However, this doesn’t pertain to just people in the real world, it also occurs in the world of Shakespeare. The audience quickly finds that just like in their everyday life, fictional characters can also play a different role to achieve what they truly desire. Consequently, these characters develop a sense of dishonesty throughout the story and this dishonesty eventually leads to the destruction of their plans. Just like a weak foundation of a building, a weak personality will eventually crumple in ruin. In order to capture the recurring theme of dishonesty, William Shakespeare uses the death of King Hamlet to force a façade of security and responsibility on the major characters in his play, Hamlet.
Polonius’s language is used to further his character: his authority in Court (almost Claudius’ equal) contrasts with his rambling language to exacerbate his foolishness and almost guarantee his later destruction. Therefore, Shakespeare’s use of language not only creates tension, suspense, interest, diversity, and mood, but his imagery exaggerates the feelings already created by the rest of his text. Thus, though it could be said that his plot, variety, characterisation or any number of the different mechanisms that he used to create his tales earns him the title of ‘great’, in the first two acts of Hamlet, it is his language and imagery that makes Shakespeare a truly original playwright. Works Cited: Shakespeare, William. Hamlet.
In the late 16th century and early 17th century, no playwright was better known than William Shakespeare. He was especially known for many famous tragedies. When Shakespeare wrote these plays he took many key aspects into account to create as much of an impact as possible on the reader or the audience. Macbeth, for example, is about one man, Macbeth who does what he thinks is necessary to become king but dies tragically due to his judgement. In this play, Shakespeare communicates how Macbeth's destiny can be changed depending on how he deals with his predicted future, in other words, his fate versus his free will.
Shakespeare uses the technique of a soliloquy to allow for emotional connection between the audience and the protagonist.illustrate the progression of Macbeth’s change in character from morally good to evil. Tempted by his “vaulting ambition” (WHAT ACT), Macbeth outlines his struggles with the goodness Duncan portrays, and the advantages the position of king would give to him. The quote “like angels trumpet-tongueing against his taking off”“…” highlights the warped perception Macbeth attains, and the attenuation in morality until he reaches the disassociation with honour he was previously branded with. Macbeth progressively goes against his original morals, until he reaches the accepted term of murder being the right path.This links back to the theme of good vs.
This makes Macbeth's mind wander how on earth he is destined to become king? At first his mind turns to evil thoughts, "why do I yield to that suggestion "Whose horrid... ... middle of paper ... ... had lost, but always had, the ability to choose at whichever point he could, and not simply carry on with evil deeds along the path to destruction. This idea is strengthened even more by the use of rhyming couplets. In conclusion, our sympathy for Macbeth reaches a multitude of levels throughout the play, perhaps peaking at the 'tomorrow' soliloquy and reaching an all time low during the murder of the Macduff's. What I am sure of however, is that he fully regains our sympathy at the end, dying as if he were the soldier we first heard of on the battlefield.
William Shakespeare's Hamlet 'Hamlet', written by William Shakespeare around 1600 is one of his most famous and popular plays. Hamlet as a character is created as a complex man who is struggling with powers and plots beyond his ability to control in an effort to seek justice. In the early part of the play, Shakespeare creates some of the themes and introduces the main characters that shall continue throughout it, including Hamlet himself and his Uncle Claudius. Hamlet knows that there was something suspicious concerning the death of his father, and he strongly dislikes his uncle who married his brother's widow and became King. 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.
His nausea is a physical manifestation of the jealousy for Gertrude’s relationship with Claudius. Hamlet has a genuine and innocent love for his mother while Claudius desires Gertrude for her physical qualities. This is unacceptable to Hamlet ... ... middle of paper ... ... obvious that the downfall is conveyed through the authors use of irony as well as situations which foreshadow the future of the play. Works Cited Anglican, Evalin "The Role of Women in Shakespeare." Shakespearean Reference Library.
The reader sees how ones desire for self - power can destroy himself completely. Shakespeare's diction through other characters in the play also help to portray Macbeth's break down. In the beginning, when Macbeth still depicts his sensitivity and morality, Lady's Macbeth almost forces Macbeth to do the deed calling him a "coward in thine own esteem", mocking him saying, "you durst do it then you were a man," and comparing him to "a baby that milks me." Lady Macbeth serves as on of Macbeth's contrasting characters. It is with her biting tougne that Macbeth is inspired to achieve his ambition in becoming king.
They convince him he will become King and Macbeths shift in character starts from there. Along with the witches, Lady Macbeth is viewed by some as pure evil. She convinces him to murder Duncan-he succumbs to the supposed inferior. At this point Macbeth can be seen as a coward and gutless. Despite this, Macbeth continues to shift character but not for the better.
Right after ... ... middle of paper ... ...of this play Macbeth proves to be man who is greatly influenced by his wife’s ideas and ambition. Lady Macbeth’s control over Macbeth’s decisions becomes stronger and stronger the further into the play it gets. Lady Macbeth plots Duncan’s murder from the beginning. She had the organized the entire plan of murdering Duncan, which involved killing the guards also so it could cover up their bases in the murder of Duncan. Macbeth is slightly doubtful of her plan to kill the king, however Lady Macbeth subtly bombards him with comments that now question his courage and by saying their love is nothing if he refuses to go through with this plan.