When Macbeth was thinking about Duncan as a king, he realized: “Besides, this Duncan/ Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been/ So clear in his great office, that his virtues/ Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against/ The deep damnation of his taking-off.” (1.7.16-19) This quote stated his concerns of how he will be treated by people after the murder. He is battling his ambition with his morals. After Macbeth murdered Duncan and drove away the two princes. He felt no happiness or tranquility. He lived the rest of his life in nightmares and fears which denounced his actions.
King Lear is the king of Britain, one day he decides to step down from his throne and divide his Kingdom among his three daughters equally. Goneril, Regan and Cordelia are put through a test, to prove their love for their father. Cordelia says that she has no words to describe how much she loves her father, and that she loves him as much as daughter should love her father. Other two daughters exaggerate their answers, making their father think that Cordelia does not love him as much as they do. This scene basically leads to every other event in the play, leading to King Lear 's tragic downfall.
Iago uses Roderigo to inform Brabantio about the relationship his precious daughter Desdemona has with a moor Othello. Iago’s initial intention is the downfall of Othello and get the position, as a lieutenant, he wants. Throughout the play, Iago continuously manipulates Othello by showing him false proofs and telling him rumors about Desdemona and Cassio. “I know not that, but such a handkerchief - I am sure it was your wife’s - did I today/ See Cassio wipe his beard with.” (3.3 445-447) Iago falsely accuses Cassio by telling Othello that Cassio was using Desdemona’s handkerchief, the one that Othello gave to her as a first gift. In the article, Navorro (2013) says, “...the narcissist often chooses a profession, guild, organization, occupation, or a job where he or she can manipulate others or the system like a puppeteer.” Iago pretends to be under Othello, meaning he shows honesty and royalty to Othello, and when he finally gains Othello’s trust, he starts to manipulate Othello’s thoughts and beliefs.
From the beginning, Macbeth’s intentions are made clear to the reader; he wants power and authority. After hearing that he will become king, Macbeth’s mind immediately turns to the thought of murdering Duncan as demonstrated in his aside where he says, “... Why do I yield to that suggestion / Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair / And make my seated heart knock at my ribs/ Against the use of nature?” (Shakespeare, Macbeth 1.4.134-37). If he were truly a loyal patron, this thought would not last as long as it did in Macbeth’s head, but his ambition transformed him. As Macbeth’s downfall advances he loses his integrity since his vision is clouded by his ambition and maintaining his rule. Macbeth’s mania gets to a point where, “[the Witches] no longer need to go and meet him; he seeks them out.
Hamlet’s quest for finding a new definition of identity starts as Jardine expresses with the "“unlawful” marriage (which) has strengthened the line in Claudius’s favour, and to Hamlet detriment”. Therefore, it is Hamlet’s outrage against his uncle 's complot to kill Old Hamlet, in order to become the new king and achieve the higher position in the leader of Providentialism, which turns Hamlet into a threat. Hamlet’s attitude of defiance against the new king, and thus to the Body politic, creates a subversive figure whose challenging posture entails the possible loss of power, and the beginning of a new system of government based on democracy. As Barker says, “Hamlet asserts against the devices of the world an essential interiority. If the “forms, modes, shapes” fail to denote him truly is because in him a separation has already opened up between the inner reality of the subject (…) and an inauthentic
It was in Alonso’s control whether to return the dukedom back or not due to his authorities. Even though Alonso supported Antonio to betray Prospero, he was ready to sacrifice anything in return for his son. To express his excitement of getting the dukedom back, Prospero wanted to give Alonso something in return that will satisfy him. While Alonso thought he lost Ferdinand during the shipwreck, Prospero strategically surprised Alonso by presenting his son and Miranda together. Before Prospero presented Ferdinand and Miranda in front of Alonso, he mentioned how he was experiencing the same loss of loosing his only child to the storm.
In King Lear, Act 1 Scene 1 entails two performances that set the mood for this play. One of the performances in the beginning of the play is the Gloucester-Kent scene. As they arrive in King Lear’s palace, Gloucester and Kent talk about their worries about the King making a decision to divide his two kingdoms. Gloucester says, “It did always see so to us; but now in the division of the kingdom it appears not which of the dukes he values most…” (1.1. 3-5).
Alonso, Gonzalo, Antonio, and Sebastian are looking for Alonso’s son tirelessly. Gonzalo begins to get tired and says he “can go no further”, My old bones ache” (3.3.1-2). Alonso understands Gonzalo being tired because he is “attached with weariness to th’ sulling of [his] spirits” (3.3.5-6). Alonso gives up at the task of looking for his son and encourages Gonzalo to sit and rest. Prospero is then reminded of how Caliban, Trinculo, and Stephano are pursuing to murder him, and usurp the island from him, so he sends Ariel to handle them.
During Ophelia’s funeral, Hamlet stated “I loved Ophelia; forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum”, expressing his true feelings towards her. Ophelia’s betrayal and lies to Hamlet in Act 3 deeply hurt his feelings causing Hamlet to hate
When Polonius dies, it inspires anger in Laertes and drives Ophelia off the mental cliff into insanity. Laertes believes Claudius is to blame, and their following confrontation gives Claudius the excuses he needs to set his plans for Prince Hamlet’s death in motion. Laertes was ready to dethrone King Claudius in his fury and managed to gather enough supporters to storm into the castle. Luckily for Claudius, Laertes was mentally stable and willing to listen to diplomatic explanations. Claudius was only able to soothe Laertes’s anger by shifting the subject of the anger from himself to Hamlet, which ended as a win-win situation to Claudius.