Also, by him listening to his dreams he would have made either little or no poor choices later in the play which results in his death. Lastly, throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet have been threatening suicide to solve their problems (Shakespeare 973-1014). As most people know and understand when people threaten suicide something is wrong and because they were stressed they made more bad choices. That is why Romeo and Juliet are the most guilty people causing the tragic
Ophelia’s madness is caused by the actions of others in the story. “Madness becomes Ophelia’s last resort, her unconscious revolt. Indeed what else is left for her to do? Offering her an escape, madness provides her with the ability to finally speak her anger and desire” (Dane,412).Her father tells her to stay away from Hamlet, who she has fallen in love with. Hamlet has warned her earlier that whatever he tells her in the future will not be true but, when he tells her he does not intent to be with her it starts the beginning of her madness.
At the conclusion of the play, Lady Macbeth dies from unknown causes, Macbeth is murdered by Macduff, another nobleman, and Scotland rejoices because Macbeth’s reign of terror has come to an end. Attempting to find the cause of Macbeth’s descent into insanity, many have blamed certain characters and circumstances for Macbeth’s downfall. However, using motifs such as gender roles and the supernatural, Shakespeare shows that the cause of Macbeth’s loss of humanity and downfall was Lady Macbeth’s failure to conform to gender roles. Lady Macbeth resists the gender
Not to mention, the details of her death, as told by Queen Gertrude, are questionable and leave the reader in the shadows regarding the nature of her passing. However, it is arguable that Ophelia committed suicide due to her unstable mental state and overwhelming grief. The death of a loved one can really take a toll on a person’s mental and physical health. After Polonius was slain by Hamlet, Ophelia was consumed by grief. She developed unusual behaviors, as can be observed in Act 4, Scene 5, where she replies to people’s questions with songs about death and betrayal, rather than giving a straight answer.
From murder to greed Shakespeare’s Macbeth portrays a story of how one’s flaws can transform into a person’s way of thinking and acting. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth changes from a cold-hearted, greedy, shell of a human body into a guilt ridden woman. Her selfish desires met with ambition and a want for power pushed her into driving Macbeth to kill Duncan. Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth become very guilty because of the crime they have committed. Although Macbeth actively kills the King, Lady Macbeth was more guilty of Duncan’s murder than Macbeth.
Afterwards, she was willing to destroy anyone in the way of her getting to be with him. Proctor definitely wishes he had never laid with Abigail, and everyone else was paying for his mistake, as she ruined everyone’s lives, “I have known her, sir. I have known her.” (Act III, 378). A single lie snowballed, leaving death and terror in its wake, all because Abigail could not, and likely did not want to control herself. Every single death of the Salem Witch Trials happened because of one night of infidelity between Proctor and
If Romeo and Juliet would kill themselves if they could not be together and on thing in the way of that is the feud then the feud is just as bad as Romeo and Juliet themselves. The first thing you hear in the play is the chorus talking about how this feud led to Romeo and Juliet's death. " From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life " . Though I listed my beliefs of Romeo and Juliet's death people for some reason blame other characters or
I think free choice is way more responsible for destruction of Macbeth rather than fate is because it is like karma, what comes around goes around. Since Macbeth had killed so many people it makes sense how in the end Macbeth had soon been killed himself. Macbeth thought the only way to survive in peace, he had to kill a bunch of people, which is completely unreasonable. The witches had told him his fate and that he would become king soon enough but he decided to go against his fate and make his own free choices. Macbeth caused his own destruction by his own reckless actions.
Lady Macbeth’s lust for power was evident as she pushed Macbeth to kill Duncan because she wanted to be queen, but after the deed is done, it is apparent that it has messed with her mind. If it was a common act to sleepwalk and talk in your sleep the gentlewoman would not assume the doctor could prescribe medicine to help. Lastly, it is apparent that Lady Macbeth’s lust for power drove her to insanity when she committed suicide. Macbeth and Seyton heard a scream and Seyton went to check on the cause. After returning he made the statement, “The queen, my lord, is dead.” (Cowther 5:5: 17).
Ultimately killing her, as well as the other innocent lives. Shortly after King Duncan and Banquo die, Lady Macbeth passes away due to stress and guilt. Lady Macbeth’s death in the play is almost equally tragic as Macbeths. This also shows that the dagger not only symbolizes death, but also the mental state of the characters and how destructive it can be. Jorgensen writes, “For although his lady for a time dominates him, and although her tragedy is almost equal to his, he dominates the play.” (Jorgensen 1).
While Friar Lawrence was explaining what happened he said “But, as it seems, did violence on herself”(V.III.264). Juliet killed Romeo by pretending to be dead and she helped Romeo feel sad and pushed him to commit suicide, thus, killing them both.