He then increases his feigned madness. Guildenstern reports to the queen afterwards, saying that Hamlet “with a crafty madness, keeps aloof”. Hamlet is called to his mother’s chamber and while there he admits that “I essentially am not in madness, but mad in craft” (III, IV, 187-188). He is being crafty by hiding in madness to keep people off
While the people in the play believe the veil of lies that the king has spread, the audience knows that in reality, Claudius was the one to kill Old Hamlet. We learn this when the Ghost appears before Hamlet and tells him, “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown.” This ignites Hamlet’s desire for revenge which in turn fuels the play. The main theme can be seen here as well, “How strange or
Electra fights with her mother, Clytemnestra, and her mother’s lover, Aegisthus, because she feels betrayed by them as they killed her father. When Electra and Orestes are finally reunited, they plot against their fathers killers, and finally kill them. The play has several themes, such as vengeance and deception which are extenuated by the heightened realism style of the play. In Electra’s introductory speech, I would emphasises her agony of her father’s death, as this is the main reason the character is vengeful. To fit with the heightened realism of the play, I would exaggerate the mental pain that the character is going through by associating some lines with physical pain, such as ‘But my mother, and her bed mate Aegisthus, Split open his head with a murderous axe’.
True masculinity is a conceptual fallacy. Macbeth’s hamartia is his indulgence in the concept of masculinity. Lady Macbeth, the main female protagonist demasculinizes Macbeth throughout the play for his lack of assertiveness. Manipulatively, she states to Macbeth, “What beast was’t then, /That made you break this enterprise to me? / When you durst do it, then you were a man” (1.7.47-49).. She defines manhood as stark aggression to achieve power in any means necessary such as killing Duncan.
This is also shown with Polonius’s un-trust worthiness for Hamlet. As to with Laertes who feels the exact same way as his father. Paolo Feliciano Mr. McCarthy A.P. Lit Examination Act 2 Open Ended Questions 1. After the slow transition from Hamlet’s mournful state, to his ever growing state of madness, does his madness itself become his primary mode of communication with the other characters?
The course of enacting revenge is symbolically signified through the fervour of allegations of witchcraft, which destroys all judgment and creates a sense of belonging with the members of the community that have been involved in monstrous actions, such as killing babies and communicating with the devil. Miller, having been blamed of being a communist along with many of his friends, is critical of this hysteria. Despite some of his characters’ legitimate fear of witchcraft, the fervour surrounding their accusations leads to innocent people being accused of wrongdoing to satisfy vengeful grudges and create a sense of belonging. Abigail accuses Elizabeth of witchcraft in order to seek revenge, as Elizabeth acknowledges when she says, Abigail ‘thinks to kill me, then to take my place’. This shows Abigails desire to belong not only to proctor but also within the community, by taking Elizabeth’s position.
One of many reasons Tybalt is responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet is that he escalates a fight which then leads to the punishment of death for the next person spill blood. At the start of the play a few servants from the two families are talking and then Tybalt shows up and turns the argument into a fight; during the fight the prince turns up and announces that the next person to kill from one of the families will be executed. This is responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet as the prince announces the person to sheds blood will be executed, and as Romeo retaliates when Tybalt kills Mercutio and Romeo goes and kills him, Romeo then flees the city to stay alive, during this Juliet
The castle of Macduff I will surprise, seize upon Fife, ... his wife, his babies, and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line." (4.1.163-169) Macbeth directly addresses the audience that he will now commit misdeeds, the minute his heart tells him to. He goes as far as killing women and
The Macbeth household started out in Act I with the couple on the edge of insanity; by the end of the play it fell well over the edge, and took all the readers along for the ride by exposing all of Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth's touchy mental disorders. The obvious mental disorders Macbeth displayed by the end of the play consist of: Post Traumatic Stress, Panic Disorder, and Bipolar Disease. His lover in crime had her own issues to deal with such as Sleep Disorder, and Paranoia. The first time you hear about Macbeth in the play Captain references him on how savage he fought saying; "...For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name- Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution, Like valor's minion carved out his passage Till he faced the slave; Which nev'r shook hands, nor bade farwell to him, Till he unseamed him from the nave to th' chops, And fixed his head upon our battlements." That incident initiates the beginning of Post Traumatic Stress