Shakespeare’s application of soliloquies discussing existential questions and human futility through the rhetorical question “What a piece of work is a man?” emphases Hamlet disillusionment and powerlessness in enacting his task enduring spiritual repercussions. Leading responders to reflect upon the psychological effect of revenge and sympathise with him. In Hamlet’s first soliloquy the dramatic technique of asides and high modal language “Frailty, thy name is women”, proves Hamlet is chaotically searching for answers blaming himself and other around him. Hamlet’s depression is evident through the alliteration “self-slaughter”. negative emotions and lack of affirmation from his decision.
Concluding, Romeo wasn’t sure about what the right decision was so he just did whatever the first thing that came to mind, thus proving how he was impulsive. In the play, Romeo says, “You’re this poor and wretched and still afraid to die? Your cheeks are thin because of hunger. I can see in your eyes that you’re starving. Anyone can see that you’re a beggar” (Shakespeare) As Romeo was insulting this man it can be seen how he was acting out and truly not thinking on what he was actually about to do.
Romeo’s hastiness throughout the play instils in him a fixed mind set which prevents the comprehension of the big picture, creating a disconnected society based on miscommunication. Romeo’s demonstration of his irrational behaviour is most exhibited when he says, “Wilt thou provoke me? Then have at thee boy” (5.3.70). In this instance, Romeo and Paris are confronting each other at the graves of Juliet and Tybalt. The
One can also tell the effect of such a situation: Hamlet’s description of himself as “A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak, Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause” (2.2.488-489) and self doubting question of “Am I a coward?” (2.2.492) both decry the negative effect which self-depreciation due to failure to meet gender expectations has. The internal doubt,
These tragic flaws and tragedies include Banquo's willingness to be a bystander which gets him killed, Macduff's out of this world loyalty that compromises his family and the tyrant Macbeth's vaulting ambition that gets him murdered. Overall the lesson to be learned from this examination is that an excess in ambition only creates desperation which leads to negativity within oneself and other surrounding them as seen in the play
Macbeth is a doer, his deeds and his reaction to them define where he is as a character, because of his lukewarm morals and ability to be influenced by others, he - through the course of the play - becomes desensitized and detached to reality. Macbeth’s morals are characteristically unimpressive. At the beginning of the tragedy, he knows right from wrong and understands that his actions should be thought through logically. However, Macbeth does not follow this logical thinking and relies on emotions for his true decision making. For instance, Macbeth knows that killing the king is morally wrong, and talks many times of why he should not do it.
Hamlet struggles to establish his identity and find purpose in a deceitful world where sadly, deception often times comes as second nature and therefore becomes part of the human experience. The end of innocence brought on in Hamlet by tragedy is likewise inevitable. Throughout Act 2, Hamlet and all his fellow players increasingly use deception as a tool to compete for position and control in a chaotic maze of self discovery, fear, and ambition. Hamlet’s own growing deceptive nature contributes to his search for identity. Deception is the norm in Hamlet.
When someone becomes an adult, they are forced to make decisions that not only affect themselves but affect others around them. These choices can be potentially volatile and can directly harm people who look to you for guidance. In the tragedy Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Friar Lawrence fails to make thoughtful choices for others and makes careless decisions that hurt the people who trust him for advice. Throughout the tragedy, Friar Lawrence is characterized as a responsible priest; however, he finds it impossible to make reasonable choices, which causes the unfortunate demise of the lovers. As a direct result, Friar Lawrence’s decisions and reckless actions should be investigated for their deaths.
(Knowles). Gene wanted Finny to get in trouble for what Finny had did, which had worn his tie as a belt. He hated that Finny got away with almost anything that he did wrong and wanted to go down someday. Another way their relationship is affected is through Gene’s lack of self-finding and liking. Gene hated that he never was like Finny, so he started to acting and do things that Finny did.
Society’s expectations influence the decisions made and emphasize the flaws of the average man. John Proctor was faced with pretenses which ultimately ruined his life. Macbeth’s hunger for power wrecked his life and turned him into an unscrupulous being. The actions that each character took affected how the reader felt about them and determined their fate. Although both men are very different, their biggest correlation are their fatal