When Hamlets father's apparition appeared before him he was giving a task to kill his uncle, so it would be involuntary wrath. At the same time Hamlet had to follow through with the murder of his uncle out of pride. Throughout the story of Hamlet he proves himself on a far superior intellect than anyone else in the play, mostly Polonius, he Hamlet confuses Polonius "Let her not walk I' the sun. Conception is a blessing, but not as your daughter may conceive. Friend, look to 't.
He uses and controls others to diminish the psychological wellbeing of Othello. All of the characters in the book trust him including Othello, which makes him more deceitful. In the beginning of the play Iago say’s “I follow him to serve my turn upon him”. This just reinforces the fact that Iago is fraudulent and untrustworthy. Iago also say’s “My lord, you know I love you” which juxtaposes his previous quote “I hate the moor”.
Harlan 1 Chloe Harlan Mrs. Tubbs Period 3 02 May 2013 John Proctor; The Tragic Hero In the play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is portrayed as the tragic hero. He is a man of dignity and integrity, but beneath his tough outer exterior lays a defeated man. Having knowledge of committing adultery, he is gnawed by his feeling of guilt, which leaves him powerless to do anything about it. As the plot of the play unfolds, his admirable characteristics are presented to the reader by his actions that contrast him against other characters in the Puritan town of Salem. Back in the day, Proctor had everything your average Puritan man could want: a goodly farm to ceaselessly toil upon, three goodly sons to discipline, and a goodly wife with whom to make a home.
A great example of Hamlet’s complicated and elaborate ways of obtaining what he wants is the plot of the “Mouse Trap” for catching the King’s conscience. Instead of asking the king violently, just like Laertes, if he had killed his father, he prefers to use subtler suggestions expressed through parallel stories that mirror Claudius’ actions and situation. There is yet one more example that displays clearly the difference between these two characters; they essentially want the same thing: to fulfill their duties and carry on with their lives. Despite their common end, each one of them
Hamlet makes sure his uncle is guilty of murder before enacting his revenge. Hamlet is not insane because; He tells people that he will pretend to be, He makes a lot of sense even when he is supposedly crazy, and He acts insane at highly convenient times. Hamlet tells his friends that he will pretend to be crazy. He says to Horatio and Marcellus: Here as before, never, so help you mercy, How strange or odd soe’er I bear myself, As I perchance shall think meet To put an antic disposition on, (I, V, 171-173). In this quote Hamlet tells them that no matter how strange he is acting, they should not be alarmed because he is going to feign insanity.
Why the Antic-Disposition? Hamlet’s path to revenge is filled with deceit, intrigue, and murder, but one must ask, why the “antic-disposition” (1.5.192)? As a plot device, its only purpose is to provide comic relief for the groundlings by having Prince Hamlet insult Polonius, Guildenstern, Rosencrantz, and King Claudius in witty and humorous ways, such as calling Polonius a fish-monger, or describing Claudius as his mother because “man and wife is one flesh” (4.4.61). Nobody, not even Claudius, has an inkling that Hamlet knows that his father was murdered, so why the deception? To throw them off as he performs his own inquiry?
He masterfully manipulates our response into having a grudging admiration for his skilful use of language. Richard disguises himself throughout the play from a devoted brother to a pious convert. He has a constant burning desire for personal power and satisfies his aims, regardless of who he murders. “And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, To entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain, And hate the idle pleasures of these days.” (I.1.28-31) When he finally becomes King of England,
O heavy burden!”. His hypocrisy and corrupt nature is demonstrated when he speaks to Laertes, through irony, “There’s such divinity doth hedge a king”, as God did not protect old Hamlet from being murdered by Claudius. Despite this Claudius is not utterly evil; he does love Gertrude and recognises that his “offense is rank ... smells to the heavens”. Claudius unlike Hamlet manages to manipulate fortune and take what he wants (the throne, and Gertrude), the end result justifying his means. Polonius effectively demonstrates notions of corruption throughout the play.
Iago; The sliest villain in "Othello" A villain is defined as a character in a story or play who opposes the hero according to Webster’s Dictionary. In "Othello," Iago fits this definition perfectly though Othello does not recognize that Iago is his enemy until the end of the story. Iago is the backstabbing, evil-minded, manipulative character in this theatrical story. He demonstrates this treachery all throughout the story beginning with being angry with Othello for not appointing him as lieutenant, his revenge on Cassio for taking his place as lieutenant, and setting up Desdemona to look like she is cheating on Othello. His maneuvers are so effective because they flow smoothly.
Alexander mention in his article that the only characters in the play who regard Hamlet as mad is the king and his henchman, even those were full of doubts and we can see this through the king speech when he ordered his henchman to go and talk with Hamlet and know from him why he puts on this confusion, this implies that the king understand Hamlet's strange behavior as feign and not real madness. Even Polonius; though he is the first person to declare that Hamlet is mad and has lost his mind, and the purpose of his madness is due to his love with Ophelia, yet he declares that Hamlet is clever by saying: "Thought he is mad, but there is method in it" (II.ii.203-4). This implies that Hamlet has purpose or plan for his madness; he assures that he is pretending. He ends his article by illustrating his point of view: There need no doubt, then that Hamlet's madness was really feigned.. . .