For Hamlet, this would mean that, because the ghost resembled him, Hamlet trusts him. He even acknowledges that “one may smile...and be a villain” but he does not even begin to consider that the statement could apply to the ghost before him (1.5, 109). In fact, he simply uses what the ghost has told him in order to strengthen his belief in the villainy of his uncle. It doesn’t occur to Hamlet, despite his friends’ various warnings, that the ghost could potentially not be his father. It doesn’t matter to him that, once alone with it, the ghost could “assume some other horrible form,/which might deprive [his] sovereignty of reason” (1.4, 72-3).
Madness is described as the state of being mentally ill or in the state of frenzied, chaotic activity, and is also when one cannot be trusted which, is shown multiple times throughout the play. While Hamlet and Ophelia both display madness, Hamlet uses his madness in order to find the truth whereas Ophelia is a victim of the madness happening in her life. The kingdom of Elsinore, where Hamlet and his family lives, is a good example of Shakespeare demonstrating how madness affects all characters. Elsinore, is filled with untrustworthy characters such as King Claudius and Polonius. Polonius is considered untrustworthy in the play because he sends people to go spy on his son, Laertes.
Anyone can see that you’re a beggar” (Shakespeare) As Romeo was insulting this man it can be seen how he was acting out and truly not thinking on what he was actually about to do. Overall, Romeo is to blame instead of Juliet because he had acted under pressure and was acting
In the play Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, the main character Hamlet experiences an irrational behavior of madness throughout this piece of work. While reading this play there is a question that crosses the reader’s mind of, “Is Hamlet going crazy or is he going mad?” The reader can often wonder this because of the way Hamlet starts to act as soon as his father dies and the actions and choices he makes leads the audience to think that he isn’t normal and that even though he is going through a hardship in his life that the way he reacts still is not how a normal person would react. Throughout this play, his irrational behavior is an important role in the play because it is constantly leading the audience to an important question of if his
The use of rhetorical appeal in Oedipus the Colonus is prominent, as it paves the way for the plot of the story. In this portion of the play Oedipus tries to appeal to the audience’s emotions by forcing them to empathize with his past horrors and misfortunes. Oedipus states” I have suffered terribly, Theseus, wrongs on wrongs, no end”(ll. 670-671). Thus, evoking sadness and extreme grief those reading or watching the play.
Ophelia is upset because she is in love with Hamlet. Ophelia’s death is confirmed by the doctor when he says “He obsequies have been as far enlarged as we have warranty. Her death is doubtful, and, but that great command…” (V.i. 234). It’s not directly stated that Ophelia killed herself although it’s very likely because Hamlet tells her that he does not love her and she believed him.
(Hamlet: I. ii). Shakespeare focuses primarily on the relationship between Lear, and the aged king and his daughters. Lear’s wish is to split his kingdom between his three daughters – after being assured of how much they love him. Shakespeare wanted to show the struggle between goodness and evil, inside of human and how evil changed man to behave bestially. Shakespeare’s King Lear, at the end, fulfil revenge, indeed, Lear divided his realm between two daughters instead three daughters because he followed flattery his two daughters.
Have you been in love? Love does not have any shape, It does not look at social classes, skin color, even if your parents do not like you to be with her or him, but sometimes those are small obstacles that do not allow us to be with the person we love. A clear example, can be Ophelia and Hamlet in the play called Hamlet written by William Shakespeare. This pair of characters were in love with each other, but, Polonius, Ophelia's father, was against this relationship because he thinks Hamlet is playing around with her. As many relationships, everybody has parallel and contrast things.
Hamlet’s madness played an important role in the play because he later on became insane after he had feigned his insanity. It is obvious that Hamlet had a troubled mind in the play because he was torn on what to do in order to avenge his father’s death. He was torn between whether he was following his father’s wish or the wish of the ghost that appeared to him. This made him insane because, he spent his time worrying about his father’s death revenge and this affected his state of mind. Hamlet became insane because
The assertion of Polonius is right and wrong at the same time, because Polonius believes that Hamlet acts mad as he is in love with “Ophelia”, but Hamlet’s behavior became more erratic, because his mad acting cause him to lose his grip on reality. To sum up there is many themes in the play most of them are known and others are ambiguous and may be the ambiguous ones only known by Shakespeare and readers should not know there real reason to be a mystery only known by
If he like ran away or died when Juliet the play would still be on the same level of dispar. If we were to remove Friar Lawrence there would be a happy ending, because Romeo would have got cheated on and then he’d move on to a different girl. The tragedies that happened in Romeo and Juliet are truly dark and depressing. Friar Lawrence is to blame for these events. He tried to change the feelings of people even though he was no professional who knew how the brain worked.