Hamlet eventually kills Claudius like his father told him to, but only did it after his mother, Gertrude, drank the poison that Claudius meant to give Hamlet. This is a result of external action from all the sorrows that was building up in Hamlet’s life. This brings us to our next character, Gertrude, Claudius’s wife and Hamlets
In a private conversation with Hamlet after the play, she tells him “Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended” (pg. 72, l. 9) with father referring to his uncle. Anything that Hamlet did against his uncle his mother took that as an attack on her as well. This was her new husband after all and whatever he felt she felt with him. This attack was a way of him hurting his mother but in more of an indirect way. Even though it was not directly against her, it still hurt her and that was still against the wishes of the ghost of his father.
His father’s sudden death, and his mother’s quick remarry did not help his case. That being said, his emotions lead him to his insanity. Many people claim that Hamlet’s insanity is feigned, but his actions based on things that have happened in the past, prove otherwise. Very shortly after the tragic death of King Hamlet, Gertrude, his wife, immediately remarried to Claudius, making the mourning process quite uncomfortable for Hamlet. Hamlet 's act of stabbing Polonius through the curtain, which occurs almost casually in the middle of the tirade against Gertrude 's lust, seems only to increase his passionate desire to make her see her error in preferring Claudius to her first husband.
Hamlet was also dealing with a lot of emotions that are hard to deal with not to mention control. Hamlet was all so feeling betrayal in all of his relationships as stated before. Hamlet’s mother moved on to Claudius so fast (less than two months) that Hamlet thought she didn’t love his father the way he thought while growing up or maybe she only married him to stay queen. Then Claudius tells Hamlet to move on and that mourning for this long is unmanly and he should move on because everybody dies. That just pushed Hamlet over the top and he decided to get
Throughout the first four books of the Odyssey, Penelope is often distressed and unable to get things done due to the loss of her husband. When the anyone reminds her of her husband, Penelope is immediately saddened, therefore reminding the ones who surround her of their lost king. High Boundary Ambiguity is a common diagnosis for people who have lost a loved one, physically or psychologically, but still are in someone's life either psychologically or physically. Penelope is unable to cope with the loss of her husband because she is constantly reminiscing in their memories and wondering if he could return causing distress to her and the greater
Brabantio shows how bothered and angry he is about losing desdemona to a moor. Brabantio is hurt, his daughter is left him without him even knowing it, and Brabantio is angry with Othello and tells him that his new wife will leave him as well. I have seen movies where the father is unhappy and distraught to see the man his daughter has chosen to be with. The next part of jealousy we see is right at the end of act I.III, when Iago begins to speak to himself and goes on to say why he truly hates Othello. “I hate the moor,/ and it is thought abroad, that
During the play, Juliet’s temerity and affinity for impulsive decisions lead herself and those around her to difficult situations. For one, when she and Romeo discuss their love from her balcony, she says to him “I gave thee mine [vow] before thou didst request it/ And yet I would were I to give again”(2.2.135), and in doing so promises herself to Romeo without thought as to what doing so could mean for her. Furthermore, in this statement she implies that she had been thinking about marriage with this guy, glossing over the fact they met the night before.
This quote shows how people think of Shakespeare, it shows how genius he actually is. Shakespeare is a genius in the sense that he uses the character Hamlet as a tool of information. Hamlet recites a series of soliloquies that result in a baffled audience. Soliloquies allow the audience to see in the mind of the character on stage.
First, the main reason why Romeo and Juliet are scared to be together is because they know that their families hate each other. “My only love sprung from my only hate!” (Shakespeare 1018). This quote from the play shows how Juliet feels about loving somebody who is supposed to be her enemy. After both Romeo and Juliet find out about which family the other one is from, they are devastated.
This is encapsulated in Hamlet exclaims, “frailty, thy name is woman!” about his mother’s hasty marriage to her deceased husband’s brother (Shakespeare 1.2.150). In this quote, Hamlet is dismissing all women as weak-willed like he believes Gertrude to be, which affects his interactions with Ophelia also. Hamlet is cruel to her because of this anger he has towards women in general, so when pretending to be mad, he goes “full force in the misogynist rage” when telling her he used to love her, but now she should go to a nunnery (Traub 192). Ophelia can be seen as weak in this scene because she protests little against Hamlet and only hopes that his insanity will end.
Mental health is presented in a similar manner in Hamlet and Ordinary People, because both Hamlet and Conrad, are devastated, and thrown into a spiral of depression, by the loss of a family member, and the deterioration of their families. Hamlet falls into his hole of depression when his father is murdered and he finds out that his mother is guilty of incest with his own uncle. When Hamlet says, “A little month, or ere those shoes were old / With which she followed my poor father’s body, / Like Niobe, all tears-why she, even she…married my uncle, / My father’s brother,” (Shakespeare, I, II, 147-153), we see that he is extremely disappointed in his mother for not only remarrying so quickly, but, marrying her own brother-in-law, and he is upset at the loss of his father. In Ordinary People, Conrad sinks into depression after his older brother, Buck, drowns in a lake accident, and he falls deeper into depression when he realizes that his parents’ marriage is deteriorating slowly.
So to try and cheer up their daughter they try and marry her to another man to get her spirits up. This supports that Tybalt is to blame because his death leads to a lot more events like the capulet finding out and being heartbroken, but Juliet is even more sad because Romeo has been punished to exile but her parents do not know that they are married. So to try and cheer up their daughter they try and marry her to another man to get her spirits
“This says you got 98 out of 200,” his mom quietly said. You could tell it killed her to tell him. “So I failed, and can’t get into a college?” he said fighting back his tears. He looked up to try to stop the tears from flowing, but it didn’t work.
In Lisa Wingate’s A Month of Summer, the protagonist illustrates the theme “the heart is often clouded by the past, unwilling to forget”. Rebecca Macklin is untrusting of others ,finding men despicable because of her father abandoning her mother and herself when she was a child. Guided by this experience she grows up believing that all men are unfaithful and insensitive. Rebecca is a forty-five year old woman often skeptical of relationships and cynical of men.