In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is seen as an outcast in the Puritan dominated society. She is punished for her sin of adultery, however, she is not the greatest sinner. Roger Chillingworth is a manipulative man who commits even more atrocious crimes. He forces Hester to marry him and does not treat her very well. He is later consumed by revenge and hides his identity in order to punish Dimmesdale.
In essence, his false hope of peace among the two families results in the death or tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. This misjudgment of the situation causes him to feel guilty and accept punishment for his act of crime. Secondly, the house of Capulet`s notion that Juliet wants to marry Paris and her deception is incredibly problematic for
He talks to himself about things he could, should, and does to people, as well as his vigilant hate for Othello. Why does he hate Othello so much? He first believes that Othello passed him over for a higher position as lieutenant and gave the promotion to Cassio. Second, he thinks that Othello may have slept with his wife. He cannot prove the latter but has such a deep hatred for Othello that he does anything to cause destruction to Othello as well as the rest of the characters.
I tell thee, churlish priest,” (22.214.171.124). Laertes could be the exact opposite of Hamlet in regards to their revenge. Hamlet, not being happy with just killing the king wants him to go to hell but doesn’t want to go to hell himself. Laertes doesn’t care about his fate as long as he gets his revenge. King Claudius provokes Laertes into challenging Hamlet to a duel that will insure his death, “ A chalice for the nonce, whereon but sipping, if he by chance escape your venom’d stuck, our purpose may hold there” (4.7.160-162).
Hamlet’s desire for revenge created a conflict for not only himself, but those around him. This clouded his judgement as well as his responsibilities, which led to a tragic ending, because everyone died. The conflicts he created for others included: Claudius becoming suspicious of Hamlet and enlisting the help of Guildenstern, Rosencrantz, as well as Polonius to spy on Hamlet, Gertrude was worried for him since he was acting mad, Ophelia went mad since Hamlet kill her father, and Laertes was fueled with rage for the same reason Ophelia went
Othello’s jealousy causes him to jump to conclusions and not doing his due diligence in investigating Desdemona’s possible infidelity himself. Once it is proved to Othello that Desdemona was innocent and the affair was fabricated by Iago, Othello despairingly stabs and kills himself. Shakespeare uses Othello to warn against jealousy by providing an example of the possibly fatal consequences to those who harbor such envy. Yet again cruelty comes as a result of the provocation of the character's fatal flaw, and in the case of Othello it was his
In many scenes Hamlet can be seen as insane, this is because he wanted everyone to see that so he can get away with his bad manners/acts such as the crimes he had made. Likewise, due to his father’s death, in which he focused on, he wanted to get revenge and ended up acting abnormal along with being “mad” in the situations of crime. Consequently, Claudius had saw that Hamlet could be dangerous in situations such as Act 3, Scene 4 were he acted upon impulse, and so that’s when Claudius thought of making Hamlet go to England, and he did. Seeing that the relation he had with Ophelia led to her own suicide in the “Murder of Gonzago” is where we can see how his role impacted others. Being that Ophelia loved Hamlet, his role-play did ruin their relation
Since the beginning of the book Huck knew that Pap was a terrible person and finally got what he deserved. Another set of antagonizing characters was the King and Duke, two con artists who knew how to make money by cheating it off of people. After many sick attempts at stealing inheritance money, the duo decided to turn Jim in for the money reward after saying that they wouldn’t. Their plan backfired, however, and after being unable to prove themselves as the true heir to the inheritance, they were punished. Huck sees them finally getting their punishment and states “I knowed it WAS the king and the duke, though they was all over tar and feathers, and didn’t look like nothing in the world that was human” (Twain 174).
Romeo immediately blamed it on being in love with Juliet because it made him more “effeminate”. So he turns around and fights Tybalt, which results in Romeo killing Tybalt. Sure, he did kill one of his best friends but if he thought it through maybe the story would have turned out completely different. “Now, Tybalt, take the "villain" back again, that late thou gavest me; for Mercutio's soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company: Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him.” (Romeo-3.1) This quote is what Romeo says when he finds out Mercutio is dead. This quote is basically saying that Mercutio’s soul isn’t gone yet and is waiting for Tybalt to keep him company, basically that Tybalt’s about to die.
Corruption is a disease that over time rots the human way of thinking. In Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet, Prince Hamlet finds out about his father’s murder, causing him to go insane and wanting to seek revenge. His new motive in life is to seek revenge, which ends up corrupting him and everyone around him. In Hamlet, Shakespeare discusses the idea of corruption in order to show how it can contaminate a person’s heart and way of life. Hamlet faces many dilemmas throughout the novel, in one scene he even debates whether it is even worth it to live anymore: “ To be or not to be—that is the question:/ Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer/ The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,/ Or take arms against a sea of trouble” (3.1.64-67).