Due to these beliefs and the complexity of Hamlet’s character, it is inevitable that his thoughts of death would wander outside the lines of his religion. As the play begins, we see Hamlet in the first stages of his escalating melancholy. It is easy to observe that his outlook on life has become bleak. “O! that this too too solid flesh would melt … all the uses of this world.” (I, ii, 129-135) Hamlet’s life no longer serves any value to him.
No matter the reason, many people do think about the pros and cons of taking their own life. Although Hamlet thought about killing himself throughout the play he could not bring himself to do it. This was because of his religious, aesthetic, and moral views. From a religious view, Hamlet worries that if he commits suicide, he will be going against his religion. According to the Christian religion, it is strictly forbidden for all acts that can lead to taking one’s own life.
Because I lie and sign myself to lies!” Proctor utters these lines at the end of the play, in Act IV, when he is wrestling with his conscience over whether to confess to witchcraft and thereby save himself from the gallows. The judges and Hale have almost convinced him to do so, but the last stumbling block is his signature on the confession, which he cannot bring himself to give. In part, this unwillingness reflects his desire not to dishonor his fellow prisoners: he would not be able to live with himself knowing that other innocents died while he quaked at death’s door and fled. More importantly, it illustrates his obsession with his good name. Reputation is tremendously important in Salem, where public and private morality is one and the same.
John s regretting the affair he and Abigail had. He just wants to forget about it. “Abby, you’ll put it out of mind I’ll not be comin’ for you more.”(Procter 1246). Abigail can’t stand that John does not want her no longer it is eating at her and they continue to be angry. “How do you call heaven!
Meaning that he wants to save the community by admitting to everyone that Abigail is just trying to get back at Elizabeth, but his own fears of what the people will then think of him is holding him back from being the savior of the community. I chose this quote because I felt that Edward was saying exactly what I was trying to prove in my paper. He is saying that John is struggling to do the right thing because of his own fears and guilt about committing adultery with Abigail. ( Siebold,64-67) In the novel The Crucible by Arthur Miller John Proctors tragic flaw is all that is stopping him from
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.
The soliloquy by Hamlet favors more the expression of pathos. The reason for this is because he says everything from his heart because he is seriously considering suicide. He impacts the reader by making them feel bad for him and the situation in which he is in. In the soliloquy pathos is used in a way to make the reader feel a sense of sadness because Hamlet makes it seem as though there is no point to life. He says “For who would bear the whips and scorns of time” which means who would deal with lives problems.
Throughout the play Hamlet has not shown any affection or true love towards Ophelia and has put her off. When Hamlet finally figures out that Ophelia is dead he saw Laertes publicly displaying his grief and questions why is his grief more than his own. Hamlet praises, “What is he whose grief/ Bears such
He wishes to be left alone now to mourn his tragic losses which leave the audience to feel pity for him. The audience can relate to the same pain as Jason, because they too can suffer the same fate. Hence, more catharsis arises when Jason’s request to “bury [the] bodies and lament” (62) for his children gets denied, causing him to suffer even worse knowing he will never see nor touch his children again. As a consequence, Medea says “You have gambled and lost!” (63), making it clear Jason’s suffering has only begun. Jason learns arrogance brings men nowhere, and as for fate, Jason must now live his life alone, with no one by his
| Tragedies, Flaws, and Honor | AP Literature and Composition | | | In Shakespeare’s tragic play, Hamlet, the main character, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet caused the prolonged fall of Denmark through his tragic flaw: his inability to act. His inability to avenge his father’s murder caused conflict for Hamlet and everyone around him because as the future leader of Denmark he had to be sane and strong. His emotional soliloquys let the audience feel his frustrations and pains, but they also lead us to conclude that Hamlet had to clear his family name. In Hamlet’s first major soliloquy, Hamlet is emotionally distraught over his father’s death and his mother’s hasty remarriage. These two events cause him to wish that he could just “melt,” and that his “too sullied flesh” could just dissolve itself “into a dew.” He wishes that God’s laws did not forbid “self-slaughter.” He sees the world as “an unweeded garden” that grows to seed, and only produces things “rank and gross in nature.” His thoughts then drift to the source of his emotional pain: it has not yet been two months since his father’s death,