He is able to find the strength to act though his tragic situation with out giving in to easier ways and temptations along the way. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are more common man than universal, for though they have loyalty to Hamlet as they have been his friends for many years, they still have their own ambition. (Gertrude) “Your visitation may receive such thanks As fits a king’s remembrance… (Rosencrantz) by the sovereign power you have of us,… (Guildenstern) Heaven make our presence and our practices Pleasant and helpful to him! [Hamlet]” (Act1, Scene2) They make a choice, and like Judas, they make the ‘wrong’ one. They do not stand strong and faithful to Hamlet, but act on King Claudius’s behalf, in hope of recognition.
Throughout the play we see him as a noble and honest man who means well for his family and is a vital link between his son Laertes and daughter Ophelia. But in truth, Polonius is desperately attempting to keep up the appearance of a loving and caring man, in order to prove himself to be of a high status. Before Laertes parts for Paris, Polonius speaks to him and gives him fatherly advice that appears to be meaningful, but in reality is hollow, repetitive, and without feeling. This speech is questionably the most deceiving speech of the play, and takes much thought and study to realize Polonius’ real priorities and objectives. In fact, Polonius does not care much to advise his son for his depart, he simply does this to give the appearance of a loving and caring father: “Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
At this point in the play, Hamlet’s trust for Horatio has dev... ... middle of paper ... ...ance rather than the more legitimate end of civil justice for his father, thus causing the series of events ending in the royal family’s death. Hamlet admires Horatio for the qualities that he t himself does not possess, virtue and self-control, and even gives him praise: "Horatio, thou art e'en as just a man/As e'er my conversation cop'd withal" (III.ii.56-7). Horatio's strength of character is abiding and Hamlet yearns for the tranquility that must bring Horatio such stoicism. Hamlet’s ambiguity could not have been illuminated without the console Horatio so graciously offered him. It is often difficult to predict whether Hamlet will do as he says, or simply procrastinate further.
They laugh, joke, and discuss Romeo's love life showing that Romeo is very comfortable around the friar. The friar is an all-around good guy. In the drama Friar Lawrence acts as a foil to both the Capulets and the Montaques. The two houses show no signs of attempting to make peace with one another they don't even seem to really know what their feud is about. Friar Lawrence states that he hopes the marriage of Romeo and Juliet will bring an end to their quarrel.
Whilst Hamlet in the opening scenes does not outrightly accuse his Uncle of killing his father, the dislike is evident to the audience and this constitutes one of the main themes - appearance versus reality otherwise known as hypocrisy. Act I, Scene II creates this theme when Claudius and Hamlet are introduced to each other. The first thing that Hamlet says is 'A little more than kin, and less than kind!'. This aside is destroying the image that Claudius is trying to create - that Hamlet is his son. The pun, playing on the word 'kind' meaning offspring, is displaying Hamlet's ready wit and intelligence.
Shakespeare is loved for his story lines, but he is respected for the characters he has created. It is ironic how in Romeo and Juliet characters such as Capulet, Romeo, and Friar Laurence are made out to be wise but in actuality make bad judgment. It is also ironic that Mercutio is depicted as a childish youth when really he is the character with the most insight. Shakespeare uses Mercutio’s insight as a contrast to every other character to show how ridiculous the other characters actually are. If you pay attention to the plots and story lines, this play is a love story.
He simply looks out for himself. Despite Falstaff’s outlandish behavior, Prince Hal finds him a lovable and entertaining companion, and his other friends, such as Poins and Bardolph, are also fond of him. Indeed, the Falstaff of the Henry plays has been described as the supreme comic character on the English stage. In The Merry Wives of Windsor, however, Falstaff, although he retains some of the former character’s verbal extravagance, no longer uses his wit to stay one step ahead of everyone else. Quite the reverse.
Good night, sweet prince, And flights of the angels sing thee to thy rest”. Hamlet has shown great devotion and loyalty to Horatio, the person who knows him best, and is well remembered as a “noble” man to his friend. Hamlet has indeed shown great nobility throughout the play. In Act 1, Hamlet admits that he despises his mother’s new marriage; however he continues to be respectful to her. Following in Act 2, before Hamlet plans to kill Claudius, he wants proof that Claudius is guilty so that he does not kill an innocent man.
The third level is more intelligent and is thus: Claudius has been treating Hamlet like a son, which offends Hamlet. He feels that, not only has Claudius commandeered Old Hamlets title, possessions and wife, he is also trying to appropriate Hamlet's feeling for his father. With a quick wit, Hamlet turns the conversation yet again in the way he wants it to go. It is this kind of verbal control that makes Hamlet a forbidding... ... middle of paper ... ...ss come to a logical conclusion. This is thought.
Because Polonius was the king’s advisor, he was greatly trusted by King Claudius. After Polonius reads Hamlet’s love letter, the king and queen begin to believe what Polonius is saying about Hamlet just being madly in love. “Do you think ‘tis this?” asked King Claudius. The queen responds with, “It may be; very likely” (2.2.152-153). Therefore, Hamlet’s feigned insanity allowed for Polonius, King Claudius, and Queen Gertrude to focus on something other than what Hamlet was up to.