Shakespeare’s adaption of historical times and events in Henry V contextually provides insights of values and beliefs of his era by exemplifying certain voices and silencing others. Such voices such as the King’s, the church, and highly respected or known military members have their voices held in the proudest, and loudest, position. Women, commoners and the like, however, are found commonly silenced and oppressed. Over the course of his patriotic, monarchy-focussed retelling of the past, Shakespeare expresses ideas of leadership and war through the adoration. In addition to this, a central theme of King’s “mandate of heaven” becomes evident, both in the dialogue of the play as well as the structure.
Gertrude tells Hamlet to stop grieving over his father 's death because it normal, but when you think about it, it 's not normal. “Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted color off, and let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark. Do not for ever with thy vailèd lids / Seek for thy noble father in the dust.
Throughout Shakespeare’s drama, “Hamlet,” he uses very sophisticated and artful diction. In Shakespeare’s first soliloquy, he is very graphic and straightforward with the meaning behind his distressed demeanor. “Oh, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew,” affirms Hamlet’s graphic, artful diction used to describe the way he feels about his mom, Gertrude, marrying his father’s brother, Claudius. The hatred of Claudius stems back earlier in Hamlet’s life, his father’s death.
His agnorsis could be said to occur earlier, when he becomes aware of Lady Macbeths death. His understated reaction oculd indicate his complete exhaustion and defeat together with involuntary awareness and his commentss that life is nothing more than a "tale,told by an idiot signifying nothing." In the end of the play natural order and control is restored as Macbeth is killed and Malcolm, the rightful heir to the throne according to succession and order, is crowned king of Scotland. Shakespeare successfully warns and scares the audience against thinking about
In the tragedy Macbeth, illustrated by William Shakespeare is about Macbeth and his lack of integrity which leads to him murdering the King of Scotland Duncan. Shakespeare has demonstrated the thematic message of integrity where one’s lust for power and at large ambition leads to the destruction of himself and others. Three significant scenes were elaborated in order to demonstrate Macbeths integrity; Act 1 scene 2, Act 1 scene 7 and Act 5 scene 7 were the scenes. Throughout the play Shakespeare has successfully used literary devices to construct and develop the thematic message relating to Integrity in Macbeth.
In the play, Antigone, Creon, the king after Oedipus, is blinded by his pride. He sentences Antigone to death for burying a body. In these two plays it shows how the sins of the fathers are being passed down, giving family members blindness and punishing them. The kings’ arrogance and pride causes them to be blind, resulting in the citizens and family members being affected by the kings’ behaviors.
The prophet, Teiresias, reveals Oedipus’s curse of murdering his father and sleeping with his mother. “To Delphi, and Apollo sent me back / Baulked of the knowledge that I came to seek. / But other grievous things he prophesied, / Woes, lamentations, mourning, portents dire; / To wit I should defile my mother’s bed / And raise up seed too loathsome to behold, / And slay the father from whose loins I sprang” (Oedipus, 791-797). This is Oedipus’s true reality, but his acerbic attitude denies the possibility of its legitimacy.
Also, Hamlet displays his anguish at the Queen for dishonouring his dead father since “Almost as bad, good mother, as killing a king and marrying his brother” (Shakespeare, pg. 121). In this statement, Hamlet expresses how, through the marriage to her husband’s murderer, Gertrude is a symbol of dishonor and damaging her relationship with the prince. Hamlet is disgusted by Gertrude’s actions and recognizes her not as his mother but the queen and wife of Claudius, the murderer. The respect revered by children to their mother is not evident between Hamlet and Gertrude. In Gertrude’s death scene, Hamlet screams to his mother “Wretched Queen, adieu!”
Hamlet by William Shakespeare is a play about how an incestuous betray of a king by his own wife and blood brother brings the entire empire to its knees. The apparition King Hamlet confirms the betrayal when it tells Hamlet that he suffered a “most unnatural murder" whereby the redundancy of this phrase sets the murder from any other type of murder witnessed on earth. Specifically, the word “unnatural” emphasizes the untimeliness of the murder rather than its gruesomeness. The apparition of King Hamlet further reveals the betrayal of the Queen and her brother in law King Claudius by complaining that “Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother’s hand/Of life, of crown, of queen at once dispatched/Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin” (Shakespeare 1.5.81).
The process of growing in a character can be treacherous process. This process was demonstrated well by Reverend Dimmesdale in the novel, The Scarlett Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s style sets up Dimmesdale demise impeccably, giving the reader a deep and insightful look at Dimmesdale. Hawthorne explains the destruction of Dimmesdale, which is due to committing adultery with Hester, with his continued exacerbating health and the letter A throughout the novel. Hawthorne continuously comments about Reverend Dimmesdale’s ailing health, leading the reader to assume that the sin is eating him up from inside.
Hamlet speaks of how Denmark is an unkempt garden full of weeds that will only produce from its seeds “things rank and gross in nature.” Based on the conversation immediately prior, Hamlet believes this corruption to derive from the incestuous marriage of his mother and uncle, and the fratricide committed by his uncle upon his father. This idea of the corruption due to incest as is exemplified through the garden motif is reiterated in scene iv of Act III, when Hamlet speaks to his mother of her relationship with Claudius. “Confess yourself to heaven, / Repent what’s past, avoid what is to come, / And do not spread the compost on the weeds / to make them ranker” (lines 168-171). By this, Hamlet is asking his mother to confess to her sins, or her weeds, instead of covering them in compost and making them worse.
Abigail falls further into delirium when she speaks to John in Act Two Scene Two, where she confesses that she believes she is doing God’s work. She tells John, “God gave me strength to call them liars, and God made men to listen to me, and by God I will scrub the world clean for the love of Him!” (Miller 137). The reader and John being to see the depth of Abigail’s sickness at this point. Schissel explains, “Miller wants us to believe, as Proctor does "seeing her madness" when she reveals her self-inflicted injuries, that Abigail is insane: … While Miller may have intended her madness to be a metaphor for her inherent evil … he must have realized he ran the risk of making her more sympathetic than he intended.”
Creon using his own form of divine justification explains,”…you are saying what is intolerable, when you say that Divinities have providential concern for this corpse…this fellow who Came to burn the temples girded with columns…(282,286). It becomes evident in these lines that Creon believes that it’s only natural to punish the wicked for their part in harming Thebes. However, Creon’s biggest weakness comes from openly defying both the family bond and set of divine laws that govern the deceased. He “acts pitilessly towards Polyneices’ already grieving relatives by further inflaming their grief”(Ahrensdorf and Pangle 144). Creon goes into conflict with the pious rules set forth by the Gods in response to death.
The historical symbolism within Shakespeare’s plays set him apart from any writer. The script was given to him through daily life, and his ability to mold it into fictional art is what makes Shakespeare the creator of fictional man. His confusing and conflict filled plays like twelfth night ressemble the back and forth change of monarchs, marriage, and trickery during the early years and how conflict can consume a person and spin them into insanity like Henry VI. Henry VIII’s love letters to Anne Boleyn saying, “Mine own sweetheart, these shall be to advertise you of the great loneliness that I find here since your departing, for I ensure you methinketh the time longer since your departing now last than I was wont to do a whole fortnight”(Henry VIII). This letter mirrors the words of lovers within any of Shakespeare’s work.