On the hand, there lies Claudius. The reader has just learned that he was willing to kill his own brother to become king. Murder is a horrible thing, but killing your own brother for your own selfish needs is far beyond horrible. When learning this, in combination with feel bad for Hamlet, the reader is left hating Claudius for what he has done. Additionally, this is a very important scene in the play.
Who Fears Who? In William Shakespeare’s, Hamlet, Hamlet tries to have justice served with the death of his father. Claudius –Hamlet’s uncle—killed his brother in order to obtain the crown. Hamlet is put in a position where he needs to decide of killing his evil uncle is worth it, and Shakespeare makes a biblical argument. In Matthew10:29 it says “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.
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.
Hamlet Essay In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet three of the crucial characters in the play are all tying to seek revenge for their father’s homicidal deaths. Although the three men share a common goal their methods to accomplishing the task only share some similarities, this makes Laertes, Fortinbras and Hamlet very interesting to compare. First of all, Laertes’ father Polonius was murdered by prince Hamlet during one of his spying schemes. Laertes loved his father, or at least respected him deeply; which he shows through his deep dedication to avenging Polonius’ death. Laertes unlike Hamlet and Fortinbras is dangerously upfront about his revenge and will stop at nothing until he deems his judgement given.
He states ‘tis an unweeded garden’ alluding to the fact that a false king leads to corruption which finally leads to the collapse of the hierarchy. Initially Hamlet has no internal conflict when it comes to avenging his father’s murder, but he is very quickly drawn into contemplation about the world and mortality. Hamlet as a character is enigmatic and it is these aspects of his personality that allow for his pondering of the world. In his Act 3 Scene 3 soliloquy, Hamlet finally reveals to the audience that he is going to honour his fallen father and avenge his death. However, his reasoning behind hesitation is that Claudius will go to heaven with a forgiven soul ‘and so he goes to heaven’.
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
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.
The narrator tries to prove how sane he really is before the reader has read enough to make any kind of judgment about him. The narrator is so scared of the old man's evil eye that he has decided to kill him just to get rid of the evil eye. The narrator admits to committing a senseless crime. The old man was never mean to him or treated him wrong. The old man had nothing of value that the narrator wanted.
He says 'I have done the deed' and avoids using the words kill, murder or death. This shows that he is regretting what he has done and makes the audience wonder how he, a murderous savage who sticks his ememies heads on poles, could go through with this task when can't even bear to admit it to himself. It shows that he is emotionally effected whereas Lady Macbeth is unsympathetic when she says 'A foolish thought to say a sorry sight.' However it could also show that Macbeth doesn't want anyone to overhear as this would ruin their plan completely. Shakespeare adds hidden messages in this passage that the Elizabethan audience would have understood.
When the conspirators gather at Brutus’s house at night, Cassius suggests that Mark Anthony should also die with Julius Caesar or he could carry on Caesar’s work. But Brutus disagreed and said “let us be sacrificers, but not butchers, Caius.”(II, i, 166). Brutus believes that Caesar’s death should be a sacrifice with a purpose behind it, not a mindless slaughter. Other characters in the play also realized that Brutus had no bad intentions for killing Caesar. Even though Brutus killed Antony's best friend, Antony still recognized Brutus as "the noblest