This absolutely changed his mental state, and was the beginning of a numerous amount of murders. The audience sees a completely changed mental state when he decides to kill Macduff’s family. Finally, Macbeth’s mental state after his wife dies is ruined. He sees no reason to live anymore, and doesn’t care about the life he’s living, which is a strong contrast from the beginning of the play. The influence of outside sources on Macbeth’s character, ultimately led to his mental deterioration, and without them, the tragedy of Macbeth would not have been a tragedy at
Finally, upon hearing the news of Ophelia’s death, Laertes is once again filled rage. “Hadst thou thy wits, and didst persuade revenge, it could not move thus” (Shakespeare IV, v, 145). In this quote, Laertes claims that even if Ophelia was sane, she could not persuade him any better than she is now to take revenge for them. He probably feels this way because he is angry that Ophelia has become like this, and blames it all on Hamlet. This could be a sign that he is becoming mad, since he is blaming everything on Hamlet without thinking anything through.
Yet, what is the true definition? The dictionary definition of madness is, “the state of being mentally ill, especially severely,” but Shakespeare demonstrates something different through his play. The audience is thrown into the heart of Denmark, torn by turmoil and suspicion after the late King’s death. Hamlet then embarks on an emotional journey to avenge his father’s murder and restore peace, but at the same time wrecks havoc on his own mind. Unable to cope with his problems, he falls into madness.
Most tragedies have a catastrophe, this is where the tragic hero suffers and brings their world to the brink of disaster. The catastrophe in Antigone was when Creon discovers that Antigone, Haemon and Eurydice had all killed themselves. This had devastated Creon and was the low point of the play. The nemesis in Antigone was Antigone, but it can also be argued the nemesis was Creon. Antigone was the nemesis to Creon because she had broken his laws and acted imprudently towards him afterwards.
Denmark is filled with chaos in the beginning of the play, and in return makes Hamlet's attitude towards death overwhelmingly negative. The murder of the late king Hamlet brings a great deal of chaos to the state of Denmark. Hamlet is very distraught and emotional over his father’s death. He is deeply depressed and is thinking of killing himself. The
He lived the rest of his life in nightmares and fears which denounced his actions. He realized how unscrupulous his actions were and his souls is long huanted by it. After the murder, he does not dare to put the dagger back. We could see, from this point, The warrior and Duncan’s “worthiest cousin” (1.4.15) is so terrified by his own action that a sound would scare him. While he is haunted by guilt, Macbeth has to secure his throne by murdering Banquo and Fleance.
In the play, there are numerous encounters when Hamlet was emotionally broken down and has been hurt by his fellow citizens in Denmark. These encounters emotionally break him down and caused everyone to think that Hamlet turned mad. In Hamlet, the marriage of his mom and uncle set off the move which took place inside of Hamlet. Most importantly, Hamlet was in profound distress with the passing of his dad, and extremely irritated at the hurried re-marriage of his mom. On top of the greater part of that, the way that Hamlet's mom marries his uncle, made the situation even worse.
The cruel, bizarre, and unethical behaviors exhibited by Hamlet and his family stem from the severe depravity of mind from which they all suffer. Hamlet’s lack of moral character is illustrated in many different cases. For example, when Hamlet was writing in his journal after he is visited by the Ghost of his father, he wrote, “So Uncle, there you are. Now it is time to deal with the vow I made me to my father” (Act I Scene 3, 110). Hamlet, driven mad by grief, vowed to the Ghost that he would have revenge for his father’s murder, a clear example of his loss of moral conduct and his being overtaken by evil.
But once he does, he understands that he will never be able to find companionship, which leads him to pain and anger. Following this both characters feel sorrow and regret in their own ways, the monster through guilt for the people he hurt and Frankenstein because his family were hurt by the being he created. By the
Hamlet’s attitude toward death changes throughout the play from first not understanding to ultimately coming to terms with death. When Hamlet is first introduced, he is very angry and troubled because of the recent passing of his father, as well as the new marriage his mother has entered. Based off of Hamlet’s actions and attitudes towards others it is apparent that he is having an internal conflict with the nature of his father’s murder and revenge. However, many characters write off Hamlet’s aggression as madness caused by various other reasons. The audience acts as an omniscient being when watching Hamlet because they know all of the truths, such as Hamlet’s obsession with the Ghost.
Hamlet: The Original Rebellious Teenager “Melancholy accounts for Hamlet’s inaction. Its immediate cause is simply that his habitual feeling is one of disgust at life and everything in it—himself included. Such a state of feeling is inevitably adverse to any kind of decided action.” - A.C. Bradley Arguably one of William Shakespeare’s most complex plays, Hamlet chronicles the story of a Danish prince who must avenge his father’s death by murdering the man who killed him and usurped the throne, his uncle Claudius. According English literary scholar, A.C Bradley, Hamlet’s inability to kill his uncle is due to his constant hatred of life and himself, and because of this feeling, he is subconsciously unable to fulfill his promise. Hamlet’s inability
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. For instance, Conrad expresses how he feels without his brother when he says, “It is like the hole in your mouth where a tooth was and you cannot keep your tongue from playing with it” (Guest 24).