The ghost tells Hamlet that King Claudius is culpable of regicide – thus, setting Hamlet on his path for vengeance. Through his quest for vengeance, Hamlet peruses how he will kill King Claudius; in turn, he kills numerous characters such as Polonius, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern instead. Although Hamlet claims to have put on an antic disposition (1.5.173) to further his plans, his madness seemingly becomes more real. For example, in a dialogue between Hamlet and Queen Gertrude, Hamlet is able to see the ghost while she looks upon a vacant space (3.4.105-139). Although Hamlet follows the instruction of his father, his questionable madness leads him to the answer of his questions – such as the guiltiness of King Claudius.
And so he goes to heaven, And so am I revenged. That would be scanned: A villain kills my father, and for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send To heaven” (3.3.78-83). In this quote, Hamlet mistakenly thinks that Claudius is praying since he on his knees and this shows the true anger that Hamlet has. Just killing Claudius isn 't enough, Hamlet must make sure that Claudius is being sent directly to Hell where he will suffer for eternity. One of the most prominent times we see Hamlet’s anger is when he murders Polonius, the father to Ophelia, his lover, thinking that it was Claudius.
“The spring, the head, the fountain of your blood is stopped; the very source of it is stopped” (2.3.77-78). Macbeth murders the guards to prevent them from professing their innocence, affirming their intention to avenge the king in a fit of rage for his misdeeds. Duncan 's children; Malcolm and Donalbain, flee to England and Ireland, respectively, for fear that the killer of Duncan wishes the death of both also. Macbeth has killed Duncan who is his cousin. “Where we are, there’s daggers in men’s smiles.
At the feast when Tybalt sees Romeo he is determined to kill him, as Romeo sees Juliet and falls in love with her. The fight between Mercutio and Tybalt started when Tybalt abused Romeo which enraged Mercutio, as result Mercutio was killed by Tybalt during a sword fight Mercutio’s death angered Romeo which ended in Tybalt’s death by Romeo’s hand. “I deg for your justice which thou, Prince must give; Romeo slew Tybalt Romeo must not live” said lady Capulet. (Romeo and Juliet, act 3, scene 1, page 66). Mercutio’s death by Tybalt’s hand, led to his fight with Romeo which influence his own death.
Ophelia's death results from Hamlet's madness and his telling Ophelia that she needs to go to a nunnery. The cause of Ophelia's suicide was mainly from Hamlet's madness. Hamlet's madness came first from seeing the ghost of his father. The ghost of his father told him that Hamlet needed to avenge his death by killing Claudius. That ought to make a person really nervous when they see a ghost and the ghost says that you have to kill the king.
How does obedience to children become problematic? In Act III, obedience to parents becomes problematic by engendering a domino effect through a great revelation, catharsis, and death, The original domino is Hamlet’s burning obsession to follow his father’s orders to murder Claudius, which causes Hamlet to forsake his father’s advice to “taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive against thy mother aught” (Act I, pgs 30-31). For example, the young prince is consumed by his obsession, which results in him throwing a play, which is a spitting image of King Hamlet’s murder. The revelation is the plot and the history of the play that Hamlet puts on for the residents of the castle that transpire into subtle hints that the prince is aware of
While dying of the same poisoned sword, he implicates King Claudius. In conclusion, Hamlet is indeed an insane psychopath, who started out playing an antic disposition which later just became worse and worse. The three reasons that prove Hamlet is insane, are first, the killing of Polonius in his mother's bed chambers. Second, is his famous speech about whether to be or not to be. The last thing that proves that Hamlet is not just pretending to be insane is in the final scene when himself and Laetes battle to the death, and when he drinks out of a poisoned gauntlet to speed up his
In the tragedy, Hamlet, written in the Elizabethan era, the idea of revenge is showcased by Prince Hamlet, in his pursuit to honour his promise of revenge to his father, King Hamlet.The reader follows Prince Hamlet as he struggles to accept that oppression, force and murder are necessary to avenge his uncle Claudius.Throughout the play, the reader watches Hamlets dignity, sanity and sense of reason deteriorate, as he struggles desperately to bring revenge onto his father’s suspected murderer, King Claudius. In Act one scene five, Hamlet is confronted by his father's ghost and is assigned with the duty of getting revenge on his uncle Claudius. Hamlet's character is enraged and despotic as he considers the nature of his uncle's brutal and deceitful murder, “foul deeds will rise through all earth overwhelm them to men's eyes.”(Act one scene 5.) Here, Hamlet presents himself as decisive and totally committed to the idea of revenge and bringing his uncle to rightful justice. As the play progresses, Hamlet begins to face the consequences of becoming too loyal, and having the responsibility of getting revenge on his uncle.
Towards the end of the play Laertes and Claudius both plot Hamlet's murder, knowing that he nor laureates could kill off hamlet themselves, knowing that he is loved by all of Denmark and his cherished by the queen they chose poison as their weapon. Setting up a fencing match between hamlet and laertes the two had laced laureates sword and hamlets drink. But just as fate would have it, their plan backfired when the queen drank the poisoned drink, ending her life. Hamlet then discovers he has been set up and attacks his uncle, killing him
Insanity is when someone isn’t able to determine right from wrong, cannot differentiate fantasy from reality, or has irrational thoughts and impulsive behavior. This doesn’t describe Hamlet, the main character from William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Hamlet. Hamlet is overwhelmed with grief from his father’s death and his mother’s overhasty incestuous marriage with her deceased husband’s brother, Claudius. The ghost of King Hamlet appears from the shadows to reveal the truth – “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown” (I, 5, 27). To add on to his burdens, Hamlet has to get revenge on his uncle for murdering his father.
He commits murder once after listening to his wife, Lady Macbeth. He also gets other people killed in order to reach his goal of becoming King. Shakespeare explores and challenges the traditions of society by creating creative circumstances. In the play, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Macduff, and the Witches subvert the stereotypical gender roles. To begin,