One of the quotes in the play being, “HAMLET: O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw and resolve itself into a dew, Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God, God, How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world!” (1.2.133-138) He’s stating the futility of life after the death of his father and taking of his throne. This scene takes place soon after he learns about his misfortune. He’s driven further into insanity when he learns that the man who stole his
Notwithstanding, Shakespeare 's Hamlet addresses the viability of vengeance as an obstacle, as it is a feeling that expends Hamlet, Fortinbras and Laertes and prompts the passings of all, yet one of them. Claudius did not imagine that Hamlet would sooner or later need to apply exact retribution for his dad 's downfall. Interestingly, this did not hinder him from later killing King Hamlet and wedding his wife. Village, however decided, can 't retaliate for his dad 's passing and it is this defer drives the plot forward and prompts the passings of Ophelia, Rosencratz, Polonius, Gertrude, Laertes and Guildenstern. Fortinbras is devoured by reprisal and
The Salem Witchcraft Trials had many effects on the town of Salem, Massachusetts. A lot of the effects were negative, destroying the community, government, even individuals. The Witch Trials affected the community of Salem in multiple ways. The witch trials created many tensions between several families in the town. The most acknowledgeable dispute from the play was between the Putnam’s and the Nurse’s.
But they are completely unaware that it is actually their free will and their own actions in which they are in control of. Though the characters in the play seem to believe and to be completely convinced that something greater, such as “fate,” is controlling them, they only choose to do so since they do not want to take responsibility for the actions they have done. Throughout the play, Shakespeare argues between fate and free will acting upon the characters. Early in the play, the chorus immediately introduces the readers to a pair of “star-crossed lovers,” who later take their lives as quoted in the Prologue. The role of fate in the play is described to the reader as a “greater power” that’s complied within the characters and that is out of their reach and already “written in the stars.” The characters in the play do not want to take responsibility for their own actions, blaming it on fate.
Hamlet is William Shakespeare 's renowned tale of mystery, intrigue, and murder, centered on a young misguided prince who can only trust himself. Some may say that the actions of Prince Hamlet throughout the play are weak and fearful, displaying a tendency to procrastinate and showing an apathetic nature towards his family and peers. Others spin a tale of a noble young scholar, driven mad by the cold-blooded murder of his father by his uncle. In truth, I believe Hamlet is neither of these things. Hamlet is a sort of amalgamation of the two, a bundle of contradictions thrown together into one conflicting but very human mess of a character.
In act four Hamlet ‘pretended’ that he didnt love Ophelia because her dad and claudius were watching him. If Hamlet really loved Ophelia then he would not of acted like a douche bag and made Ophelia feel like she meant nothing to him. If he did have to say those things he said to her so he can stay with her he didn 't even bother to send her a letter and tell her why he said the things he said, instead he never contacted her again he just let it be. Hamlet could have been a man and confessed his love for her in front of them and just fight for her. Another way Hamlet shows he does not love Ophelia is is the fact he feels no harm in his killing of Ophelia dad.
He doesn't care if Abigail still has feelings and cant get over him, he only cares that he is not caught and thought of as a the bad and dishonorable man as he is. Throughout the play, when John Proctor acts selfish, trying to benefit himself, he shows that he actually is a very dishonorable
Certainly, in the play, “Hamlet,” it also proves the claim of reason being the cause of disasters. At the same time, Prince Hamlet demonstrates how reason did not lead to disaster and it is an uncontrolled passion that leads to disaster in the play. First, Prince Hamlet shows reason when he distrusts the ghost’s words because there was no concrete evidence of King Claudius’ sinful action. Although Prince Hamlet was captivated by his strong passion for revenge, he still had enough consciousness of thinking that the ghost is not his father and could be lying to him. This is shown during Prince Hamlet’s 2nd soliloquy in “ what a rogue and peasant slave am I,” “ The spirit that I have seen may be a devil, and the devil hath power t’ assume a pleasing
Temptations and Trickery: Evils Control in Macbeth Humans are ill-fated for self-destruction. They constantly search for fulfillment in empty pursuits that never fill the hole, and leave them longing for a better life, or none at all. “Better to be dead, to be nothing, than to base one’s joy upon destruction” (Frame, 48); In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the audience is engaged in a grueling tale of the bloodshed against evil. From a murderous man and his wife, to the victims of the play, evil deceives and curses every single one. Along with using the major characters as cardinal illustrations of how the enticement of sin brings destruction, Shakespeare uses the minor characters who are also inclined to give into evil, inadvertently,
He instructs Juliet to drink the potion and Romeo will be with her after she awakes. However, Friar Laurence was far too impulsive, giving in to Juliet’s begging and giving her a possibly dangerous drug, which even Juliet herself doubted, thinking that maybe the Friar had “subtly hath ministered to have me dead” (4.3.26). to cover up his involvement in the marriage. There are far better ways to avoid marrying Paris and reuniting with Juliet. Also the Friar promised Juliet he would send a letter to Romeo telling him that he helped her fake her death, which he obviously failed to do.