Hamlet is madness is started by love but is infused with jealousy. Hamlet comes up with a plan to see if King Claudius really did kill his father, so he gets actors to re-enact how King Claudius killed his father. Hamlet turns out to be very jealous of the actors because they are showing fake emotions, when he is really is feeling depressed and very emotional. O, reform it altogether!/ And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them,/
Revenge is a universal theme in many pieces of writing throughout the ages, and Hamlet is by all means no exception. Revenge fuels several characters throughout the play, however I think there is definitely some parallelism between the characters of Hamlet and Laertes. Both young men share a lot of similar reactions and feelings and even very similar motives for revenge. Hamlet and Laertes both want revenge for the death of their fathers. What makes the motives of the two young men so ironic is the fact that Hamlet just so happens to kill Polonius, father of Laertes, while in the process of trying to get revenge on his father.
The only son who does not die is young Fortinbras, Laertes and hamlet kill each other. Hamlet was acting on impulse because of the visions of his father ghost and Laertes was acting on advice giving to him by Claudius. The reader can obviously pinpoint that Claudius is the root of all problems in hamlet. The setting of the play is crucial to understand the plays genre thus Shakespeare uses castle Elsinore and its environs to depict a sordid depressing place where alleged incest and murder take place. A place where revenge is compliance motivation and where the feigning of madness is a normal strategy to dissemble one’s feelings.
Little does Gertrude know, the drink is poisoned. This introduces a new outlook for readers on Claudius because readers see that he doesn’t actually care about Gertrude because he knew the drink was poisoned and didn’t stop her from drinking it. We then soon see Hamlet’s true emotions as he shoves the poisonous drink down Claudius’s throat to get justice for his mother. Act V contains a continuous amount of deaths and acts of violence. The most major death in the entire play occurs after a series of events take place that lead up to it.
With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts,-/ O wicked wit and gifts, that have the power / So to seduce! - won to his shameful lust” (Act I, Scene v, 42-45) The King is in such a rage that he demands his son, Hamlet, "bear it not” without thinking of the consequences (I, v, 83). Even in his anger, Hamlet is aware of the trouble his father's anger will cause; "The time is out of joint: O cursed spite – That ever I was born to set it right" (I, v, 190). This revenge led to the tragedy in the play.
Madness is often a symptom, and in the case of Hamlet this may be the reason behind his actions. The death of Hamlet’s father is the catalyst for Hamlet, causing him to see the ghost and ultimately become obsessed with the idea of revenge. A common theme for shakespeare is to explore a character’s mind and reasonings, and Hamlet’s character being mad was a perfect opportunity to continue this theme. Hamlet’s debatable madness, Ophelia being truly mad and the death of every character involved with Hamlet or his father is a prime example of tragedy, which Shakespeare is known for. While Hamlet’s madness is not certain, it is indisputable that the play Hamlet was built off of the idea of what is madness, and how does it affect one’s
In this simile Romeo compares love to a thorn. Ultimately, Romeo and Juliet beautifully written play, that explores the tragedy of forbidden love through plot, literary devices and aesthetic features. In ACT 3, scene 1, Tybalt kills Mercutio and is killed by Romeo who is then banished by the prince, these events propel the play towards the tragic ending. The literary devices, pun and oxymoron, used by Shakespeare enhance emotions of the characters and furthermore adding to the tragedy.
”(5.2.16) Hamlet wants the truth of his and the death of his parents to be announced that King Claudius is to blame for the misfortunes that have occurred. The play Hamlet is a tragedy, because William Shakespeare the author shows one catastrophe event leading to another. The audience learns tragedies can happen to anyone and happiness is never guaranteed.
In this story there is an event that is commonly called a “play inside of a play”, and by using this in the story it reveals the effectiveness of using deceit to pull the truth out of people, to see their true nature and what they’re capable of. Although everyone is using trickery, Hamlet’s deception is quite possibly the cruelest out of everyone because it causes the most deaths. In this story, Hamlet deceives basically everyone in the play even himself. He deceives himself into thinking what he is doing is warranted and that his uncle must burn in hell for what he has done and this is why he hides behind his fake insanity.
This horrible tragedy starts off with two star-crossed lovers and two families in conflict. Throughout the play, the characters spread ideas and thoughts which are acted upon by the main characters, Romeo and Juliet. Juliet’s plan is portrayed by the Friar, which kills Romeo who killed Paris and then Juliet takes her life as well. This tragedy is very important because it shows all the tragic flaws that the characters portrayed and how a huge tragedy can be caused by some dumb impulsive thoughts and some even worse hasty
Later in the tragedy, Romeo sees Juliet dead in the mausoleum, and decides to express his love for her, then drink the poison. Once Juliet awakes from her deep sleep and sees Romeo dead, she takes her own life with a dagger. Both Juliet and Romeo’s tragic downfall could have been avoided if Romeo thought about the consequences before he murdered Tybalt. Romeo’s rash behaviors in Romeo and Juliet resulted in many negative consequences, and he consistently acted impetuously that impacted others in an unnecessary way. The actions he committed to were ideally the cause of the death for three major characters .
Hamlet features several acts of cruelty that lead to many of the events that occur. The meaning of cruelty throughout the play suggests that cruelty does not do good towards anybody and only has negative effects. The characters help portray this by their actions and immediate reactions. Cruelty leads to the downfall of each character. Cruelty is first shown by Hamlet, who has just returned from England.
In contrast, Hamlet's heroic journey is different from that of a traditional hero archetype, but his character is no different from that of any other hero. In Shakespeare's drama, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Hamlet is the son of a recently murdered king. In Hamlet's eyes his uncle is the prime suspect in this murder, and his mother is also suspected of adultery because she married his uncle no long after his father's death. Right away Hamlet introduced to this atrocity and is later confronted by the ghost of his father who explains, "I am thy father's spirit,/Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night, /And for the day confin'd to fast in fires,/... Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther" ( I. v. l. 14-16, 31).
Revenge comes in all types of cruel, menacing actions. Hamlet’s theme is surrounded by cruelty and the cruelty progresses the play throughout. During the play the main perpetrator is King Claudius and the victim that is affected through most of his actions is Hamlet. Cruelty functions in the work two ways, it causes a chain reaction full of conflict and it helps develop a greater theme inside of the work. Hamlet is a tragic play that combines revenge with cruelty to develop a timeline of barbaric events that result in utter disaster.
Act 4: Now that Hamlet has accidentally murdered polonius he is even more distraught than before. He is unaware of who he is and what he is capable of doing. This state of mind leads Hamlet to hide the body in an attempt to make the problem disappear; it is his way of avoiding the issue at hand. Claudius has caught wind of the murder and after the play Hamlet produced he is scared that in Hamlet's’ delirious state his death will be next. Claudius plans for Hamlet to leave and ultimately die when he is away in England.