When actions are to be taken into consideration by him it seen that he situation is horrible, which Hamlet feels he has no control over. He allows his anger towards Claudius to let him fall into a madness. The depression Hamlet is encountering is due to the actions that King Hamlet is demanding of him. He cannot complete the task asked of him of his procrastination, which causes him to nearly take his own life. “To be or not to be, that is the question; whether’ tis nobler in the mind to suffer...” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 1).
At the end of every tragic play, the audience must feel pity or remorse for the deceased hero. This is also known as catharsis, which means purging of emotions. However these negative emotions are washed away because the tragic hero's death is an example of the axiom of true Puritan values. John Proctor, a character in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, is a classic tragic hero because he contains all the elements of a tragic hero such as hamartia, peripeteia, catharsis, and despite not being born into nobility, he possesses many noble characteristics. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor's fatal flaw was his overwhelming hubris that made him eventually succumb to his death.
The tragic flaw that each character possesses allows for the perfection and desired control to turn in to chaos and loss of morality. Throughout Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the characters Hamlet, Claudius and Laertes all allow their character trait of being an idealist, lead to their death and the death of each other. In William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, the main character experiences enormous inner turmoil, for he fails to acknowledge the human tendency to make mistakes. With his idealistic perception of the world, Hamlet vulnerably throws himself into a reality, thus, delaying his ability to act upon his deepest desire to avenge the death of his father. As Claudius in deep prayer repents his sins, Hamlet ceases to act upon the revenge that is dwelling inside of him.
However, a tragic hero is a character who experiences conflict and suffers greatly as result of his/her choices. Despaired through the death of his father and his mother’s marriage to his uncle Hamlet then begins to possess feelings of grief, anger and frustration. With these flaws weighing on his conscience it contributes to the making of a tragic hero. This is due to the forced objective of avenging his father’s murder and his mother’s incestuous marriage, Hamlet’s lack of being able to dictate his own choices and his cowardly sense of committing suicide to avoid the suffering. Hamlets anger, which stems from his mother marrying Claudius, bears him serious thoughts of suicide.
Hamlet, which is written by William Shakespeare during the period of Renaissance in Europe, is the most representative work of Shakespeare. The character Hamlet is a typical tragic person with many combined roles in this play; his diverse roles reflect the truly side of the complicated society and the weakness of humanity. Shakespeare talks about some serious problem in the society, which even may happen nowadays in the life, he characterizes Hamlet as a tragic, melancholic, and intellectual role by using the details description and a lot of monologues to express characters’ mentalities, thus to express Shakespeare’s judgment of life and humanity. Hamlet is a tragic hero in the play, he is strong to face to many difficulties that happen suddenly in his life, which disappointed him and made him feel hopeless and sorrowful. When Hamlet meets his father’s ghost and knew that his vicious uncle murdered his father while he was sleeping, his grief and indignation was aroused by Claudius.
EN121 November 6 2013 A tragic hero is defined as: a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. Othello in William Shakespeare’s Othello and Oedipus in Sophocles’ Oedipus the King are prime examples of tragic heroes. They have multiple traits in common such as pride, and passion that is uncontrolled. One that will be looked at here is their common trait of wrath. Throughout the play of Othello by William Shakespeare, Othello is tricked and fooled into getting angry with his love.
We can also find many examples of Hamlet’s despair due to betrayal from his so called friends. (extend with examples) Hamlet also feels intense betrayal from his mother. He trusted her and feels like she has disregarded any love she ever felt towards her former husband. (extend, see below*) All of these factors not only contributed heavily to his depression, but caused his overall demise. *His father's death makes his mood very melancholy.
A tragic hero is a character who makes an error of judgment that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. In addition, this character is happy at the beginning of the play. A tragic hero must be of noble birth and demonstrate a tragic flaw throughout the story. This character will realize their flaw once it is too late to overcome the conflict. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Marcus Brutus exhibits qualities that make him the tragic character.
All of which make up the essential and important parts of the play. A known fact is revenge is more often than not driven by love. In this case Hamlet, because of the great love and admiration he had for his father, was compelled to do something he found extremely difficult to do. That is killing his uncle, Claudius. Hamlet not only finds this hard but near impossible due to his inability to act.
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!