Thomas Machi Hamlet Essay- Topic #2 Insanity In Hamlet is a key theme. Hamlet is actually insane and lost his mind, and it is represented when Claudius marries his mother, when Hamlet kills Polonius, and the death of his mother. Those are the many reasons that represent Hamlets’ insanity. When Claudius marries his mother was the first reason why Hamlet started to loss his mind. Hamlet becomes really depressed and angry when he hears about the marriage and how it happened so shortly after his father’s death.
Atreus himself was involved in the tragedy in which he murdered his brother’s children and served them up as a dish to eat. In the Ancient Greek world, this was seen as placing a curse of the house of Atreus which could provide an explanation to the events that occur within the play. Cassandra calls it the ‘house that hates god, the echoing womb of guilt’ which implies that there will always be terrible things happening there as the gods do not approve of it. This starts the argument that the characters have no control over their fate as Agamemnon was always going to meet a sticky end because of the
His uncontrollable anger causes him to take irrational steps, ultimately leading to his demise. Unfortunately, Laertes realizes his mistakes when it is too late to change them, which truly portrays his character as a symbolic tragic hero. When Laertes hears about the death of his father, he furiously leads an angry rebellion against the King, holding a threat to take over the kingdom. A messenger warns the King that: … young Laertes, in a riotous head, O’erbears your officers. The rabble call him “lord,” And, as the world were now but to begin, Antiquity forgot, custom not known, The ratifiers and props of every word, (They) cry “Choose we, Laertes shall be king!” (4.5.111-116) Without even stopping to consider other possible causes to the murder, Laertes assumes that the King is responsible for his father’s death.
Soliloquy of Emilia Oh unhappy day, I can’t believe it’s my husband who told Othello that Desdemona is dishonest. Iago, he is a liar, a villain, a devil, Bring rumors to this world, and smear people’s hearts. How can I live with such a devil for so many years without realizing his true colors? Oh my poor Desdemona, She doesn’t even believe there are such women, who will cheat on their husbands, She is as pure as an angle, And she is killed by her husband who she loves more than anything in this world Because he suspects she is dishonest. She has an affair with Casio?
Question #1: Why does Medea wish to commit suicide in the beginning of the play? Answer #1: “Great Themis, and husband of Themis, behold what I am suffering now, though I did bind that accursed one, my husband, by strong oaths to me! O, to see him and his bride some day brought to utter destruction, they and their house with them, for that they presume to wrong me thus unprovoked. O my father, my country, that I have left to my shame, after slaying my own brother,” (Euripides 2). Medea wishes to end her life because after all she has given up for her husband, Jason, he has decided to leave her.
The Tragic Hero In Literature and Society (4th edition), Sophocles’ play “Antigone” depicts Creon as the tragic hero because of his tragic flaw, his suffering, and the way he arouses pity and fear in the audience. In Greek mythology, Creon is of noble blood and the ruler of Thebes. He becomes the king after his nephew’s death. He orders a law to forbid anyone from burying Polyneices, brother of the former king Eteocles. Polyneices betrays his kingdom and dies killing his brother.
The ghost tells Hamlet that he was killed by Hamlets uncle: “Ay, that incestous, that aldulterate beast, with witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts.” (I.V.43-80). This causes Hamlet to investigate Claudius, trying to find guilt in his face, as well as leading to his hatred towards Claudius. Another betrayal is one that most people would never expects. Hamlets two best friends who he has known since childhood betray him. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern become spies for Claudius telling him about Hamlet while pretending to be his friends after being offered payment: “ If it please you to show us so much gentry and good will, as to expend your time with us a while for the supply and profit of our hope.”(II.II.19-25).
o All the things Beowulf does in his life o The pyre that is built for him o Hrothgar’s speech Symbols Grendel-Symbolizes anger, loneliness, and evil, Grendel gets mad because he can’t be a part of the banquet. He has human emotions. Grendel’s Mother- Symbolizes revenge, she wants to avenge her son’s death Dragon-Symbolizes selfishness, materialism, greed, and pride, the dragon get mad and starts burning stuff because a slave took a small goblet to earn his freedom, he thinks that one goblet is worth more than human
The One Who Burnt Denmark Who is the character who is held accountable for all the events in Hamlet? One option may ironically be Queen Gertrude, late King Hamlet’s wife and Hamlet’s mother. Gertrude acts as the fire in the burning of Denmark when her unhesitant actions enrage Hamlet and make him act in a deranged and thoughtless manner which eventually leads to the royal family’s sudden demise. Initially, Gertrude carelessly remarries immediately following her husband’s death. Moreover, she does not only remarry so soon, she ties the knot with Claudius who is not only King Hamlet’s brother but also his murderer.
Hamlet in his first soliloquy demonstrates his disgust that his mother has allied herself in love and in politics with her late husband’s brother, so soon after his death, “frailty, thy name is woman... to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets”. Claudius is clearly established as the villain in Hamlet, murdering his own brother and then plotting to kill Hamlet. He lies and is deceitful toying with the notion that the appearance of things is not their reality. The audience is privy to the ‘reality’ of Claudius ‘deed’, and of his guilt, through an aside, climactically stating, “then is my deed to my most painted word. O heavy burden!”.