Three critical character in the play that completely display a character flaw are Hamlet with his over- thinking nature, Ophelia with her emotional weakness and Polonius with his absolute loyalty to the king. One of Hamlet’s most popular character flaws is that he over thinks matters of controversial value, and situations in which actions need to be taken. The most important part of the play, where Hamlet displays his flaw of over thinking matters, is when he is about to kill King Claudius. He ultimately does not go through with the plan, and says that he could not kill Claudius when he was in confessional because then Claudius would go to heaven, and that would not conclude in revenge. Hamlet also demonstrates his flaw when he says “That would be scanned,”(Shakespeare III.iii.76) which basically means that he wants think more about the situation at hand, before following it through.
Hamlet: Sanely Ingenious or Genuinely Insane? Sanity, Insanity or feigning madness. William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the price of Denmark, has always been interpreted in numerous ways; whether he is mad or pretending to be so. After reading Shakespeare's Hamlet we all have this question in our minds and wondering about the true personality of Hamlet, was he actually going mad because of all what he faced? Or was it only a plan to achieve his revenge from his uncle?
However, the only thing that Hamlet actually does is make life more difficult for those around him. He pretends to be insane, verbally abuses his girlfriend, stabs said girlfriend’s father, and terrorizes his mother. When he’s not doing that, he’s busy soliloquizing. Not to mention the fact that Hamlet is responsible—whether directly or indirectly—for why, by the play’s end, everyone is dead. Polonius, Laertes, Claudius, Gertrude, Ophelia, and yes, even Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.
Hamlet: Mentally Incapacitated The plight of Hamlet remains to be a hot button topic for experts of varying expertise across time and lands. Upon first glance Hamlet exudes the qualities of a tragic hero, but with closer inspection one can only conclude the Prince of Denmark is a spineless cur with eccentric tendencies. Consorting himself with fickle ghouls of the royal sort, Hamlet takes upon himself a task so monumental the very idea of it sends him into a chaotic confusion and indecision. But it leaves the thought, was Hamlet ever in a healthy enough mental state to have accepted this duty in the first place? The common conclusion is that his melancholy was triggered by the death of his father and his mother’s flighty love; however Harold Bloom suggests that Hamlet never had a close enough relationship with either to have been truly affected by them.
Harrison Friday Mr. Lamb 1/25/09 English 11 Honors Hamlet, in regards to the consistency of the character Hamlet is not nessicaily a flawed one but just an overly complicated one. There are so many drives and emotions pushing him in different direction that he eventually becomes misunderstood. Luckily with a large amount of thinking on the perplexing motives of Hamlet, one can certainly figure out that Hamlet character is a constant one, changing only in small and necessary ways. Hamlet, in most respects is just a product of his environment, contrary to the popular belief of Hamlet being a product of a poor character development. According to many writers and scholars Hamlet changes from a slightly melancholy character into a gloomy depressed character.
The Phrase “any shape” means that Macbeth would rather see even the fiercest of animals than see the ghost of Banquo, further telling us that he is being driven maniacal by his own thoughts. “my firm nerves” is ironic because his nerves are not even close to being firm at all, in fact his nerves are the farthest thing from firm if he is hallucinating a ghost in the first place. Shakespeare’s use of hallucinations and irony in act III creates the tone that Macbeth has truly gone
Hamlet finds it difficult to carry out his revenge before he realises that there is a “divinity which shapes us all”, as he is caught up with the concept of death and troubled by his own inability to act. Hamlet is deeply upset by everything which his happening around him, especially his mothers “incestuous’ relationship with Claudius. He is extremely critical of himself, often calling himself a “coward”,” pigeon livered” and “lacking gall” as he cannot just kill
Wipe it out of your mind, we never touched Abby." Clearly from this quote, Proctor was ashamed of his affair with Abigail and was angry with his self because he committed adultery. Proctor wished to forget the affair but as the play went on, he finds it hard to convince Abigail to stop having feelings for him. Also, we learned about the hatred between Proctor and Parris, they both did not get along due to different beliefs and culture. Proctor did not like the authority Parris had as he said, “I like not the smell of this authority.” Proctor hated Parris so much that he did not attend church regularly.
Many people today, make careless decisions based on their impulsive and rash emotions which usually leads to disaster. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo Montague was a great example of this. His rash emotions and decisions caused him suffering and ultimately his own destruction. The fact that Romeo is overly dramatic, impulsive, and stubborn proves that he is nowhere near being admirable nor is he heroic. Throughout the play, Romeo exemplifies many instances of where his emotions take over.
Consecutive misconceptions cause a fallacious interpretation of reality, broadcasted by the power of words, Hamlet’s greatest strength and weakness, which cause unpleasant tribulations to each character in the play. While Hamlet possessed an ear (and mind) that had the ability to filter fabrications, other characters appeared to be less fortunate in determining what seems to be and what is. One of the most interesting things in Hamlet is that every figure is predestined. The first individual we happen upon that is the first to perish, is King Hamlet, who was envenomed via his ear by his brother, Claudius. The ghost, having Claudius’s erosive and unethical ways in mind, vocalizes how these qualities will be undesirably executed in Denmark.