Deception An Analysis of the Three Main Methods of Deception in the Play Macbeth Deception, it’s always out there, lying and waiting, ready to strike. Traitors are easily one of the most terrifying people in any country. Traitors can easily manipulate people in power, kill anyone they feel necessary to kill, could tell the enemies secrets of the country he/she is in, and are willing to betray their own people.
Hamlet realizes his uncle is the murderer of his father. He says goodbye to his uncle. Implying Claudius will be killed, and promises to his father that he will avenge him. To add, Hamlet became in a state of procrastination and did not go through killing Claudius. “And am I then revenged To take him in the purging of his soul, when he is fit and season'd for his passage?
Macbeth loses his last scrap of morality when he orders the murder of innocents to enrage a rival. Shakespeare’s Macbeth shows that humans will do whatever it takes to achieve and maintain power by charting Macbeth’s descent from noble thane to murderous tyrant. Macbeth’s position of thane is already quite powerful but the need for more power overwhelms his loyalties to others.
Hamlet at first was a little bit weary of the ghost but when the ghost told Hamlet that he was stuck in purgatory until revenge was sought out, hamlet was on board. Hamlet adored his father so when the ghost asked him to seek revenge, and when it told him to murder claudius it's all he focuses on for the majority of the novel. The effect seeking justice had on Hamlet was profound. He became obsessed with finding a proper way to kill the king. His first attempt was to put on a play where he hired actors to recreate the old king's murder to see how the queen and Claudius would react.
In William Shakespeare’s well known play Hamlet, there are several acts of violence that often keep the readers on their toes constantly wondering what will happen next. It all begins with the death of King Hamlet and comes to an end with no royal family in control of the castle, Elsinore, in Denmark. Each character has their own unique motive for self gain throughout the play, but Hamlet has a strong drive for the dangerous game of revenge. Hamlet wants to earn justice for his father who had his kingdom, wife, and crown all stolen out from underneath him when his life is innocently taken by his greedy uncle. “To be or not to be?” is the question Hamlet often asks himself along his journey of revenge, where many emotional encounters and obstacles continue to test him.
One of the most prominent external conflicts Hamlet faces is man versus man, or Hamlet versus Claudius. Throughout Hamlet, Hamlet’s overall goal was to avenge his father’s death by killing Claudius, his uncle, for not only taking the throne but also for marrying his mother. Even after that throughout the play to cover up Hamlet’s intentions to kill Claudius, he begins to act insane, which in hopes people will dismiss him and suspect nothing. This also leads to Ophelia to become insane because the fact Hamlet acted like he did not love her. In the end Hamlet kills Claudius however, how he kills him is ironic because Claudius killed Hamlet’s father with poison and Claudius gets killed by his own poison.
Lady Macbeth’s lust for power was evident as she pushed Macbeth to kill Duncan because she wanted to be queen, but after the deed is done, it is apparent that it has messed with her mind. If it was a common act to sleepwalk and talk in your sleep the gentlewoman would not assume the doctor could prescribe medicine to help. Lastly, it is apparent that Lady Macbeth’s lust for power drove her to insanity when she committed suicide. Macbeth and Seyton heard a scream and Seyton went to check on the cause. After returning he made the statement, “The queen, my lord, is dead.”
Claudius is telling two of Hamlet’s friends to accompany Hamlet to England with a note telling England to kill Hamlet. Claudius is going to kill his nephew/son to keep his power. If Claudius wasn’t corrupt, then he wouldn’t send his nephew to be killed in order to save his own life after he killed his brother to gain the
Claudius doesn’t confess and puts on quite a show during the murder scene that one would be puzzled as to why no one could see past his fake, friendly exterior. Claudius failing to confess just illuminates his truly malicious spirit. The ghost is also a character that sparks many questions within the play. Hamlet himself questioned whether the ghost was actually his father or the devil in disguise, trying to tempt Hamlet in committing a crime just as wicked as his step-fathers. However, Hamlet quickly dismisses that thought and convinces himself he needs to murder Claudius for revenge.
Hamlet Sr. comes back as a ghost and reveals to Hamlet that his own brother murdered him to be crowned King. Hamlet cannot think about anything else besides seeking revenge. Has the death of Hamlet’s father caused him to go insane? No, he is faking his insanity.
Shakespeare’s Macbeth revolves around the idea of power as it is the main theme. Power is constantly used and abused by characters who have much confidence and want to uphold certain titles and reputations. Shakespeare’s Macbeth shows that characters are willing to use their power for worse to gain respect and control of others.
It is said that with great power comes great responsibility, because power has the tendency to be abused and affect people negatively if not acquired and used in moderation. In Macbeth, Shakespeare explores the delicate balances of ambition and power, and how they relate to each other. These elements of society are contrasted as being corrupting, unquenchable forces of evil, or fundamental mechanisms for peace and order. Macbeth’s ravenous greed and its repercussions are vividly enhanced through the use of various expressive literary techniques.
Over the years, it has been proven that Shakespeare’s characters follow a particular style in his tragedies. This can be seen in the five act play Hamlet. Shakespeare’s tragedy characters include: the tragic hero, foil character(s), the angel, the she-devil, supernatural characters, normative characters, and fool characters. Hamlet is a perfect representation of Shakespeare’s character types, because each main character fits into Shakespeare’s character type. Hamlet is the tragic hero of the play.
Corruption in Hamlet and 1984 Comparing William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet to George Orwell’s novel 1984 may seem like a difficult task on the surface, however, through further analysis, the theme of corruption links these two texts together. Corruption: dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power. In both Hamlet and 1984, the protagonists desire to overcome corruption inevitably leads to their downfall. In society today, people are entitled to their own thoughts.
To be depressed or not to be depressed, that is the argument. Depression is a common disorder amongst people, but just because you are depressed, it does not make you insane. We see this assumption made in William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. Many believe Hamlet was insane because of the way he acted and reacted towards everything. In reality Hamlet was depressed and enraged because of the actions of others towards him and his own emotions.