Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are also said to be foolish, as they betray their friend Hamlet, the son of King Hamlet, for what they thought would be a gracious reward. Influenced by Claudius and his riches, the duo were summoned back to Elsinore to spy on
Polonius betrays his own son, Laertes, by sending a servant to go spy on him. At this point, Polonius betrays Laertes’ belief in his trust when he is in France. Hamlet also betrays Laertes by killing Polonius, and after he does this Laertes also betrays Hamlet by remaining loyal to Claudius. Through all of this betrayal, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are ones to betray their best friend Hamlet. Gertrude and Claudius put them in charge of spying on Hamlet, but Rosencrantz and Guildenstern decide betray Hamlet.
Tartuffe tone is suspicious and gentle. For example, act three scene six Orgon son Damis lets his father know Tartuffe feelings for Elmire, but Tartuffe uses his voice to persuade Orgon and make him think that son is lying. Tartuffe tells Orgon, “No, let him have his say. And don’t accuse him. Don’t send him away.
(I, iii, 143-144) When he says this he’s showing guilt over the immorality of his intentions. He thinks if he has the chance why should he pass it by, he wants to take advantage of his situation. He’s thinking that since the witches said it is possible it could happen, along with the their other prophecy of him becoming Thane of Cawdor coming true. Since the opportunity is now presenting itself to Macbeth he’s considering fulfilling the witches prophecies. Macbeth would have never considered killing the King if he never met the
Go, get thee hence, for I will not away. [Exit Friar Laurence] (5.3.155-160) Friar Laurence is the most to blame as he secretly marries the lovers, he hides Romeo, and he provides Juliet with the sleeping potion; moreover, he leaves the emotionally vulnerable Juliet when he could have forced her out of the tomb with him. His failure to speak with the parents and seek to ameliorate their hatred and his other actions go completely against his religious vows as well as being unconscionable. When Juliet 's father insisted that Juliet marry Paris, she could have been honest and told him why she could not marry Paris; instead, she beats around the bush and asks to delay the marriage instead. Romeo, when he saw Juliet in the tomb, did not have to take the potion.
Scene 2 line 1 of William Shakespeare 's Richard the 3rd takes one through the thoughts of King Edward. In this passage, King Edward was recently informed that he was the one to pull the trigger on the head of his brother, Duke of Clarence, George and how due to this, god would chastise him. Afterwards, Stanley makes a pitch to detain a single servant, thus infuriating the lord Edward. Suddenly, Edward is referring to his past relationship with George, and the sacrifices the duke of Clarence has made during the War of the Roses, so that king Edward is able to retrieve his current position. This scene is the début in the play of the character Edward, establishing his characteristics.
We don’t openly witness Hamlet bargaining over his father dying, however we do observe him bargain with his knowledge. (insert quote on him questioning the validity of the ghost.) Hamlet is questioning whether or not the apparition is a virtuous or corrupt and whether he can trust that Claudius is really guilty. Hamlets original plan to create utter madness across the castle and act irrational as to look over the situation. However this actually confused hamlet more and makes him reevaluate the situation.
Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlett Letter lies about his adulterous affair in order to prevent tarnishing his virtuous reputation in Puritan Massachusetts. A lie that I often tell is one out of greed, if my little brother asks me where the T.V. remote is I tell him I don’t know when I know because then I can claim I found it first and be the one that gets to watch. Just like Thomas Putnam and the king and the duke, I too sometimes lie to get things to go my
Hamlet is a Shakespearean play about a distraught prince who comes home to Denmark at the news of his father’s death. Once he finds out that his uncle Claudius has married his mother and become king himself, Hamlet suspects foul play. When his father 's ghost comes back to tell him of Claudius’s sins, he is asked to murder Claudius for revenge, but he isn’t sure if he can do it. Some scholars, researchers, and casual readers would argue that this drives Hamlet mad by burdening him with decision. Others would say that after he accepts his father 's plea for vengeance, that he uses this cloak of madness as a disguise so Claudius cannot see his murderous intentions.
The image of madness which he intends to project would likely have protected him if he had ever gone through with his plans of revenge and killed his uncle. Unfortunately, his unclearness leads to his downfall. Odysseus on the other hand uses physical disguises rather than artificial madness to deceive his enemies and achieve his ends. Odysseus is masked as a mendicant when he first reaches his home: Soon after, Odysseus came in, looking like an