Some people may believe that the connection and strong affection between Hamlet and his father caused his anger to kindle even more towards Claudius, eventually leading to Hamlet's ambition towards killing his uncle. However, Hamlet is not able to take revenge because of his emotions, but when he sets them aside he is able to take action and therefore is not affected by the love of his father. Hamlet says “[i]s it monstrous that this player here,/ But in a fiction, in a dream of passion,/ could force his soul so to his own conceit/ That from her working all his visage wanned,/ Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect,/ A broken voice, and his whole function suiting/ With forms to his conceit? And all for nothing!”(Shakespeare, pg.58, 561-567). In this speech, Hamlet compares himself to one of the actors who is able to portray emotions in an unchallenging manner.
This suggests that he really does not have a reason to live. Hamlet shows random signs of powerful emotions and those result in nihilistic traits. An example of this is Hamlet says "Should have fatted all the region kites With this slave's offal: bloody, bawdy villain! Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain," (I,2). This quote shows how Hamlet battles his inner-self and his own ideas.
What if the devil is trying to get at you playing games with you? You wouldn't want to take action just right then. Hamlet was terrified once he saw the ghost. Wouldn't you be scared also? You just cant take orders and get revenge on your uncle if you don't know the truth.
I also believe that he is only acting, but in some scenes I think that he is actually mad. These scenes are the to be or not to be speech in this speech I think that he is actually mad because he is talking like he does when he's mad but there is nobody else around. As well as the scene in his mother's bedroom where the ghost comes back but only he can see it before others could see it but now nobody else can. In this play Hamlet is trying to choose between Deontology and Teleology,
In an insane world, Hamlet decides to put on an insane appearance and temperament to disguise his efforts to exact his revenge. Despite being very emotionally disturbed, I do not believe Hamlet allows his “antic disposition” to overcome him. Considering all the crazy, twisted events and conspiracies that go on, Hamlet seems very conscious of all that goes on around him. When King Claudius orders Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlet’s childhood friends, to keep an eye on everything Hamlet does and report back to him confidentially. In Act IV Scene II, Hamlet tells Rosencrantz, “Ay, sir, [a lackey] that soaks up the King’s [favor], his rewards, his authority.” He is telling Rosencrantz that he knows how he runs off and whispers everything to the king.
Hamlet’s Sanity “What if it tempts you toward the flood, my lord ... And there assume some other horrible form Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason And draw you into madness?” (1.4.77-82 Shakespeare). Horatio says this to Hamlet while warning him he may go mad if he continues to talk to his father's ghost. This helps demonstrate how certain characters question Hamlet’s sanity. Countless literary critics have written about Hamlet’s insanity throughout the years. Though many may believe Hamlet had gone mad, Hamlet is, in fact, not insane but rather going through an extremely tough time in his life and experiencing regular human emotion.
In Hamlet that wrote by William Shakespeare. Prince Hamlet is an irresolute person who always falls in the choice between action and inaction, he fears about the possible unfairness of the afterlife, and his inability to act. Hamlet decline to take action against Claudius because he saw the King is praying for his guilt of murdering his brother. Hamlet feels a responsibility to avenge his father's murder by his uncle Claudius, but Claudius is now the king and thus well protected. Moreover, Hamlet struggles with his doubts about whether he can trust the ghost and whether killing Claudius is the appropriate thing to do.
Macbeth views himself as Marc Anthony, and Banquo as Julius Caesar. This stubbornness leads to his paranoia of Banquo, and disappoint with being king. The crown and scepter are useless to him because no son of his will wield them. He lives in constant fear believing he isn’t safe. Macbeth’s thoughts and actions in Act III contradict those of earlier acts and scenes revealing a change of
It could allude to the fact that the wearers aren’t interesting or are all the same, but I wonder if there is a connotation that I’m missing. It could mean that since they live the same lifestyles, there is a lack of adventure that they are missing out on. I tried rereading the lines with descriptions of how the gowns should have been and the lack of fun dreams, but I don’t see how it relates to
Iago admits that he has no proof of Othello’s crime against him, but he still states it as a reason for his hatred. Iago contains too much hatred to be led by a near suspicion which causes the audience to believe that this reason has no truth behind it, and it appears as an excuse. Shakespeare continues to craft the mystery behind Iago’s motives when Iago describes Othello as a man with “constant loving noble nature/ and he dare think hell prove to Desdemona/ a most dear husband” (II, I, 214-216). Iago appears to think of Othello as an incredible man, but he still wants to cause his ultimate downfall. By Shakespeare showing Iago’s other feelings towards Othello it causes the audience to believe Iago’s other