Macduff kills Macbeth and slays him out of revenge for his family. Macbeth believed he was invincible towards humanity because of the prophecies and apparitions the witches brought forth to him, conversely, he manifested the problems for himself not the witches. Macduff spilling Macbeth’s blood out of revenge communicates the message of appearance vs. reality because Macbeth to himself was indestructible but the reality was he was his own worst enemy and destruction to
However, you and I depicted no remorse over the slaughter of innocent people. Only when I realized I had killed my father did I feel the grief of murdering. It has come to my attention that under impulse, you have assassinated Polonius; the King’s chief counselor. I know that you do not feel the penance for killing but I urge you to control your fury before something pernicious arises. Incest is one of the worst sins one could commit, especially between parents.
Grendel’s mother exhibits the most pure form of revenge out of all of Beowulf’s enemies. She is never heard from or seen until Beowulf kills Grendel and keeps his talon as a token of victory. “... It became clear,/ obvious to everyone... that an avenger lurked and was sti... ... middle of paper ... ...r dying son, Grendel himself, who may appear vengeful, is truly acting out of jealousy and a sense of resentment towards people happier than him. The dragon also acts out of a sense of vengeance, but its actions are ultimately used to create a fateful deathbed for Beowulf.
As a result of his insecurity of his lack of manliness, Macbeth’s soul couldn’t be cleansed again. Macbeth proved to his wife that he was a “man” but the consequence of murdering the king was the beginning of the corruption of Macbeth’s soul because of the sense of power he had. Macbeth saw his actions as justifiable because he was motivated by his self-interest. Although Lady Macbeth pushed Macbeth to abuse his powers, it was ultimately his own doing because he had a choice to go or not go along with it. Macbeth decided to go through with his plan to kill Duncan, “I am settled, and bend up/Each corporal agent to this terrible feat/Away, and mock the time with fairest show/False face must hide what the false heart doth know” (1.7.92-96).
In doing so, he weakened Hamlet by robbing him of his central role model of masculinity, his father. He also committed the moral sin of killing is own brother and taking his wife. Claudius also deprived Hamlet of his rightful kingship. In addition, Hamlet now knows that his love of his mother is corrupted since she is affectionate towards his enemy. Hamlet should have acted decisively and killed Claudius as soon as possible after the Ghost told him to avenge his murder.
Fatal Flaws in Hamlet In the ending to Shakespeare's Hamlet, each of the main characters fatal flaws leads them inevitably to their destruction. The process of the play could not lead one anywhere else but to their ultimate fate. Claudius is basically an opportunist whose blind ambition erases his moral sense. Gertrude, through the eyes of Hamlet, is to eager to remarry her husbands brother. Hamlet himself, driven both by his need for vengeance and his inability to act was perhaps as guilty as anyone else in the play because his behavior indirectly resulted in the deaths of Ophelia, Rosencratz and Goldenstein.
Both of their fathers have died, and they both share their father’s names, but even thought they both seek revenge the way they go about it shares no similarities. Fortinbras can in fact be called a foil to Hamlet, for he has an extremely different approach on revenge. It is plain to see that Fortinbras is a terse, decisive, man of action. Hamlet realizes that he is nowhere near as brave and determined as Fortinbras when he remarks, “Witness this army of such mass and charge, Led by a delicate and tender prince, Whose spirit with divine ambition puff’d, Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death, and danger dare, Even for an egg-shell” (4.4, 47-53). Hamlet sees that Fortinbras is willing to risk his own life just to avenge his father and his name.
They must see their world and all they hold dear stripped from them, as it was stripped from me.” (Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, Kevin Reynolds, 2002). Edmund here wants the three men to have all they hold dear stripped from them. As one can see Edmund is outraged and thinks death is too good for them. The three will not die but suffer knowing that Edmund Dantes came back and got them. Edmund’s reasons for personal revenge set him aside from V. V is different from Edmund in that he is not just seeking personal revenge.
The ghost says that it is Hamlet’s duty to avenge his father’s death: "So art thou to revenge, when thou shalt hear.” Soon after that, the ghost says the exact same message, but with more emphasis. The ghost says that if Hamlet ever truly loved his father, Hamlet will "revenge his foul and most unnatural murder.” Hamlet promises to show his love for his dead father by killing t... ... middle of paper ... ...y when he was praying. Hamlet’s death is neither disgraceful not heroic. Hamlet ends up getting his revenge his revenge on Claudius but in the worst possible way. His revenge ultimately lead to himself and his mother dying alongside Claudius.
The other alternative is to pay for the crime committed which is called a wergild. Once again the Danes are made uneasy because another monster is at large, and Beowulf agrees to put an end to her. Although Beowulf seems to respect the action that Grendel’s mother has taken by saying, “It is better for a man to avenge his friend than much mourn” (Donaldson p.25), nonetheless, he has to kill Grendel’s mother because he has a duty to protect the Danes. Beowulf is not afraid of fighting Grendel’s mother because glory comes before death and to him that is best for a warrior: “let him who may get glory before death; that is best for the warrior after he has gone from life” (Donaldson p.