Polonius catches onto Hamlets feign for the madness that puts Hamlets “antic disposition” on risk. The exposure of Hamlets act of madness petrifies his plan therefore Hamlet had no other choice but to reinforce his madness by killing “Polonius by thrusting a rapier” (Shakespeare 3.4 28). The theme of madness is portrayed through the motif of poison as Hamlet feigns his madness only to enact revenge on King Claudius for poisoning his father, and once his madness is to be exposed by Polonius, Hamlet was forced to conserve his plot for revenge by murdering Polonius. Thus the poison acts as the root cause of the madness
Evil Personas in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Some believe that every individual has an evil persona trapped inside that is just waiting to get out! This may be true for some but it may also just be another excuse for one to commit evil deeds. In the novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written by Robert Louis Stevenson, a prominent doctor (Dr. Jekyll) conducts a scientific experiment in which he compounds a certain mixture he consumes and transforms into an ugly, repulsive creature (Mr. Hyde), representing the pure evil that exists within him. This novel is truly an astonishing piece of literature that consists of many components that make it a marvelous piece of literature. Not only is the symbolism fascinating and intriguing, the literary word puns are very ironic and makes the novel interesting.
In disgusting controversial formulation ‘the industry of death’ introducers ‘slow motion’ on chemical ‘fatigue’ based killing principle, shamelessly claiming the arrival sparkling star on the pharmaceutical sky. Sophisticated emotion controlling scheme plays perfectly on the credulity of people in the immediate surrounding of potential committers, offering the suicide prevention ‘magic wand’. According to industry advocates, the magic antidepressant demonstrates its powerful effect by blocking some chemicals in the brain which are causative factors of suicidal ideation. In addition, to dismantle any eventual suspicion, the same well-coordinated and integrated mega-profit hungry & public deceiving highly manipulative ‘sources’ assure that new scientific breakthrough differs from any other previously medication in the advanced approach mechanism “…that operates on the targets”. (Garry Sticks, Quote from ‘Scientific-American’, article ‘Ketamine, A Darling of the Club Scene, Inspires Development of Next-Generation Antidepressa... ... middle of paper ... ...ren could easily become handicapped through careless playing.
Shakespeare manipulates the development of main antagonists to validate his view of ambition being evil. Macbeth’s hallucinations symbolize the dangerous aspect of unchecked ambition. In the events preceding King Duncan’s murder, Macbeth sees “A dagger of the mind, a false creation / Proceeding from the heat-oppressèd brain” that leads him to King Duncan’s room (Shakespeare Act II Scene iii Line 50-51). Macbeth is fearful and guilty of the impending murder, but with his “fatal vision” that is not “sensible / To feeling as to sight”, he musters enough audacity to commit (Act II Scene iii Line 47-48). Macbeth’s ambition prompts him to not only imagine objects, but also to execute crimes out of invitations: “I go, and it is done.
William Shakespeare’s original play Hamlet sinfully mirrors how our society acts today. A dark tale of revenge peppered with violence and murder can be used to summarise the main theme of Hamlet. Hamlets loyalty to his farther to “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder,” results in not only Hamlet’s madness but also a mass-murdering spree. This revenge filled violence is relevant in today’s society of mass media. Hamlet is extremely relevant to us.
The luring prophecies, sleepless nights, hallucinations, and deceptive apparitions are all products of sorcery used to cloud Macbeth’s moral judgment and lead him to further degradation. By pricking Macbeth’s desire for power and prestige with promising prophecies and giving him confidence with the apparitions, the witches lure him to commit evil deeds and to continue doing so endlessly. Their tempting prophecies bait Macbeth into their deceitful plot. Banquo, a fellow nobleman, warns him about the prophecies, “But ‘tis strange: and oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray’s in deepest consequence'; (I, 3, 122-127). Banquo is a smart man, and it is unfortunate that Macbeth ignores his advice.
Symbolism is also prominent within Othello; however, Shakespeare uses soliloquies to highlight the plans, strategies, feelings and powers of Iago and his victims. Various powerplayers utilise other’s weaknesses and target other characters’ insecurities to obtain their wants. Marla targets the narrator, Jack and his fragilities to influence him. Marla referring to herself in third person, she says, ‘The girl is infectious human waste, and she’s confused,’ the point of view description associates with her feelings and troubles. The problems she faces are also the problems in which Generation X males face.
The id: something as simple as two letters, yet so transcendent and drastic; it causes unimaginable and disturbing actions by people. The id, along with the ego and superego are all part of a proposition known as the psychoanalytic theory constructed by Sigmund Freud. Lord of the Flies written by William Golding speculates that the ego has to deal with the inappropriate desires of the id, as well as the conscience, socially correct demands of the superego. Although the characters in this novel are indeed little boys, Golding portrays some of these characters as cold-blooded hunters and represents specific characters as the three parts of the psyche: the ego, superego, and the id. The evolution of their new identities acts as a defense mechanism freeing them from reality.
Anthony Burgess’ skillful art of manipulation is able to change the reader’s opinion from hating Alex for his malicious ways, to feeling captivated by him, as he becomes a ‘victim of a modern age’. To understand how this deception is accomplished it is important to examine the major turning points in Alex’s life, and how Burgess presents them. To begin, Burgess displays Alex’s villainous disposition, which causes the reader to hate and resent him. Through the aid of the State’s treatment Alex is reformed, at which point Burgess allows the reader to determine and develop an opinion of whether this treatment is morally acceptable or not. In the end however it is obvious that Alex has become a true "Clockwork Orange’ and despite the previous opinion of the reader, Burgess reveals the outcome in a way that causes a sense of relief and is pleased to see Alex back to ‘normal’.
The description is fairly self-explanatory, but a better understanding of the three concepts can be made by thinking of Satan as the Id, Jesus as the Super Ego, and humans as the ego, caught between the two forces. In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, these Freudian concepts can be applied to the characters of Jack, Piggy, Simon, and Ralph. Jack fits into the concept of the Id overpowering the Ego and Super Ego, as is seen in his violent urges and carrying out of killing things and the negative steps he takes in getting there. Piggy and Simon fit into the concept of the Super Ego, in the sense that Piggy is logical and proper in his actions, and Simon cares about other people and is empathetic and good-willed in his ways. Ralph fits into the concept of the Ego, as he is caught between the Super Ego (Piggy and Simon) and the Id (Jack).