He expresses his clear disgust for his mother’s “incestuous” deed – “Frailty, thy name is woman.” Hamlet’s disillusionment with women can be said to begin with his mother. Hamlet cannot digest the fact that his mother has fallen from such a great height – from being married to Old Hamlet to being married to
Laertes has no time for thoughts or moral reflection; he is hard set on revenge. Ophelia’s insanity is a poignant element in the play and it contrasts strongly with Hamlet’s antic disposition. In scene VII we see Claudius at his most calculating and manipulative. Claudius will use Laertes’ rage to dispose of Hamlet. Claudius and Laertes come up with three plans to ensure Hamlet’s death.
Electra fights with her mother, Clytemnestra, and her mother’s lover, Aegisthus, because she feels betrayed by them as they killed her father. When Electra and Orestes are finally reunited, they plot against their fathers killers, and finally kill them. The play has several themes, such as vengeance and deception which are extenuated by the heightened realism style of the play. In Electra’s introductory speech, I would emphasises her agony of her father’s death, as this is the main reason the character is vengeful. To fit with the heightened realism of the play, I would exaggerate the mental pain that the character is going through by associating some lines with physical pain, such as ‘But my mother, and her bed mate Aegisthus, Split open his head with a murderous axe’.
I’ll warrant she’ll tax him home;” (3.3.29-32). Polonius was speaking to King Claudius about his plan to spy on Hamlet’s conversation with The Queen. This act of deception led to Polonius’s death, after Hamlet had stabbed him thinking that he was Claudius echoing the Queens cry behind the tapestry. The action of deceiving contributed to the deaths of many characters in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, acts of deception propagate the ideas of things that are untrue. The characters in the novel emphasized their plans to deceive
“Look Here…” In Hamlet, one of the most famous works of all time, written by William Shakespeare during the Renaissance period, dramatic monologues and soliloquys are used to delve into the livid thoughts of Hamlet about his family situation. Hamlet spends a majority of the play trying to avenge his ghostly father’s wishes, which are to avenge his murder done by the king’s own brother, Claudius. Hamlet also tussles with concepts of incest and betrayal due to his mother marrying her brother-in-law Claudius after King Hamlet is murdered. In Act 3 Scene IV, Hamlet uses his “Look here” monologue in order to depict to Gertrude the horrors she has committed, and while doing so, portrays major theme elements in betrayal and incest. One quintessential part of the plot deals with Hamlet’s struggling with his mother’s incestuous betrayal to his father until he finally confronts her, which is embodied in his dramatic monologue in Act 3 Scene IV.
Guilt is a powerful feeling of remorse that takes control of your life, you always feel it, both mentally and physically. You will feel this remorse until you have admitted to it and have accepted what you have done and are willing to partake in your punishment. This is portrayed throughout the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, where the main character commits various devastating murders. He must hide all of them in his quest for Kingship and to remain on the throne. As we can see through Shakespeare’s writing, power cannot produce happiness nor satisfaction.
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!”.
Frailty In William Shakespeare’s “ Hamlet”, the author portrays the disgusted and depressing tone with the “Frailty” speech performed by Hamlet. The speech is based upon his mother’s dreadful decision of quickly remarrying, after her husband’s death, to his uncle. The targeting diction he has towards his mother, he is really upset with the poor decision his mother made, therefore leading to Hamlet targeting “woman!” in general and with the structured syntax. The weakness his mother has, the remarriage, that Hamlet quickly exposes deals with the disgust he has towards his mother. To begin with, is the targeting diction the author implies towards his mother in the speech.
He does this when he is talking to Gertrude and assumes that Claudius is the man behind him. He compares his deed to his mother’s when he says, “A bloody deed-almost as bad, good mother, as kill a king and marry with his brother” (3.4.34-35). He tells his mother that killing Polonius is just as horrible as killing a King and marrying his brother. Here, he is describing his mother’s actions. He hints that maybe his mother is associated with his father’s murder.
Throughout Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, cruelty surrounds the people from the inside and out. The characters begin the story as heart-welcoming souls, but as the story proceeds, cruelty forces the worst out of people. Macbeth demonstrates many attributes of a cruel man. His cruel mind leads him to be delirious as he murders his own king, Duncan. Sometimes, people need an object or attribute so badly they can bring out the worst of themselves.