Giles Fraser explains in his article that when Jo Berry wanted to seek revenge on Patrick Magee, the man who killed her father but reminds us that revenge is inflicting pain on others but only hurt ourselves. In King Lear Shakespeare makes it clear that Edmund is a Bastard, not just because the way he is born but the way he acts throughout the play. The audience understands the feeling you will get if you went to a party and your dad said “Oh, here is my son his mother is a harlot, but we had fun together so here he is” who would not be mad. Also with the bastard name that follows him, Edmund does retaliate with schemes states “Thou, Nature, art my goddess; to thy law, my service are bound. Wherefore should I, Stand in the plague of custom and permit, the curiosity of nations to deprive me,” (Shakespeare 1.2.1-4) so Edmund punish his father for the lack of respect he has gotten over the years.
In the story the Narrator says “There is within me (and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction, and at times I was mean to Doodle” (page unknown). The Narrator is cruel to his brother in ways such as when he was running away from him; Doodle said “Brother, Brother, don’t leave me, don’t leave me!” (Page unknown). Lastly, the Narrator also showed cruelty to his brother when he made him touch his own coffin. The Narrator told us that everyone, even
And you must needs have hear, how I am punished with a sore distraction. What I have done that might your nature, honor, and exception roughly awake, I here proclaim was madness. (5.2 243-246)” Here Hamlet apologized to Laertes saying that his madness was at fault for the murder of his father. A person who was insane would neither realize that he/she is mad nor would know that their actions were uncontrollable. Hamlet showed that he was sane when he was with specific characters, such as his best friend, Horatio.
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).
His vengeance actually becomes a crazed obsession that will never cease. When Chillingworth sees little Pearl in the arms of her mother, he is deeply hurt that Hester has betrayed him, but more than that, hateful towards the adulterous man. He hates the man more and more as time goes by. He makes it his primary goal to find this man and hurt him. After he discovers that the man he is looking for is Reverend Dimmesdale, he creates an evil plot to destroy him.
He is the antagonist, it is he who sent Antigone to her death and brought trouble to the kingdom. Creon finally admits, “Woe is me! To none else can they lay it, This guilt, but to me! I, I was the slayer, I say it, Unhappy, of thee! O bear me, haste ye, spare not, To the ends of earth, More nothing than they who were not In the hour of birth!” (50-51) Creon now blames himself, he realizes his mistake in not consulting the senators, and for condemning Antigone so hastily despite her just reasoning.
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!”.
What message? The cause of Old Hamlet’s death, and seeks for revenge. “I am your father’s ghost; doomed for a certain period to walk at night, and during the daytime to fast in fires, till the wicked sins done during my lifetime are burnt and purged away. If I were not forbidden to reveal the secrets of my prison, I could tell you a tale whose simplest word would terrify your soul” Here the ghost is simply informing Hamlet’ his purpose of randomly
For instance, revenge, deceit, betrayal, and most importantly, death. Also, same as Frankenstein, there are number of deaths, for example, death of young Hamlet, Claudius, King Hamlet, Gertrude, Polonius, Laertes, Ophelia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The first death is King Hamlet’s ghost and it is the lead for Hamlet’s revenge which it suggests a killing attitude. The ghost discloses the truth how he is being murdered by his own brother, and asks for revenge. It becomes the cause of the sequent revenge and death.
Even more scandalous is that she married her husband’s brother. It is only normal that anyone would experience chronic and emotional disturbance as a result of this situation. This experience causes Hamlet to go mad and he unleashes his madness on Ophelia, who he feels he may no longer trust. He believes all women are weak and deceitful like