In the play The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, Hamlet is a character full with complex emotions and revenge that confronts the readers or audience with his scenes of violence. Hamlet acts of violence is the plays way to push the play to its climax and to contribute the hidden meaning of the play. In act four, Hamlet lets his true internal emotions that has built up about his mother affair with his uncle, with so much rage Hamlet kills polonius in cold blood without even thinking, this scene contributes to the play because it show how Hamlet rage for revenge for his father has turned into real madness that will never end well for the characters who intertwine with him. In act 3, Hamlet goes off on Ophelia for crushing his heart and calls her
Hamlet's overthinking and inaction led to several unnecessary murders. Hamlet knew that Claudius is guilty, yet he still wants to make sure, therefore Hamlet made a play that played out the exact way that Claudius had killed King Hamlet. Hamlet had done this in order to watch how Claudius reacts to make sure that Claudius is the one who murdered his father, “I’ll observe his looks, if he do blench, I know my course” (Ham.2.2.583-585) “Now might I do it pat, now’a is a-praying. And now I’ll do’t” ( Ham. 3.3.72-73), Hamlet says, as he is debating whether or not to kill the king as he prays and thinks to himself if he kills him now then the king will just go to heaven because he is praying.
This archetype is shown through Hamlet’s values and actions. One aspect of a tragic hero is that the character must be flawed in his judgment. For example, upon listening to Claudius’ confession of to God, Hamlet confirms that Claudius is his father’s murderer. However, he still delays in killing him. Once more, Hamlet makes the wrong choice, believing that this is not the right time to kill Claudius.
Ham Wreck In the play Hamlet written by William Shakespeare, addresses the tragedies the main character Hamlet faces while slowly drifting into insanity. Difficulties arise throughout the play not only towards Hamlet, as well as the other characters involved . The play begins with the death of the King, Hamlet’s father. His mother, Queen Gertrude remarried his uncle Claudius, who becomes the new king. Hamlet is a story filled with calamity.
The play Hamlet is one of the most-famous plays written by William Shakespeare. This play dealt with madness, revenge, mortality, deceit, religion, and much more. Overtime, this paper will explain why Hamlet is so upset. Hamlet first learned that it was his uncle, Claudius, who had murdered his father. “Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge” (I.v.23).
Two central ideas of the play are madness and revenge because they are seen multiple times throughout the play. They interact and build on each other. Hamlet is mad because ophelia has passed away , Hamlet wants to fight laertes and Hamlet wants revenge on Claudius . Madness and revenge interacts and build on each other when hamlet wants revenge on Claudius for killing king hamlet. The text states “the ghost commands hamlet to avenge his death let not the royal bed of denmark act 1 scene 5 line 83.
Adding to Ophelia 's decay, there is the question of if Ophelia is still a virgin, beginning Ophelia 's downfall. If she did lose her virginity, there is the possibility of it adding to her decay because now Hamlet is using it against her.The decay within Ophelia reaches its peak when Hamlet kills her father mistaking him for the king behind the arras, “How now! A rat? Dead, for a ducat, dead!” (3.4.24). The readers could wonder if Hamlet knew all along who was behind the curtain and choose to kill him anyway to get his own type of justice against Ophelia.
Shakespeare’s use of tragedy in the play “Hamlet” is uniquely rooted in the plot of his art. Nonetheless, characters in the play portray distinctive qualities that either transpose into their demise or prowess in the plot. This way, the use of tragic flaw exists has numerous challenges in the play. Evidently, one may argue that prince Hamlet’s failure to initiate personal action mechanisms and his continuous reflection on the melancholic events is a tragic flaw within the content (Shakespeare William, 24). Probably, these events might have led to his death in the plot.
In the play, Macbeth, William Shakespeare uses the theme of the corrupting power of ambition, Macbeth’s character flaws, and the theme of cruelty versus masculinity to show Macbeth’s misdeeds were a direct result of external influences. Throughout the play, Macbeth commits several wrongdoings including, killing King Duncan, his friend Banquo and manipulating others into carrying out his wishes. By appealing to Macbeth’s strong desires to become king, the witches’ prophecies leads Macbeth to commit several murders. Through fueling Macbeth’s inner insecurities, Malcolm prompts Macbeth to irrationally continue wrongdoings. Similarly, Lady Macbeth’s manipulative persona, encourages Macbeth to commit wicked actions.
This is why he is considered a significant presence in this play, because despite his rare sights in the text, he is the germ of all actions and character developments. His death and actions has led to many plot developments, such as the many losses and the insights gained through conversations between characters. A large source of tension is the marriage between Gertrude and Claudius; Gertrude is the mother of Hamlet and the widow of the King, who wrongfully married Claudius. Jealousy is another character flaw of Hamlet, who gained this imperfection from the Ghost. Hamlet was taught to hate Claudius for, in addition to murdering his father, spitefully marrying his mother and taking away the only love of the King’s life; during a long, emotional speech to Hamlet, the Ghost exclaimed that “thus was [he], sleeping, by a brother’s hand of life, of crown, of queen at once dispatched,” (1.5.