When Hamlet discovered that it was King Claudius that had killed his father, Hamlet maps out a process in which he would go about the death of Claudius. He ponders and thinks of the repercussions that may arise in every situation. At times, he inadvertently lets his emotions get the best of him. For example, his plan of revealing Claudius’s guilt through the observation of the self-reflecting play called “Mousetrap” works as Hamlet had intended. However, Hamlet’s impatience overcomes his control, allowing Claudius to realize the motives of Hamlet.
During this same conversation, Haemon argues that the people of Thebes themselves do not like the order for Antigone to die. King Creon quickly refutes that “[he is] king, and responsible only to [himself. ]” King Creon believes that he only needs to worry about himself. This shows that King Creon did not realize his full responsibility as king, both to his family and his people. King Creon was too prideful, and did not realize that he must honor the dead, and that he cannot kill his own family for doing it for him.
I have given you my soul now give me your name.” He doesn’t want to give them the only thing that makes him who his name. He doesn’t want to disgrace his family name and hurt them for generations to come. This is an example when it says in the definition “ He is then able to accept his death with honor.” In conclusion John Proctor is the perfect example of a tragic hero. He committed adultery and in a sense, ended up dying because of it. He is a hero though.
Here he hesitates to kill claudius because if he does he’ll go to heaven and that would be pointless to send a villain to heaven. “And so he goes to heaven, And so I am revenged. That would be scanned; A villain kills my father and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain to heaven.” (Shakespeare.83) Hamlet lets the opportunity to kill Claudius go here because in result he will just
None of the men in the play ever acknowledge the emotion sadness. Even after Laertes’ father is murdered by Hamlet, he shows anger rather than sorrow by impulsively threating to kill the king. On the other side of the spectrum, Hamlet immediately expresses weakness and grief at the beginning of the play, due to his own father’s death. He finds himself talking about the pain he has been hiding because of this, “But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue.”(Pg. 31, Line 164) Hamlet has already started opposing the intersectional forces by expressing his feelings.
His intelligence helps him stay unknown to those close to him because Macbeth is afraid of being blamed for Banquo’s death. He is even willing to go as far as “let the frame of things disjoint, both the worlds suffer,/Ere [I] will eat [my] meal in fear, and sleep” (Shakespeare 93). Macbeth is willing to let his kingdom, along with the rest of the world, be destroyed for the sake of himself. He is so focused on himself that he cannot see those around him starting to doubt. Lady Macbeth fears for his sanity while Macbeth’s thanes are no longer loyal to him.
Others would say that after he accepts his father 's plea for vengeance, that he uses this cloak of madness as a disguise so Claudius cannot see his murderous intentions. As many researchers know there is much evidence for both his sanity, and his madness. But which is true? In the play, Hamlet is constantly talking to himself, which is already one sign of madness, but the things that he says to himself are murderous and even suicidal quotes. One of the quotes in the play being, “HAMLET: O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve itself into a dew, Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self-slaughter!
This claim proves to be evident because throughout the play, Hamlet tries to avenge his father’s death and goes insane doing so. This is apparent in Act III of the play when Gertrude and Hamlet are in a room of the castle and Hamlet sees the ghost of his father again. Gertrude, however, does not see the ghost because it is simply a figment of Hamlet’s imagination. (Shakespeare III.IV.131-135). Hamlet’s madness is a product of the death of his father, which supplements the claim that fathers can impact their sons in a destructive manner.
They both support their own failures, but Antigone’s reason is religious purposes and familial relations, quite contrasting to Creon’s cause of oblivious selfishness. Creon cannot read the mood, taking everything personally and believing threats to others were direct aggression to him. When Polynices goes against Thebes, Creon takes it way too far and refuses to give the man rights even after he’s dead. When his son threatens suicide if Antigone is to be killed, Creon misunderstands and thinks that he is the one who could die. He does not even recognize his own faults at all, only seeing the effects and realizing that he must have done something without knowing what.
The ghost affects the theme of revenge by causing Young Hamlet to be seized by vengeance, the whole play turns into a story of Prince Hamlet trying to avenge his father’s wrongful death. The ghost of King Hamlet helps to develop his son’s character by setting him on a path, he doesn’t tell Hamlet exactly what to do, but he tells him enough of the story to make Young Hamlet rageful and hate filled. First, King Hamlet’s ghost affects action when he first appears in the play. When he first appears, he doesn’t even speak. When he