In Act 5, the tension rests when Hamlet and Claudius are both eliminated. This act of violence also leads to many other acts of violence, including the deaths of Polonius, Ophelia, and Laertes. It puts a lot of pressure on Prince Hamlet, because he feels he must devote his entire life to getting justice for his father. Since Hamlet was the King, it also creates a theme of betrayal that carries itself throughout the play. Betrayal in a tragedy is not uncommon, and it is one of the many reasons that so many acts of violence take place in Hamlet.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, although one might argue that Mercutio is most responsible for inciting the duel in Act 3 Scene 1; in reality Tybalt should be held accountable because Tybalt starts the fight. Mercutio gets angry and draws his sword however, it is Tybalt who comes looking for a fight. Tybalt is to blame for the fight leading to the deaths of Mercutio and himself. Tybalt is the one who is furious at Romeo for trying to crash the Capulet party. Tybalt and Mercutio quickly start insulting each other when Tybalt starts the fight.
Historic Predictable Irrationality In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet, almost all of the characters allow their emotions to cause the to act on impulse and behave irrationally. Throughout Hamlet, the emotions and impulsiveness of the characters dictate many of the various actions and events that transpire. This first occurs at the very beginning of the play when Claudius murders the King who is his brother, simply to gain the throne. The impulsiveness continues in many different forms including Gertrude immediately marrying Claudius after her husband’s death which in response added to Hamlet’s crippling depression. This concept of impulsiveness further deteriorates the rationalities of the characters through many accidents and events that
Oh, good, a knife! My body will be your sheath, Rust inside my body and let me die.”This proves that since Romeo killed himself for her she wants to kill herself with his dagger. Since they’re killing themselves for each other, they have feelings of true, passionate, and strong love for each other. In conclusion, Romeo and Juliet killed themselves for each other because it was true love. Another reason that the feelings that Romeo and Juliet had for each other were feelings of true love is They got married urgently..
Romeo calls himself “Fortune’s Fool” and realizes that he is going to have to face a punishment for his actions, that are of course caused by fate (3.1.142). Later when Romeo hears of Juliet’s death he blames fate and tries to kill himself, “Is it e’en so?-Then I deny you, stars!” (5.1.25). In this example Romeo is taking responsibility for his past actions by defying fate and taking things into his own hands. Juliet is also a naïve and impulsive girl that
Lastly, Tybalt is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because of the the first events he caused leading to the suicides of Romeo and Juliet. The confirmation that Tybalt is the cause of the terrible events in Romeo and Juliet is shown in the play “Romeo and Juliet” when Romeo says, “Is it even so? then I defy you, stars! Thou know 'st my lodging: get me ink and paper, and hire post-horses; I will hence tonight.” when he finds out that Juliet is dead, but doesn’t know she faked her death. Then Romeo sets out in his sorrow to an apothecary and says, “Come hither, man.
Romeo thinks that his blurred sense of reality due to romanticism has let Mercutio die to Tybalt. Romeo furiously states, “[His] very friend, hath got this mortal hurt / In [his] behalf. [His] reputation stained / With Tybalt’s slander…” (III.1.115-117). This shows how complicated Romeo is, from being dramatic about being romantic and then immediately becoming very serious and furious at Tybalt for the death of his friend Mercutio. The drama from Romeo and Juliet mainly comes from the complexity of all the different characters in the play.
There are many events during Act 3, Scene 1 but a particular aspect that outlines drama and suspension was the dramatic irony and Shakespeare’s crafty input of foreshadowing as both Tybalt and Mercutio are slain. Evidence from the text, a statement made by Romeo is, “This shall determine that,” which commence a duel between Romeo and Tybalt over Mercutio’s death; and Tybalt falls. As Tybalt dies, the audience know something that the rest of the characters on the stage do not. As Romeo has killed his wife’s cousin, the drama increases and their marriage is foreshadowed to result unhappily. As well as the death of Tybalt, the death of Mercutio who was the unofficial comedian in Romeo’s group of friends and a well liked character, the audience realise that all the light heartedness dies along with him.
Shakespeare 's Hamlet presents readers with several scenes of violence, such as the deaths of Polonius, Ophelia, King Hamlet, and the fist fights between Prince Hamlet and Laertes. In Hamlet , the protagonist, Prince Hamlet, is portrayed as a very indecisive character. The reader is left to infer if Hamlet is senile, or if it’s just all an act in response of the world around him. Violence is littered all around the world of Hamlet. Because of this, the narrative of Hamlet is always more than it seems.
Friar Laurence, the man that married Romeo and Juliet, walks in and see the horrific action that has taken place. Friar then gets startled by a watchman in the background and flees the scene leaving Juliet alone with Romeo’s lifeless body in her arms. Juliet then realizes that the man she loves is dead and the only solution is to take her on life. Juliet takes Romeo knife and stabs herself with it after she says her body will be the knives sheath. This is fate because death was destined upon both Romeo and Juliet.
Throughout William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo has a difficult time controlling his actions because of his emotions. Characters Romeo cares about, such as Mercutio, Tybalt, and Juliet, are affected by his behavior and actions. The choices Romeo makes are very impulsive and cause many characters throughout the story to be victimized. The first victim who suffers from an irrational decision of Romeo is Mercutio. During the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt and Mercutio, challenge each other to a brawl.
Through Juliet 's conversation of Romeo and Tybalt with her mother, Shakespeare again reveals that love is closely followed by violence. Juliet’s mother enters Juliet’s room the moment after Romeo leaves. She speaks with Juliet about her plans to kill Romeo. During their conversation Juliet speaks of Romeo in a loving way without Lady Capulet noticing. Lady Capulet asks if killing Romeo will make her happy and Juliet replies saying “Indeed, I never shall be satisfied / With Romeo till I behold him—dead— Is my poor heart, so for a kinsman vexed” (3.5.98-100).