on his conquest for revenge, he encounters a vast spectrum of hardships ranging from betrayal to solitude.
Claudius possesses all the qualities of a villain: ambition, greed, jealousy, selfishness,dishonesty,tyranny. He does not hesitate before he kills his brother being driven by jealousy and power thirst. Claudius is an example of the monstrous-like people of the society becauseClaudius commits the biggest of dishonesty: towards his own blood. The problem with Claudius is that between honesty and betrayal he chooses betrayal, between love and selfishness he would go for selfishness. All that selfishness causes his life to lack love and that is what leads him to destruction.
Nihilism is shown through Hamlet’s state of mind during the play through his feelings, actions and emotions. Hamlet uses active nihilism when Hamlet finds out that Claudius, his father's brother, murders King Hamlet. Hamlet then has his soliloquy during that period of sorrow. After that, Hamlet then wanted to get revenge on Claudius for murdering his father. The feeling of getting revenge starts the signs of active nihilism in Hamlet.
He didn 't understand why people weren 't nice to him even though he was nice to them. The creature was mad and angry at Victor and decided to take his anger out on his family and killed every single one of them. Victor says “ He showed unparalleled malignity and selfishness, in evil: he destroyed my friends; he devoted to destruction beings who possessed exquisite sensations, happiness, and wisdom; nor do I know where this thirst for vengeance may end. ”Victor was furious and wanted to destroy the creature once and for all. They both did very awful things to each other.
Considering Ophelia becomes completely insane from Hamlet’s denunciation of his love for her, Hamlet’s fortuitous murder of Polonius, and his abrasive confrontation with Gertrude. In addition, his actions even triggers Claudius to attempt to subdue him, but only end up in the death of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who fell victims to the destructive and bloody path Hamlet had carved to the throne. Undoubtedly, it is all these events that certainly personify the estranged heir, as both a diabolical, and covetous heir. As his willingness
In Hamlet, madness serves to “convey the disillusion and despair that pervades the characters, and leads them to rash and self-destructive acts” (Lidz 33). Hamlet’s despair drives him to madness, which, in turn, drives him to decimating his relationships with his mother and Ophelia, and ultimately, to death. Hamlet’s descent into insanity explores the “possible reasons of degeneration of the human mind”, the idea that ultimate desolation, unwavering grief, may be a driving force for developing insanity (Bali 84). Hamlet’s disparaging tendencies are a result of the degeneration of his mind, an unpleasant side effect of his cavernous grief and longing for his The influence of his madness is exemplified when Laertes does not, in the end, condemn Hamlet for his, Ophelia’s, and Polonius’s deaths.
The play Hamlet by William Shakespeare is of a son whose murder madness and indecision takes a toll on avenging his father’s murder. The main character’s madness can be seen in multiple scenes of the play affecting numerous characters and the meaning of the play as a whole. This can be seen through analyzing his madness throughout the play, the recurrence of this madness as a motif, and the overall outcome. At the beginning of the play, Hamlet is met by his father’s ghost and is explained on how King Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle, murdered his father to gain access to the throne.
In Shakespeare’s dramatic tragedy Hamlet, Shakespeare has characters such as Laertes, and Hamlet display verbal violence towards Ophelia, ignorant that their words cause the limited time they have with her before her suicide. Shakespeare then uses these acts of verbal violence to epitomize that life is fragile and one should value loved ones before they expire. Shakespeare uses Laertes’s stern tone and objectifying diction when speaking to Ophelia about her relationship with Hamlet to illustrate his verbal violence towards her that adds to her desire for death; exemplifying that life is frail and that one should value loved ones before they die. Shakespeare begins Laertes his tirade with him reminding Ophelia that Hamlet’s passion and love for her is only ‘“a toy in blood’” and would only last a “‘minute’”, harshly revealing that Laertes believes Hamlet,
Insanity is the ability to notice and derive messages from everyday life, which are usually ignored. Shakespeare’s play Hamlet takes place in Denmark during the 1600s. The King of Denmark is murdered by his brother Claudius, who then subsequently married the widowed Queen Gertrude. Prince Hamlet, nephew to the new King, is suspicious of the sudden death and seeks revenge. However, while striving to execute his plan Hamlet, as well as his love Ophelia, is consumed by insanity.
To be depressed or not to be depressed, that is the argument. Depression is a common disorder amongst people, but just because you are depressed, it does not make you insane. We see this assumption made in William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. Many believe Hamlet was insane because of the way he acted and reacted towards everything. In reality Hamlet was depressed and enraged because of the actions of others towards him and his own emotions.
Most of society would agree that anyone who kills his childhood friends and uncle has lost his mind, but sometimes, without giving it a second thought, they overlook the motivation and purpose behind the actions which would disprove the underlying assumption of insanity. Shakespearean scholars have always pondered the question of whether Prince Hamlet of Denmark feigns insanity or truly goes mad because of the circumstances. His dead father, King Hamlet, appears to him as a ghost and informs him that his brother and current king, Claudius, murdered him using poison. He asks his son to avenge his death and kill Claudius but leave his wife Gertrude, who married Claudius, out of the whole scheme. Prince Hamlet goes off on a quest for revenge,