It was his own free will, his own actions, that caused him most of the trouble he went through. Macbeth told his wife that he was uneasy about having to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth was very manipulative and caused Macbeth to quit questioning himself and follow through. Macbeth went into Duncan’s sleeping chamber with the dagger and killed him. That was all Macbeth.
Hamlet immediately injures the King and forces the remaining poison down his throat in a moment of insanity, before collapsing and dying himself. Though Hamlet’s “antic disposition” began after learning about the death of his father to obscure his investigation and revenge against his uncle Claudius, Hamlet retained his sanity and was able to think and speak rationally when alone, or with Horatio or his mother. In Acts IV and V, however, Hamlet becomes more mentally and emotionally unstable, and descends into moments of pure insanity, where his rationale is overcome by his
In the first Act of the play two servants of each house start a ruckus. They start to fight when Benvolio of the Montague house comes and tries to put a stop to it. Then along comes Tybalt who is always eager to start a
Furthermore, Hamlet kills Polonius out of anger when he believes him to be King Claudius. Overall, Laertes is exceptionally comparable to Hamlet. Laertes’ father was killed by Hamlet; but the two act in completely different ways when they realize their fathers were murdered. While Hamlet is full of self-doubt and conflicting emotions, Laertes is quick to attempt to avenge his father. Laertes immediately jumps to the conclusion that King Claudius is the murderer of his father and he seeks vengeance.
Macbeth begins to employ treachery in order to achieve his goals and use tyranny to subdue anyone who opposes him including his wife. His treachery is most visible in the play when Macbeth betrays and kills both Duncan and Banquo as well as Macduff’s family. Macbeth says this before deciding to kill Duncan, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function is smother'd in surmise.” (I. iii. 139-141) After steeling himself for the murder of Duncan, Macbeth says, “I am settled, and bend up each corporal agent to this terrible feat.
So how does King hamlet affect the theme of the play as a whole even while being so briefly present? It all comes off of when when he told hamlet what really happened. Hamlet was overwhelmed with madness and as a result it affected everyone else because he was acting out his madness by making them wonder why he was so mad for so long because over time they didn’t think he should still be that mad about his father's death. So when King Hamlet told his son Hamlet that he was killed by Hamlet's uncle Claudius, which is now sleeping with his mother, drove Hamlet to instantly seek vengeance for his father throughout the entire play. Which set the theme for the play being, vengeance.
In this case, the good would be Macbeth’s thoughts towards the murder of King Duncan, before when he thought as a loyal soldier would. The evil won and he became ambitious and oblivious to his actions just to end up dead, killed by Macduff as revenge for his family. The blood on every page of the play shows the guilt of Macbeth and how it drove him to the end, just for his
In William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”, Mercutio was murdered and cursed both the Montague and Capulet families in responsibility of his death. Both families played a major role in the cause of Mercutio’s death because of their refusal to push the generation old feud aside for the peace of the realm, they both allowed the hate to trickle down the ranks to the servants and townspeople, and by provoking arguments with each other, knowing the stakes are high and the tension is thick. Tybalt also played a significant role in the death of Mercutio, aside from being Mercutio’s actual murderer. The initial cause of the dispute is never actually addressed in the play, but it is clear that the hate brews on both sides.
In all three versions of Ophelia’s mad scene from Shakespeare 's Hamlet shows us Ophelia in a state of despair. This piece of literature written by Shakespeare in 1603 is a Shakespearean tragedy, which clues the reader that everyone will die. This specific scene is driven by the death of Ophelia’s father, which has in turn caused her to go crazy. This scene is essential to the plot of the rest of the story because it infuriates her brother, Laertes, to thirst for revenge, which then sets the rest of the story into action. One part of this scene that all versions depict similarly is that Ophelia talks with Gertrude.
Emotions can influence the decision people make, it can lead to lots of bloodshed, and it can also create hatred between people. Ophelia kills herself because her emotions made up her decision to kill herself as an alternative. Laertes wants to fight Hamlet because he wants to bring justice for his fathers and sisters death thus his emotions made him have hatred towards Hamlet and that's why he wants to fight Hamlet. Hamlet also carried through with his revenge on Claudius by killing him the same way he did to this mother. Hamlet's emotion made him want to kill Claudius which leads to bloodshed.
Act 4: Now that Hamlet has accidentally murdered polonius he is even more distraught than before. He is unaware of who he is and what he is capable of doing. This state of mind leads Hamlet to hide the body in an attempt to make the problem disappear; it is his way of avoiding the issue at hand. Claudius has caught wind of the murder and after the play Hamlet produced he is scared that in Hamlet's’ delirious state his death will be next. Claudius plans for Hamlet to leave and ultimately die when he is away in England.
Tragedies have a significant effect on audiences due to its relevant complexes that occur every day through different situations. Throughout the course of a tragedy audience build a relationship with the tragic hero whose exceptional nature excites them and forces them to question his situation and flaws. In the Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet, Hamlet’s catastrophic environment ignites his tragic flaws and ultimately leads to his demise. Hamlet succeeds in overcoming his hamartia through his death which allows him to maintain his legacy and avenge his father’s death. The famed poet T.S Elliot suggests in his essay “Hamlet and his problems”, that Hamlet faces disastrous conditions that exemplify the main complex within the play.