Section 1 To understand what led to Hamlets rejection of Ophelia ,it is necessary to analyse the psychological impact on Hamlet state of mind after the death of his father and his mother’s hasty marriage to his uncle. In the first soliloquy he reveals his true feelings regarding his mother’s relationship with his uncle. Hamlets perception of the world has changed and sees the world as “weary, stale, flat and unprofitable.” He compares his life to an “unweeded garden” full of things “rank and gross in nature.” Here he is implying that his life is corrupted and polluted by his mother’s incestuous marriage to his uncle. He feels that this marriage is disgusting revolting and morally wrong. Hamlet longs for death and even considers “self-slaughter.” However he is aware that to commit self-slaughter is a grave sin in the eyes of the “Everlasting.” He describes himself to being “solid” or “sullied” which implies that he himself feels tainted, dirty and polluted due to his mother’s disloyalty.
The Use of Women as a Tool to Untie Hamlet In the play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare crafts a tragedy centralized around the main character, Prince Hamlet and his negative perception of the women in his life. One main point of Shakespeare’s piece is to highlight how a female’s weakness ultimately shapes the decisions of their male counterparts. He does so by skillfully using the nature of a woman as a compelling force that leads to Hamlet’s destruction. Prince Hamlet struggles with accepting the harsh reality that his mother has remarried to her late husband’s brother. This conflict within Hamlet is further expounded by the possibility that his father was murdered by his uncle, King Cladius.
His actions1 reflected hatred and disgrace in the eyes of his citizens. The events following Oedipus’s actions brought shame on Antigone and Ismene, which she mentioned in the following lines “Then mother destroyed her life with a twisted noose. Then the third disaster: our two brothers... shedding their own blood”2 This angered Antigone, compelling her to go against her uncle, which lays the background of the play. Likewise, a few characters set the background of The Cherry Orchard and help us understand the nature of Mme. Ranevsky.
Plath’s gift of recreating her past experiences in a complex form, so as to remove them from her present, started to seem like an obsession, within which her poems show a regular pattern of self-centredness. It was this characteristic that lead her far from any ‘self-discovery’ and ‘self-definition’, and drove her to her death, ‘an art’ as she puts it. ‘Daddy’ is saturated with suppressed anger and dark imagery through Plath’s use of ambiguous symbolism, as it bitterly addresses the relationship she had with her father, who died when she was eight, and her husband Ted Hughes, who had broken her ‘pretty red heart in two’. It is intense with highly suppressed emotion, setting an aggressive, desperate, almost psychic tone that is highly concentrated on the theme of death. Grieved to the point of psychotic anger, Plath’s use of imagery throughout the poem accentuates the hopeless despair she felt at the conflicting male relationships in her life.
Shakespeare uses Hamlet`s hatred towards his mother to establish the betrayal Hamlet is feeling, and to acknowledge the fractured state of Hamlet`s family due to Gertrude`s actions and decisions. Not only did Gertrude betray her own son by marrying Claudius but she also betrayed her former husband, Elder Hamlet. Alone, Hamlet talks to the ghost of Elder Hamlet who expresses his disappointment in Gertrude, calling her an “adulterate beast” (1.5.42), meaning she has
Betrayal rears its ugly head in more ways than one in a tale about two men blinded by false acts of love. King Lear wanted to divide the kingdom among his three daughters. He planned to give up the responsibilities of government and spend his old age visiting his children. He then commanded his daughters to say which of them loved
This line reflected Mrs. Pontellier’s mood at the time. She is upset because her husband insinuates that she is bad or unfit mother. “He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children” (26-27). Him saying that really upset her and leads us into the next literary device that shows just how unhealthy the relationship is. Another literary device that Chopin uses in order to reveal Mr. and Mrs. Pontellier’s relationship is imagery.
The poems Porphyria’s Lover and The Laboratory both by Robert Browning are both quite simillar in the way he tells them and sets the scene/setting are different in several ways. Porphyria’s Lover is about a man who is in love with a woman who is from a rich upper-class family so cannot stay or be seen with him. So one night when she goes to see him, he kills her, so that she cannot leave him again. The Laboratory is about a woman whose boyfriend has left her or another girl. She then wants revenge.
This description is simplistic, it only allows us to see that he too has expensive tastes that do not match the income he is providing. The true character of Paul’s father is shown through the eyes of Paul’s mother and the blame she places on him for their “unlucky” situation. While having a conversation with Paul, his mother shows her distain for his father by blaming their troubles on him saying bitterly “it’s because your father has no luck” (151). Her direct blame on his father initiates Paul’s obsession achieving luck and later to his death. As the story unfolds, it is evident the Paul is seeking love from his mother, but Hester is incapable of that love only showing him the need for more
As it shows, it is obvious to see that the Duke has listed many "flaws" of the Duchess, with his strong ego thinking that she hasn’t quite made the cut in terms of being his next wife. In conclusion, the Duke believes that his ex-wife was not loyal enough and did not meet the standards of a Duchess. Therefore, he had his wife murdered.