Oedipus needed answers, so he sent for a blind seer named Teiresias to give him the answers he was looking for. Once Teiresias knows what’s going on he dreads to tell Oedipus that he is the killer. The two men go back and forth until Oedipus says something that triggers Teiresias “you planned it, you had it done, you all but killed him with your own hands: if you had eyes, I’d say the crime was yours, and yours alone” (1.332-334). Oedipus still given the information and basically the whole truth is too caught up in his head and ignorant to the facts. This was an example of the irony that Oedipus is ‘blind’.
“Nothing at all; yet all that is I see” (3.4.133). This is so important as it shows how impactful king Hamlet has been on Hamlet, as Hamlet has obviously done everything in order to avenge his father foul murder, but the reader has assumed that all of Hamlet’s actions have been just false flags for everyone in order spread the seeds of deceit, but this interaction shows that Hamlet is so heartbroken and betrayed by his father’s murder that he may have actually lost his mind in the process of pretending to lose his mind in order to convince Claudius and everyone else he
I believe that hamlets actions were not justified but one is, because revenge isn’t a good thing, but Claudius is not just a murderer he is a stealer too. Claudius killed Hamlets father with the easiest but the cleverest way. He poisoned Hamlets father himself, while Hamlets father was sleeping. Then Claudius told everyone that he died of a sudden heart attack or some disease nobody knew
After he poisoned the tip of his sword everything went downhill. Laertes was being greedy because he wanted his dad to be king and stay king. Many people say this book isn’t greedy but it’s revengeful. Yes it is; who wouldn’t want to get revenge on someone who murdered your father. Or revenge on someone who tried to kill you multiple times.
Hamlet was plotting his uncle’s murder, something the majority of people would view as completely insane, but it is how he plotted this murder that makes it clear that he is not mad. He deceives his friends and family into thinking he has gone completely mad, but it is his actions that prove to the reader that he may not be as mad as the king and queen believe. His unwillingness to kill Claudius because “he is a-praying.. And so he goes to heaven; And so I am revenged: And so he is scanned:” (III/iii/76-79) proves that he still has some reason and has put some thought into this murder. Also, it is how Hamlet acts towards his love, Ophelia, that proves that he may not truly be mad, especially in Act 5 during her funeral when he returns and states “I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not with all their love make up my sum.”(V/i/262-264) Hamlet attempts to deceive the entire kingdom into labelling him as mad so that they would think nothing of him.
He responds to events by thinking about them. When the Ghost tells him that his father had been murdered, he didn’t just believe Ghose for no reason;, instead, he decides to make a plot as a proof that Claudius
Lay violent hands even on me and soon. I act for the murdered king in my own interest”(134-144). This statement from Oedipus is an example of situational irony because Oedipus does not know that he will end up being the murderer of King Laius. This impacts the story because the audience has no clue that the killer will wind up being Oedipus
Hamlet Final Essay William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, follows Prince Hamlet who has been tried with the troubling task of seeking revenge for his father’s death. The person that Hamlet must kill in order to achieve vengeance is his uncle, Claudius. Many have wondered why Hamlet hesitates to kill his uncle in order to complete his task and that is the topic of discussion within this essay. Probable explanations for Hamlet’s delay are: his desire to remain in touch with his religion and morals; his need to know the validity of Claudius’ guilt; and his personal indecisiveness and overthinking. The first probable reason for Hamlet’s delay in killing Claudius is that Hamlet wants to follow his religious beliefs and morals.
When most humans finally achieve revenge they don’t consider the aftermath. However in the story of Hamlet it illustrate that on pg 343 lines 64-71 “Does it not, think thee, stand me now upon- He that hath killed my king and whored my mother… to let this canker of our nature come in further evil?” This quote explain how Hamlet has the desire to avenge his father because of the treason that Claudius did to Hamlet’s father but also how he took Hamlet rightful place as King. So now Hamlet want revenge for two things his father and for the throne. In Hamlet once again on pg lines “what would you undertake to show yourself … Revenge should have have no bounds.” This quote tells us how strong revenge is and Claudius tells us it has no limits. The aftermath of obtaining revenge will affect humans some type of
He may have wanted to kill Claudius and had all of the evidence to do so but acting like he was crazy was not who he was. This led to his tragic flaw which was his indecisiveness to kill Claudius when he had the chance. If he did this and stayed true to himself and his immediate family, all of the death at the end wouldn’t have