“To be or not to be, that is the question; whether’ tis nobler in the mind to suffer...” (Shakespeare Act 3, Scene 1). This quotation proves Hamlet becomes inferior to others and the environment through his madness, causing him to express himself explicitly towards others. Hamlet’s madness not only causes his loved ones lives but it allows his “end” to come because he accepts every challenge from his opponent. Hamlet’s madness not only affects him but Ophelia, who is mentally torn apart by Hamlet. Ophelia was once flawless, but since her encounter with Hamlet she has fallen into the same madness and wants to kill herself.
“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain,” advice that would have served Polonius well. Both L. Frank Baum's Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Shakespeare’s Hamlet had had a common theme, lying and deception. Lies and deceit affect each central character of Shakespeare’s Hamlet as they develop on social, psychological and moral levels. Prince Hamlet, the protagonist, is morally opposed to deception and constantly craves truth. Hamlet's apparent psychological state as the play progresses changes from that of a scholar, to that of a madman, though contradictorily this change is in itself a deceptive act.
The New Arden Shakespeare defines snipe as fool and states that the word meant gull or dupe before Shakespeare (Honigmann 159). These definitions emphasize the fact that Iago feels no respect for Roderigo and is manipulating Roderigo only to further his plan. Secondly, Iago plans to remove Cassio from his position as lieutenant so that he himself can take over Cassio s
Why was his spirit tormented and unable to cross the River Styx? Because this King, King Creon, wanted to make a point to his people. The point that he is cruel, unfair, self-centered, pompous, stubborn, and incoherent king, who is not fit to rule. King Creon’s unfounded command is seen in all his actions and decrees. His fickle favor toward his servants, and not to mention his family, proves his inconsistency and instability.
Creon is sorry for what he was done, he repents, but it is already too late. He only finds true justice when everything he cared for was gone. Creon’s tragic flaw was that he was resolute; he did not want Polynieces to be buried. He received multiple warnings that this would lead to his downfall. He was put into the position of King.
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. John Proctor is the tragic hero of the play, “The Crucible.” He has a high social status in the town, yet, because of his tragic flaw, he cannot bring himself to prevent his own death and tragic downfall. Proctor exhibits these tragic traits, making this play a tragedy of self-respect prevailing over shame and public
Iago is often classified as the embodiment of pure evil to the farthest extent capable of being reached by human. Both Claudius and Iago plot against, torture, and cause the downfall of other characters in their respective stories to create and upkeep a boastful reputation. Both characters know that what they are doing is considerably wrong, but only Claudius feels any remorse for his crimes. They both recognize in soliloquy what they are doing and even discuss with themselves further planning. Iago manipulates all the crucial components of his plot with ease, while Claudius on the other hand is discontent and unhappy with the events taking place.
In his play Oedipus, Sophocles proves, through the flaws and actions of Oedipus and Jocasta that no human can alter their fate and that man’s tragedy is formulated by several conscious acts. A demanding and curious nature can lead to a characters downfall. In this play, Sophocles uses Oedipus as a great example of Hubris; when he tries to deny his fate. "Yea, I am wroth, and will not stint my words, But speak my whole mind. Thou methinks thou art he, Who planned the crime, aye, and performed it too, All save the assassination; and if thou Hadst not been blind, I had been sworn to boot That thou alone didst do the bloody deed".
For the overall story, this hints to all the readers that, even after being proven wrong, Victor will continue his bias. His lack in thought process is the original cause of his own pain and suffering. Before the completion of the creature, what is seen to be the evil, which is his stubbornness, in Victor causes not only causes pain
He’ll always doubt her, for ever. So far, Iago has given us the idea that he acts only in the rush of revenge and so, that he doesn’t really think through his ideas. The audience doesn’t know if he really has a plan, structured plan but we realise that he thought everything through and that he has quite a sick mind… It seams like he thought exactly what to say and how to say it before his conversation with Othello. We also realise that he predicts what could and could not happen and all his thoughts are resumed to his plan and it’s not totally right to call him “evil” because he’s actually using the truth “And what’s he then that says I play the villain? When this advice is free and honest”.