Laertes unlike Hamlet and Fortinbras is dangerously upfront about his revenge and will stop at nothing until he deems his judgement given. At one point Laertes even states he’d be willing “To cut [Hamlet’s] throat i' th’ church” (Act IV, scene vii, line 140)This quote shows how Laertes will stop at nothing to avenge his father even if it means making himself damned for eternity, along with the culprit, However this quote serves another purpose it defining how very different Laertes and Hamlet are. Since it is the direct opposite of what Hamlet does when he sees Claudius praying (Hamlet refuses to kill Claudius). Simply put, Laertes moves quickly and acts rashly in his anger, choosing to act first and apologize later. Which he admits to, when he speaks “I am justly killed with mine own treachery.” (Act V, Scene ii, line 323) Second of the men is the prince of Norway, young Fortinbras.
21 March 2012 Hamlet Essay What if Hamlet would have confronted Claudius, and asked about the murder of his father, and why does Hamlet delay killing Claudius? In Hamlet, Hamlet is secretive which leads to the deaths of many people. Hamlet remains quiet about his father’s murder to keep himself safe. Marcus Webb says, “Hamlet wants to be completely convinced of Claudius’ guilt first.” Hamlet could not tell his mother because if he was wrong, it would ruin their relationship, and Hamlet would not be trusted. Hamlet could not announce it to all of Denmark because the people might rebel against the king and if Hamlet was wrong, he might create a war between his family and the people of Denmark.
Of a despised life closed in my breast. By some vile forfeit of untimely death.” (Act 1, Scene 4, 107) In this scene Romeo had a gut feeling that going to this party would cause his “untimely death.” But, because of his stubbornness he had ignored it, and still went to the Capulet (His enemies’) party where he met Juliet. If he had not attended the party, he wouldn’t have met Juliet and he potentially wouldn’t have died. Later in the play, Balthasar (a servant of Romeo) reveals to Romeo that Juliet is dead. “Hast thou no letters to me from the friar?” (Act 5, 1, 51) Romeo was specifically told to wait for Friar Laurence’s letter, but stubborn Romeo, neglects this advice and decides to head to Mantua anyway.
The first words that we here from Tybalt was that he hates hell as all Montagues. Tybalt wanted to kill Romeo just for coming to the party. As Tybalt watch the Montagues drive away from the Capulets party he said “I will withdraw but this intrusion shall, now seeming sweet, convert to bitterest gall.” If Romeo had of told Tybalt of his love for Juliet, Tybalt would have killed Romeo at the first site of him but he did not so it was not Romeos love that killed Tybalt. Tybalt did not really care if he killed any of the Montagues but because Tybalt killed Mercutio Romeo killed Tybalt
Macbeth, after becoming King and plunging further and further into evil, orders for Banquo to be killed, as in the mind of Macbeth, Banquo has gone from his dearest friend to it being that, “There is none but he/ Whose being I fear” (3.1.54-55). At the end of the play, the men he once called his comrades, his countrymen, are the once turned against him. Instead of being surrounded by troops of friends, he is surrounded by troops of enemies (Barnet xxxi). The ones that still did stick by his side were not his true friends though, as they were just, “constrained things/ Whose hearts are absent too” (5.4.13-14). In the end
Also, when he talks about Old Hamlet, he does not call him “my brother.” In fact, he uses the first person plural pronoun “our” as if he tries to redeem himself from this connection to his brother. It also highlights his hatred toward Hamlet that Claudius tries to overcome and hide with the pronoun “our.” Throughout the whole monologue, the king never talks from the first person – on the contrary, he uses “we” as if he is hiding his face and his actions behind the faces of everybody else living in the kingdom. Shakespeare uses it to emphasize Claudius’ fear of admitting his own actions. Later in the monologue, the king describes Hamlet’s wife with the words “sister,” “queen,” and “imperial jointress,” tracing each of her so-called transformation. Such transition from “sometime sister” to “queen” would be seen as something disgusting and unacceptable by the public if Claudius did not use the possessive pronoun.
Every other time the ghost of King Hamlet appeared, another person saw it. The one instance of only Hamlet being able to see the ghost is not significant enough evidence to prove that this instance is a sign of Hamlet’s insanity. It is possible that the ghost made himself seen by the other’s solely because he meant to, and made himself only witnessable in the presence of Gertrude with the intentions of not frightening her. After this scene, Hamlet kills Polonius without knowledge of who the ominous presence was behind the curtains. Hamlet yells, “How now?
Ironically, Mercutio dies of a wound “occasioned partly by Romeo’s love, while Romeo, no less a man, will die not of a wound but of the poison he voluntarily takes for love” (Kahn 64). The men in the play are viewed to be under pressure. The fathers cannot perform as fathers and the sons cannot perform as sons. “The fathers cannot enforce the law so long as they themselves are living in a self-imposed condition of ‘mutiny’ or ‘rebellion’” (Appelbaum
This is a dramatic irony as it is Laertes’s actions and confession that “the king is to blame,” that catalyzes Hamlet actions, thus enabling the completion of the impending tragedy. Yet even in his death, Hamlet wants nothing to do with revenge as agreed upon by critic Millicent Bell who states “Hamlet’s concern with revenge is nowhere to be seen when he is dying, noting that, rather thancrying out for revenge, Hamlet asks only to be
I think that Hamlet did the things that he did purposefully. After he speaks with his father as a ghost, he talks to the night guards. He tells them not to say anything of it, "As I perchance hereafter shall think meet to put an antic disposition on. "(Act 1 Scene 5 Line 190) This means that he was pretending to be crazy. I think he wanted to do this so that no one would figure out what he was really trying to do.