Discuss the ideas developed by the text creator about the role self-respect plays when an individual responds to injustice.
Honor can be defined in many different ways. Honor as defined by the merriam webster dictionary is “respect that is given to someone who is admired”. To go more into the definition of honor is doing good for others and doing it because it is the right thing to do not because you want a reward. Honor is something that has to be given to you. It is given when people look up to you and respect you. Honor doesn't have one meaning. It also has been adapted and changed over time. If we look back to hunting-gathering cultures in the early world. You earned honor by killing an animal and bringing it back to you tribe. Being a good hunter was an easy way to gain honor. We can also look at the year 37 AD. Being honorable during this times was being a strong military leader and
In conclusion, the motif of honour is reinforced through the characters in the play, specifically Gertrude, Ophelia and Hamlet. Gertrude’s hasty marriage to Claudius amidst the mourning of her deceased husband, brings her honour into question. By defying the precedent established by other royal widows of monarchs, Gertrude risks her honour as a queen. As a consequence of her actions, Gertrude also loses her honour as a mother to Hamlet. During Gertrude’s last moments, Hamlet’s farewell was of anger and madness rather than sadness and sorrow. Ophelia’s lie to Hamlet marked betrayal in their relationship and ultimately the end to their trust. Inevitably, Ophelia’s honour with Hamlet was broken by her betrayals and lies she presented. The fate
(An Analysis of Major Themes and Questions Introduced in Soliloquies of Acts 1-3 of Shakespeare’s, Hamlet)
In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the character of the prince is developed by the unfortunate murder of his father and the events that follow. Hamlet’s witty character is progressively changing, showing his anger, intelligence, and love that develops the meaning of the work. The purpose of Hamlet is to demonstrate “the development of an acceptance of life despite the existence of human evil” (Boyce 232).
Honor means to me that you did something for you or someone else.The definition of honor is being high in royal and to be respect for something you did or be esteemed or honorable. Some synonyms are glory which means to have given something really cool for something you did another one is privilege is where you are given a privilege for what you have done. Some antonyms are dishonor which is the exact opposite of honor which means you did something horrible. Another antonym is shame which means you did something even worse than dishonor for example you attempted to murder someone.
The big question is “Are Hamlet’s actions justified.” Well Hamlet was both justified and not justified. Some things he did were for a reason others were just possibly because he was pretending to have gone insane. Examples of this are the way Hamlet treated his own mother, Gertrude, and the way he treated his love Ophelia, one thing he is not justified in is delaying the murder of his uncle and his mother’s new husband Claudius. But the thing that is justified is actually killing Claudius.
Have you ever drifted away from your own sanity in hopes of getting revenge? Does the thought of violence or chaos cross your mind when it seems like the world is out to get you? In one of William Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, Hamlet, acts of violence seem to follow each and every character in the play. In the beginning, Shakespeare throws Hamlet into a whirlwind of change and endless emotions. With his father just being murdered by his uncle Claudius and Polonius banning the relationship between him and Ophelia, the only thought running through Hamlet’s mind was anger and revenge. The acts of violence throughout the play comes in three different forms; murder, suicide, and combat. Hamlet kills Polonius, Ophelia goes mad and commits
He is the Prince of Denmark and is next in line for the thrown. After his father’s death, his uncle sweeps the throne with his ambition and left Hamlet deserted. With his father being murdered, his mother quickly giving her affections to Claudius, and Claudius stealing Hamlet’s crown, Hamlet feels that he cannot trust anyone in his family anymore. This forces Hamlet to be depressed and it establishes a mental conflict between himself and his family members. Also, Hamlet feels and shows affection for Ophelia. He writes her love letters and presents her with precious gifts to show his love. Although, Hamlet is devastated to hear the news that Ophelia has directed all his feelings towards her father. The connection of trust is harshly broken between Hamlet and Ophelia, and Hamlet feels that there is very few people he can trust. When the ghost of King Hamlet appears and explains to Hamlet that Claudius is a murder and to “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder”, so the King can leave the gates of purgatory and have his sins released. Hamlet is astounded by the news, and feels a sense of hatred and anger towards Gertrude and Claudius. However, the ghost clearly states that Hamlet must never harm Gertrude, and to only send Claudius to hell. Now that Hamlet is educated about his father’s passing, and gained motivation from his father’s words “Remember me”, he has committed to take
This speech reveals to us that not only is Hamlet incredibly dismal over his fathers death and the wedding, but he holds a very low opinion of himself. Not only is he so upset that he contemplates suicide, he also compares himself as opposite Hercules, who is heroic and strong. Hamlet also reflects greatly on the theme of corruption. He reveals the corruption of his uncle who is a unfit for old Hamlet 's crown and has married his brothers wife without properly grieving for his brother. Hamlet also explains his mothers corruption as she appeared to be in love with Hamlet 's father yet was corrupt in her quick remarriage with little grief for her fallen love.
Prince Hamlet’s character in Act 3 scene 3, and 4 tells us much about him.
Is Hamlet acting crazy to confuse Claudius, and make him believe he is a weak target, or has he really gone mad? These are the questions that lie beneath the play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. In the play, Hamlet is faced with several different situations, and tasks. In the beginning of the play Hamlet is faced with a very hard situation, the loss of his father. While grieving he discovers that his mother will be married to his uncle Claudius. Hamlet had to talk to the ghost of his father, and found out Claudius was the reason for King Hamlet’s death. He wants revenge, he is to kill Claudius, without hurting his mother Queen Gertrude. Hamlet writes a play to get
The story of a young man by the name of Hamlet has been told since it was first written in the early 1600s. The timeless classic tells the tale of Prince Hamlet, who discovers that his mother had wed his uncle, two months prior to his father’s passing. He visits the throne in Denmark because he is disgusted at the act of incest, where the ghost of his deceased father confronts him, insisting that he was murdered by Claudius, the new king. Hamlet is enraged, and he becomes obsessed with the idea of proving the crime so that he can obtain revenge against Claudius (Crowther). Despite the myriad of themes that circulate throughout the Shakespearean play, many do not realize one hidden yet extensive theme: actions and their consequences. Complexities
In contrast, Hamlet's heroic journey is different from that of a traditional hero archetype, but his character is no different from that of any other hero. In Shakespeare's drama, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Hamlet is the son of a recently murdered king. In Hamlet's eyes his uncle is the prime suspect in this murder, and his mother is also suspected of adultery because she married his uncle no long after his father's death. Right away Hamlet introduced to this atrocity and is later confronted by the ghost of his father who explains, "I am thy father's spirit,/Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night, /And for the day confin'd to fast in fires,/...Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther" ( I. v. l. 14-16, 31). Compared to Joseph Campbell's
“When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.” -Thomas S. Monson. All people are deserving of respect. This life lesson can change someone 's entire life for the better. Much like in the books, “Looking for America”, Touching Spirit Bear, and the novel Holes. In those books there are many different ways that the characters in the stories are all deserving of respect.