Why does Macbeth fail? Well to start off failure is everywhere in life which is no exception to Macbeth but with Macbeth there’s a problem for some reason Macbeth can’t accept the fact he fails. Macbeth is constantly failing to achieve what he hopes to accomplish, due to the fact that he was trying to fight something that he cannot stop. Macbeth's failure to accept his fate rather than fight it is the reason Macbeth's down fall. When Macbeth received his fate from the witches and apparitions he was happy so he let come not doing anything to stop it.
He suspects foul play was involved, yet he never acts on this uncertainty until certainty is provided for him. Both the confirmation from the ghost and the determined vow for vengeance seem to provide him with the motivation to live and start taking action. Despite the facts, instead of following the ghost’s instructions and acting immediately, Hamlet fabricates a plan to “put an antic disposition on” in order to deceive Claudius while he plots to murder him. This plan to feign madness allows time for another inner conflict to develop in Hamlet; whether to act on the ghost’s words and take revenge or leave the situation alone and return to contemplating suicide. However, certainty cannot be achieved through overthinking and Hamlet requires certainty to act.
His cowardice prevents Hamlet from moving forward in his plans as his concerns for falling short in his father’s eyes prohibit him from even trying. Were he to try killing the king only to fail, not only could he suffer the pre-established consequences he fears, but the King would also continue living, his father would not have been served justice, and would continue walking in purgatory. Hamlet does not trust his own abilities. Hamlet strives for the success that he sees in those around him, including Claudius, his own father, and most importantly, Fortinbras. He compares himself to him, stating “Quote – Hamlet comparing himself to Fortinbras, saying how good he is”, which clearly shows he strives for success yet is to afraid that he will lose it were he to
In William Shakespeare's tragedy, Othello, Shakespeare uses the adjective “honest” several times throughout the tragedy to create a sense of irony using the antagonist, Iago, who is constantly dishonest and deceitful to everyone despite claiming he is of honest reputation. Iago is perceived as a very honest man whom Othello, the protagonist, trusts. However, it can be repeatedly seen by the audience that Iago is not honest or trustworthy at all. He lies to create issues for Othello out of jealousy and revenge, yet continues to conceal his true nature through boasting that he is honest and playing victim. An example of how Shakespeare uses the word “honest” with irony is when Othello referred to Iago as “Honest Iago”(1.3.290) or when Othello claims “Iago is most honest”(2.3.17).
Shakespeare explores the timeless and valid notion of revenge engaging responder to evaluate it’s inherent moral and spiritual consequences. In Act one Shakespeare utilities emotive high modal language and the symbolic appearance of the “ghost” to coerces Hamlet in seeking revenge “If thou dids’t ever their dear father love” symbolic foreshadowing. Allowing responders to question the approval of committing a sin. Shakespeare’s characterisation of Hamlet causes him to be torn between the desire to act and disgust towards humanities baser urges. Hamlet’s metaphysical speculations and problematic is proven in the statement “too too solid flesh would melt” the use of dark imagery gives an insight of Hamlet’s detrimental conflict to act or “hold
From not giving into his lack of morals throughout the story, from actually wanting to suicide. By remembering on what he really believed in by being loyal and committed to his religion. Also by acknowledging the bright side of actually being alive, since no one has a precise understanding of what is actually behind the afterlife. All in all, these aspects assembled a broad importance to the story, for giving Hamlet his way of comprehending suicide in his own
There are many reasons why he is to blame, the three I believe that led to Romeo’s death are first he let them get married. Secondly he trusted young inexperienced Friar John in a important task. Thirdly he didn’t watch over Romeo and mentor him. Friar Lawrence is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because he allowed Romeo and Juliet to marry even though the families were against the union. Even though Friar Lawrence is hesitant to do the wedding he changes his mind and encourages them.
He also want to make sure that there’s no threat to his part of the prophecy to be fulfilled. And that is when Macbeth starts to get really evil and starts to plot against his friend Banquo, whom the whole time has been loyal to Macbeth even though he have had his doubts. This is when Macbeth forsure has become Banquo’s opposite, because even though Macbeth and Banquo may have had the same thoughts about the prophecies, Banquo didn’t act upon them as Macbeth did. And that decision is what makes and breaks the two characters and what makes the each others opposites or
He accepts that he wasn’t responsible for his brother’s death, fate was. In contrast, the themes are presented differently because, in Hamlet, hamlet had faith in his fate right from the beginning and he was willing to follow his fate. When he says, “My fate cries out, / And makes each petty artery in this body / As hardy as the Nemean lion’s nerve.” (Shakespeare, I, IV, 81-83), the audience can see that hamlet does indeed believe that his fate will assist him in his endeavours and he sees it as the flashlight to his darkness. Meanwhile, in
The Friar left the two to their fatal fate. Some could argue that it was not the Friars fault that he never intentionally meant for any of these bad things to happen, things just didn’t work in his favor. The only alternative person who could be to blamed is Tybalt. Tybalt could be blamed because if he wasn't filled with so much anger, Mercutio may never had died therefore Romeo wouldn’t end up being banished. “Patience perforce with willful choler meeting makes my flesh tremble in their different greetings” (Shakespeare 394).
Hamlet is a horrible heir to the throne: not because he dithers too much, but because he has almost no impulse control. If he has a thought, it is going to come out of his mouth. I believe a major reason he feigns madness is because he knows this about himself. He knows he won 't be able to help giving himself away and getting out of control. So he covers it with "Don 't mind me.