In Shakespeare 's Othello, Iago’s sinister acts of lying and killing deceive the people around him. Iago motives are maintaining good reputation and ruining othello. How Iago deceives others shows the theme that people’s words have an effect on others thoughts and actions Iago will do anything in his power to keep a spotless reputation and to ruin Othello entirely. He wants to keep his good reputation so he can get money and power out of it. Iago thinks to himself, “Now whether he kills cassio or cassio him or each do kill the other / every way makes me gain” ( Shakespeare 5.1.12-15).
With his father just being murdered by his uncle Claudius and Polonius banning the relationship between him and Ophelia, the only thought running through Hamlet’s mind was anger and revenge. The acts of violence throughout the play comes in three different forms; murder, suicide, and combat. Hamlet kills Polonius, Ophelia goes mad and commits
While Hamlet is hesitant Laertes is brash and impulsive. He even states that in his confrontation with King Claudius “Let come what comes, only I 'll be revenged Most thoroughly for my father.” (4.5.148-154) Laertes does not do much thinking when it comes to avenging his father. The opposite is said about Hamlet who spends too much time contemplating whether he should avenge his father. They both were in the same situation but went about it very differently. In the final confrontation between Claudius, Laertes and Hamlet their colliding motives leads to the death of each person.
Claudius, the King of Denmark, takes over his brother’s throne after his death. After Claudius becomes king, he marries the former King Hamlet’s widow, Gertrude, his sister-in-law (Sobczak, Magill, Long, eds. 805). Queen Gertrude and the rest of Denmark do not know that Claudius murdered King Hamlet to not only take his place as king, but to also take his queen. Prince Hamlet, the former king's son, being the only one aware of Claudius’ terrible sin which causes turmoil throughout the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, becomes outraged (Nelson-Cave.
As King Hamlet said in the passage mentioned above Claudius killed him for his queen, crown, and ambition, in the end of Claudius’s soliloquy he says “that cannot be, since I am still possessed of those effects for which I did the murder: my crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. May one be pardoned and retain th’ offense?” (Act 3, scene 3). Claudius saying this goes to show that he knows why he had killed his brother and what things it has caused. This quote also shows how much of a bad king
His immorality and cruel actions exemplify how wrong judgements can distort reality and cause others to be affected in a detrimental way. Hitler believed he was doing what was necessary in order to gain power as Macbeth thought killing everyone in his path would allow him to stay in power. However, by killing all of those people he made the wrong decision and in turn not only killed innocent people but was affected by mental issues that later sought to the end of their “career.” Moral values can have pure intentions; however, it can easily be altered with the opinions of others and cause one to make ill-fated decisions ultimately showing the true stature of
Hamlet Hamlet is a tragedy play written by William Shakespeare. It is a play that involves numerous deaths. Hamlet is the main character in the play and he is depicted as an insane person. Hamlet faked his madness so as to confuse Claudius and his assistants in order to find the truth about the death of his father. He acted strange when he was around the king and his attendants and this is evident when he tells his friend Guildenstem that "his uncle-father and aunt-mother are deceived" (Shakespeare).
He had the actors to perform a murder scene that he had been told by the ghost as to how his uncle killed his father. When the moment of murder arrives, Claudius got out of the room, implying that he is really guilty, as Hamlet and Horatio have agreed on. Hamlet went to kill his uncle but then didn’t. Claudius, now fearing for his own safety, ordered to send Hamlet to England
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.
I believe that the killing of Claudius was justified but the waiting was not. In DOC F it talks about if Hamlet were justified, in some people’s eyes it was and others it was not. One of the reasons that Hamlet had to wait too kill his was because after the play Claudius was praying and Hamlet wanted to kill him when he was doing something bad (DOC E). In the end I think Hamlet was justified in the killing of Claudius because he killed his father. I believe that Hamlet did the right thing killing Claudius because he killed Hamlet’s father.