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
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.
Specifically, Shakespeare utilizes ominous sounding words to unveil Iago’s evil intentions. Towards the end of his speech, Iago imagines his future glory after he ruins Othello. Iago states that he plans to benefit from making Othello “egregiously an ass” (337). These harsh words that Iago chooses to disclose only to the readers show his malicious intentions towards a better outcome for himself, all while making Othello appear a fool. This clearly shows his deep desire for revenge, as well as how he plans on attaining it.
In Hamlet, Prince Hamlet’s flaw is very evident when he states, “To take him in the purging of his soul/ When he is fit and seasoned for his passage?/ No./ Up, sword, and know thou a more horrid hent” (III. iii. 86-89). The whole entire play after Hamlet finds out that his Uncle Claudius murdered his father, he plots the execution of his selfish uncle. However, Prince Hamlet had the opportune time to avenge his father’s murderer but his recurring indecisiveness continues to get the best of him. Consequently, Hamlet’s over thinking and patience when it comes to making important decisions is what does not make him worthy of inheriting the throne.
Hamlets tragic flaw is his indecisiveness to make decisions. This trait is demonstrated through the entire play and causes Hamlet to his own demise. When Hamlet has immediate suspicious of his fathers murder and later proof, he delays the murder, which is puzzling because the play is about revenge, and one would expect him to have done it earlier as he had ample amount of opportunities to do so. His indecisiveness has puzzled many.
This quote is significant due to Hamlet’s slight distrust of the ghost, and the use of the play to revile the truth of Claudius’ malevolent decision. Hamlet asks the only person he trust Horatio to help him watch over Claudius’, in order to finally determine his guilt. With the help of Horatio, Hamlet can continue on with the revenge plot and rightfully go through with the plan. That is representative to the theme of revenge because Hamlet will use the play to avenge his father’s sick murder. The motif of play and actors are relevant in this quote, because Hamlet has the actors play out a similar death of his father.
Foreshadowing death is very common in Shakespeare plays, especially in Hamlet. It’s used to show not only how one feels toward a death but a deeper meaning when it does to a person's mental being, often how death affects their emotions and everyday actions. Hamlet’s emotions are scattered when he discovers his father’s ghost haunts him. The Ghost wants Hamlet to kill Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle who murdered his brother for the throne, this mission put Hamlet in a predicament because he did not know how he over all felt toward Claudius. The smallest character may seem of little importance but the Ghost forms the whole story by the use of Hamlet’s emotions such as fear,revenge, and
I think shakespeare is exploring the fact that many people are not born a blank slate. The evil that takes over hamlets life is partially because of the death of his father, but mostly just because of the cunning person he is. He loves to lure people in an feel welcome, and then can easily mess things up. I think killing polonius will not have that much effect on his character later in the play. This was what he had to do in his mind to fix his own issues.- REVENGE/MORAL CORRUPTION
Murder and death are the driving forces to one character’s motives. In The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, a play about a young prince, Hamlet, whose father is murdered prior and the trials of confirming who the killer is, go wary after a play sparks the new King’s attention. Hamlet is in and out of a grievous time trying to understand his father’s death while not a single soul mourns the loss. Power is what consumes King Claudius as he plots for Hamlet’s death with unexpected deaths to follow. Hamlet is consistently perceived as insane for trying to grief his father and avenge him.
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a play that mainly focuses on one common theme of insanity. Macbeth gradually becomes plagued by intense guilt as his desire for power drives him to attain his goals by any means necessary, including committing murder. He kills Duncan in cold blood in order to become King, has Banquo killed by three murderers because he wishes to maintain his position as King, and finally, he has Macduff’s family slaughtered. Each of these occurrences takes place because of Macbeth’s will to be King, or they are a result of his guilt. Nonetheless, they are all completed of his free will, which is what causes him to deteriorate mentally.
When betrayed, one usually has negative emotions towards the people who have betrayed them. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare this idea is well illustrated, it is shown that betrayal affects the actions of Hamlet towards his friends and family, which indicates that the pursuit of vengeance often can cause one to forget the value of life. The betrayals that Hamlet suffered at the hands of his close friends and family, revealed important parts of Hamlet’s character, such as his intelligence, he is a very meticulous thinker that looks at situations from all angles, he is cunning, he has the ability to manipulate everyone into believing that he is insane, and he is skeptical, he does not believe any information until he finds it out for
Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a revenge calamity which concentrates on his wish and effort to solve his father’s murder. Throughout the course of the play, the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia could be described as a rollercoaster. Although Ophelia is not in every single scene in Hamlet, her impact on the play is highly noted. One way a reader could interpret her presence is because of how tragic her experiences in life is. She experiences the misfortune of love and security, but in order for her death to be truly tragic, she has to come to terms with the realization of her powerlessness without the men in her life.
The constant return to the question of action or inaction in Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, pushes its readers to act and offers them a solution through using Hamlet as an example of what inaction and indecision can cause. Throughout the entirety story the main character Hamlet constantly debates whether he should attempt to kill Claudius to exact revenge for his father 's murder or not. On the surface this posed question seems to be purely based on the unstable nature of Hamlet but could it hold more? As a reader we have the outside knowledge to see the story as a whole, should Hamlet have acted and killed Claudius or left everything as it was.
Many people turn to revenge when someone does something to harm the or their loved ones wrong. This is seen many different times throughout William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and it shows one of the great motifs. The many twists and turns in the play show the impossibility of certainty. As the play begins, Hamlet is approached by what is believed as the ghost of his father. The ghost demands for Hamlet to avenge his death, as the ghost states, “if thou didst ever thy dear father love.../