For example,when the ghost of King Hamlet secretly reveals to Hamlet what happened to how he died,the ghost said,”that snake poured a vial of henbane poison into my ear”(Shakespeare 65). This behavior displayed pure evil and treachery. When the ghost boldly tells Hamlet about the poison Hamlet is in shock and surprised and tells him that the snake that killed him was his uncle who took his crown. This led Hamlet to make sure that he pays for taking everything from him. In addition, when Claudius killed Hamlet’s father while he was living in peace,the ghost said,”He cut me off in the middle of a sinful life”(Shakespeare 65).
One of the most prominent times we see Hamlet’s anger is when he murders Polonius, the father to Ophelia, his lover, thinking that it was Claudius. He is arguing with his mother and things begin to get physical. Gertrude then calls out and so does Polonius, giving away his location behind the tapestry. Thinking it was the king in his wifes bedroom, Hamlet stabs the mystery person behind the curtain and unfortunately for Hamlet, it was
Then when he dies, Prince Hamlet is stuck with the task of carrying out his fathers’ dying wishes that ascertain to put Hamlet in serious danger. Even though these two works cover completely different subjects, they both give insight into relationships
In the play Antigone, Creon became the ruler of Thebes after both of his nephews (Oedipus’s sons) were killed in a fight over who would become the ruler and take the throne. Creon gave the nephew who was attacked a proper burial, while Polynieces’s
Drink of this potion. Is thy union here?/ Follow my mother” (V.ii, 318-320). The moment that Hamlet learns from both his mother and Laertes that Claudius is the cause of their deaths, Hamlet finally comes to the realization that he was waited too long, which has resulted in the death of two he cares closely for. He understands that he has received enough validation, which is why he is finally able to kill Claudius. In fact, it is fitting that Claudius is killed with the same weapons that he had poisoned and rigged in order to ensure Hamlet’s death.
Tragedy continues as Hamlet and Laertes battle at a duel set up by the King. King Claudius has set up a plan to poison Hamlet. The queen drinks Hamlets poisoned wine and dies. The king is to blame. Hamlet is furious and kills King Claudius, Laertes strikes Hamlet with his poisoned sword and then is killed by his own poison.
Laertes on the other hand likes to jump to conclusions, and reacts with no thoughts about future consequences. Throughout the play Hamlet and Laertes prove to have different personalities, but share love for the same people, and are both on missions to avenge their father. When Hamlet first learns that Claudius is the murderer of his father, he first makes sure that he is proven guilty of the murder by creating a plan. First he investigates his dads murder, then he waits until it is the perfect time to avenge his father’s death. Here he hesitates to kill claudius because if he does he’ll go to heaven and that would be pointless to send a villain to heaven.
What sort of man would murder his brother, basically usurp the throne, and then plot to have his nephew killed? In the book of Hamlet, Claudius is the man that fits this statement perfectly. He is a villain of unredeemable character and a bad man. Claudius plays the devil’s advocate without a hitch. He kills his brother whom was also the king yet plays the role of a victim and acts like he doesn’t know why Hamlet is acting crazy.
Shakespeare’s usage of Laertes’s character juxtaposes that of Hamlet. Laertes is often parallel to Hamlet in that they are similar, but there are slight differences that matter all the same. As mentioned previously, Laertes is well liked by all; Hamlet is also respected but in another manner. Hamlet is not well liked by the people of the castle as he is much too sharp, but to the common folk “He’s loved of the distracted multitude,/ Who like not in their judgment, but their eyes” (IV, iii). In addition, the fathers of both Hamlet and Laertes have been murdered.
It is mainly for Claudius to watch and react. Hamlet will soon figure out that Claudius did kill his father because the play is specifically about a murder that relates to what Claudius did. In Henry Thew Stephenson’s review “Hamlets Mouse-Trap” he writes “Hamlet believes that no man who had committed the crime attributed to Claudius could sit through the visual reproduction of that crime without displaying emotion” (Stephenson 31). Stephenson explains why Hamlet has chosen the play to find out the truth. He uses entertainment against Claudius.
The difference of Friar and Romeo’s parents is that he will “give [Romeo]... adversity’s sweet milk, philosophy, to comfort [him] through tho [he] is banished” (Shakespeare 3.3.54-56). The reason why Romeo is more connected to Friar rather than his own parents is because Friar invests his time towards Romeo. Where his parent’s leave a gap of absence, Friar has filled the gap by offering comfort and warmth in Romeo’s troubles. Teenagers who are put in a tense situation have difficulty resisting peer pressure; therefore, they rely on their companions to become their voice of reason (Laurence 5). Romeo was put under the pressure of love towards Juliet and the threat of the feud driving a wedge between them; therefore, he is reliant towards Friar for guidance.
The betrayals that Hamlet suffered were done to him by people who were very close to him. The biggest betrayal Hamlet suffered was done to him by his uncle, Claudius, which then caused the betrayal of his mother, Gertrude, who then convinced Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to betray Hamlet as well. The betrayal by Claudius is the reason that Hamlet began his quest for vengeance, Claudius murdered Hamlet’s father, Claudius’ own brother, in order to get the throne and his brother’s wife, Gertrude, Hamlet found out about Claudius’ betrayal from the ghost of King Hamlet who said “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life / Now wears his crown.” [Shakespeare I,ii,38-39] the serpent that the ghost referred to is obviously Claudius, as he now wears the king’s crown. This is a betrayal against Hamlet because he was extremely loyal to his father, and thought very highly of him. Gertrude’s betrayal of her son was caused by Claudius, as he comforted her after her husband’s unfortunate demise, and later married her, this was betrayal to Hamlet because he had a very high opinion of his father and thought very little of his uncle, Hamlet said “-married with my uncle, / My father’s brother, but no more like my father / Then I to Hercules; within a month” [I, ii, 151-153] showing that he believes that his mother betrayed him and his father’s memory by marrying his uncle, it also
Also Simba vanishes from the kingdom after his father’s death which is similar to when Hamlet is forced to leave the Kingdom by his uncle. Hamlet’s uncle sent him to England to be killed, but Hamlet finds a way to get out of it. Both, Simba and Hamlet, have their father’s death which they take revenge upon by killing their uncles. Simba ends up fighting his uncle until he is eventually killed by the Hyenas, and Hamlet kills Claudius with poison just how Claudius killed Old Hamlet. In the end, Hamlet and Simba did what each of their fathers said to and can let their souls rest in peace.
Lame. Crippled. And a dead emperor is the results one will obtain when looking up the meaning behind the name Claudius. In Hamlet the character Claudius is the antagonist, or people could also argue that he is the devil figure in the play. The play Hamlet is about a teenage boy who avenges his father 's death on his uncle who kills him.
During the duel, essentially everyone is killed. As Laertes and Claudius plotted their revenge on Hamlet, they plan to offer him poisoned wine as a back up plan. When Hamlet simply objects to the chalice, the queen takes a sip to her son 's success. As Gertrude stoops to her death, she calls to Hamlet, "No, no! The drink, the drink!