Both Gertrude and Ophelia become the cause of Hamlet's distrust of women and of his inability to allow himself to love either of them. This leads on to Hamlet telling Ophelia that human beings in general are vile and that marriage is
The influence Hamlet’s past has on his actions is apparent in everything he does. His father’s death has left him with ill feelings towards his mother and uncle. His mother’s remarriage to his uncle makes Hamlet skeptical about women and their roles in the life of men. Ophelia’s betrayal only furthers Hamlet’s conviction that women destroy the very essence of men. Hamlet’s feminine issues highly motivate the majority of his actions.
Hamlet Essay: “What does this soliloquy tells us about Hamlet’s state of mind?” (ACT ONE SCENE TWO) PLAN: * Punctuation – the hyphens suggest an overflow with an emotion * Language and tone he uses – ‘O’ self-pitying, * Classical references – Hercules, Niobe, satyr. * Attitudes to women – thinks his mother is a whore, disappointed in his mother for marrying so quickly after the death of her husband * Attitudes towards Claudius – anger, hatred Hamlet shows a mixture of emotions in his soliloquy in Act one Scene two. He shows much anger and hatred towards the close relationship of Claudius and his mother, especially when it has been so close to his father’s funeral. The use of the word ‘O’ shows he pities himself, as he repeats this several times through-out the soliloquy. He moans on about how he feel he cannot cope and that he should just commit suicide to get rid of the pain he is feeling.
Miller uses irony in this as it is in fact Abigail who shows these attributes towards Elizabeth after Abby’s affair with John Proctor and becomes jealous of their marriage. It also shows her cold resentfulness towards Elizabeth when she suggests Elizabeth is making up lies to get Abigail into trouble. Abby also shows a lack of respect when she refers to Goody Proctor as “It’s”. By objectifying Elizabeth it shows that Abby has little appreciation for her, again showing utter revulsion. The impersonal term lowers the importance of Elizabeth giving the impression that Abigail sees herself above Goody Proctor.
Hamlet’s Strong Anger and Frustration Throughout Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, the main character, Hamlet, has many soliloquies in which he expresses what is on his mind. In one passage from Act I, scene ii of the play, Hamlet is sufficiently unhappy with his mother’s choice of marrying his uncle, Claudius, very shortly after his father had died. He even mentions thoughts of suicide at the beginning of the passage. Shakespeare’s strong use of diction, structure, imagery, and language helps portray Hamlet’s anger, frustration, and suicide thoughts with what is going on at that moment in the play. Shakespeare thoroughly brings out Hamlet’s feelings with his manipulation of diction devices.
This is corrupting the mind of young Hamlet, which they think is making him go crazy. “Yet so far hath discretion fought with nature That we with wisest sorrow think on him Together with remembrance of ourselves. Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen, Th' imperial jointress to this warlike state, Have we—as ’twere with a defeated joy, With an auspicious and a dropping eye, With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage, In equal scale weighing delight and dole— Taken to wife.” This shows corruption when Claudius is saying that even though his brother past away he still has to move on with his life and mourning wouldn’t help Denmark retrieve its natural appearance. Also, Claudius would do anything for power and he will do whatever it takes to get the crown and Gertrude’s heart. Deception is portrayed when Claudius decides to balance out the mourning of Denmark to announce his marriage to his brother’s wife, Gertrude.
It becomes clear that Hamlet did truly love Ophelia, yet hid it because he was a coward. The “ White Lie” is not only depicted through Hamlet denying his love but also putting a front up for the selfish betterment of his life style. After his outrageous lecture on self worth that Hamlet gives Ophelia, she grows incredibly mad, which ultimately leads to her death. Although the intentions of his lecture were clearly to hurt Ophelia and gain power over her, once he realizes she is dead he feels the need to express his actual love for her. His change of attitude grows confusing as he professes his dear love after her awful death, “ I loved Ophelia.
The friar’s lack of communication, Romeo and Juliet’s emotions, and pressure from their families are responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare shows us that true love is more important than anything else, even family loyalties. He also shows us that love is blind and dangerous. Romeo and Juliet are born into very different families, but fall in love anyway. The actions they take to solve this problem
In the play, Hamlet is portrayed as a very philosophical character that thinks and analyzes every situation to the extreme. Hamlet undergoes many difficult situations such as the murder of his father, which causes him to act in a very mad and crazy manner, which plays a role in his relationship with Ophelia. Before the incident of Hamlet’s father’s death, Hamlet loves Ophelia and he demonstrates this by showing romantic gestures such as exchanging love letters with her. Hamlet sends her letters in which he refers to her as “the most beautified Ophelia” and his “soul’s idol” (2.2.109-110). Hamlet clearly demonstrates his expressions and feeling towards her through this letter and shows us that he does love her.
How does Gertrude affect Hamlet’s tragic vision? Gertrude is a key shaper of Hamlet’s tragic vision; it is her “o’erhasty” and “incestuous” marriage to Claudius that vilifies the world to him and makes him distrust the woman he loves and question himself throughout; amplifying his solitude and leaving him without avenging the King’s death. An important component of a tragedy is the protagonist’s downward spiral into isolation, where their options of comfort and capacity to be saved seem to be removed as each of their paths for redemption are closed off before their eyes. We see Hamlet constantly fighting his own mind and the corruption of the world and people around him , he believes the ghost as, “honest” (I.V.138) at the start of the play but the perverse and contaminated world he sees as “rank and gross in nature”(I.V.6) contorts this view, making him question himself, later declaring, “ The spirit I have seen may be a devil.”(II.II.551/5) In Act III, Rosencrantz provides a remarkable and ironic vision into Hamlet’s tragic downfall: “The cease of majesty dies not alone, but like a gulf, doth draw what’s near with it..” This metaphor lends itself to articulating the particular kind of events that claim Hamlet, as though these ‘spokes’ are the individual triggers that cause the disastrous chain of events leading to the brutal end. There seem to be two factors to Hamlet’s tragedy that determine the sequence of events that conspire to destroy him: the primary factor is the murder of Hamlet’s father, which creates the ‘gulf’; the secondary factor, which compounds Hamlet’s tragedy into this literal ‘downward spiral’ is what Hamlet views as Gertrude’s, “dexterity to incestuous sheets.”(I.II.1) The momentum the whirlpool creates cannot be escaped, but the sense of a parallel world, already vanished, in which things could have been healed, adds to the sense of tragic