If focusing on the play’s plot, much of the dramatic irony is based on lacking and searching for knowledge. This constant hunt for the truth, which only the audience knows and understands, causes the creation of mass disorder in Thebes. Not only are people already dying from the plague, but now they have this hunt for Laius’ killer. Fights and tension-filled discussions are occurring between all different characters from Oedipus to Tiresias to Creon, and chaos is continuing to spread in order to uncover the truth. Dramatic irony affects the audience by filling them with anticipation.
There are multiple characters that either lit the fuse of Macbeth’s ambition, or cut the fuse to make it shorter, thus leading him along the path to evil. Although one could argue that both Lady Macbeth and the Weird Sisters affected Macbeth, they only played a minor role. The main fault lies with Macbeth himself, a man so blinded by ambition and rage that he resorts to murder to achieve his goal. The main source of evil is Macbeth due to his twisted reasoning on the prophecies that he hears, as well as the sinister feelings that are hiding inside of him even from the beginning of the play; illustrating that even those who seem most noble and valiant can have evil present within them. One of Macbeth’s greatest tricks is his power of deception, which he shockingly uses to betray his friends, colleagues, and even his king.
He seems to step very easily into the role of a madman, behaving erratically and upsetting the other characters with his wild speech and pointed innuendos. It is also important to note that Hamlet is extremely depressed and unhappy with the state of affairs in Denmark and in his own family. At a number of points in the play, he contemplates his own death and even the option of suicide. Hamlet is a man of thought' forced to become a `man of action' because right from the start of the play, he is expected to take revenge/action for the murder of his father. His contrast of philosopher and revenger is shown throughout the play, either by the thoughts of the torments of this burden, decisions he has to make or actions he is expected to take.
Hamlet is seen mourning the loss through wearing black clothes in the beginning of the play. After learning the possible cause of his father’s death, he procrastinates taking action immediately and waits until he finds the right opportunity. This is seen through his play taunting the reaction of Claudius and by turning back on killing him while praying in Act (). Laertes in contrast, goes straightforward to the direct cause, bringing a mob with him and asking Claudius directly for the reason of the murder. Seeing the lack of honour given to Polonius in his funeral and his sister turning crazy as a result, has fueled his desire to take revenge on Hamlet.
"Alas he's mad" (3:4:108) How far do you agree with the statement that Hamlet is mad? A great controversial talking point of the play Hamlet is whether he was mad or in fact making people think he was mad. I disagree with Gertrude's statement that Hamlet is mad. I ask you what the definition of madness, the relatively permanent disorder of the mind, a state of mind characterized by the inability to distinguish right from wrong. Indeed Hamlet only acts mad in front of certain people such as his mother, Polonius, Ophelia, Claudius, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern who he knows are spying on him.
Oedipus’s flaws resulted on having him end the play as a blinded beggar. Even though Oedipus is a victim of fate, his arrogance, attention to Thebe’s people and his search of certainty will be flaws leading to his tragic ending. His arrogance is one of the issues that ruined him. Throughout the play his anger and impatience are flagrant elements of his arrogance, and of his downfall. At the beginning of the play he wanted to end Laius’s murder as quickly as possible, to the point that he wanted to exile any person who knows anything about the case.
It is a deathly thing, beyond cure; we must not let it feed upon us longer.” Dumbfounded by this statement, Oedipus questions what defilement could possibly be in his beloved kingdom. When Creon explains that the the murderer of King Laius still lives in the city, Oedipus decrees that he will do everything he can to find the murderer and bring him to justice. Oedipus does not realize that he has begun a hunt for himself, for he unknowingly killed King Laius. Afterwards, Oedipus has several witnesses come forth to try and put together the mystery that is Laius’ death. He first brings forth Teiresias, a blind clairvoyant, in hopes that he can reveal the truth.
They help the ruler by being his pawns in slaughtering Hamlet. Scene 2 Hamlet is keeping on denouning the worth of the King and his spying servants through these verbal affront. Village seems frantic to everybody around him, yet I accept he is rational. Scene 3 Claudius blames Hamlet for the homicide, and additionally being crazy. Hamlet jokes that Polonious could be found in a couple of days, when you will have the ability to smell him.
However, Hamlet eventually goes through another transition that causes him to lose his grip on the situation. Hamlet’s master plan to prove Claudius’ guilt work perfectly. Claudius is forced to relive his dark deed through a play reenacting the murder, which overwhelms Claudius and proves his guilt to Hamlet. Now that Hamlet has concrete evidence that Claudius is guilty, he becomes consumed with vengeance and becomes exponentially more manipulative to those around him. This is primarily done through a facade of insanity in order to confuse and disorient Claudius and those working for him.
Hamlet uses his anger against Ophelia to hurt her, which ends with her suicide. Hamlet is the tragic hero of the play because he is a prince with nobility that others look up to and he has a tragic flaw of wrath, which ultimately destroyed himself. Shakespeare did not intend his dark prince to be insane supports the idea that he was intended to be firmly rooted in reason. His anger results in his need to seek revenge on his uncle, the contribution to Ophelia suicide, and finally the death of himself along with many others. In the end Hamlet realized his defect, but also that there was no possible way he could avoid his awful predicament.