In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the main protagonist, Prince Hamlet, is tangled with the theme of death. During the play, he presents how his life is surrounded with death after his father, King Hamlet, dies. Death theme is the most occurring theme Shakespeare writes about in his plays, which most of his plays have a very dramatic death ending and involve the death of the main protagonist. Throughout the play, Shakespeare presents the idea of life, which is the never ending cycle of revenge and death. Shakespeare starts the death theme with the death of King Hamlet, which stimulates Hamlet to seek for revenge with his various soliloquies considering death from various points of view and certainly leads to a dramatic ending.
In the poem the speaker or writer makes the reader feel saddened about his life around his family. The speaker feels saddened around his family because he knows that he is dying and that he will be leaving his family soon. An example of this would be on line thirty-two, the speaker states “I am the invisible son,” (Hemphill 32). The speaker tells the reader that he will be invisible soon, which one would indicate that he is dying. One might think that he is dying from AIDS.
In particular, Shakespeare displays how Hamlet’s identity is shaped: during his mourning phase, as he relies on his closest allies, and when he faces Laertes at the end of the play. Hamlet faces a torrent of emotions when his father dies. He feels despondent and as though his life is worth nothing. Thus, adversity shapes his identity – bringing out his deepest, darkest qualities. In the beginning of the play Hamlet wishes that his “too sullied flesh would melt”, and this is an indication of his desperation and dissatisfaction with life.
Hamlet feels betrayed by his mother and feels like he can 't trust anyone. Shakespeare gives Hamlet these struggles in the play to amplify the mental and psychological events that make the reader feel bad about what all happened to Hamlet. Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
Losing someone is a tragedy, which is how each of these books end. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby ends up being killed and his past lover, Daisy, does not bother to visit him or care for his death. Because of this, the readers feel sympathetic towards Gatsby and how heartbroken he must be if he knew that Daisy never even cared about Gatsby and instead only cared for his money. In The Fault in Our Stars, the tragedy of Augustus’s life being taken away by cancer is not only heartbreaking for the readers, but heartbreaking for Hazel. She is left behind with the pain of living without her true love for the rest of the life time she has left.
In addition, though, you can see his genuine grief over the death of his father, and at one point says, “I know of late- but wherefore I know not—lost all my mirth.” His depression over his father’s illness is very real but often rolled up in his faked madness. On the other hand, Ophelia is genuinely “mad,” sick with grief over her father’s death and unable to fit in with the court society. Her scene with her brother, who just confirmed his father’s death, is heartbreaking. She doesn’t recognize him at all. Her death is still debated by scholars whether it was an accident or suicide.
In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the main character Hamlet was out for revenge against the man who killed his father. In addition to his path of revenge Hamlet also deals with conflicting emotions towards a woman named Ophelia. During the play Hamlet’s love, desirability, and dismissal towards Ophelia made me wonder if he was really in love with Ophelia, and it shows that her significance was that she was his last piece of sanity and love. Hamlet’s true feelings for Ophelia come out when he hears about her death. He confessed that, “forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum(Act 5, Scene 1, Pg.12),” meaning if you could add the love of forty brothers it still wouldn’t match his love for her.
Hamlet is more than devastated about his father’s death. It appears that grief has taken over his life. Claudius and others in Hamlet urge him to “get over his father’s death,” as if it is so easy. In my opinion, this only worsens Hamlet’s grief. There shouldn’t be a time limit to how long you have to grieve but no one should
He is depressed, and has been emotionally disregarded by both his mother and uncle. They undermine him for mourning his father’s death and that is traumatizing to someone who cares so dearly for a lost one. We also know that there were two months in between the time of the wedding where we first meet Hamlet and his father’s death; Imagine the original impact his father’s death had on him and the criticism we have not seen from his mother and uncle. The constant emotional abuse caused him to split personalities, give voice, and picture to the ghost. His impulsivity, self-destructive behavior, and ‘rituals’ are his actions to take revenge on the murderer of his father.
Without realizing it, he finds out Claudius has gotten up and walked out. Comes to find out he was very angry with Hamlet for making that play and hurting his mother. Hamlet begins to be very heartbreaking towards Ophelia because he starts acting as if he doesn’t really care about her and starts joking with her Lach 4 in a mean way. He starts telling you that her beauty has nothing He also starts questioning whether life is better or if death would be easier. The ghost telling Hamlet about his father being murdered changes the way he thinks about his own life.
It is too late, and Antigone is dead which leads to the death of Creon’s son and wife. In the play Antigone, pride plays as Creon’s hamartia. Creon’s pride leads him to make decisions he wishes he could take back, makes him do many things that he does not actually want to do, and losing many of his loved ones Creon’s pride leads him to do make many decisions that he later wishes he did not make and could take back. Soon after Creon finds out that his wife and son have died, he says, “
/ It is not, nor it cannot come to good. / But break my heart…” (Shakespeare, I, II, 161-164), Hamlet demonstrates his disgust and consternation at how quickly his mother remarried to his own uncle, and, he immediately predicts that it will not end well for his family. In a like manner, in Ordinary People, Conrad’s family falls apart at the lack of each other’s support. An exceptional example which demonstrates this is, “We are a family aren’t we? And a family turns inward toward itself in grief, it does not go in separate directions, pulling itself apart” (Guest 127).