William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is filled with numerous irresponsible choices that determine the outcome of the play. Some choices barely affect the outcome of the play, while others are for what the play is known. Of these many pivotal choices, many are made by Romeo. Romeo’s personality and belief in fate are the main reasons for the careless decisions. The highlights of the rash choices are when Romeo kills Tybalt in a moment of rage and when he kills himself because of his true love’s
Firstly, they compare as they are both tragic heroes. A tragic hero is not a normal hero. A tragic hero is someone that has a flaw that can lead to the destruction of themselves. Hamlet is a tragic hero because he was blinded by his want for revenge of his father 's death. Hamlet pretended to be crazy for so long that he blocked out his true self and the people who cared for him, like Gertrude and Ophelia.
Throughout Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, many characters act out roles that lead to tragedies from the beginning to the end. Shakespeare’s tragic hero, Hamlet, insanity is questionable throughout the play. Through his craftiness, Hamlet illustrates examples to why many think he has gone crazy or he is pretending to be. With this in mind, Laertes another character in the play also displays similar characteristics when he’s hit with the worse tragedy of his life. This becomes a major part of the plot development.
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, many see Hamlet as mad, or even at times distraught. However, insanity is in the eye of the beholder and although those around him claim he’s insane, Hamlet is actually sane throughout the play. Over time, Hamlet crosses over between the realms of insanity and his true sanity. Although throughout the play the others are convinced Hamlet is mad, through brilliant planning and scheming, Hamlet proves his own sanity. Hamlet perfectly portrays the actions of a deranged young man, which he had to appear to be in order to get revenge on Claudius.
Though Laertes surely illustrates how revenge can lead to one’s downfall, there is one character that proves this to be true even more so. The protagonist, Hamlet, is a key example of how seeking revenge can lead to a person’s destruction. The play revolves him and his plan to avenge his father’s death. In the play, he is visited by his father’s ghost, which proclaims, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (1.5.25). While already angered by his uncle and mother’s infidelity, this request causes him no trouble.
This show that he takes action, but does not think it through. This also portray a different Hamlet from the one that set up a play to see if Claudius was guilty. Hamlets start to get unstable in his quest for revenge and this cause him to kill an innocent man and make an enemy of the son of the man he kill. Now Hamlet
In Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, many times the sanity of Hamlet, the protagonist, comes into question. This question has been debated by both lay-readers and scholars alike for hundreds of years. Although this topic could be strongly debated either way, the evidence leans more towards the idea that Hamlet was simply feigning insanity, and portrayed the role of a madman only in front of those whom he thought to be his enemies. This faking of craziness can be seen most in his conversations with friends, his conversations with those he distrusts, and through the stark difference of his craziness and the truly demented mind of Ophelia. From the beginning of the story, it can be seen that Hamlet is under a lot of stress.
One of the most discussed topics of the Hamlet is whether Hamlet is insane or if he was just pretending the whole time. When the play first began Hamlet did not seem crazy but more depressed and suicidal after his father’s death, he did not begin to act crazy until learning about his father’s murder.”How strange or odd soe’er I bear myself, to put an antic disposition on...”, here Hamlet tells Horatio that he will start to act crazy but for them to just ignore it. After this when Hamlet only acts mad around thoses who he does not trust but when
Throughout the play Hamlet, the main character Hamlet is in question of being insane. While he may at times seem to be insane Hamlet is actually pretending. Hamlet fakes his insanity in order to fool people around him so he can exact his revenge for his father’s murder. When Hamlet is not around other people his seemingly insane personality disappears only to be replaced with an intelligent and logically sound mind. Insanity, craziness, or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns.
He starts to believe that the spirit may be the devil or some sort of demon that was sent to tempt young Hamlet into a destructive existence. The appearance of the ghost causes Hamlet to mistrust his own perceptions of things and doubt the validity of his father’s ghost and the malicious claim that he states. Hamlet decides to stage a play in which the plot very closely resembles the events that the ghost describes as his death. Hamlet feels that if King Claudius is indeed guilty, it will be written all over his face. “The play’s the thing/Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king” (II, ii, 566-567).