Cynthia Clement Hamlet Eulogy Fellow Danes, we gather here today to mourn the death of our sweet prince. It is natural we send our dear Prince to the next world at the very stage his father, the great King Hamlet, was sent. Death comes too late for some, but it called for Prince Hamlet to early, and refused him the opportunity to show his talents to us. He, however, did meet death with bravery, honor, and compassion, traits we shall dearly miss in our Prince. There has never been a man as brilliant as he and no man who loved the theatre as much as he.
Hamlet is presented as a devoted son to the memory of his father, King Hamlet. In the beginning of the play, the audience recognizes Hamlet’s difficulty to except his father’s death. This is because of great amount of love, respect and admiration he has for his father as well as the disgust he has towards the hasty marriage of his mother and his uncle. One example that shows Hamlet’s loyalty to his father is in the beginning of the play when he is the only one still in mourning. Because his loyalty to his father is so strong, he continues to mourn his father even though his uncle and his mother have already persuaded the court as well as the kingdom to embrace the new reign.
They feel guilty for the deaths of men in their platoon, for the deaths of Vietnamese, and for their own inadequacies. This leads each individual’s guilt to develop in a different manner and force the individual to cope with the guilt in the best way they see fit. After the war, the psychological burdens the men carry during the war continue to define them. Years after the end of the war, Jimmy Cross goes to visit Tim O’Brien at his home and together they look at old photographs and reminisce. “We paused over a snapshot of Ted Lavender, and after a while Jimmy rubbed his eyes and said he’d never forgiven himself for Lavender’s death.
Arthur speaks in disappointment and despair, he is dying and his knights will not fulfill his last request. When Sir Bedivere finally completes his master's wishes Arthur is able to leave and rest in peace and Sir Bedivere stays to guard his grave in loyalty. The important message conveyed by the somber tone and the betrayal of Sir Bedivere is the theme of the importance of loyalty. The story has a dark tone because King Arthur is being betrayed. In The Once and Future King the tone is not somber but hopeful.
In King Claudius’ soliloquy (III, iii, Line 54-64), he is kneeling praying to God for forgiveness for his murder. This is the first time that Claudius confesses that he has killed his brother. Claudius is not sorry for what he has aware that what he is asking of God is very foolish. He done to King Hamlet and is not willing to give up the crown, the power, and his wife that he attained. Claudius is acknowledges that this will not happen because of the possessions that he has gained.
As a whole, how does Hamlet behave around his mother and uncle? • Hamlet acts mad because his father is dead and his mother married his uncle not even a month after his father died and he’s mad because it doesn’t seem like his mother cares since she got married so quickly after her husband’s death. 5. What is the main thing that seems to be upsetting Hamlet when he speaks the soliloquy that begins with “O, that this too too solid flesh would melt…” (1.2.129-159)? • He wishes it weren’t a sin to commit suicide.
This allows Hamlet to show how much he really loved her. Shakespeare shows how two characters can care for someone so much, yet dislike each other completely. When Opheliah dies, both are upset and enraged. As a result of Hamlet and Leartes’ strong love for Opheliah they both end up jumping into her grave at her funeral and fighting for her dead body. Also, Laertes, like his father, has the same spontaneity as Hamlet.
Although, Shakespeare must have still been brooding in late 1600 and early 1601, when he sat down to write a tragedy whose doomed hero bore the name of his dead son. The death of his son was a crisis of mourning and memory—could have caused a mental disturbance that helps to explain the explosive power and inwardness of Hamlet. There were constant outbreaks of the Bubonic Plague and every time this occurred the theatres were shut down. This eventually sent Shakespeare away from the diesese infected areas. Shakespeare may have never been infected with the Bubonic Plague but almost every aspect of life was affected by this plague.
Heathcliff overcomes the need to cause grief for the third generation; as he desires to be reunited with Catherine in the grave. The death of Catherine Linton suggests a major turning point in Wuthering Heights. Catherine’s death has significant impact on Heathcliff; the idea that they were one in spirit greatly affects Heathcliff throughout the second half of the novel. When Heathcliff is mourning the death of Catherine, he says, “may she wake in torment.” Then he prays for Catherine to haunt him and never leave him alone, for “I cannot live without my soul.” This line implies that there is a mutual relationship between Catherine and Heathcliff. The fact that Heathcliff feels Catherine is truly a part of his soul will make him feel incomplete for the remainder of the novel.