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.
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 Shakespeare’s’ tragedies, one element is consistent- the tragic hero. Each tragic hero shares certain traits that contribute to his tragedy. They possess a fault that will eventually lead to their demise. Shakespeare’s tragic hero is a man of noble birth who falls from a position of honor and respect due to a flaw in his character. Hamlet and Macbeth are portrayed as tragic heroes through their nobility, tragic flaws, and errors in judgment.
Hamlet and Masculinity What defines society’s portrait of a man? Perhaps it is his fighting skill, his ability to lead, or his valiency. Within the play by William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Hamlet is a prince who struggles with his father’s death and lacks any sense of responsibility. He spends the whole play making excuses and never facing his problems head on.
After meeting his father 's ghost, Hamlet had to investigate further and see if his uncle is guilty. In Gladiator, Commodus kills Emperor Marcus his father because he was going to give the throne to Maximus. Maximus is very upset by this because he thought of Marcus as a father and decides not to honor Commodus as emperor. Since both Hamlet and Maximus were noble, they have
At the start of the play Macbeth’s self perception is that of a noble warrior. He views himself as a chivalrous, loyal, and honourable soldier to his king. Macbeth at the start of the play shows this before he even is properly shown in the play by fervently fighting for his king against rebels and norwegian troops. Things start to change after the meeting with the Witches however and Macbeth's self perception begins to change.
Hamlet only trusts one individual throughout the play. The soliloquies in Hamlet revolve around death, incest, and betrayal. However, Hamlet’s conversations with Horatio serves as a moral remembrance for Hamlet and helps to maintain Hamlet’s sanity. In the conversations between Hamlet and Horatio, Hamlet reveals his feelings without any suspicions regarding Horatio’s loyalty. In Hamlet, Hamlet encounters craziness, dejection, and anger.
Serving as a character foil for Hamlet, Laertes is a very unique character. His character throughout the play is very impulsive, through thinking and acting. His father Polonius even tells him that he must be careful on how he acts and gives him advice on how he must act. (Act 1 Scene 3) Besides being impulsive, Laertes is a caring person as well.
Of all the trials that Hamlet had to conquer during his journey to avenge his father’s death; deciding whether life’s inevitable sufferings were worth living through topped many of his other sub-problems. “To be or not to”: the soliloquy starts the reader with the question of life or death. The motif of death plays an important role in the play because it is a tragedy and it seems as if death is a more reasonable fate than living. Once King Hamlet is murdered by his brother the prosperity of the castle in the Denmark takes a turn for the worse. Corruption and lies are the only actions that are being sought out rather than what King Hamlet has stood for.