The morning after Horatio and the guardsmen see the ghost, the both intelligent and well-spoken King, Claudius, gives a speech to his courtiers, explaining his recent marriage to Gertrude - his brother’s widow and the mother of Prince Hamlet. Claudius exclaims that of course he mourns over his brother but has chosen to balance Denmark’s mourning with the delight of his marriage! Claudius is immediately portrayed to be relatively controlling over his Kingdom as he opens his speech to the council saying that everyone should mourn his brother’s death “in one brow of woe”, although to keep it under control with “wisest sorrow”. This also withdraws him somewhat into a cold light as natural emotions have to be withheld, possibly for his benefit in deceiving his own conscience. He uses positive language to make his recent marriage to Gertrude, his brother’s widow, sound perfectly normal through balancing “woe” with “joy.” To purify and justify his incestuous motive, Claudius believes his council, “through better wisdoms”, have accepted his “affair” all along.
The readers introduction to Hamlet and King Claudius occurs in Act I Scene ii where the King explains that he has married his sister in law with mixed feelings but he believes Hamlet’s mourning should seize, to which his nephew replies with disdain and offense. This sets the mood for the relationship between the two characters as well as set Hamlet up for his first soliloquy, seen in Act I Scene ii line 133 O, that is too too solid flesh would melt Thaw and resolve into dew! Or that the everlasting had not fix’d His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter! Oh God! God!
Haley Gengenbach Honors English 12 Mrs. Kloepping November 18, 2012 Macbeth People can change for the good or for the bad. Through out the play, Macbeth goes through these phases by starting out the play by being a loving and caring husband to not caring that his wife has committed suicide by the end of the play. As the play goes on, Macbeth continues to change for the worse. He is taken over by that fact that he has all this power and no one can take him down due to the prophecies the witches have gave to him. Every husband should be as caring and as in love with his wife as Macbeth is towards Lady Macbeth.
From this accusation Orgon replies to Damis: "I disinherit you; an empty purse / Is all you'll get from me - except my curse!" (III, vii , 68). Madame Pernelle shows the family trait that she shares with her son when she states: "He's a fine man, and should be listened to. "(I, i ,44), while speaking of Tartuffe. Although they share this trait throughout the play, Orgon's eyes are finally opened at the end of the play while his mother is still held by the farce of Tartuffe.
How does Polonius react to the news of Hamlet’s strange behavior? · He thinks Hamlet is just mad because Ophelia dissed him. 3. What evidence of Hamlet’s affections for Ophelia exists? · He tells Ophelia he loves her and does not love her, thinks she should never have trusted him but wants her to go away to a nunnery for her own protection.
This comes as no surprise, because if you aren't going to write your own ideas, what is the significance of writing at all? Shakespeare- for whatever reasons- thinks of women as how they are portrayed in his plays. He considers them weak, frail, un-able to function for themselves without the help of a man, and less deserving of the prosperities that it means to be human. This is obviously shown when Hamlet shows his own disdain for woman kind by saying, "fragility thy name is woman (p.29)!" in those five words, hamlet basically sums it up.
Good morning/Afternoon fellow classmates and teacher. Before talking about my given quote I would like to tell you some information about king lear. | King Lear, the aging king of Britain, decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom evenly among his three daughters | However, he puts his daughters through a test, asking each daughter to tell him how much they love him. Goneril and Regan, Lear’s older daughters, give their father flattering answers. | But Cordelia, Lear’s youngest and favourite daughter, remains silent, saying that she has no words to describe how much she loves her father.
Her father, Polonius, suggests that she does not waste her time on Hamlet and that she should not talk or spend time with him. Ophelia is no longer allowed to pursue things with Hamlet because of the disapproval of her father and brother. This takes a toll on Ophelia and is one of the many reasons why her life is so tragic. Even though Ophelia unconditionally loves Hamlet, it is not a mutual feeling. The King, Claudius, sends many people to spy on Hamlet throughout the play and Hamlet begins to think that Ophelia is helping the King spy on him.
Despite the general opinion that “Hamlet” contains the weakest women in Shakespeare’s works, the unraveling of the main plot can only be attributed to them. The first case in which we see woman as the catalyst of the play is with Gertrude being one of the main motivations for Claudius murdering his brother. Once Hamlet died, Claudius and Gertrude quickly exchanged wedding vows, maintaining the stability of Denmark during the unexpected death of King Hamlet. Hamlet continuously alludes that he knows what Claudius has done, and seeks to make him feel remorseful for his actions. He achieves this goal through a reenactment of Hamlet’s death, and the exchange of everlasting love between ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Gertrude’, played by the actors at Elsinore.
Dedicated Desdemona A Character Analysis of Desdemona of Othello Throughout the play The Tragedy of Othello, written by William Shakespeare, Desdemona undergoes significant trial and change. She begins the play dedicated to her new husband, Othello, in a marriage not approved by the culture in which they lived. Due to Othello’s differing race and status as a moor, Desdemona’s father does not approve of their marriage and instead prefers one of his own arrangement with a wealthy, white man. Desdemona is first portrayed in the play as a woman of confidence, honor and a with loyal and distinct love toward her husband, despite the objecting opinions of others. In Act IV, Desdemona portrays both loyal characteristics and qualities of innocence.