While Macbeth plainly states in asides and dialogue with his wife that he is planning to mislead other characters, Hamlet does not openly speak of his tricks. One of the most intriguing and puzzling parts of the play is Hamlet’s antic disposition that he speaks of in the first act: “As I perchance hereafter shall think meet/ To put an antic disposition on” (I, v, 171-72). Even by the end of Hamlet, a lot is left unclear. While the topic of Hamlet’s antic disposition has arrived at somewhat of a general consensus, certain details regarding his “madness” are fuzzy to say the least. Many things, such as the legitimacy of the ghost of Hamlet’s father and his message for Hamlet, Gertrude’s knowledge of Claudius’s actions, and Hamlet’s hesitancy to avenge his father’s murder remain topics for debate.
Banquo said, “But ’tis strange. And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,the instruments of darkness tell us truths. Win us with honest trifles, to betray 's In deepest consequence.” (Act 1, Scene 3,page 3). The three witches complemented Banquo and Macbeth so they could trap them. The witches told Macbeth that his prophecy was to become king.
One way Shakespeare explores appearance and reality is through MacBeth's early thoughts with the witches prophecies. In an aside MacBeth says, “My thought, whose murder yet is fantastical” but then carries on to say to Banquo, “If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir.” This shows that though MacBeth is thinking about killing Duncan, it is not what he says to Banquo. The reality of his thoughts are very different to what he shows other people. In the first quote, the caesura breaks up the sentence giving it a jittery and excited feel. Whereas what he says to Banquo is calm and thought out.
Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a heroic soldier who fights for the king without mercy, but he has struck for ambition, his curious nature and his wife’s ambition lead him to the witches who told him the prophecies. After the second prophecy has come true, Macbeth has become the thane of Cawdor. He has led to the growth of his ambition by his thought “whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and Ames my seated heart knock at my rib again the use of
"One person's craziness is another person's reality," said Tim Burton, American film director and writer. Shakespeare shows how one character's craziness affects all the other characters in Hamlet. This craziness causes them to hide their true feelings, thoughts, and motives by showing false truths. While others even lose themselves to someone else's life, when their love ones die or when that one person messes with them. Shakespeare shows this through Rosencrantz/Guildenstern, Hamlet, Gertrude, and Fortinbras.
What is reality? Where does it exist? Who defines it? What may be very real to you may be entirely different to someone else. Does reality need to be objective and exist in the outside world, or can it be subjective and exist within the mind?
In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, there were several acts of impetuosity shown through several characters. The definition of impetuous according to the website merriam-webster.com is: marked by impulsive vehemence or passion. Romeo, Juliet, and the friar all act on impulse. The three of them believe they are doing what is best for their situations, but in reality they are adding to the plot of the demise of the two lovers. In the play, the three characters Romeo, Juliet, and Friar Lawrence act on impetuosity, which leads to the final tragedy of the play.
His illusions about the world, knowing that ' 'the time came out of joint”, are dispelled, since he recognizes that the world is full of lies, deceit, and wrongdoing, and that - in relation to all of this - he is powerless to do anything and revert it to the previous state (Shakespeare 1.5.943). He becomes hesitant about the revenge and the purpose of retaliation on the pretext of needing new evidence. In order to find them, Hamlet, very prudent and a good actor, takes on the role of a madman. Lost in the role, he radically changes his looks, movement, facial expression, dress code, and language. The language and words he uses are no longer an expression of wisdom and knowledge, but a means to designed madness.
Prospero enters at this moment, having made himself magically invisible to everyone but the audience. Just as they are about to eat, Ariel appears in the form of a harpy, who then calls himself the instrument of Fate and reprimands the men for driving Prospero and his little daughter out of Milan. He also says that the spiritual forces have not forgotten this but just delayed it: “for which foul deed, the powers delaying, not forgetting have incensed the seas and shores” ( III.iii.72-74). This part may be the most significant part of this play in terms of revealing much about Prospero’s use of Ariel. Ariel’s main desire is to get his freedom from Prospero.
In the play Macbeth, the story and characters are largely affected by the concept of self-fulfilling prophecies. One way the story is changed through this is when a person hears of his fate, and choosing not to do anything about it. Out of all the people, this only happens with Banquo. He is told that his descendents will become Kings, and then moves on, not twisting his actions in any way to force the events to come true. While it isn’t quite as expected, it provides an interesting comparison against an individual who does try to fulfill the prediction.
In the play, Macbeth, Macbeth’s poor choices combined with ambition and lack of character led to tragic consequences. Macbeth’s choices have a significant negative effect on several characters’ well - being in the story. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth want to have the throne of Scotland for their own separate, selfish intents with little regard of the consequences. There is a dividing crowd of readers who either believe Lady Macbeth’s effect on Macbeth created a “sinful monster”, who can’t stop killing and doing whatever it takes to have the Scottish kingdom’s throne, or believe that the whole predicament was Macbeth’s own doing. Macbeth’s fear of fear was his downfall.
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The main character then furthers the already standing conflict (generally explained at the beginning of the play) to the point in which their lives, families, or political structures are brought into it and ultimately are destroyed. The protagonist, sometimes the antagonist and many other leading characters end up without their lives throughout the play, mainly the ending in a dramatic final scene. The concept of the Fatal Flaw in Shakespearean Tragedy is that a character has many flaws, but there is just one specific flaw that ends fatally for them. For example, Othello’s hamartia is jealousy, which ends in his death. Macbeth’s hamartia is his excessive ambition to become King, which leads to paranoia, and then leads to his death.