In act five scene two,he prepares himself and his final thoughts before he decides the time is proper to kill Claudius. Horatio has part in this but he helps Hamlet make a decision. This allowed Hamlet to make sure he wanted to go through with killing, even if his new philosophy on life shows it will mean nothing. Without this little bit of extra time Hamlet creates for himself he discovers soon he will have to kill Claudius. “If it be not now, yet it will come.
In other words, not being upset by his father 's death would prove that his mother was stepping out on his dad. It 's only after he storms the castle with a band of armed men that he starts asking questions —unlike Hamlet, who asks a whole lot of questions before he finally gets around to avenging his father 's death. Here 's the funny thing, though: both of them end up dead, in exactly the same way, and at each other 's hands. So, is Laertes ' method really any better than Hamlet 's? It is clear that Hamlet is the winner in the cause that he actually get to stab and poison Claudius, which is his But toward the end of the play, he recognized his fault and ask for forgiveness.“ Lo, here I lie, never to rise again.
However, Hamlet soon discovers that Claudius has been lying to him, and Claudius’ real motive is to kill Hamlet in order to exterminate all possible threats to his reign. Claudius’ role play affects the entire country of Denmark, and he convinces the people that he is the rightful king, when he is not, and has murdered his brother for the throne. Gertrude, too, takes on a role; throughout the play, she seems oblivious to her wrongdoings. She claims that she loves Claudius, and did not just marry him for political reasons. However, in in act 5, scene 4, Gertrude finally admits that she has wronged her son and her first husband, and in her conversation with Hamlet, she says, “O Hamlet, speak no more.
But yet I’ll make assurance double sure and take a bond of fate. Thou shalt not live, That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, and sleep in spite of thunder” (Shakespeare, 125). With all the power, Macbeth has been receiving lately he feel that he is invisible and can actually be King. As he takes the apparitions literally, his proposition is to murder Macduff’s family because he feels like it's just one more step closer to his title now that Macduff will grieve for his loss instead of fighting with Macbeth. Macbeth is not the only one who changed from humbleness to greedy, In the book The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Kino hears the song of happiness that bris safety and wholeness to his family.
Laertes returns to Denmark upon hearing the news of his father’s death, and straight away threatens to kill Claudius unless he gets answers. At the time, threatening a king was a capital punishment, which shows the extent Laertes is willing to go to get his revenge. Even after Claudius explains everything to Laertes, Laertes still wants his revenge and would like to kill Hamlet. Hamlet and Laertes were pretty close, so this once again shows how far Laertes is willing to go to enact his revenge, which is borderline mad. Finally, upon hearing the news of Ophelia’s death, Laertes is once again filled rage.
From the beginning, Macbeth’s intentions are made clear to the reader; he wants power and authority. After hearing that he will become king, Macbeth’s mind immediately turns to the thought of murdering Duncan as demonstrated in his aside where he says, “... Why do I yield to that suggestion / Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair / And make my seated heart knock at my ribs/ Against the use of nature?” (Shakespeare, Macbeth 1.4.134-37). If he were truly a loyal patron, this thought would not last as long as it did in Macbeth’s head, but his ambition transformed him. As Macbeth’s downfall advances he loses his integrity since his vision is clouded by his ambition and maintaining his rule. Macbeth’s mania gets to a point where, “[the Witches] no longer need to go and meet him; he seeks them out.
He also says that, by eliminating Duncan, he would only be teaching his subjects that a rise to power is possible through violence, and karma would come back to bite him. He believes that he should not murder Duncan because he is his servant and host whose main goal is always to protect him. Duncan has been a gracious and humble leader that many respect, and in the case of his untimely death, his subjects would mourn him greatly. In spite of this, when Lady Macbeth offers the escape of blaming the murder on the guards, Macbeth’s ambition kicks in and he is in total support of the crime. Proven from a direct quote from Macbeth himself, Macbeth’s flaw, hubris, further supports his status as an aristotelian
This shows even though the king is dead or someone is dead they will still try and get revenge because they are greedy and don't want to give up their belongings or title. Laertes was worried about his and his dad’s pride so he decide to murder hamlet. Laertes plans the big fencing match with Hamlet. He tricked hamlet and poisoned the tip of his sword. After he poisoned the tip of his sword everything went downhill.
Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, however after he has realize what he has done it. He has notice it was too far to turn back, so he continues his murderous, bloody path. In the beginning of the play Macbeth is a heroic soldier who fights for the king without mercy but he has strike for ambition, his curious nature and his wife ambition leads him to the witches who give him the prophecies. After the second prophecy has come true is
Claudius for example, hastily draws up a plan to kill Hamlet once he figures out that the young Prince knows the truth. Laertes is another character that does not hesitate when it is his turn to avenge his father and sister’s death: “But my revenge will come!“ (4.7.29). Even though these two characters fail miserably at their plan, they both contrast greatly with Hamlet’s thought process and procrastination. As I stated previously, we see that Hamlet is a man of reason and intellect. His reaction to the events that take place make him to first reflect upon them.
For starters Macbeth eager desire to be king causes him to kill King Duncan. Macbeth killing the king shows his ambition because he keeps enduring with the process of killing the King Duncan even though he had doubts. With the many doubts that Macbeth had such as he would not be loyal or he would be caught and killed he reassured himself and persevered through his thoughts to accomplish killing the king. Lady Macbeth has a variety of events that shows her ambition in this play. In the play Lady Macbeth prays to invite spirts to help prepare her for the actions that she has commit.
The reference to angels means that killing the king will go against God’s will. However, he reinforces his ambition as he says “I have no spur/ To prick the sides of my intent, but only/ Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself/ And falls on the other. (1.7.25-29)” His desire for power overcomes all previous concerns and becomes the only thing that drives his intent to murder. Therefore, Macbeth’s ambition first creates the option of murder, then persuades him to choose to
VIII. 5-7). In this instance, Macbeth shows that he can feel guilt, and he exhibits this by demonstrating that he does not desire to end the life of a man whose family was already victimized at his hands. Guilt is the one thing throughout the entire play that stops Macbeth dead in his tracks and causes him to take a moment to consider his present and future courses of action. Although Macbeth was lead to commit murder by the witches’ manipulative predictions of the future, he is the one who ultimately makes the choices that prove that he is in control of his actions, even when his actions cause him to be filled with