Emotion: a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. In, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, by William Shakespeare, emotion dominates this tragedy. Hamlet's father, King Hamlet is murdered by his own brother Claudius. Claudius inherits the throne, and marries his brother's wife. Hamlet sees his father, King Hamlet's ghost, who informs Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle.
Shakespeare used one element of the traditional tragic hero in which a person of noble birth is the tragic hero. Brutus fits this example of a tragic hero because Marcus Brutus’s ancestor Junius Brutus fought the Tarquin Kings, who were ruthless dictators and tyrants and kicked them off the throne and took away control of Rome from them long before the time Caesar. Junius then established the Roman government that was present in the time of Caesar. The government he founded made all Romans proud especially Marcus Brutus. “O, you and I have heard our fathers say, there was a Brutus once that would have brooked Th’ eternal devil to keep his state in Rome as easily as a king” (I.ii.158-161).
Some truths are better left in the dark. Sophocles’ tragic play, Oedipus the King, tells about the lack and gain of knowledge and reveals that people can not always handle the consequences of the information they uncover. The tragedy begins with Oedipus, the King of Thebes, reigning over the city riddled with plague. As Oedipus is sought after and admired by his citizens, he vows to solve the source of the defilement. However, an oracle from the Greek god, Apollo, reveals that the plague will only be lifted once the murder of the deceased king, Jocasta’s first husband, Laius, is solved.
Oedipus the King, interpreted by Thomas Gould, is an exceptionally intriguing and complex story. All through this legendary story of inbreeding and patricide, Oedipus tries to discover and uncover the murderer of King Laius. Little does Oedipus know, it was he who murdered the previous lord of Thebes. To start the play, natives of Thebes ask Oedipus to lift the scourge that undermines to wreck the city. Oedipus sends his brother by marriage, Creon, to the prophet to discern the appropriate thing to do.
The tragic hero in this play written by Sophocles, “Antigone”, has to be Antigone, the main character, or Creon, the King of Thebes and Antigone’s uncle. “Antigone” is about Antigone’s disobedience towards Creon and her death sentence that would cause the suicidal deaths of her own, and Creon’s wife, Eurydice, and his son, Haemon. A tragic hero is a character who makes a judgement error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction, and in this play that tragic hero is Creon. A tragic hero usually has characteristics such as hamartia, a tragic flaw that causes the downfall of the hero, and hubris, excessive pride and disrespect of hero for natural order (Beers 263) Creon’s tragic flaw is his excessive pride. When Creon is speaking to Tiresias, a blind seer, he states, “Thou art a wise seer, but in love with wrong” (Sophocles 57).
Hamlet’s Irrationalities In William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, irrational behaviors are all over the place. In Dan Ariely’s book Irrational Behaviors, he speaks about how we might think we're making rational or reasonable decisions. Instead were questioning the decisions that were just made. In Hamlet the first act we found out that King Hamlet was murdered by his brother. On top of the huge tragedy King Hamlet's brother, Claudius, marries his deceased brothers wife.
Reciprocal is a give and take relationship where two persons exchanges things with equal value. The play Hamlet shows these different relationships throughout its plot. The play is about a prince, who tries to take revenge on the king after losing everything when his father dies and his uncle and his mom marries leading the uncle to become the new king who happened to kill the
William Shakespeare, one of history’s legendary writers, created the play Macbeth with a tragedy that still burns with pity and sadness for Macbeth to this very day. From Macbeth’s tragic flaws, his continuous errors in judgement, to his complete downfall, this character actively demonstrates many characteristics of a Shakespearean tragic hero. The character Macbeth is a tragic hero in the play Macbeth. One of the reasons how Macbeth is a tragic hero is by his tragic flaws. In the play, the audience receives a sense of Macbeth’s ambition from this quote: “I have no spur/to prick the sides of my intent, but only/vaulting ambition, which overlaps itself/and falls on the others” (1,7,25-28).
As a result, Hamlet strategizes to perform revenge on Claudius for his malefaction. Hamlet, the main protagonist, displays a multitude of dynamic traits that emerge as the play develops. In the tragedy that follows, Hamlet is recognized for being indecisive and is often drawn to difficult questions that cannot be answered with any certainty. The build up of Hamlet’s indecisions begin to become apparent when he questions whether the unknown beyond of death is easier to bear than life. Hamlet’s thoughts of contemplation is shown when he uncovers the internal struggles of life and death.
Shakespeare has written genres everywhere between tragedies and comedies, one of his most well known works, the Tragedy of Hamlet highlights some of his best work. In the Tragedy of Hamlet Shakespeare tells a story of a young prince and his greed to gain revenge against his uncle for the murder of his father. Throughout the story many characters demonstrate power in various ways such as through their emotions and their actions that drive others. Although the character that demonstrates the most power would be the dead King Hamlet, also known as the ghost in the play. King Hamlet drove his son to seek revenge, sparked actions within Denmark with his appearances, caused everyone to die in the end and even though he was just a ghost he showed his power.