“Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles…” (3;1;65-67). The previous line from the play Hamlet by Shakespeare, really shows how the man has put himself into a dangerous mindset. There are many reasons for Hamlet to have been dragged into this mindset: dishonor, death, murder, and incest. The line “To be, or not to be” can only be explained for what it is, Hamlet battling with himself over the worth of continuing to live or to just end his suffering.
To be or not to be morally ambiguous is to have the lack of coherence in making moral life decisions. In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, the main character Hamlet goes through a great transformation. Hamlet seeks revenge toward Claudius who he believes killed his father for the throne. In many of Shakespeare’s play there is always a hero and a villain, but in Hamlet, Hamlet plays a pivotal role because he can be viewed as both the hero and the villain. Hamlet is seen as a morally ambiguous character due to the decisions he makes throughout the plot of the novel that ends up leading him to his demise.
Hamlet realizes there is no one left to trust but himself, which explains why he only speaks his innermost thoughts and feelings in the confines of privacy. Concerning the Fortinbras situation, Hamlet realizes how Fortinbras is doing something he is too much of a coward to do: actually follow through with a vow to avnge the death of his father. The words spoken from Hamlet himself sum it up perfectly, “How all occasions do inform against me, and
Not trusting many people in the kingdome for the most part of the play, the reader rarely sees Hamlet's true feeling explained to another person. In act five Learties challenges Hamlet to a duel to revenge his sister's death which he blames on Hamlet. Once hearing the news Horatio become greatly concerned for Hamlet's well-being, and tries to convince him to say he is not fit to dule. “ You will lose my lord--”...
Ophelia and Hamlet are also used in contrast to emphasize the idea of insanity. William Shakespeare explores the mystery of death by using contrasting themes of life and death. After his father’s murder, Hamlet becomes infatuated with the idea of death and what is to come after life. Yorik’s skull depicts the clear contrast between life and death as it gives a physical representation of death
Not all people respond with hate and revenge, some people let themselves get walked over but not hamlet. Hamlet does not respond to injustice too kindly. He wants revenge for his father's death, wants to set things right, help out whoever is in charge of people receiving karma by taking things into his own hands. His main goal in the novel is to seek revenge on his father's death, this started when he was visited by the ghost of the old king. The ghost said to him “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” the ghost of the old king wanted Hamlet to seek revenge on claudius for his ‘unnatural” murder of the kind.
Williams Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, describes the tragic death of King Hamlet, whose son becomes very depressed and impacted by the death of his father, causing him to plan revenge honoring his father’s death. The son, Hamlet, constantly is mourning his father and is depressed about how no one seems to be mourning for him. This causes Hamlet to lose his relationships with people in his family because he keeps to himself, rather than voicing his suffering to others in effort to heal. This inhibits his recovery and perpetuates his depressive state. Malcolm Gladwell disagrees with Hamlet’s way to handle grief and suggests a more proactive way to improve their situation.
In his first soliloquy, he expresses his intense grief and inner conflict of wanting to commit suicide but not wanting to be punished by God. From this the audience can infer one of Hamlet’s fatal flaws; he is indecisive. He is constantly searching for certainty, since he is unable to make decisions without it. Although Hamlet is wary of the story given to the public to explain the King’s sudden death, it is not until the ghost confirms his suspicions and he uncovers the truth that he vows to “Remember thee!”. He suspects foul play was involved, yet he never acts on this uncertainty until certainty is provided for him.
However, he does not completely forget about his wish of dying as he decides he will not kill himself, but he also won’t try and safeguard his life were it to be threatened. In the end a list of various excuses pop up throughout the play that prevent Hamlet from being able to take his own life even though he was more than capable of doing
His cowardice prevents Hamlet from moving forward in his plans as his concerns for falling short in his father’s eyes prohibit him from even trying. Were he to try killing the king only to fail, not only could he suffer the pre-established consequences he fears, but the King would also continue living, his father would not have been served justice, and would continue walking in purgatory. Hamlet does not trust his own abilities. Hamlet strives for the success that he sees in those around him, including Claudius, his own father, and most importantly, Fortinbras. He compares himself to him, stating “Quote – Hamlet comparing himself to Fortinbras, saying how good he is”, which clearly shows he strives for success yet is to afraid that he will lose it were he to
In 2005 the Roper v. Simmons case went down in history as a landmark decision creating the pretext that no persons under the age of 18 can be sentenced to capital punishment. Simmons was sentenced to the death penalty at the missouri supreme court after planning a kidnapping and murder on his neighbor Shirley Crook. Evidence was shown that this was premeditated by witnesses Charlie Benjamin and John tessmer whom of which Simmons confided his plans within. All Appeals of this case wernt heard until 2002 when the missouri supreme court passed simmons's execution due to the ruling of a similar case Atkins vs virginia.
Conventional Role: A Determination to Escape the Norms in John Updike’s “A&P” Capitalism and consumerism become a huge phenomenon in American society during 1950s. Economy in the United States increase rapidly after the World War II which causing a large expansion of the middle class. During 1950s, the middle class has an increase in purchasing power and the need for more and better goods emerged rapidly. People tend to buy big houses in the new suburbs and buy new time-saving household appliances to achieve a perceived better life.
Imagine writing a piece of literature with the best intentions, just to have someone else destroy it out of spite. An act similar to this is considered disrespectful and could discourage most to reside from sharing their ideas with society again to prevent further humility. Kurt Vonnegut was a victim to this subjection. After Charles McCarthy, head of the school board at Drake High School, thought it was too corrupt for the education agenda provided to student's, Vonnegut's books were burned in a furnace. Taking this into consideration, Vonnegut responded to this denunciation by writing a letter containing uses of pathos to decry McCarthy’s actions towards his books.