This method of obtaining knowledge about someone else’s plans defies morality and weakens any bond of trust formed within Hamlet’s home. Secrets are supposed to be kept, but when eavesdropping is present, it becomes virtually impossible. Hamlet’s family and piers have considered him insane within his house. He is suffering from internal struggles about his father’s death, and the task he has been given. Hamlet has been instructed by the ghost of his late father to avenge his death by killing King Claudius.
Hamlet also knew that he could not tell anyone that Claudius has murdered his father or that he had seen the ghost of his father because no one would believe him. Throughout the play Hamlet expresses his “madness” an example would be when he meets Ophelia in the court. In the beginning of their conversation he tells her that he once loved her but then is also confused saying that he didn’t love her at all. This is due to the fact that he sees woman as deceivers because of his mother’s relationship with his uncle. When Hamlet discovers that Polonius and the King are hiding nearby he explodes in a fit of rage, violently attacking her verbally and physically almost like a mad person would.
The ghost tells hamlet he needs to kill King Claudius but Hamlet is to busy consumed in all the problems he has, that he doesn’t act at the right time. He had many chances to do something about King Claudius but didn’t because he was too indecisive about it. For example: when the King is kneeling paying Hamlet has a chance to kill him but he doesn’t. He talks himself out of murdering him, and instead makes a play to see if he is guilty. Hamlet talks to the actors of the play and decides to make them act out his father’s murder.
This play is a tragedy so there will be deaths but these deaths are caused by the faults of others. Many different messages are hidden throughout the play but I think the overall messages is to not seek revenge or it will all come after you. Hamlet wanted to seek revenge for his father’s death and that caused Polonius’ death which Hamlet was mistaking him for Claudius who was his main target. Polonius’ death caused Ophelia to go mad and crazy and that led to her own death. Laertes and Claudius had a plan of revenge to go after Hamlet for causing Laertes’ father death.
Instead , he murdered the king to take his place. Opting not to wait to see if Banquo would be loyal to him, Macbeth had his companion murdered. His impatience led Macbeth to listen to his wife, the witches , and his darker side. He again informed people what a good man was not. In the end, Macbeth did regain a shred of his previous distinction when he faced his adversaries like a true warrior.
This is ironic because right after this Duncan puts all his trust in Macbeth who ends up killing him – the king appears to have his vision clouded by the “fog” which prevents him from singling out betrayal (he is a poor judge of character). However, unlike their father Donaldbain and Malcolm sense deceit, after their father is announced dead they decide to flee Scotland in fear of murder. As Donaldbain says: “There’s daggers in men’s smiles; the nea’er in blood, /The nearer bloody.” They notice the concept of deceptive appearances and know that if the murderer had no problem with killing the king then they will be murdered without a second thought – as long as they are close to murder, theirs is inevitable. Donaldbain associates daggers with blood which is connected to the first scene in this Act where a dagger appears to Macbeth. This association may also suggest that the two brothers subconsciously know that Macbeth killed their father – this relates to Freud’s iceberg metaphor which is that the fully conscious
They wanted to blame the guards for the death of King Duncan. Lady Macbeth tells her husband that she can not kill him cause he reminds her of her daddy. She convinces him to kill King Duncan. The only reason Lady Macbeth wants him to kill King Duncan is so Macbeth can become King . Once King Duncan was killed Macbeth killed the guards because he was scared.
It fair to say, in addition, that if his betrayal caused this extensive pain that clouded him after he murders Duncan, Banquo and the Macduff’s that it wasn’t a case of fate and was his own doing. However is he to blame? Or does the bulk fall on Lady Macbeth and the three witches. From his very first meeting with the witches, Macbeth's mind became instantly plagued with thoughts of murder and treachery a trait that was instantly noticed by Banquo "Good sir, why do you start, and seem to fear; Things that do sound so fair?" showing us that the thought of murder was already at the back of his mind.
Macbeth responds, in brief, as a loyal thane to the Scottish king, but the prospect unnerves him. * The audience could see Macbeth’s ambition leading him to cursed thoughts which has been greatly *enforced and twisted* by the* malicious* witches. *The caution from the first apparition causes Macbeth to start a bloody massacre across England, killing families of people who may threaten his position. After this point in the play, we see *that *Macbeth* has* turn*ed* into a ruthless tyrant* in the hope of avoiding fate*, so desensitized to humanity that even the suicide of his wife *could not arouse grief from him. * All he could muster was* “She should have died hereafter”.
Once he finds out this is true he blinds himself and banned his self from civilization forever. He is the most tragic hero because fate was a main part of the tragedy. Oedipus rose to be king then fell to become a blind person who committed incest. Hamlet main goal was to avenge his father. Hamlet’s father’s ghost appears to Hamlet telling him what happened and to avenge him.