He practically confesses his insanity is all for show because he says so and because he tells his best friend, Horatio, not to worry about him whatsoever. Towards the end of act 5, Hamlet again admits his insanity caused his previous actions. Rather this time, it may have been more for saving his life rather than planning to end someone else’s. Before the deadly duel against Laertes, Hamlet decides he should apologize for his actions at Ophelia’s grave and for killing Polonius. “What I have done, That might your nature, honor, and exception Roughly awake, I here proclaim was madness,” he pleads.
He labels his crime as “ a series of mere household events.” In his mind, what readers may see as horrific occurrences, he sees it as normal day to day things. Which implies that the abuse towards his wife may occur more often than he cares to say. When he comes home late one night, very intoxicated, he is under the impression that pluto is avoiding him so he grabs him and gouges his eye out. There is a possibility that Pluto could of avoided him, but there is also the bigger possibility that he could of been tricked by the alcohol. Once he finally kills Pluto he mentions that he was overtaken by the “spirit of Perverseness”.
The soothsayer gives warnings to Caesar, Artemidorus tries to give him a letter about the conspiracy, and Calpurnia has dreams of Caesar being killed. All of these omens have no influence on Caesar’s decision, showing that the decisions he makes controls his fate. Caesar is called on by a soothsayer while he is attending the Lupercal festival. The soothsayer tells Caesar, “Beware the ides of March” (Wiggins DR-119). Caesar insists that the soothsayer is a dreamer and he continues with the festivities.
Antony says “when the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept...did this in Caesar seem ambitious... I thrice presented him a kingly crown, which he did thrice refuse; was this ambition... I should do Brutus wrong, and Cassius wrong, who, you all know are honorable men: I will not do them wrong; I rather choose to wrong myself and you, than I will wrong such honorable men...”. His speech is to show that Caesar was indeed not going to take the crown, yet Brutus and Cassius kept insisting that he would, which was their whole justification on the murder, and they are honorable. His use of ethos was very
First, Tom asks Aunt Polly to comfort Huck when nobody else does. Next, he carries the weight of knowing Injun Joe is in the cave alone. Last, Tom testifies to the court that he witnessed the murder of Doc Robinson. At the start of the book, Tom seems to be a selfish and immature boy, constantly searching for a way out of his chores, or lying to his aunt without regret. By the end of the story, Tom’s experiences teach him lessons and shape him into a more thoughtful and caring person.
In Sophocles' Antigone, Creon falls into power due to a chain of events that aren’t caused by him, but by the crime Oedipus has committed. However, Creon decrees the law denying Polynices's burial to re-establish law and order in Thebes, and to establish himself as the new King of Thebes. In Creon's mind, since Polynices attacks Thebes, he is only a traitor to the state and does not deserve burial, whereas, Eteocles deserves it because of his defense of the country. This is Creon’s fatal flaw which causes the tragedy. Creon’s decision to keep his cousin from his natural birthright disobeys God’s will and goes against God’s rules.
At the start of the play, he announces to the chorus, “Anyone who’s well disposed towards our state, alive or dead, that man I will respect” (327). Creon is positive anyone who does not agree with what he has to say deserves a punishment. Creon quicky sentences Antigone to her death which leads to her suicide. Creon needs to listen to the people around him, especially Antigone’s different, religious point of views to avoid such consequences. His ignorance and power lead to the suicides of Antigone, his son Haemon, and wife Eurydice, leaving him alone in the world with no family.
Unlike his other Danish legendary hero counterparts, Hamlet has no courage and no honor. Hamlet hopes to find his uncle” When he is drunk, or in his rage, or in th’ incestuous pleasure of his bed.”(3.4.95) He not only wants Claudius to be helpless, but to also be denied entry into heaven. This decision to hide in the shadows for the perfect moment, is cowardly and ridiculous. Hamlet is favored by the people, so wouldn’t it make sense to turn the people against Claudius? This is actually one of the reasons why Claudius is unable to punish Hamlet, because “Why to a public count I might not go, Is the great love the general gender bear him who, dipping all his faults in affection.” (4.7.20-21) The people favor Hamlet even after he wrongly murdered Polonius.
After that, bad new reaches to Edward about his father King Henry’s death. He realizes that he is the king now so he promises himself to help his people. In the palace everyone believes Tom he is the prince. He is trying to tell them he is not the prince but no one believes him. Tom doesn’t know how to deal with royal business, so they think the prince is losing his mind.
Banquo shows that he is suspicious of Macbeth's motives, and Macbeth ends the conversation by wishing Banquo "Good repose" (2.1.29), a good night's sleep. However, after Macbeth kills the king Duncan. He is so unnerved that he cannot move.Staring at his bloody hands, he tells his wife that as he left the King's chamber, he heard two men in another room: "There's one did laugh in's sleep, and one cried 'Murder!'" (2.2.20). To him, it's as though those men, even in their sleep, could see his bloody murderer's hands.
After witnessing the ruthlessness and ferocity of knighthood, Dick understands that knighthood did not possess the qualities which he came to believe knighthood included. In order to become Joanna’s husband, Richard forsakes all the glories of knighthood, realizing that Joanna means more to him than knighthood and its fading glories. Dick rescues Joanna from Sir
The cousin asks Iago about Othello striking Desdemona, and like the little weasel he is, he didn’t tell him this was the first time. Instead he told him to follow Othello and watch him because he knows Othello will kill Desdemona that night. Othello is filled with so much jealousy that he can’t see reason. Iago has brainwashed him so much he is to the point of no return. Emilia has tried to tell Othello that Desdemona has been a faithful good wife to him and the moment she leaves, he starts talking trash because he can’t believe it.
Romeo 's personality of peace, loving, yet vengeful caused his own doom once he was exiled for killing Tybalt who killed Mercutio. Thus 'evidently causing pain for Juliet who lost both her lover and cousin. Juliet 's father arranging Juliet 's marriage to Paris made her mourning worse, already being married to Romeo yet being separated made her to reason with Friar Laurence. The plan that was supposed to reunite both Lovers indefinetly brought upon their own doom. Juliet herself drank the sleeping potion when Romeo was on his way earlier than anticipated, whom bought poison upon hearing of her "death" , planning to kill himslef on her tomb alongside her.