Hamlet was plotting his uncle’s murder, something the majority of people would view as completely insane, but it is how he plotted this murder that makes it clear that he is not mad. He deceives his friends and family into thinking he has gone completely mad, but it is his actions that prove to the reader that he may not be as mad as the king and queen believe. His unwillingness to kill Claudius because “he is a-praying.. And so he goes to heaven; And so I am revenged: And so he is scanned:” (III/iii/76-79) proves that he still has some reason and has put some thought into this murder. Also, it is how Hamlet acts towards his love, Ophelia, that proves that he may not truly be mad, especially in Act 5 during her funeral when he returns and states “I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not with all their love make up my sum.”(V/i/262-264) Hamlet attempts to deceive the entire kingdom into labelling him as mad so that they would think nothing of him.
He also later finds out that he is a difficult man to murder, so it goes to his head and he believes he 's invincible. In Shakespeare 's Macbeth, the theme of blind ambition is developed through the motif of blood as seen in the assassination of King Duncan, the murder of Banquo, and the outcome of the second apparition. The assassination of Duncan was bloody and was the first act that was influenced by Macbeth’s blind ambition to be King. Macbeth at first tries to fight his ambition, he says, “First I am his kinsman and his subject,/Strong both against the deed: then, as his host,/Who should against his murderer shut the door,/Not bear the knife myself.” (I.vii. 13-16).
Have you ever been stabbed in the back by one of your friends? Julius Caesar understands how you feel. In William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, Brutus was a man known for his honor, and was a friend of Caesar; but he thought that he was too ambitious for his own good so he, Cassius and a group of members of the Roman senate all conspired to kill him. Brutus believed that killing Caesar was best for Rome's future. Unfortunately, instead of going to Caesar and discussing their concerns with him; they decide to end his life.
In fact, Macbeth admits that he is “in blood stepped in so far” that covering up his crimes seems easier than admitting his wrongs (3.5.138). Because Macbeth’s crime governs his actions, the knives used to kill Duncan are the same knives that sever the ties to his former identity (Carr, Knapp 845). Therefore, Macbeth’s life begins to revolve around the murder of
Banquo continues to be a foil of Macbeth, as even in his suspicious thoughts, his values remain important to him. His suspicion towards Macbeth and how he gains kingship does not weaken his loyalty to his friend. Macbeth’s solution is to murder those he suspects, but Banquo simply voices his opinion, allowing it to be known. He says, “Thou hast it now, king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, /… and I fear / Thou play’dst most foully for’t,” (III. i.
Although he was hesitant to eliminate the king he pushed himself to go through with the deed. In this drama was basically envisioning the dagger he was suppose to use to kill Duncan. In Act II Macbeth states the following… “I go and it’s done: the bell invites me. Hear it is not Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell.” (scn I ln 62-64). Also further along in the passage when Macbeth felt like Banquo might become a threat to his innocents and tell someone what the witches had prophesied to them he talked two murders into killing Banquo in Act III Macbeth said “have you considered of my speeches?
This quote takes place when king Duncan is staying with the Macbeth’s as they are planning to kill king Duncan. Macbeth is unsure about killing Duncan and doesn’t want to do it so Lady Macbeth says, “When you durst do it, then you were a man;/ And to be more than what you were, you would. Be so much more the man” (1.7.56-58). In this quote Lady Macbeth is making fun of Macbeth for not wanting to kill Duncan. She questions his manhood and says that he will be more of a man and a better man if he committed the murder.
Macbeth was contemplating the consequences of murdering Duncan and foresees his future of being overthrown by righteousness. He is worried that “This even-handed justice/ Commends th’ ingredience if our poisoned chalice/ To our own lips.” (1.7.10-12). Macbeth, at this point, have not been obsessed with lust for power. He raised self-awareness that the violence he used to wrongly proclaim himself king will be used to take vengeance against him. Such violence made him a “tyrant” and eventually killed by Macduff in anger of Macbeth’s crimes.
He recognizes that he has murdered his own brother, taking his throne, and then marries his brother’s wife. Nevertheless, he will not amend with himself or God, because he doesn’t want to give up what he has gained by his sin. For Example, as he mentions “Forgive me my foul murder? That cannot be, since I am still possessed of those effects for which I did the murder: My crown, mine
I think this isn’t because, the ghost of the king said, “Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature” is meaning he did some bad stuff when he was alive that he is not proud of (DOC.A). Also in the Treatment of Gertrude, hamlet accidently killed Polonius thinking it was the king spying on them in front of Gertrude, before Polonius dies he says “O, I am slain!”. Right after that Hamlet told his mother, Gertrude, that the new king killed his father, she didn’t believe and told him to be quiet that she couldn’t handle it. After that happened Hamlet sees the ghost of the king again, saying that “To speak to her, hamlet” (doc.