Lear has begun to detail his disappointment in Cordelia, and announce that he will not be providing her with a dowry. Kent interrupts Lear's speech with a cry of "Good my liege" (Shakespeare 17). This is a very risky move on the part of Kent, as he knows that Lear may not be in a rational state of mind, and may take any disagreeing with him as a challenge. Through this, Shakespeare shows the reader that a truly loyal character will not fear the consequences his actions. Shakespeare reinforces this point later on in the play when Kent disguises himself to aid Lear, even though he is aware that if he is found the penalty is to be death.
The prince retorts with an insult to Falstaff’s enormous size, and abruptly bids him farewell. Gone are the jests that would accompany a conversation between these two at the beginning of the play, and Hal’s reactions to Falstaff now represent his moving away from the tavern world, and that he now belongs to the court world. Falstaff is extremely honest about his feelings towards the whole affair, bluntly stating that he wishes it all were over, exposing his strong reluctance to fight and interest in self-preservation. Again the prince offers only a rude retort before his ... ... middle of paper ... ...traight from the tavern world – survival is more important to him, unlike those of the court world who live by honour, and care not if it leads to their death, but only that they one day may come to be ‘honourable’, whether dead or alive. He closes with the comment that what he has told us is his ‘catechism’.
When asked by the doubtful Henry on "fighting or flying" in the face of danger, Wilson smugly replied with, '"Run?...run?-of course not!"' Later in the story, before they entered the first battle, Wilson became grim, suddenly unsure of the battle's outcome and the effect it would impose on the regiment. From here on, though the reader is spared of any more detail in pertanence to Wilson (momentarily suggesting his death, as we only see the story in the view of Henry), until Wilson is met up by Henry in the Union camp, seemingly with a softer and more humbled attitude (pg 90). Wilson is the representation of maturation from outspoken, rude, and self-centered to helpful, humble, and unfazed by the ... ... middle of paper ... ...cond battle, he runs from his regiment -somehthing which he is later ashamed of, but not wrong for. Through a series of events, Henry is made to comprehend that there is no justice in war: the good will die, nature will not shed a tear for the lost and chaneges have to be made in order to prevail.
Whilst all this is going on I would have sound effects in the back ground of battle cries etc... But in the tent the defiant princes would step back together to the doorway as if to show they want to re-enter the battle as he continues to praise his older brother he shoul... ... middle of paper ... ...in with viewers. They can also see how Hal is now regretting killing him a little as maybe they could have formed a friendship. Now Hal should shroud Hotspurs face in feathers showing that he was an excellent warrior and being disloyal to the king cost him his life. However now Hal wants all his shame and bad deeds "not remembered in thy epitaph" whilst Hal is saying about his past going down with Hotspur he should lay his sword down him then cross his arms over it then take a deep breath and pause to let this gigantic air of respect set in.
The hubris resonating throughout the play, ‘Antigone’ is seen in the characters of Creon and Antigone. Their pride causes them to act impulsively, resulting in their individual downfalls. In his opening speech, Creon makes his motives clear, that “no man who is his country’s enemy shall call himself my friend.” This part of his declaration was kept to the letter, as he refused burial for his nephew, Polynices. However, when the situation arises where it is crucial that Creon takes advice, he neglects the part of the speech where he says “a king... unwilling to seek advice is damned.” This results in Creon’s tragic undoing. Being in power yields the assumption that everything is possible.
The line “Why this is hire and salary, not revenge!” shows that he feared by killing Claudius while he was in prayer he would send Claudius to heaven, and would not have revenged his father’s death. This act shows that Hamlet is unable to act, a trait greatly contrasted by the character Fortinbras. Fortinbras is another prince in a similar situation to Hamlet’s. Instead of waiting for the timing to be perfect though, Fortinbras simply acts. He realizes the commitment he has made to revenge his father’s death and wastes no time.
Finally, he's able to excuse his own role in Polonius' death, ending with both his and Laertes' demise. Hamlet's concentration on reasoning and rationalizing is what delays his ability to act immediately and leads to fatal endings for both him and the people around him. While Hamlet did agreed to achieve the satisfaction his father desired, a major setback he has is wanting it not to be morally complicated. If he truly believed he was justified in avenging his father's death, he would have acted and not have concered himself with the optics of appearing heroic . During the prayer scene, Hamlet instantly draws his sword when he sees the King alone.
After his father’s funeral and his mother’s wedding and the his father’s absence, Hamlet shows signs of cowardice when he wishes, “that the Everlasting had not fixed.His canon ‘gainst self-slaughter” (I.ii.133).Hamlet’s claim that he is not a hero and his dependence on his father at the start of his journey reveals that he would rather die than be able to live happily with his mother being married to someone other than his father. through,“self-slaughter”, Hamlet is talking about suicide, which goes against becoming a tragic hero. Unlike his father, who was a great warrior who managed to show off his strength and bravery as a hero and slay Old Fortinbras, Hamlet doesn’t follow his path, but instead morns and loses his reason to live happily in a castle without his father. After speaking with the New King and his mother, Horatio tells Hamlet that he has seen his father’s ghost. The ghost appears and beckons Hamlet to follow him in private and Horatio tries to prevent Hamlet from following the ghost.
Coinciding with this was another imprudent decision to banish Kent, who only seeks to serve his King as best he can. This is exemplified later in the play when Kent returns in disguise to continue to aid Lear, risking possible death. These mistakes leave The King in a highly vulnerable position, and surrounding characters, particularly Goneril and Regan, mani... ... middle of paper ... ...e appropriate action. Even so, he certainly suffers more than Lear. One cannot help but feel sympathetic towards King Lear in his times of misery and madness, but there is always the shadow of his earlier egotistical antics that resulted in carnage.
While being afraid that the throne might be "stolen" by Malcolm, Macbeth is puzzled by his remaining faith. He even considers himself "[would] proceed no further in [murder] business" since "[the king] [has] [honored] [him]" for his loyalty (I. vii. 31-35). Even Macbeth reveals strong desire to reach the more noble pride and honor, his anxiety of losing the "golden opinion" and betraying the virtuous King Duncan holds him back from his vicious conspiracy. With the great struggle of emotion and values, Macbeth eventually goes insane and start to see illusions such as the ghost of King Ducan and the phantom of Banquo.