A lot of planning and thinking go into completing a literary work. When examining literary works to observe the particular structure, Shakespeare 's Hamlet is a well written play to pick apart in order to observe the structure of it. Hamlet is very well put together with the way Shakespeare wrote the plot, when one reads and fully comprehends the play they 'll be able to understand all the he put into the literary work. In Hamlet, the dramatic irony and all the purposely, yet sly, repeated comments of characters is great. The characters in Shakespeare 's play are very well though through with their actions, the way each speaks and their roles within the main plot.
The how and when of this vengeance becomes critical in the development of Hamlet the character. To fully comprehend the true essence of Hamlet as a son, a discoverer, and a destroyer, one must analyze each individual characteristic as revealed by Shakespeare (Nordling). It was not enough that Shakespeare just wrote the play, he also emphasized the character's thoughts and emotions through the soliloquies. In fact, the whole idea of drama is to feel, to an extent, what the character feels. However, in Hamlet, the use of the soliloquy offers the audience a gateway into the minds of the characters, and in this case it provides various reasons why Hamlet delays in exacting revenge.
Though soliloquys are a direct connection to characters’ thoughts and motives, confidants serve a higher purpose by not only eliciting these honest thoughts, but also asking the main character questions the audience wishes to ask. Horatio’s character is a critical part of this performance. The whole story of Hamlet would not have unraveled as it had were it not for Horatio. Hamlet’s quest for revenge stems from his encounter with his father’s ghost; however it was Horatio who, after seeing the ghost for himself, thought to “impart what we have seen tonight/ Unto young Hamlet…” (I.i.185-86). At the meeting with Hamlet in which Horatio and his friends arrive to tell Hamlet about the ghost, Horatio is set up to be the protagonist’s confidant for the remainder of the play.
The internal drama seems to be the main concern of the play. Shakespeare aids his audience by assigning to Macbeth long 'asides' or soliloquy, which help to understand Macbeth's mind, and make judgements of his character. The first insight to his personality is provided in Act I, Scene VII. Macbeth appears as a regular man, who is torn apart by the decision he just had made. The loyalty of a knighthood in Macbeth, and human compassion toward his King are in the conflict with the world of the evil.
Essay- The use of imagery in Macbeth, Act 1 and 2 Macbeth is a powerful play filled with finest Shakespeare’s imagery techniques. The play is based on a true story and is well portrayed through a variety of well-used imagery approaches. Shakespeare really emphasises the importance of imagery through his constant use of it during the Act 1 and Act 2. It’s clear to the reader that imagery plays a considerable and notable role in the creation of the play. Nevertheless, while analysing Act 1 and 2, it perceives that imagery is used to create appropriate atmosphere and to help the reader comprehend the particular elements that Shakespeare tried to highlight.
Hamlet explains his plan of action to his closest friends while the Ghost is present, “How strange or odd soe'er I bear myself,/ As I perchance hereafter shall think meet/ To put an antic disposition on)” (1.5.170) Shakespeare’s text grounds the idea that Hamlet intends on creating an insane appearance. “Hamlet the hero simply put it on as a trick.”(Kydian).
"The elements of that opening scene are worth pausing over, because they seem to have been selected to bring before us precisely such an impression of unpredictable effects lying coiled and waiting in an apparently innocuous posture of affairs." (Shakespeare's Middle Tragedies, 170) Not onl... ... middle of paper ... ...ill unfold. The first two scenes of King Lear are pivotal in influencing every aspect of the play including the plot, and the values of the characters contained within the plot. Works Cited Clemen, Wolfgang. The Development of Shakespeare's Imagery.
Horatio's role in the play seems to be as a utilitarian character that Shakespeare created in order to heighten the suspense of the play. Also for Horatio to be Hamlet's ear so as to appease the audience's ear, and to communicate the moral of the play. Horatio serves often as the voice of reason, for instance; he is skeptical of the watchman's testimony that a ghost appeared during their watch in the previous night. Marcellus says of the watchman's testimony, "Horatio says 'tis but our fantasy, / And will not let belief take hold of him" (1.1.23-4). Horatio believes the watchmen only when he witnesses the ghost and even then is still skeptical.
Sub-plots in Hamlet There are many things that critics say make Hamlet a "Great Work," one of which is the way that Shakespeare masterfully incorporates so many sub-plots into the story, and ties them all into the main plot of Hamlet’s revenge of his father’s murder. By the end of Act I, not only is the main plot identified, but many other sub-plots are introduced. Among the sub-plots are trust in the Ghost of King Hamlet, Fortinbras, and the relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia. These three sub-plots are crucial to making Hamlet the master piece that it is. In the times that Shakespeare lived ghosts were a readily accepted idea, but one had to be wary of them because it was difficult to decipher a good ghost from a bad one.
While walking towards the ghost, Hamlet shows the behavior of toughness, the characteristic of madness. Further evidence of his madness is seen when he denies doing what he is told to do, as well as his ov... ... middle of paper ... ...ough Hamlet's real madness, artificial actions, and the reactions of others. By providing few stage directions, Shakespeare leaves the reader to make his own interpretation. The audience is left with Hamlet's words and actions and the reactions of others to determine if Hamlet's madness is in fact contrived or real. These parts of evidence are lacking in clearly defining Shakespeare's complex character Hamlet.