She emasculates Macbeth and challenges his bravery, which to him is the essence of a being a man, "coward." Compelling her husband by giving him an ultimatium, be a coward or kill the king. Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. God 's divine order is disturbed as Macbeth challenges God by killing the God appointed King and assuming the role for himself in his quest for power. Later on in the play, Macbeth asserts his right over Lady Macbeth, flipping their dynamic, and distances himself from her,"be innocent of the knowlded dearest chuck."
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,/
Romeo’s aversion to take part in the Capulet masque was overturned by Mercutio’s persistence, giving way to the happenstance of Romeo and Juliet’s meeting. This first insistence comes when Mercutio addresses the merry group, calling that, “gentle Romeo, we must have you dance,” (Shakespeare I.iv.13). Mercutio is trying to cheer Romeo up, by having him dance, to get him out of his loving rut. Soon after, Romeo stakes the claim that he had a dream, presaging death, made due from the ensuing party. Mercutio taunts him, saying “that dreamers often lie,” and rants about the fictional Queen Mab (Shakespeare I.iv.50-115).
Hamlet is arguably the most revered and re-enacted of Shakespeare's plays. In Cold Blood is commonly recognized not only as an American tragedy but also as a human tragedy, the malevolent as well as the uncanny nature of human existence is beautifully portrayed in the novel. Both the play and the novel are successful because of the universal themes they portray, including revenge, deception and madness. Hamlet and In Cold Blood show how revenge, deception and madness can be all-consuming and will inevitably be destructive (Teaching Companion, 2010). The works of William Shakespeare and Truman Capote as described in Hamlet and In Cold Blood are similar and, at the same time, differ in how revenge, deception and madness can be all-consuming
Claudius sends Hamlet’s friends to make him happier but also use them to see if Hamlet is mad. Plus Claudius continues to see if he can find out what is causing his madness. In addition,when Hamlet’s deceitful friends look for Polonius’s body and asks Hamlet where it is,Hamlet said,”You sir are a sponge. Yes,sir,a sponge that soaks up the king’s approval,his rewards,and his decisions”(Shakespeare 218-219). This behavior showed disloyalty and not telling the truth.
Significantly he tells inconvenient truths to the King with the unbridled insolence of a conscience. The King’s descent into madness comes when, importantly, he banishes his Fool ' '. (2016:278).In fact, King Lear is a masterpiece of psychological insight into human nature. In this tragedy scene, the picture which Shakespeare has painted of King Lear becomes completely reversed here. Indeed, Many characters have flaws affecting their decisions in English literature, they made mistakes only to realize them later.
Pride, greed, and lust drove Iago to poisoning Desdemona 's father and eventually ruining the marriage between Desdemona and Othello. In his play, he approach the problems the world faces in a comedic manner. People let greed and lust persuade them to do crazy things. Othello and Iago are foil characters in Othello. Iago let his vengeful ways and deceitful motives alter his decisions while Othello appears in the opening acts as the very personification of self control”(Harbage).
He is heir to the throne should be his, the son of a mother who he does not trust, nephew of the man who possibly killed his father, well, Ofelia is in a pretty tight spot too. Ophelia's father has been murdered by Hamlet, who used to be in love with her, and is now yelling at her about nunneries and then making strange sexual jokes and then goes to the sea. In the second act, Polonius says of Hamlet, "Though this be madness, yet there is method in it" and let's not overlook the method in the madness of Ophelia, like towards the end of Act Four, which delivers flowers you've collected to Claudius, Gertrude, and Laertes. These flowers have meanings that each would be known to the Elizabethan audience, they were the kind of people who liked their bouquets to contain secret codes. “There’s fennel for you, and columbines," says Ophelia, presumably to Gertrude fennel meant as flattery and columbines, marital infidelity.
In spite of everything that is done in Shakespeare’s tragic play, ‘King Lear’, we empathise with King Lear and view him as the victim - whether it be of his own folly or that he is at the mercy of his ‘two eldest daughters’. However this itself is not entirely true as Lear is as much of a sinner as his daughters, Lear blindingly plays a part in the his own downfall. Unbeknownst to Lear, as he is blinded with his divine rule, kingship and immense pride, we see him cause an imbalance in the order thus starting a chain reaction of chaos. By causing this imbalance, Lear creates a weakness in his sovereignty, through his own actions as he has allowed those who oppose him to take the opportunity to pry at his weakness and slowly break him down in order to rise and act against him and successfully take him down for their own personal gains. Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ depicts a brutal and unequal world where the natural order is distorted and humans dangerously walk the thin line between sanity and madness.
Should insanity be considered a curse or a blessing in disguise? In the play, Hamlet, by Shakespeare, there are many characters whose intentions were all masked by lies and deception. The character, King Claudius, often comes to mind since he was the one to spark the future sequence of events filled with violence and death that would occur in the play by killing King Hamlet; however, Prince Hamlet’s questionable character and sanity are often over-looked. Hamlet portrays his mental stability as rapidly faltering in order to seek the revenge of his father’s death. The need for revenge led to Hamlet’s idea to deceive those around him by seeming insane.