When Macbeth willingly murders, massacres, lies and deceives, he loses his heath and sanity. Evil corrupts everything it touches, and Macbeth decides to be evil's servant. But, when Macbeth embraces evil, it corrupts him, and it ultimately destroys him as well. Lady Macbeth is a victim of Macbeth's fatal flaw, since she is drawn in, and becomes greedy for power herself. She pushes Macbeth into destruction when she adds the small touch that plunges Macbeth into a chain of murder, destruction, and lying followed by the loss of their sanity and health.
"O that this too too sullied flesh would melt, / Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew…" This adds a felling that hamlet is disturbed and growing worse. He then wants the king to die like a beggar and rip out his guts. "Nothing but to show you how a king may go a progress / through the guts of a beggar." This shows an effect that hamlet is angry and disturbed by adding a felling of horror.
Hamlet’s deadly grieving producing a fatal end It is an innate human quality to fear death and what is to come; it is the fear of suffering and anguish. People typically grieve over the loss of a friend or loved one. In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet’s obsessive thoughts about the deaths of others lead to his timely demise. The deaths of his father, Ophelia, and Polonius have different impacts on Hamlet’s state of mind. His father’s death invokes revengeful thoughts of killing the King.
The first one, which begins “O that this too, too sullied flesh...”, is an emotionally violent speech. Hamlet wishes he were dead, complains that suicide is a sin, and describes the world as useless and disgusting. He then talks about his father, comparing him to Claudius. He calls Claudius a half-man half-beast creature. The second soliloquy, which begins “O what a rogue and pleasant slave am I...”, Hamlet compares himself to a mythical character named Hecuba and wonders what the latter would do in his situation.
Macbeth succumbs to evil through his own imperfection, greed, which in turn causes him to upset the predetermined chain of being. “Shakespeare shows, with Macbeth as an example, that any man can turn evil due to the temptations led on by many things. His temptations of evil are led on by the witches prophecies, and by being manipulated by what others say” (Rosner). When Macbeth willingly murders, lies and deceives for his own personal betterment, he loses his self and his sanity. The parasitic nature of evil cause it to influence all objects that lay in its’ path, and Macbeth agrees to become evil's disciple.
Lady Macbeth is thought of being a truly evil character because of the way Shakespeare portrays her character. Her malevolent influence on Macbeth, her trying to hide her humanity to help her have more power over her husband, then her trying very hard to hide her guilt are all examples of the evil she had done. Her dark and sinister nature gradually gave way to insanity and a suicide. Lady Macbeth’s character is a proof that power and thirst for it can lead to insanity and a person’s ultimate down fall. Works Cited Shakespeare, William.
How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable, seem to me all the uses of this world (I. ii). The questions which Hamlet contemplates emphasizes his internal conflicts toward death and eventually motivate him to continue the struggles which life entails and kill Claudius. Between the thought of suffering and fighting through the trials and tribulations of life or ending himself as an act of mercy, Hamlet chooses to inflict death upon others as the only solution. “To be or not to be? That is the question- Whether’ tis nobler in the mind to suffer the sling and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea or troubles, and, by opposing, end them?
Bitter Imagery in Hamlet In Hamlet, imagery of disease, poison and decay, are used by Shakespeare for a purpose. The descriptions of disease, poison, and decay help us understand the bitter relationships that exist in the play and Hamlet’s own cynicism. We see Hamlet’s pessimism in his soliloquy when he contemplates suicide. The resentful relationship that exists between Claudius and Hamlet is heightened with the use of imagery when Claudius asks about Polonius. Imagery enhances Claudius’ abhorrence of Hamlet.
Hamlet, who swore to his father's ghost that he will kill Claudius for revenge, states: “Prompted by my revenge by heaven and hell, must like a whore unpack my heart with words, And fall a-cursing like a very drab, A scullion. Fie upon't, foh! About, my brains!” (2, ii, 525-9). This proclamation by the crazed Prince Hamlet suggests that the promise he’s made to his father is eating... ... middle of paper ... ...of revenge is that revenge is immoral, no matter the case; and that just because one thing is immoral, does not mean we need to recover with the same, immoral act. Works Cited Baraban, Elena V. “The Motive for Murder in "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe.” Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature.
With his clever/with witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts/o wicked wit and gifts, that have the power/so to seduce!” (1.5.42-45) Evidently, the ghost has a sheer hatred towards Claudius for his foolish wrongdoings. Because of this, the spirit asks Hamlet to murder Claudius, as doing so would mean that Claudius would have to experience the same everlasting grief and suffering. Hamlet listens to his father, and later fulfills this mission towards the end of the play. Consequently, this is why there is a preoccupation with death throughout Hamlet, as the actions demonstrated by Claudius