Let’s explore the moments within the text where Hamlet actually used his smarts to trick the other conniving characters into thinking that he didn’t love Ophelia and was going insane instead. Throughout Act 3 and 4, the play leads readers to believe the Hamlet does not love Ophelia. He is constantly saying contradicting statements and in a way mistreating her. Hamlet says “I loved you once,” and then four lines later he says “I loved you not.” What’s going on with the mixed messages? Well Polonius, Ophelia’s father does not approve of their courtship and Hamlet know this.
Claudius, who is “won to his shameful lust”, marries his brother’s wife. This act was forbidden by the church and was most likely considered sinful by the audience and by Shakespeare himself as it implies adultery. We see that Hamlet’s comparison of Claudius to a “satyr” to be quite accurate due to Claudius’ lecherous character since he commits sin to feed his shameful lust. Claudius commits these acts with one thought in mind: to reach his own goals. This
However, once Laertes has left, Polonius sends out a spy on his son, because he does not trust him, despite his prior blessing. To Ophelia, he says he wants her to break off her relationship with Hamlet. He says he is worried for her, and that he does not trust the prince,
Hamlet’s final soliloquy occurs in Act IV, scene iv, after he learns that Fortinbras, the young prince of Norway, has sent troops through Demark in order to fight for a worthless piece of land in Poland. Here, Hamlet shows his anger at himself for not killing his uncle when he has the motivation, the willpower, the ability, and the means to do so. This soliloquy demonstrates Hamlet’s feelings of hate and anger, and also shows how he views life as meaningless and pointless. The similarities between Hamlet’s first and last soliloquies show how Hamlet is an angry, hateful, and suicidal character. Palazzi 2 Hamlet’s first soliloquy from Act 1, scene ii reveals his feelings of hate toward his uncle, feelings of anger toward his mother, and thoughts of suicide.
Due to Desdemona’s never ending, continuous love for Othello, she ultimately played a role in her own death. The love Desdemona feels for Othello is seen in the fact that she goes against her family and marries the man she loves, not the man that may necessarily be more suited for her. Brabantio, Desdemona’s father, believes that Othello lures Desdemona away with his witchcraft and that her life would be much better if they never married. However, Desdemona ignores her father’s instruction; despite the fact Brabantio believes their relationship is unnatural: “She [Desdemona] is abused, stol’n from me and corrupted by spells and medicines bought of mountebanks; for natures so preposterously to err, being not deficit, blind or lame of sense, sans witchcraft could not” (Othello, 1.3.60-64). At first, Brabantio believes that his daughter was tricked by Othello, that he stole her away with his magic spells and witchcraft.
Ophelia was once flawless, but since her encounter with Hamlet she has fallen into the same madness and wants to kill herself. Ophelia opens up her feelings towards Hamlet, even though her father and brother both warn her not to. Hamlet’s madness causes him to push Ophelia to the point of a mental break down. He drags her into the same hell he is
This was the same time period in which he had penned many of his successful tragedies including Othello, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and King Lear. Many believe that Shakespeare’s one and only son Hamnet Shakespeare’s death in 1596 was the source of his non-stop series of tragedies, but no one knows for sure. To recognize Shakespeare’s exceptional skill of targeting his audience, this essay will focus on the specific soliloquy in Hamlet found in act four, scene four. This final soliloquy commonly known as “How all occasions do inform against me,” can be found from lines 35 to 68 in the specified act and scene. Shakespeare wrote from what he knew, and what he knew came from where he lived and what he witnessed.
He even gets mad at her, saying that he “will not have [her] susp[ect] any more” (Miller, 54). To stop the reminders his wife gives him of his infidelity, he upbraids her. Elizabeth becomes the innocent victim of Proctor’s wrongdoing. Guilt affects others, not only the sinners. Furthermore, Proctor is guilty of dishonesty because he is the only person who knows that Abigail’s allegations of witchcraft are fraudulent but he is too afraid for his reputation to tell the truth and risk exposing his adultery.
King Lear says to his daughters ‘if it be you that stirs these daughters’ hearts against their father’ which shows how he feels betrayed: a feeling he may have not felt if he had not been so foolish to dismiss Cordelia for her honesty. Cordelia, however, plays a smaller role in the first few Acts of the play as she is disowned by her father and is not visited. Gonerill and Regan are both cruel father and do not have the same loyalty we get the impression as Cordelia does. Cordelia says at the beginning of the play ‘what shall Cordelia speak, love and be silent’ which shows that she loves her father however doesn’t feel she should lie about how much she loves her father. This truthfulness however lands her in a bad place as she is disowned by her father for not professing her love.
If it be so (as so’tis put on me, / And that in way of caution), I must tell you/ You do not understand yourself so clearly/ As it behooves my daughter and your honor.”(I, iii, 99-106) Even Ophelia’s brother and father warn her about Hamlet, and how he may be using her but she does not listen because she is in love with Hamlet and does not believe he would use her. “Perhaps he loves you now, / And now no soil nor cautel doth besmirch/ The virtue of his will; but you must fear, / His greatness weighed, his will is not his own,” (I, iii, 17-20). After finding out that Hamlet murder her father and left for England, Ophelia is shock and goes mad because she thinks Hamlet