Most times these deeds are bad and in the end come back to haunt the characters. Throughout the whole play, Shakespeare uses the theme of deception to create tension, and scandals. These acts of deception will be the falling of many characters and also one of the main themes of the play. In acts one and two, the use of deception is demonstrated. Deception is first used in Macbeth by William Shakespeare in scene six of act one.
Edgar Allen Poe is trying to convince the readers that the main character feels guilty for killing the old man. There are many parts in the story where Poe wants the reader to understand that even though the main character seems foolish he still feels sorrow. That the theme of the story clearly gives as isolate because of the crime. The author depicted the theme by using the unnamed character. This is largely a study in human terror experienced on two levels, both depressing to observe.
Was this really Hamlet 's tragedy, or was it Ophelia 's? Often others are not taken into consideration when choices are being made. Throughout the story of Hamlet readers are able to witness the lies, scandals, and emotional rollercoasters as deep secrets unravel. Through the mystery of death both characters Ophelia and Hamlet are pushed to their breaking point. Self-doubt, depression and confusion are all factors leading to not only the tragedy of Hamlet, but the tragedy of Ophelia.
“To be or Not to be, that is the question...” These are possibly one of the most well known and widely quoted words written by Shakespeare. However, this famous soliloquy by the crazed prince Hamlet goes much deeper than many understand. A man struggling with a sense of duty and whether he should fulfill it or just simply give up, voices his struggles and desires to end his suffering in 34 lines of dramatic distress. What makes these lines so universally appealing? Shakespeare takes a deep look into life’s struggles and explores the themes of death and what lies beyond death.
Some literary works may often deal with the concept of redressing a wrong in order to obtain justice and bring closure. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a prime example of this as Hamlet looks to bring justice to his father’s murder by the hand’s of Claudius. However, Hamlet begins to stray from his moral code as the play progresses and his gradual decay impedes him from completing what he first set out to do. Ultimately, Hamlet’s rage-fueled quest signifies the theme of vengeance corrupting the morality of a person. The recurring motif of revenge seen throughout the play plays a central role in Hamlet’s progression throughout the story and this begins to alter his personality.
Insanity is used in the plays Hamlet and Macbeth. It is used to contrast between characters and to contrast the characters’ mind set as they change throughout the play. The characters in these plays endure a stressful trigger that results in the deterioration of their mental state. All the characters’ trigger is murder. However, in Macbeth it is the same murder that triggers Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Through out the whole the play of Macbeth we see the deterioration of his mental state. Macbeth makes multiple wrong decisions that led to many consequences that eventually caught up to him after the end of Act V. Many of Macbeth’s character traits led to his mental deterioration, including his guilt, greed, ambitions, and false hopes. One of Macbeth’s tragic flaws is his blind ambition; this is a major cause of his mental deterioration. Throughout the play, Macbeth makes one bad decision after the other, mostly because he was hungry for power. Lady Macbeth convinced Macbeth to kill King Duncan so that he could become the new Thane of Cawdor, and later, King of Scotland.
The child then seems to grow heavy as stone. The writer’s use of words and imagery conjures up a surreal and dreamlike atmosphere, which at times, seems to over- shadow the plot. The issues explored in this story can be themed by guilt (“And when I realized for the first time that I was a murderer…) and fear (“I began to feel afraid of him even though
Hamlet and Claudius have similarities beyond the sharing of blood and differences that sever the family bond. Hamlet’s suicidal tendencies and confliction of murder bubble up in his monologue while Claudius is battling a half guilty conscious and the urge to pray. These thoughts of bring rise to similar emotions, however Hamlet and Claudius come to different resolutions at the end of each of their monologues. They both dissect the source of their resolve and in turn raise the question what is the greatest source of motivation for each of them. By observing the monologues with a superficial glance, one is lead to an arguably superficial motivation for each character.
Hamlet is a play that is largely about a prince, Hamlet trying to get revenge on the man who commited his father 's murder. A question is raised however, which is that of whether or not he is sane or crazy. There are many scenes throughout the play in which he displays an almost crazed state of mind which cause many to question his sanity throughout the play. And so the question becomes was he faking it to see if his uncle truly murdered his father, or was he truly insane? It is my firm belief that he is faking it and is only using his facade to ensnare his uncle into a trap so that he can kill him.
In the tragedy, “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, guilt is contributed throughout the play, sacrificing a feeling that haunts the conscience. The feeling of guilt can come from committing a crime, a faulty act, or even violation over someone. The criminal may have remorse in their sinful hands creating an awful grudge with their past. It can lead them to their horrific death of repeatedly seeing their hands, as a reminder of what they have done. ”Hands”, signify the important components of self and violence that rounds out an emphasis placed on choice throughout the play.