Hamlet warned Horatio that he was planning to fake madness, but Claudius and the other character have to believe him mad so that he will be safe to carry out his plan of revenge. Seeing the Ghost was in no way the factor of which Hamlet could
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?
In the play Hamlet acts mad. He is not crazy however but is merely pretending to be. Before he begins this act he tells Horatio and Marcellus what he is about to do. Polonius notices that there is too much sense in Hamlets charade for him to be truly crazy. Hamlet makes sure his uncle is guilty of murder before enacting his revenge.
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. Crystal Dickson says, “Killing the king is a major crime, and Hamlet wanted to kill him the ‘right’ way.” Hamlet does not kill Claudius while he is praying because he has
When Curley's wife screamed, he didn't know how to make her stop except to do what he did, but he did not intend to kill her. Curley, of course, is also looking for a way to achieve revenge for Lennie's crushing his hand so he will definitely try to kill Lennie in the most cruel way possible. He says he will "gut shoot" him. George must save his friend by a mercy killing.
His sense of pride prevented him from admitting to the adultery. Thus, the town did not understand Abigail’s motivation as did Proctor. He could have also prevented his demise if he had chosen to sign the paper. However, he feels that his name is “not worth the dust on the feet of them that hang” and chooses death over humility. This play exhibits tragedy because, though Proctor had many opportunities to change his fate, he chooses his demise because his tragic flaw prohibits him from doing otherwise.
Instead of Macbeth directly killing Banquo, Macbeth hired his gang members to act out this murder. By doing this, Macbeth hopes to be plagued lessen from the guilt and sorrow he awaits, and secondly it acts as insurance for Macbeth because if anyone saw the murder they would not see Macbeth thus making him innocent of the
For example, Hamlet, after learning that his father’s death was a murder, wants to be certain that he is being told the truth before taking revenge. Even after confirming that Claudius is the murderer, Hamlet thinks to himself, “And now I’ll do’t…/And so I am revenged,” contemplating whether or not to kill Claudius, and he still is not able to do it (Shakespeare. III. iii. 77-79).
Mr. Doe did not kill the tyrant but he got rid of the seed that would most likely commit the same behavior as his father. The child witnessed the corrupt behavior his father expressed and was going to be the next leader after his father passed. Now tell me, if Mr. Doe did not kill the son, a few years from now we would gather again and this time to collect money for a reward to kill the son. Mr. Doe not only did the right choice but he did us a favor-- he did not let history repeat itself. Our women do not have to fear of being burnt alive..
Let me go. Enough.”(4.1.73-74) It is apparent that he cannot differentiate between good and evil that he creates this “fate” that he is following that seems good to him but evil in others’ eyes. After murdering the king, Macbeth is not satisfied with just being king because the heir to the throne is Banquo’s son so “Instead of watching that happen, [Macbeth] will challenge fate to battle and fight to the death.” (3.1.74-75) This literally shows how he just made an evil decision all by himself (with no outside influences this time)