Had Hamlet anticipated the dept of Ophelia's guilt for driving him towards what she believed insanity and her love for Polonius, he might have been able to save her life. While Hamlet is cunning, clever, and well educated, he still posses character flaws that ultimately led to his downfall. His hesitation throughout the play causes miss opportunities to take revenge against Claudius, the death of Polonius, and the revenge and death of Laertes. Likewise to his indecisiveness, Hamlet undergoes an internal battle of religious reasoning and lacks the ability to anticipate the consequences of his actions which results in the deaths of almost all the characters. While Hamlet is not solely to blame for the destruction of the Danish Monarchy, his character flaws cause a ripple effect of disastrous events which leads to death, destruction, and tragedy.
The end of the play seems to culminate each character's sickness into their downfall, with "purposes mistook, fall'n on th' inventors heads" (V.2.385). The deadly poison Claudius prepared ends his own life, as it does to Gertrude and Laertes for their ill trust of the malicious king; the obvious mental disease of Ophelia leads to her demise. Hamlet, the indecisive tragic hero and one character who could have ended the disease plaguing Denmark, is unable to do so because he is afflicted with his own illness as well.
Macbeth embodies the flaw of making impulsive decisions. This can be due to the character's major flaw, his “Vaulting Ambition.” Due to Macduff not attending the banquet it frustrates Macbeth, in result, him seeking revenge by slaughtering his family. The killing of Macduff's family is the finale crime of the play that leads to the downfall of
Hamlet has lost hope in this world when he says “How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world;” (1.2.133-4) therefore, he contemplates the idea of committing suicide when he says “to be, or not to be... ... middle of paper ... ... betrayed Hamlet’s trust, but Hamlet does not know this. Hassel does not mention Ophelia when he argues that “Hamlet’s sadness has to do with the wicked speed of a mother’s remarriage and his father’s death,” (612) but there is enough evidence to consider the hypothesis that one of the factors of Hamlet’s melancholy is Ophelia breaking up with him. It is disturbing to see what happens to Hamlet: A man consumed by his thirst for revenge, yet he is hesitant to act on this thirst. There is enough evidence to support the hypothesis that Hamlet is depressed and suicidal. Hamlet is his own greatest enemy; if Hamlet had not hesitated to kill Claudius when he had the chance or if he had communicated his problems better, then all the bloodshed could have been prevented.
(He compulsorily constructs self-destructive meaning around a raven’s repetition of the word 'Nevermore ', until he finally despairs of being reunited with his beloved Lenore in another world. Just because of the nightmarish effect, the poem cannot be called an elegy.) Poe use vivid details to describe how the narrator is gradually losing his mind.
The standard of "beyond a reasonable doubt" is simply intolerable to Hamlet. He is obsessed with questions about the perception of suicide, about what happens to bodies after they die, and about afterlife. He is almost paralyzed by these issues, which causes him to not act and further avoid conflict in his life. The only thing he actually manages to do is go crazy. Hamlet avoiding conflict causes his girlfriend to stop talking to him.
When Giovanni first understood that Beatrice was dangerous he dismisses his thoughts of any truth to the possibility. Eventually, he comes to terms with facts but becomes concerned for himself. Giovanni calls Beatrice a “poisonous thing”, and made him feel “as hateful, as ugly, as loathsome and deadly a creature as her”. However, at the end of the story Giovanni’s selfishness diminishes and flips to being completely in love with Beatrice. As a result, he give her an antidote in hopes it would reverse the poison in her and allow a live a life full of love with him.
This leads to Lear’s eventual “unburdening,” as foreshadowed in Act I. This unburdening is exacerbated by his failure to recognize and learn from his initial mistakes until it is too late. Lear’s lack of recognition is, in part, explained by his belief in a predestined life controlled completely by the gods: “It is the stars, the stars above us govern our conditions” (Shakespeare 101). The elder characters in King Lear pin their various sufferings on the will of... ... middle of paper ... ... that explore the vastness of human suffering. However, though they both state that human suffering is unavoidable, there is a sense of levity in the Inferno that is absent in King Lear.
Even the "brilliant ideas" that sprout from people's minds are a combination of other people's thoughts and ideas; friends, family and the media are the greatest influences. When a situation that is out of the norm confronts people, they are suddenly caught off guard, and instead of dealing with the situation, they shy away from it in attempt to return to their protective glass case; the norm. Raymond Carver forces his readers to face discomfort, irritation, and confusion through reading "The Bath". His language is dry, and the story is short. The characters do not have names, the language does not flow well, and the ending leaves the reader hanging.
One that leaves you comfortable and secure and without guesswork "The Indian Uprising" avoids this style at all cost. The author's intent on writing in the style of a collage, although fascinating, is very confusing. I will be the first to admit I'm not the most avid of readers, but having to read a story two or even three times and still not fully perceiving its meaning made it an even more arduous read.