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
When you say your going to do something, you better do it. Words may indeed lie, but actions always tell the truth. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet the protagonist Hamlet goes through numerous tragedies that cause him depression. His father dies, and his mother marries his uncle. This stress put on him is what essentially created his tragic flaw.
In the play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, it is full of revenge. Many things happen through this play but there’s one person or thing that makes the bad things happen. King Hamlet died and his brother took over and even married his wife, Gertrude. The Prince Hamlet does not approve of this relationship because it happened so quick. Hamlet grieves through this whole play because of the death of his father and starts to go crazy.
In the soliloquy it states “A broken voice, and his whole function suiting” this also indicates how distraught he is towards his father death and the events in which had led after this incident. Hamlet’s staging to this section of the soliloquy would have been him acting and seeming distraught as well as having an appealing facial expression in which would question his madness within him. His posture would be delicate and fragile as if about to break or fall apart. The first section of the soliloquy has Hamlet questioning the player in the play and hims oneself as he sees himself in the position of the player by the way he expresses his feelings and thoughts to the kings death. In this first section there are examples of end rhyme within the stanzas, in lines 541,542 both stanzas end with
Death, tragedy, misery, love, and unity, all of these words describe the story of Romeo and Juliet, but it all revolved around Tybalt making his first terrible mistake. In the play Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare, the short story is that two young lovers secretly get married, people murder in anger, the two lovers get separated, and then end their lives in a tragic death because of no communication. But, like I said, this all revolves around a mistake Tybalt makes because of the feud between the Capulet (Juliet’s family) and the Montague (Romeo’s family). Tybalt is the character most to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet because, he killed Mercutio, which lead to Romeo 's banishment, which then leads to the suicides of Romeo
The leading force for Hamlet’s behavior to change is his mother marrying her dead husband’s brother two months later. In the play Hamlet states “O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason/ Would have mourned longer-married with my uncle,/ My father’s brother, but no more like my father” ( I.ii.150-152). This explains that Hamlet is frustrated because his mother moved on so fast and it seemed to him that she never really loved King Hamlet. Hamlet also claims that “Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief,/That can denote me truly” ( I.ii.82-83 ). Hamlet is trying to tell his mother Queen Gertrude how he feels after the
At the dawn of Edward 's speech, Shakespeare utilizes metonymy referring his tongue as the willingness to do something, during his opening line, "Have I a tongue to doom my brother’s death,". Shakespeare starts off with Edward blaming himself, responsible for the death of his brother, this gives the audience the first impression of his depression where he is feeling guilty and dejected. In this passage we gaze on the beginning of Shakespeare 's style of pathos in action as he conveys a feeling of sorrow for Edward to the reader, revealing that he did regret what he has done in his past however is inadequate to do anything about it now. In addition, Edward expresses emotions of pity towards the character Clarence and emphasizes his statements that claim Clarence is innocent yet he was the one to sentence him to death. Edward also shows a sense of selfishness as he killed Clarence so that he could assure the safety of his own family line.
This speech echoes the soliloquy of Act 1, however, he now questions how someone should deal with the struggles of life. “Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them,” (63-67). Hamlet questions what we are to do in the face of strife before we finally sleep for eternity and end our troubles. “Hamlet’s famous ‘to be or not to be’ soliloquy questions the righteousness of life over death in moral terms, much of the speech’s emphasis is on the subject of death—even if in the end he is determined to live and see his revenge through,” (Smith). Despite his questioning over how to proceed, he ultimately comes to one pivotal conclusion, “He observes that such thinking turns people into cowards, and action into inaction,” (Applebee).
On one side, Hamlet is battling his own inner conflicts as he decides whether to take revenge for his father’s death and weather to do nothing, and on the other, Claudius struggles to keep his treachery a secret, and each of the play’s cast of characters are involved in their own ill-fated plots that ultimately end in their demise. Hamlet spends the majority of the play lingering between ‘doing’ and ‘not doing’ concerning avenging his father’s death. His action or lack thereof is what causes tension between himself and Claudius and everyone
In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the lust for revenge forces characters to appeal to their nature or their honor. After learning of his father’s death upon returning from Wittenberg, Hamlet dons the mask of madness and contemplates a means of exacting revenge against Claudius. While Hamlet ponders the ethereal consequences of murder and revenge, his constant self-reflection paralyzes him from taking action. On the other hand, Laertes, a loving brother and civil son, finds himself in the same situation as Hamlet: Laertes leaves for France only to return and discover that his father has been murdered. However, Laertes does not mirror Hamlet despite seeking justice for the same reasons.
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the burial of recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polyneices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polyneices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acts on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.
The play which is set in Verona is a story about a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families. This feud causes tragic results for the main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet. The events contrast hatred and revenge with love and a secret marriage, forcing the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly and die tragically in despair. Romeo and Juliet’s deaths could be blamed on three people, Tybalt, Juliet’s Father, and the Friar, because Juliet’s father was pushing an unwanted marriage, and then Tybalt he wanted to fight Romeo and he ended up getting killed, making Juliet’s parents think they
Pride can do great things but it can also lead good people to make terrible decisions. In the play, Antigone buries her brother Polynices. Polynices was announced a traitor by her uncle Creon. Creon punishes Antigone; Creon ends up trying to take this back. It is too late, and Antigone is dead which leads to the death of Creon’s son and wife.
Euthanasia literally means good death. However in our society euthanasia is intentionally ending a life in order to relieve suffering or pain. There are two ways to put people to death you either do it with their will or against their will. if you put someone to death against their will we usually call it murder. But if I say “I’m feeling terrible kill me” would you help me to die?.so now we have euthanasia defined and assistant suicide and all these different terms very very confusing to the public because the public generally says “if I am in great pain and I am terminally ill and I am going to die soon why can’t I accelerate or make ease of my death?”.
It is not, nor it cannot come to good. / But break my heart…” (Shakespeare, I, II, 161-164), Hamlet demonstrates his disgust and consternation at how quickly his mother remarried to his own uncle, and, he immediately predicts that it will not end well for his family. In a like manner, in Ordinary People, Conrad’s family falls apart at the lack of each other’s support. An exceptional example which demonstrates this is, “We are a family aren’t we?