Contrary to belief though, this quote was a way to set his “mousetrap” and force her to be in the background of his grand scheme. The audience must draw conclusions concerning their relationship because their love is not the main focus of the play and Hamlet acting insane is an inconvenience because it is hard to decipher what was sincere or madness. Shakespeare does not seem to have a high opinion of women, while writing Hamlet, considering how Hamlet holds deep bitterness toward his mother and Ophelia for not having a backbone and allowing themselves to be pawns in the game Claudius and he are playing. Saying this, Hamlet’s behavior towards Ophelia is crude, rough, and full of anger. Despite Hamlet’s harsh treatment towards Ophelia, he really did love her, but because she was not his main focus, the
“Othello is forced to recognize that he lives in a tragic world, and he pays the price” which causes him to have his tragic downfall(Harbage). Othello saw the good in people, until his peers lied to him and betrayed him. Shakespeare is trying to saw to watch who you put your trust in, for not everyone is who they
The Underlying Motives of Brutus Understanding the human psyche is no easy feat. Often times, people do not even fully understand their own motives. This seems to be the case for Brutus in Shakespeare’s Tragedy, Julius Caesar. Brutus does truly believe that his actions are what is right for Rome; he truly thinks he has pure intentions. However, there are times when Brutus disregards what is noble in pursuit of his own glory.
And this may relate to why Hamlet professed his madness as the sperate entity, because he lacks the control over it. His madness is guided by what his memory and lack of memory dictates. But it could be argued that Hamlet did possessed a certain means of control over his memory. During the excerpt, Hamlet stated, “I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records” (1.5.99). This quote raises the question of which memories did Hamlet not find trivial and foolish, and worth maintaining.
Hamlet’s contempt of man’s virtuous nature goes beyond simply being frustrated by lies and deceit and he prefers there to be no man at all than for men to live in a false reality. As a whole, the significance of this encounter is elevated when he says this. It is less about Ophelia and more about a core value and belief that resides within in Hamlet, something that motivates and influences
His complexity means that he is a round character given that he is not a stereotype. The play portrays him as a romantic person through his thoughts and affection for Hero throughout the story. However, one might argue that his romantic ideals are imaginary since, which refers to his “love” to Hero. Claudio is also very naïve due to the fact, that he is fooled multiple times during the play. The main example of this is when he thinks Hero cheats on him and afterwards he shows that he is rather vindictive and impulsive given that his anger leads to the humiliation of Hero.
Some may have reason to believe that Antigone is the worthiest tragic hero in this play, but in all actuality, Creon is. His downfall can be foreshadowed throughout the play, and one of the most significant reasons is because of his anger and aggression. Sometimes people say comments that they do not mean due to anger, but that is no excuse for Creon. He takes it to a whole new level that causes most to be afraid of him. Which in a way, leads to him believing that his decisions are right, due to no one standing up to him.
We all have questionable thoughts go through our heads, but it is the decision to act upon them which makes a person good or the opposite. After the fact, Macbeth does not repair the evil, he does not confess. Macbeth basks in the glory of being the new king. Not only does he give in to the temptation of evil and personal gain, he is too prideful to own up to his wrongdoings and attempt to right his
Brecht whereas thought that the actor must use props and lighting for presenting issues. Audience must detached themselves from actor’s expression. Stanislavski allowed the audience to use their imagination whereas Brecht didn’t want audience to imagine. He simply wants that audience gets connected to actors through thoughtfulness by making them participating in the play. His most commendable work is MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN.
The least noble character of Julius Caesar is Decius. There is a plethora of reasons as to why Decius is an ignoble character. First of all, according to the play, Decius lies to Calpurnia and says that her nightmares mean nothing. Next, Decius says he is going to affront and mock another individual. This makes Decius a heckler.