Hamlet was destined to be damned the moment he was asked to avenge his father. There is the argument that it was Hamlet’s free will to kill Claudius based on the quote, “my thoughts be bloody or nothing worth.” Killing a King is punishable by lifetime imprisonment or even death. By killing Claudius, Hamlet will be admonished by the court and either consequence that he will receive is awful. The other option instead of taking Claudius’ life would be to disregard his father’s ghost and go on with life as normal. This option seems prime to many, yet when Hamlet dies he will be stuck in purgatory for not avenging his father.
Hamlet’s Three Men of Action Revenge is defined as inflicting hurt or harm on someone for an injury. Often when one is seeking revenge, revenge is the one thing that matters. In Hamlet, Hamlet and Laertes are motivated by the need to avenge their father’s death. However, Hamlet and Laertes sacrifice their lives to achieve revenge due to their impulsive actions. By letting revenge be their top priority, Hamlet and Laertes were blinded by their emotions.
It is her report to Claudius that seals his decision to have Hamlet executed. In scene I we learn a lot about Claudius’ character. He is a selfish king who is more concerned with his self preservation than achieving justice. His response to Polonius’ death is to get rid of Hamlet – not to punish Hamlet for his crime but rather to remove the threat Hamlet poses to his
For I ne’er saw true beauty till the night.” ( Act 1 scene 5, lines 52 – 53) Another flaw in Romeo’s character was his unpremeditated thinking. Combined with his intense, over emotionality, it has been another factor in the cause of his death. Romeo generally acts on his emotions, and never thinks about the consequence of his decisions. This is seen in the event where he avenges Mercutio’s death by killing Tybalt. In that event, the audience can see that Romeo is acting solely on his grief and rage, and not thinking about what the consequences might be afterwards.
This is a dramatic irony as it is Laertes’s actions and confession that “the king is to blame,” that catalyzes Hamlet actions, thus enabling the completion of the impending tragedy. Yet even in his death, Hamlet wants nothing to do with revenge as agreed upon by critic Millicent Bell who states “Hamlet’s concern with revenge is nowhere to be seen when he is dying, noting that, rather thancrying out for revenge, Hamlet asks only to be
Macbeth is unaware that Malcolm, Macduff and some Scottish English lords have agreed into killing him. Macbeth isn't really concerned about the prophecy. He insures that he cannot be killed by any man born of woman. He soon confronts Macduff, and learns that Macduff was ripped from his mother's side and not born naturally. Thus, all of the mistakes he made from the beginning and not seeing each one he was making, it leads him into death.
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. Edmund does get retributive justice catches him at the end when he is killed. Fraser believes that it will not solve anything, anger “can easily serve to perpetuate violence and hatred- one act of violence leading to another in response, which can provoke yet another” (Fraser pg2). Fraser states “Forgiveness is
In King Claudius’ soliloquy (III, iii, Line 54-64), he is kneeling praying to God for forgiveness for his murder. This is the first time that Claudius confesses that he has killed his brother. Claudius is not sorry for what he has aware that what he is asking of God is very foolish. He done to King Hamlet and is not willing to give up the crown, the power, and his wife that he attained. Claudius is acknowledges that this will not happen because of the possessions that he has gained.
Brutus’s death was caused by his flaw of being too trusting based upon his idealistic, noble, and honest ideologies. The play never specifies that Caesar became fully aware of why he died but, Brutus definitely comes to the realization of what brought him to his death. That realization was that he killed Caesar for detestable reasoning and that at least he died for decent causation. Caesar and Brutus’s death both induce pity and fear. They were different feelings toward Caesar throughout the play.
Nevertheless one murder didn't comfort him, he thinks he needs to secure his position. So he goes off and hires hit men to kill who he thinks is his enemy, the one who can take his power, Banqo. Soon enough he finds himself ordering the slaughter of a traitors family, which is when remorse never enters his thoughts. Macbeth’s greed and ambitions are the sheer motivators of his killings and that is evident throughout the journey of the play. As Shakespeare once wrote , “Fair is foul and foul is fair” (Act I, Sc.I, Line