And he only acts crazy in front of certain people this consistency indicates that there is a sort of on and off switch to his supposed madness. Further proving that he is, in fact, sane. An insane person could not have so skillfully outsmarted people as Hamlet outsmarted Claudius. Essentially Hamlet is "not in madness, but mad in
Brutus’s tragic flaw is that he is far too noble and trusting. In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus is commonly known as the most honorable Roman, but he is often seen as foolish as he never questions the immoral act of killing someone just because a friend suggest it. He is so exceptionally noble that he wouldn’t think twice about killing all of the commonwealth if he knew it would be for the good of Rome. Being approached by friends and “random citizens” alike of what to do about Caesar’s upcoming power, Brutus immediately feels the need to act. So forth, his nobility and trusting nature lead to mistaken action without question.
Crawford states that Shakespeare includes Hamlet’s fits of madness were deliberately used to make Claudius and his attendants confused and for them to think Hamlet’s mental health is deteriorating. Crawford analyzes, “The fact that he [Hamlet] has made it appear like real madness to many critics today only goes to show the wideness of his knowledge and the greatness of his dramatic skill” (Crawford. 1916. p 1.). Crawford states that Hamlet is merely acting insane and he is extremely clever for doing this. He says that because there is such a big debate over Hamlet’s sanity goes to show how clever Hamlet was in his approach to revenge.
It would tell everyone what they needed to know, but not in such a harsh way that they felt attacked or were overly dismayed. As a comic playwright, the idea of blind ignorance provided material for Moliere to work with. “The material for Tartuffe was artistically and dramatically excellent, popularly appealing, and psychologically fascinating, so there is small wonder that Moliere threw himself into the project of bringing it to the stage” (kctcs.edu). It was, however, difficult for Tartuffe to be performed due to its controversial subject matter. King Louis XIV had to intervene in order for the play to make it to the public
The Significance of Falstaff In Henry IV Part I, Falstaff is an extended character who portrays relentless humor and folly. In Shakespeare’s other works such as Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing, the comedic characters or scenes are minor and almost insignificant to the grand plot, however in Henry IV Part I Falstaff is a major character. It begs the question why Shakespeare chose to extend Falstaff and how this decision added to the plot. Falstaff is a significant character in a way where he is a father figure to Hal and a representation of one who does not see the purpose of honor. In the Henry IV Part I, throughout the entirety of the play Falstaff and Hal are together, and when Hal is approached with an issue regarding his father
One Flaw Can Change Anything No one is perfect. We are all created with flaws, but what we do with our flaws can make us a better person or lead to our demise. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Hamlet has one tragic and fatal flaw that leads to his downfall. Hamlet is unable to follow through with his promise to a ghost about avenging his father’s death. Is he unwilling or just unable?
An example of how Shakespeare uses the word “honest” with irony is when Othello referred to Iago as “Honest Iago”(1.3.290) or when Othello claims “Iago is most honest”(2.3.17). Ironically, as stated before, Iago is not honest at all despite having convinced Othello that he is. This is foreshadowing the fact that Iago is plotting to ruin Othello’s life. Iago reveals his plot to demolish Othello’s life through eventually convincing Othello that
Hamlet could not control the behavior that cause him act in a strange way that portraying him as a madman. People will insist that they could control how they would process death, rejection and depression. The truth is that people who are emotionally healthy are normal and their behavior constantly under control, on the other hand there are some people who believe they can control unhealthy behavior, however in some cases it worsens the behavior. When Hamlet behavior seem unhealthy it cause him to act like a madman it was a lasting effect on his character. Prince Hamlet learn that the person he loved the most had been taken away from him and no one could possibly understand what he was going through.
T.F Hodges once said,"Manipulation, fueled with good intent, can be a blessing. But when used wickedly, it is the beginning of a magician's karmic calamity." Manipulation will only be suitable when a person is completely selfless. People however will never be completely selfless, therefore they always will try to better themselves by manipulating others. This phenomenon is also elucidated in Shakespeare's tragedies.
He chose to tell the whole truth, knowing that there would be consequences taken against his cousin. This shows true courage and commitment to his cause for peace. Benvolio’s honesty is what makes him one of the most courageous characters of the play. While some may argue that Benvolio is not a courageous character, evidence from the play proves otherwise. Benvolio is one of the few characters who sticks to his moral values throughout the whole play.