His need to seek the truth and his lack of confidence in his own impulses. Hamlets’ confusion in what he wants to ... ... middle of paper ... ...tude of the medieval men in his time. He thinks a lot, considers his motivations and finds evidence for his fathers’ deed before he executes his actions. This is why Hamlet couldn’t understand himself, his character differs from the typical man of his times and therefore his motives will be different too. Hamlet lost his confidence and therefore couldn’t decide on whether to act or not since he lost his understanding of himself.
By toppling over this hurdle, Hamlet tries to find reasons why he does not have the tenacity for revenge. Running from the jaws of fate, Hamlet continually defies his solemn oath to his father. Even though a person tries to avoid the beast, they don't understand that it dominates their life. It is in places where they would least expect it. In Hamlet's case this problem is something that he can not just simply avoid; not only does it dominate his life but it starts to take over his conscious state like a "poison".
Hamlet refers to life’s struggles as a “mortal coil” that is shredded once death has its way. This shows that Hamlet doesn 't fear death but rather sees it as a washing away of earthly heartaches, but instead what he truly fears is what happens after death. This soliloquy shows the dark thoughts which Hamlet has and also his pursuit of speculation and trying to figure what is just and unjust. His line of thinking is erotic and follows no single path since in this point of Hamlet’s life he no longer knows what to believe. To be or not to be, Hamlet is in the process to find what to do and which option will lead him to a better
Jorge Luis Borges’ thought provoking and fantastical literature stems from his philosophical mind. His stories, especially “Death and the Compass”, focus on labyrinths and identity. Borges fascinates his audience with his analysis of reality. He combines fact and fiction to create the perfect genre of mystery. His characters’ conquest for the unknown defines his use of detective fiction.
They start to limit their options because they feel that they aren't smart enough or talented enough to follow through with their ideas. It's this sort of thinking that makes people think that their fate is predestined, when in reality they have many options open to them. And many different ways to change their lives. Instead of telling themselves "Oh I'll never be able to do that" they should tell themselves "Sure, I can do that if I put my mind to it". Oedipus' fate was sealed.
Although he may have conceived shcemes such as this, his mind was holding him back at the same time. His need to analyze and prove everythin certain drew his time of action farther and farther away. Hamlet continuously doubted himself and whether or not the action that he wanted to take was justifiable. The visit that Hamlet recieves from his dead father makes the reader think that it is Hamlet's time to go and seek revenge. This is notthe case.
During the first part of the play, he is tempted to repent and break from his contract but then he becomes deluded and tempted by the great power he possibly could have. If he had repented, perhaps he would be closer to the knowledge he seeks than he is in his alliance with Lucifer. Thus, it seems that Faustus' greed is what corrupts him and not merely the power. He has the power to do great things but he has no interest in his aspirations anymore. He is just greedy to obtain the forbidden knowledge which he will, ironically, never be able to learn due to turning away from the one who holds it all.
Frederick Henry looks for ways to escape his problems and troubles. Despite Frederick Henry being a modern hero, he is lost between two worlds. Frederick no longer accepts the world of tradition and truth, but is at a point where he cannot abandon this world. He is now in a world where he can only occasionally find an abundant meaning of life. Frederick Henry will try to do anything to avoid dealing with his problems.
But when individuality turns into clear differences of attitude and opinion, conflict starts to arise. Because Holden's morals and beliefs are those different from the society in which he lives in, he can't function in that particular society. Throughout the book, certain values of Holden start to show through. He speaks a lot about how he dislikes "phonies" and tries to separate himself from them. Every time Holden tries to run away from these "phonies," it starts to give you an idea about how he values honesty and his reaction towards people who don't have this particular value.
Holden fears becoming an adult in mind and heart, but wants to become one in his actions. He wants to be safe but take chances. It’s a battle between childhood and adulthood, between innocence and phoniness. This battle is what has made Holden’s world an illusion, what has made him a madman. Holden fears landing form his illusion, becoming what he despises, knowing his protection is lost and knowing he is vulnerable to the world.