Hamlet: Justice or Revenge In the era portrayed in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, justice is mostly carried out by oneself and not the court of law, and it is a thing of honor to avenge the death of a loved one. However, Hamlet’s quest for justice over his father’s murder does at some point turn into personal revenge, as he wants to have vengeance on his uncle in ways that become more personal. Hamlet loses track of the main reason for wanting his uncle dead and hatred grows for Claudius, his uncle, such that he wants to make sure that Claudius does not go to heaven when he dies. His uncontrollable emotions show when he kills Polonius and does not care about his actions. Hamlet even seems to have forgotten the main reason why he is avenging his father’s death.
A phrase that is often associated with serial murderers is "cold-hearted," yet Aileen Wuornos was anything but. In fact, it was her quest for the love that had eluded her all of her life that led to her commit her undeniably horrendous acts. One can spend countless hours searching for and ruminating on possible reasons that led Aileen to the achieved status of "serial murderer." Though one may
Dear Prince, I beg of thee to drop or even minimize the charges towards Romeo Montague. Please do this task I ask you because even though Romeo killed Tybalt, it was out of revenge considering Tybalt was the one that killed. Tybalt also wanted to fight with Romeo, so Tybalt started this whole thing. The two families always hated each other, so it’s not like Romeo did it for no reason. I believe Romeo killed Tybalt because Tybalt was the killer of his best friend Mercutio.
The hyenas betrayed Scar when Scar ordered them to kill Simba before he runs away. Rosencrantz and Guildenberg also betrayed Claudius when Claudius hired them to kill Hamlet and they didn’t, even though they weren’t good friends with Hamlet. The plot events have many similarities. Both of the kings were murdered by their jealous brothers. They also came
Fitz kills Verna, because he didn’t want to lose his presidency, and since she has already tried to assassinate he knows she is a threat alive. Another important piece of information is that with both scenarios, the wives had no part on influencing these murders. These situations are the first times they make bad decisions on their own, which shows them both heading down the wrong path. Macbeth states that he is just so far in that there is no turning back, which is similar to why Fitz because he was in the presidency so deep. If the scandal were to come out the affect it would have on him and the people around him would be exponential, and he just couldn’t risk
The murder of a king is at the center of the plot of both plays. In both plays, the king’s murderer, who is a kinsman of his, occupies the throne, but at the end of the drama is punished for his crime by death. Both plays are psychological dramas: the central conflict in each takes place in the mind of the leading character. Macbeth vs. Hamlet (Similarities/Differences) Thesis: Shakespeare used the same definition of tragedy when he wrote Macbeth, and when he wrote Hamlet; Shakespearean tragedies use supernatural incidents to intrigue the reader's interest, and his plays consist of a hero that has a tragic flaw (sometimes the want for the supernatural) which causes him to make a fatal mistake. I.
Use of Deception in Hamlet Hamlet is a play by William Shakespeare about a prince named Hamlet who was spoken to by the ghost of his dead father telling Hamlet to kill his uncle Claudius (the new king) because Claudius killed him. The story revolves around Hamlet's dillema of how to kill his uncle while being deceptive enough so that no one finds out about the ghost. This essay will prove how deception is often used in Hamlet for many reasons. Claudius uses deception to protect himself from being prosecuted for his crime of killing the King. No one knows what the deal is with Gertrude because she deceives everybody by keeping to herself all the time keeping everyone from knowing anything.
Laertes’ father- Polonius is mistakenly killed by Hamlet. Therefore, at this point, Laertes has a similar situation as Hamlet. Laertes resolves to avenge his father’s death on Hamlet as Hamlet decides to avenge his father’s death on Claudius. However, the way they each avenge for their fathers’ death is opposite to one another. While Hamlet is self-conflicting with plans, Laertes is taking action immediately after he knows of his father’s murder.
Question: Macbeth is the one to express doubts over murdering Duncan, but it is Lady Macbeth on whom the burden of crime takes its toll. Analyse the characteristics of Macbeth and lady Macbeth with regards to the themes of death, crime, and justice in the play Shakespeare explores the themes and characterisation of Macbeth to exemplify that the burden of crime took its toll on Lady Macbeth. These include the characterisation of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, as well as the themes of justice, crime, and death. Death plays an important role, as it is present throughout the whole play; the death of Macbeth’s friends and family, to the death of Macbeth’s mortal enemies, to the death of himself and conveys the audience the toll it takes on Lady Macbeth. This is closely related to the theme crime, as the play exemplifies Macbeth ambition for power, through lies and murders.
Because of this, he decides he must kill Banquo, so that there will be no heir. “Macbeth plots the murder of Banquo, out of jealousy and insecurity.” (Hompi 1) This is obviously an absurd idea, and prior to Macbeth’s murder of King Duncan he never would have considered it as a solution. Shakespeare uses this to show how power corrupts even the best of people. It is obvious that this is still a problem in society today, as people start off with good intentions but slowly get sidetracked. Before long, their objectives have changed completely.