After Claudius had realized that Hamlet knows he committed the murder of his father, he decides to send Hamlet to England to his death, and orders Guildenstern and Rosencrantz to follow Hamlet, and he uses the method of deception by lying to the two courtiers by telling them that he is sending Hamlet away due to his madness and weird behaviour, but Claudius is really afraid for others to find the truth behind King Hamlet’s death. As stated in the following quote “I like not him, nor stands it safe with us to let his madness range. Therefore prepare you. I your commission will forthwith dispatch, and he to England shall along with you.” (3.3.1-4). this quote indicates the dishonesty that Claudius is showing to the two
Richard is presented as a character both deformed in appearance and in spirit. He has the aim of becoming King at all costs and Shakespeare depicts him as thoroughly unprincipled and vicious. Primarily he is motivated by boundless ambition to gain and keep the crown. Utterly heartless, he does not hesitate to betray his own brothers, devising the murder of Clarence, deceiving and damaging the reputation of Edward IV, and orchestrating the death his own nephews. Shakespeare manipulates our response to Richard by implying in the text that he poisoned his wife Anne in order to gain a political marriage to his niece, Elizabeth of York.
everyone seems to lie; good characters as well as evil ones engage in deceit as they attempt to conceal their feelings: beatrice and benedick mask their feelings for one another with bitter insults; don john spies on claudio and hero; don pedro and his 'crew' deceive benedick and beatrice. who hides and what is hidden? how does deceit function in the world of the play, and how does it help the play comment on life in
Some things that influence the course of Hamlet's revenge would be: • his attitude to Claudius; • his encounters with the ghost; • the Murder of Gonzago; • his relationship with his mother; • Polonius and his children; • Rosencrantz and Guildernstern. 2. Consider the importance attached to the idea of revenge and the cultural history of revenge that Shakespeare might have drawn upon. 3. Find out the meanings allotted to the murder of a king in the plays of the time.
He’s useless tricks display vanity and indicate his wastefulness to the audience. The Tempest is a problem play; Prospero is presented with the opportunity for spiteful revenge but realises the importance of forgiveness. Doctor Faustus is a morality play; he never realises the importance of repentance and banishes any opportunity to save himself, which results in his eternal damnation in hell. In the first act of the play, the audience is confronted with a magic fuelled spectacle. We see Prospero with the help or Ariel conjures the tempest.
Claudius had King Hamlet murdered and took over the throne. It was supposed to be Prince Hamlet who took the throne, but for some reason Claudius did. Claudius married Gertrude and snatched the throne from Prince Hamlet. The King and the court in Denmark were corrupt and unsound. Act II 3.
Then at the end, Hamlets says “These tedious old fools” which is calling Polonius directly an old fool without trying to hide it as he did before. In Act 3 Scene 2, Polonius returns to Hamlet to inform him that the Queen is very upset about him and wants
/ And oftentimes, to win us to out harm, / The instruments of darkness tell us truths,/ Win us with honest trifles, to betray’s/ In deepest consequence” (I.iii.121). Macbeth ignores Banquo’s idea, and instead further investigates the concept that he may one day be King. He considers whether the crown will fall into his hands, or if he will have to complete a dark deep in order to obtain it. The witches successfully plant the destructive idea into Macbeth’s head. Macbeth has a huge character flaw.
Macbeth is a victim of fate in the Shakespearean tragedy he acts out of no free will he is a weak and easy to bend to anyone’s will. He is a victim of fate and succumbs to temptation and manipulation just like any order man. First the witches tempt him by say that all the power in the world could be his if he can find the way. Second Lady Macbeth starts his downfall into darkness and evil by manipulating him to kill the king. Third and then the witches second prediction he becomes cocky and assured with himself but this creates a snowball effect of Macbeth trying to cover his track making him kill more and provides him with nothing but hardship.
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!”.