Shakespeare presents the relationship between Hamlet and his mother the fact that Gertrude has no control over her son, Hamlet also shows no respect for his mother and he seems very angry and disgusted with her in the way she has acted since his father’s death. Lastly, Hamlet’s mother seems not to understand the change in Hamlet’s attitude recently. Gertrude’s lack of control over Hamlet is expressed through the term of address, “Sweet Hamlet”, as the adjective ‘sweet’ shows care and affection towards her son like she is trying to remind Hamlet of the past relationship they once had in the past. This term of address also has connotations of childhood as it feels like this may have been what Gertrude called her son when he was younger and this is reminding Hamlet that he is still her child and she is still his mother. This is a way that Gertrude is trying to take back control by putting Hamlet in his place and trying to make him remember who he is talking to.
In fact he becomes so angry that he tells Ophelia that he never loved her and that instead of marrying she should go to a nunnery rather then pass on her genes to children. At this point in the story, Hamlet makes it seem as if he is not interested in women anymore. For the readers perspective at this point in the story they are clue less as to the true feelings of Hamlet. Hamlet also does not have very much respect for his mother anymore. This may be why he has such a difficult time getting along with women.
How does Gertrude affect Hamlet’s tragic vision? Gertrude is a key shaper of Hamlet’s tragic vision; it is her “o’erhasty” and “incestuous” marriage to Claudius that vilifies the world to him and makes him distrust the woman he loves and question himself throughout; amplifying his solitude and leaving him without avenging the King’s death. An important component of a tragedy is the protagonist’s downward spiral into isolation, where their options of comfort and capacity to be saved seem to be removed as each of their paths for redemption are closed off before their eyes. We see Hamlet constantly fighting his own mind and the corruption of the world and people around him , he believes the ghost as, “honest” (I.V.138) at the start of the play but the perverse and contaminated world he sees as “rank and gross in nature”(I.V.6) contorts this view, making him question himself, later declaring, “ The spirit I have seen may be a devil.”(II.II.551/5) In Act III, Rosencrantz provides a remarkable and ironic vision into Hamlet’s tragic downfall: “The cease of majesty dies not alone, but like a gulf, doth draw what’s near with it..” This metaphor lends itself to articulating the particular kind of events that claim Hamlet, as though these ‘spokes’ are the individual triggers that cause the disastrous chain of events leading to the brutal end. There seem to be two factors to Hamlet’s tragedy that determine the sequence of events that conspire to destroy him: the primary factor is the murder of Hamlet’s father, which creates the ‘gulf’; the secondary factor, which compounds Hamlet’s tragedy into this literal ‘downward spiral’ is what Hamlet views as Gertrude’s, “dexterity to incestuous sheets.”(I.II.1) The momentum the whirlpool creates cannot be escaped, but the sense of a parallel world, already vanished, in which things could have been healed, adds to the sense of tragic
Romeo has a lot of conflict, which he approaches with different, changing attitudes, which we know as contrast. For example at the beginning of the play when we first meet Romeo in Act 1 Scene 1 we learn about his very self centered, immature character as Shakespeare portrays him as. Romeo is revealed as a depressed and melancholy person. This is because of his love-sickness for Rosaline. More importantly, she does not love him back, which fuels his depressing mood.
How does Martin portray the character of Manon and her attitudes up until the time of her Mother’s death? In the opening pages, Manon repeatedly refers to her husband as “him”, which is shown in the 3rd person pronoun which gives the impression that he has no respect and she has no respect for him, therefore he has not been given a name. This shows that Manon has a negative attitude towards her husband as she believes he does not deserve a name as he is unworthy due to the treatment he has given Manon. As a result, this leads people to believe that there is no love between Manon and her husband because if he was given a name it would show a loving connection. Therefore, I believe Manon hates her husband.
“Which of you shall we say doth love us most” Act 1, Scene 1, Line 52. Through this, both King Lear’s and Gloucester’s rage and rashness can be seen, resulting in them both loosing sight of what is important. Despite this, their weak characteristics have a small influence on their tragedy and suffering. After King Lear bestows all his possessions to his daughters, rather than being grateful, Goneril and Regan’s lust for power causes them to turn on their father. In Act 2, Scene 4, Goneril and Regan diminish his retinue, disregard his authority and Goneril instructs her servants to treat King Lear with the utmost disrespect.
The grief she suffers is what leads to her derangement, and in turn, her own death. Ophelia’s despair causes her to be distraught and even suffer from paranoia. She seems to be extremely absentminded as a result of her father (Polonius’) death, and acts oddly peculiar. She speaks of “tricks i’th’ world”, which reflects how she may be paranoid as the effect of her grief. Others are worried for her and feel as though “Her mood will needs be pitied”.
Then her absolute disregard for her duties as a wife angered him. When Mr. Pontellier became rude, Edna grew insolent“ (Chopin, 2005, chap.19 para.2) When Mr. Pontellier seemed to speak his mind to her that’s when his wife would get rude and ignore him and tune off of what he was talking about when it came down to him talking about her needing to be a good mom and wife. She would say something like this “"I feel like painting," answered Edna. "Perhaps I shan't always feel like it (Chopin, 2005, chap.19 para.3) Then Mr. Pontellier would act out of his normal character and get very submissive and bold with his wife with a comment such as, “Then in God's name paint! but don't let the family go to the devil.
The verbal irony in Othello can sometimes be humorous depending on the level of irony. Iago’s hatred sprung from jealousy in which Othello was married to the lady who he loves. Iago stated to Rodrego that he hates the moor ‘and it is thought abroad, that twixt my sheets’ implying that Othello has slept with his wife Emilia which is arguable. Iago tells Othello that he is a faithful servant. The ironic aspect of this statement is that Iago is definitely not a faithful servant to Othello, he is trying to destroy his life.
Shakespeare uses Hamlet`s hatred towards his mother to establish the betrayal Hamlet is feeling, and to acknowledge the fractured state of Hamlet`s family due to Gertrude`s actions and decisions. Not only did Gertrude betray her own son by marrying Claudius but she also betrayed her former husband, Elder Hamlet. Alone, Hamlet talks to the ghost of Elder Hamlet who expresses his disappointment in Gertrude, calling her an “adulterate beast” (1.5.42), meaning she has