Fortinbras is a Norwegian prince who seeks revenge for his father's death. (Old Fortinbras, former King of Norway, made a bet with Old Hamlet and wound up losing his life and some important Norwegian territory in the process.) In the play, young Fortinbras attempts to reclaim the land his father lost. Sounds like a familiar scenario, right? Fortinbras is an important foil for Prince Hamlet, who has also lost a father and now finds himself seeking revenge.
In order to prevent Hamlet from revealing the truth about the old King's death, Claudius tries to have Hamlet killed. The result of all this craziness is that all three, Claudius, Gertrude, and Hamlet are poisoned and the Danish throne is taken over by Fortinbras, the ruler of Norway. In the first act of “Hamlet” we can clearly see where reality does not co-exist with the thoughts of Horatio when he first encounters the ghost. “Horatio: Before my god, I might not this believe without the sensible and true avouch of mine own eyes” (1547). After several attempts to communicate with the ghost fails, Horatio decides that they must inform hamlet.
Shaneeza Rooplall 4U01 December 10, 2012 Passage Analysis Act I Scene II – King speaks to court In this passage, Claudius the new king of Denmark speaks about the fallen king Hamlet whose tragic death has become a shock to the kingdom. Shakespeare go through many themes such as, corruption, power hungry and appearance vs. reality. Firstly, I would like to show how Corruption is shown in this quote. Claudius is putting aside the death of his brother to announce the marriage of him and his sister in law and future wife Gertrude. This is corrupting the mind of young Hamlet, which they think is making him go crazy.
Motivation in Beowulf The story of Beowulf displays multiple motivations for the multiple characters. For example, adventure is Beowulf's first motivation, but his drive later changes as situations change. Grendel kills for the sport, survival, and revenge for being outcast as a monster. Grendel's mother is outraged after the death of her only son, as any mother would be. Beowulf[->0] is summoned in the beginning of the story to kill Grendel who has been terrorizing king Hrothgar[->1]'s village.
Simba, Mufasa’s son and Scar’s nephew, must seek justice against Scar for his father. The appearance of the ghost of the fathers who have died show up to their sons in both works. Moreover, the son is sent away in both of the works as well. Simba is sent to run away because he thinks his father’s death was his own fault. Hamlet is sent to England for killing Polonius.
Shakespearse’s Hamlet is the story of a Danish prince whose uncle murders the prince’s father, marries his mother, and claims the throne. The prince pretends to be ill-considered to throw his uncle off guard, then manages to kill his uncle in revenge. This story has many biblical references but the plot is very much like the Cain and Abel story. In the Cain and Abel story, both sons of Adam bring offerings to God. But God rejects to offerings of produce from Cain and accepts the animal sacrifices brought by Abel.
What political event does Horatio relate the appearance of the Ghost to? Horatio said that the king of Norway was killed by Old Hamlet (King of Denmark). Therefore the king of Norway’s prince is coming to seek revenge from prince Hamlet for his father’s death. This is why the ghost may be appearing. 12.
he first parallel in Hamlet occurs between the two kings of Denmark and Norway . Both kings had died and the brothers had taken over the throne. 1.i.86 "(King Hamlet) Did slay this Fortinbras" This shows the death of the king, later on Claudius in 1.ii.28 speak of the ruler of Norway being young Fortinbras uncle "(King of) Norway, uncle of young Fortinbras". Shakespeare made this parallel because during the times of monarchs it was normal for the brother to take over the throne when one had fallen, but it was not normal for the mother to marry the brother. This created and uncertainty with the arrangement.
Questions on Act 1 Scenes 1 & 2 1. After the ghost first appears, what does Horatio say is going on between Denmark and Norway? • The son of the late King of Norway is angry that his father was killed and lost some land so he, (the Prince of Norway) is going to get the land back. 2. What does Hamlet’s first line in the play mean?
In both cases the dead fathers tell their sons that something is amiss. also both of the ghost told their sons to remember. Both sons seek to claim their rightful places after some nudging from their fathers and best friends ( Horatio and Nala, who endorse that Hamlet and Simba are the equitable kings). At the final scenes, the evil uncles attempt to follow through with killing their nephews. In Hamlet, Claudius attempts to