Ultimately finding death as their curse. The seed of the disease sprouted in the biblical misdeed of Claudius, murdering his brother. It spread in his incestuous marriage to Gertrude, and infected even the righteous Hamlet. When he decided to take up the cause of his father's ghost and the necessary vengeance. The survival and success of both Horatio and Fortinbras, both free of corruption, help to highlight how the infection of the disease known as corruption is incurable and must end in death.
Hamlet: Hamlet Defeated By His Own Flaws In William Shakespeare's well known tragic play, Hamlet, the main character Hamlet is defeated by his own flaws. These flaws are the killing of Polonius, the killing of Claudius, and most of all by Hamlet being misled by the Ghost. The killing of Polonius is a major flaw of Hamlets because it got him killed by Laertes. Also the killing of his uncle Claudius was tragic, since he was his uncle and he made Hamlet very angry towards his mother. The last and most noted flaw of Hamlet's was him being misled by the Ghost and engaging in his plan of madness.
However, Hamlet’s fascination with death was excessive, which means that he was ready to lose everything to follow the ghost. Hamlet’s grief was greater than Claudius and his mother and that made him more obsessed about death. “I am father’s spirit, doomed for a certain term to walk the night and for the day confined to fast in fires, till the foul crimes done in my days of nature are burnt and purged away” (Hamlet, act 1 scene 5. P28). These lines show that recent place of the ghost is the purgatory.
The prince is torn between his diseased mentality that drives him to express his thoughts of suicide and the promise of more corruption by avenging his father's death. Before her suspected suicide, Ophelia gives evidence of her mental d... ... middle of paper ... ... are obviously diseased; for it is neither commonplace, nor sane to kill other people. Corruption evolves from disease. In the renowned drama, Hamlet, the association of disease leading to greater corruption is prominent and plays a key role in the lives of the principle players. The reader is afforded a glimpse into the tragic lives of the characters that openly deceive and betray those considered most dear to them.
In the famous tragedy Hamlet, William Shakespeare writes a mournful, bloody tale about the downfall of the Danish Monarchy. After the murder of the former King Hamlet by his brother, Claudius, Hamlet is overwhelmed with the desire to seek to revenge for his father's death by killing his uncle. What he does not anticipate is to be part of the cause of the downfall of everyone he holds dear. Hamlet plays a hand in the unintentional deaths of Laertes, Ophelia, and Polonius due to his character flaws. Hamlet's hesitancy to kill, his excessive consideration of religious morals, and his inability to foresee other characters' reactions lead a domino effect of tragic events to occurs and Hamlet's own self destruction.
This popular tale is found in many other artistic works with the same message that obtaining power requires a “deal with the devil” which only results in destroyed lives and ethics. This concept can be discovered through history and literary works including Antigone by Sophocles, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. The painful repercussions from immoral decisions enacted by power hungry men, Creon, Macbeth, and Okwonko, reveal the harsh fate that awaits all pursuits of power. Creon’s once adamant decision to cruelly punish Antigone turns to a realization too late to stop the wheels of tragedy rolling because of his stubborn authoritarian rule. Antigone’s determination to bury her brother is discovered by Creon who banishes her in a tomb.
In this case, it is clear that all the fate blaming in the world will not save Romeo from the Prince of Verona’s doom. Romeo is thereafter banished for slaying Tybalt, getting lease from the punishment of death only because Tybalt himself was a murderer. Romeo faces the consequences of his actions and heads off to Verona, where thereafter a couple failed plots and some plague or another lead to him and Juliet dying. Romeo, despite a concrete belief in fate, ends up still dealing with the consequences of kill... ... middle of paper ... ...sing Juliet pain and when she “dies”. So in reality, Romeo not only fails to avoid physical consequences but also metaphysical ones as well.
Hamlet and the Devil Hamlet, for reasons of trepidation chooses not to kill Claudius, his nemesis, in the altar room. This fatal procrastination results in the unnecessary deaths of Laertes, Ophelia, Gertrude, and Hamlet himself. This casts a most inauspicious light upon Hamlet, but only if the original premise is true. The obverse side of the argument is that Hamlet, because he desires all those who are in league with Claudius to suffer the same ignominious fate that his father suffers. Thus he delays his revenge in order to intensify the misery of the other characters.
Laertes, who agreed to join Claudius in the murder of Hamlet, admits to his own ironic death stating “I am justly kill’d with my own treachery” (5.2.318). It was through poison that King Hamlet was murdered and Denmark was plagued with an evil leader, and it was through poison that the evil leader was defeated and Denmark was cured with a noble leader. Poison strangely becomes the antidote to its own sickly
Because King Hamlet was murdered prior to repenting for his sins, he now faces an afterlife in hell. His ghost stated, “Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin. Unhouseled, disappointed, unaneled. No reckoning made, but sent to my account with all my imperfections on my head. Oh, horrible, oh, horrible, mot horrible!