Laertes is Claudius’s right hand man and if he got hold of the information that Hamlet is faking insanity, he would unquestionably report it to the king and that will foil Hamlet’s quest for revenge in the future. Ophelia always complies with her father as she follows his advice in matters of Hamlet as she denies Hamlet’s visits and refuses his letters. Thus, Hamlet should make Ophelia believe that he has lost his sanity for his plan to work out and that wouldn’t be possible if he marries Ophelia. To add on, Ophelia’s devoted obedience to her father makes Hamlet allege that Ophelia is deceptive and unfaithful. Hamlet is angry with Ophelia and in rage, he tells her that her beauty is dishonest and that he did love Ophelia once and at the same time, he never did.
Ophelia’s life is most notably affected by Hamlet due to the relationship they share, the relationship changes under the circumstances due to the death of Hamlet’s father. Before this their relationship does seem to be built on love and frankness, but after learning his mother’s hand in his father’s murder he perceives all women with the same hatred. The decisions Hamlet makes causes Ophelia to become a tragic victim, Hamlet’s demise is bought about by his own hamartia, but as a tragic victim Ophelia’s demise is bought about by other’s short comings mainly Hamlet’s. Her death can be argued to be Hamlet’s doing, but Ophelia committed suicide, she must then be held accountable for her own actions and blame should be passed away from Hamlet. The man in Ophelia’s life seem to control her, this is her human failing and not having a ‘back bone’ eventually leads to her death.
He grabs her by the arms and says word that do not make sense. Ophelia was frightened by the way Hamlet was treating her so she tells her father about Hamlet: " " Ophelia is mistreated by Hamlet showing the male dominance over a woman. Ophelia is unable to protect herself from Hamlet's madness. In addition, Ophelia is easily manipulated by Hamlet since she tends to be affected by his behaviours. Hamlet may have known that Ophelia was going to tell Polonius about his madness and that's why he decides to approach her in the first place.
Perhaps, Ophelia’s most prominent trait is her propensity to be totally utterly manipulated by other characters in the play. Most obviously by her father, Polonius, as he treats her on equal rank with his own finances "Think yourself a baby/ That you have ta'en these tenders for true pay/ Which are not sterling. Tender yourself more dearly...or you'll tender me a fool" (Shakespeare, 1.3. 105-107). Ophelia exists at his beck and call, even ending her relationship with hamlet at his whim.
An example from Oedipus occurs in scene four, when he comes to the realization that he had murdered his own father, and married then his mother. Recognition -- when combined with reversal of the situation -- is said to trigger the emotions of pity and fear (Aristotle 199) this combination is what makes a suitable plot for a legitimate tragedy. A good tragedy must also include character in order to express the purpose of an individual. A good character must be true to life (Aristotle 201). Oedipus is a character that displays trueness to life, for the fact that he is a good person, but he is not perfect.
Hamlet faced himself with a painful loss and feels the betrayal towards his mother due to the reason that she married the murderer of her husband. Hamlets emotions start to change drastically due to the indecision of how to proceed his situation. Should he go towards revenge and fallow his duty as son or fallow his duties and expectations as Prince. Hamlet finds a way in which he could fallow his duty as son by killing Claudius in a manner in which he would not find fault in. Hamlet gathers evidence against Claudius and then has the right to comply with his revenge towards Claudius but also stays as Prince to fallow his responsibility.
Ophelia was in love with Hamlet but she further reveals that due to Polonius’s orders, she has cut off all contact with Hamlet and has refused his letters. As a result, it is quite evident that Ophelia is hiding her true inner feelings for Hamlet due to her respect and fear of Polonius. In addition, Polonius is a wise old man with high moral values. But in this act the audience is introduced to his true intentions .Polonius tells Gertrude and Claudius of Hamlet's strange behaviour and they agree to watch him secretly. Previously in Act 1 Polonius was providing his son, Laertes with advice , ``And guarantee yourself against being false ``(I,iii,101).
In the play, Hamlet is portrayed as a very philosophical character that thinks and analyzes every situation to the extreme. Hamlet undergoes many difficult situations such as the murder of his father, which causes him to act in a very mad and crazy manner, which plays a role in his relationship with Ophelia. Before the incident of Hamlet’s father’s death, Hamlet loves Ophelia and he demonstrates this by showing romantic gestures such as exchanging love letters with her. Hamlet sends her letters in which he refers to her as “the most beautified Ophelia” and his “soul’s idol” (2.2.109-110). Hamlet clearly demonstrates his expressions and feeling towards her through this letter and shows us that he does love her.
They hold all qualities of tragic heroes, It may seem like they are just star-crossed lovers who die because of their families war but there’s much more to it. Throughout the story Romeo shows many flaws. He is very impulsive and doesn’t make the wisest decisions. For example killing Tybalt, he says in Act 3, scene 1 on page 125, Romeo quickly regrets his decision and says “O, I am fortune’s fool!”. He means that fate has made a fool of him.
He is seen, in part, as a victim of Lady Macbeth’s ambitions. Another characteristic of the tragic hero is Macbeth’s guilt. At the end of Act 2 Macbeth greatly regrets the murder of King Duncan. “Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst!” This shows that Macbeth has a conscience which is typical of a tragic hero, as it is usual that the