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’.
Hosseini shows us through Amir that even in the face of overwhelming odds, the human spirit has a determination to embrace the things that make life worth living. As children, Amir and Hassan shared an incredible bond that made them feel as if they were brothers. However, Hassan's rape by Assef maimed their friendship as Amir did nothing but watch. The encounter carving a deep scar in their lives, nothing was the same between the two of them. For the rest of his life, Amir regretted his lack of action and blamed himself for what he did to Hassan.
“To be or not to be, that is the question; whether’ tis nobler in the mind to suffer...” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 1). This quotation proves Hamlet becomes inferior to others and the environment through his madness, causing him to express himself explicitly towards others. Hamlet’s madness not only causes his loved ones lives but it allows his “end” to come because he accepts every challenge from his opponent. Hamlet’s madness not only affects him but Ophelia, who is mentally torn apart by Hamlet. Ophelia was once flawless, but since her encounter with Hamlet she has fallen into the same madness and wants to kill herself.
When Ophelia dies Laertes is Distraught and isn’t afraid to show this whereas Hamlet loved her but his lack emotion left him without a connection to her at the end of the play. Laertes feels so sad from not only his father’s death but then Ophelia dying that breaks down acting without any use of his brain going to the king and accusing without any proof. Hamlet however reacts very different to death for when his fathers is murdered he has “A little more that kin, and less the kind”. This meaning he suspected someone (the king) but didn’t do anything for he
It has been argued by Goethe that the reason Hamlet failed to avenge his father’s death was because he did not have the inner or physical strength. He argues Hamlet does not have the attributes of a hero. But this can be argued because all throughout the play Hamlet demonstrates that he has the strength, emotionally and physically. Therefore it is obvious that the only reason hamlet did so was because he was a man of great philosophy, so typically he thought too much, and in doing this it became the tragic flaw in his character. Which everyone knows will lead to his downfall.
This resulted in him not being able to defend Hassan through his struggles. Amir’s past not only never allowed him to live happily in his present day, but the regrets of his sins dwelled him with grief for a very long time. With this said, it is only assumed that one’s past of sinful deeds can guide them into seeking change and forgiveness amongst themselves. Amir never accepted Hassan as a brother or as a son like figure to their father, Baba. Amir grew up envying Hassan because of the love and acceptance Baba showed towards Hassan more than Amir, “…Baba was there watching, and he patted Hassan on the back.
Hamlet recognises that his father has died with sin, but in that occurrence, it is to be inferred that his father had sinned, and so must not have been truly loyal to God despite being directly below God in the natural chain of being. This creates turmoil within Hamlet as he must determine whether the ghost’s “intents wicked or charitable” The ghost comes to Hamlet during the witching hour which infers that there is something “most foul and unnatural” at work, in many ways establishing a theme that pervades the text. Interestingly, it is this theme that causes the questioning of Hamlet’s sanity, thus his loyalty to himself and therefore his duty to his father. The love for his father urges him to seek truth in the ghost’s confessions, whereas his religious and cultural context urge him otherwise. The affirming factor of Hamlet’s faith in his dead fathers words reside in the emotive and sombre tone in which he pleads his case of “murder most foul”, biblical allusion and authorial symbolism are used to show the betrayal of the kings brother as “a serpent stung me”.
Many times, tragic flaws cause the tragic heroes to die or face downfall and Okonkwo’s case was not any different. He never wanted to end up like his father who died a shameful death, but ironically, he kills himself and “will be buried like a dog” (191, ch.25). Things Fall Apart meets certain criteria to be considered a tragedy. Just like many other tragedies, the main character Okonkwo, who had to face an unfortunate ending, was a good person and did not mean harm to anyone. All he wanted to do was to be successful to serve his ancestors and for his children to be successful as well and have good lives.
Hamlet even seems to have forgotten the main reason why he is avenging his father’s death. Hamlet makes many decisions from not killing Claudius while he was praying to killing the innocent Polonius, and disobeying his father’s ghost’s instructions by tormenting his mother, and Laertes can be seen as the very opposite of Hamlet because he is everything that Hamlet is not. Hamlet’s delay of vengeance can also be seen as another
He does not see his alienation because he is so used to it. Gregors guilt kills him knowing he is now no of use. As the novel progresses, Gregor tries to rebuild himself that he had lost by living for others and ignoring his desires. He cannot, however, escape what he sees as his family duty, and continues to serve his family by doing his best not to trouble them Gregor manages to escape his sense of duty only in the last chapter, when he realizes that his family has been neglecting him. Gregor's search for his identity seems hopeless, but, because he never had an identity to start with.