Hamlet and Ophelia “This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof. I did love you once… I loved you not” (3.1.114,119). Confusion clouds the audience’s judgement reading this quote from Hamlet. His paradox insinuates that he is insane and truly did not love her. 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.
They are the manipulators, the inciters of the actual tragedy and therefore much more intense and curiously evasive. They do divulge their inner motivations and convictions to the audience, but their arguments still sound hollow and are unable to win the sympathies of the audience. Most Shakespearean villains share a common argument; they are evil because that’s what they are; that is their function in the world. Where Richard III bares his soul to us, Othello’s Iago never completely takes off his mask, but instead tries to convince us that he in fact has reason for what he does. Shakespearean villains, when they are major characters (like in most tragedies), have quite a few soliloquies, in which they describe their motivations to the audience, yet they are unable to resonate and the audience knows straightaway that this character is the villain and no matter what he says or does, he will remain so.
In other words he is not polite in the remarks that he makes. His acting backfires during his speech to Gertrude, Hamlet criticizes her for what she has done because he thinks he is insane. As the play goes on he makes sexual remarks to Ophelia such as “That’s a fair thought to lie between maids’ legs (3.2.125).” His insanity is so convincing it allows him to bring out his anger towards Ophelia. Just like in another seen he is able to tell polonius how he really feels. Hamlet uses his craziness as an excuse and part of an apology towards Laertes for killing Polonius.
This could be a sign that he is becoming mad, since he is blaming everything on Hamlet without thinking anything through. His rage ends up turning him mad, as he is willing to take his own life for his revenge and even wishes to kill himself to be with Ophelia in the
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.
Tybalt thinks highly of himself and that’s what causes his downfall. When Tybalt hears the news of Juliet, a Capulet, in love with Romeo, a Montague, Tybalt strongly opposes this idea and tries to fix it himself. Tybalt 's overconfidence and rude manner causes him to deal with many fights, talks with Capulet, and the aftermath of stabbing Mercutio all expose Tybalt 's arrogance in the play. Tybalt has a conversation with Capulet that exposes his rude manner. Tybalt hears Romeo talking and immediately assumes that “by his voice, should be a montague” (1.5.61).
He tries to stop the fight but Tybalt kills Mercutio.Later Benvolio tells the prince that “Tybalt hit the life / Of stout Mercutio, and then Tybalt fled.” (Shakespeare lll.l.177-178). This dastardly act enrages Romeo and when Tybalt comes back, Romeo tells him, “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him” (Shakespeare lll.l.134). Romeo has decided to get revenge due to his emotional response to avenge his best friends life.
In conclusion, Macbeth was making a wrong choice so his consequences at the end is overwhelming and his action has lead him to become a tragic character. The character Macbeth has consumed the ambition of himself and Lady Macbeth him has shifted himself form a heroic into a ring of murderous. After he has knew it he has making the mistake however his hand is cover with blood and guilt that he cannot turn back. The Macbeth 's tragic flaw in character was the pairing of his ambition with easily influence by lady Macbeth. Throughout the play we see many examples of Macbeth 's conflict between his ambition to attain the crown and his passive attitude towards the actions that are required to
In an insane world, Hamlet decides to put on an insane appearance and temperament to disguise his efforts to exact his revenge. Despite being very emotionally disturbed, I do not believe Hamlet allows his “antic disposition” to overcome him. Considering all the crazy, twisted events and conspiracies that go on, Hamlet seems very conscious of all that goes on around him. When King Claudius orders Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlet’s childhood friends, to keep an eye on everything Hamlet does and report back to him confidentially. In Act IV Scene II, Hamlet tells Rosencrantz, “Ay, sir, [a lackey] that soaks up the King’s [favor], his rewards, his authority.” He is telling Rosencrantz that he knows how he runs off and whispers everything to the king.
In this moment with the apparition of Banquo the audience has to question the confounds of Macbeth’s sanity, it is easy to fear Macbeth because of what he is doing, but circumstances such as these and the encounters with the Weird Sisters make it difficult for the audience to despise Macbeth, instead they take pity on what they view as a delusional mind. This debate between the pity found in Macbeth’s mental state and the fear he evokes through his actions continues as Macbeth becomes a vicious tyrant. Not only does he kill off more of those around him, including the family of MacDuff, all for the sake of proving his power over those around him, but he rains famine and tragedy across the land. Macbeth’s inhumane actions easily draw fear from the audience as it expresses how uncontrollable and deranged, he has become; Macbeth is truly far from the hero first introduced. Extensively Macbeth begins to trust fewer and fewer individuals, he becomes more paranoid about the things going on around him.