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.
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.
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 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.
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).
In Shakespeare’s, Hamlet, revenge plays a major role in how the characters act. They base their actions off of getting revenge. Hamlet, Laertes, and Young Fortinbras all are trying to get revenge for their fathers. All three of the characters use different methods for getting revenge and they all get different results. Shakespeare uses these three characters to show that revenge can consume you and that is all that you want and he shows how harmful it can be.
Hamlet’s intelligence is shown when he does not blindly listen to what the ghost said “Hamlet is aware of the unreliability of otherworldly apparitions and consequently reluctant to heed the ghost’s injunction to perform an action that to him seems objectively evil.” [Foster 2], and instead makes his own plan to see if Claudius is truly guilty of murder because. Hamlet plans to “...have these players / Play something like the murder of my father / Before mine uncle. I’ll observe his looks” [Shakespeare II, ii, 596-598], and see how his uncle reacts to the play , which is like the murder of King Hamlet because “Hamlet believes that he must have greater certitude of Claudius’s guilt if he is to take action.” [Foster 2] he does not rush into anything without analyzing the facts that he has, and checking to see if they are true.
Maggie Kaprosch Professor Sheerin ENGL 3336.01 February 3, 2016 Word Study In Hamlet, William Shakespeare uses language to develop his characters, their actions, and themes central to the play. One word that recurred throughout the play and seemed significant to the overall theme of the play (which I deemed to be death/mortality, corruption, and revenge) was “poison.” Poison, both in a literal and metaphorical sense, affected the lives and actions of several characters in Hamlet.
Imagine people trying to figure out if a person if indeed crazy or not crazy. How would that make the person in question feel? When they are looking for help out of their craziness, there could be people doubting they even need help. Though no one knows what is going on in Hamlet’s mind, this could be exactly what he is going through during Shakespeare ’s play Hamlet.
When discussing the topic of madness, Hamlet is a profoundly controversial topic. Some may define madness as the state of being mentally ill, whereas others may define it as a generally foolish behavior. Hamlet has acted strangely toward multiple people throughout The Tragedy of Hamlet; moreover, there are many examples throughout the text that support the assumption that he may or may not be acting mad. Starting in Act 1, Scene 4, Horatio is untrustworthy of the ghost that appears. He believes it is a spirit who has taken the form of Hamlet’s father, whereas Hamlet believes it is the spirit of his father.