Hamlet was very disappointed with his life because he knew that becoming king was one thing that he didn't have in common with his father, because his stepfather was king, “married with my uncle, my father's brother" (I. ii. 151-2). Hamlet was very upset by his mother's marriage, and as he learns later, his father was as well, "It is not nor it cannot come to good: But break, my heart; for I must hold my tongue" (I. ii. 157-8). The ghost of Hamlet's father advises his own opinion, "Let not the royal bed of Denmark be A couch for luxury and damned incest" (I. v. 82-3).
White's The Once and Future King and Book of Merlyn, who failed in his attempt to unite England due to the mistakes made by him and those close to him. Arthur, betrayed by those close to him, not properly educated on the greedy, selfish, and violent heart of man, failed in his attempt to create a stable, progressive, and peaceful society.To begin with, those close to Arthur made mistakes that would lead to his eventual downfall. Merlyn's forgetfulness kept him from informing Arthur of his mother's name. "...but suddenly he remembered it in his sleep-the simplest thing! It was Arthur's mother's name which he had forgotten to mention in the confusion!"
Hamlet calls himself a coward for not doing anything to avenge his father, but rather just staying depressed and weep all day. According to Bradley, “Hamlet was restrained by conscience or a mural scruple; he could not satisfy himself that it was right to avenge his father” (Bradley 4). Hamlet is aware of his constant delays, but still cannot ready himself to kill Claudius because of the excuses he continuously makes up. After criticizing himself, Hamlet sets up a plan that only prolongs his chance of killing Claudius. Hamlet says, “The play’s the thing/ Wherin I’ll catch the conscience of the King” (Shakespeare 2.2 616-617).
when the players arrive - but even this, on reflection, leads to more soul searching in a soliloquy). Other aspects of Hamlet’s character for the most part get swallowed up by this consuming depression, but certainly he is oppressed by the hypocrisy of his uncle. ‘O villain, villain, smiling damned villain!’ and ‘That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain’ are two fine examples, which do not bring out anger in him. It is not clear as regards Hamlet’s state of mind prior to the play, but the hasty marriage between Gertrude and Claudius, so soon after old King Hamlet’s death could be seen as a primary cause for his depression (‘That it should come to this! But two months dead!
With this mindset he rationalizes acts of ill-favored behavior and a lack of true monarchial control. As Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray feud and hope to settle their differences in a battle, Richard initially approves of the idea. However, at the actual time and venue he calls it off after selfishly discovering if either man is killed it will... ... middle of paper ... ...n, but insinuates seven years of bad luck according to most cultural superstitions. In turn, this bad luck represents his foreseeable death. The king has finally evolved into a normal, feeling man.
Hamlet doesn't care to be called Claudius's son, he even said "A little more than kin, but less than kind. "(I, ii, 65) The king did not catch the remark though. Hamlet believed that the king only pretended to be nice to him because he had to. Claudius was now his "father". Meanwhile the queen tries to convince Hamlet that morning for so long is wrong.
His first words in the play is an aside saying "A little more than kin and less than kind" (Shakespeare. 1.2.64-65). Hamlet is already distrustful of those around him, shown in the way Shakespeare uses an aside. This displays a lack of trust and ability to speak his mind out loud. Due to the death of his father and the quick and untimely coronation of Claudius as the new king, Hamlet becomes hostile and distrustful of the people around him as people tell him to move forward and accept his father 's death, just as they have.
Hamlet, the protagonist in the play, was told by his murdered father’s ghost to avenge his death, but because he was reluctant to follow the code, the play ends in tragedy. Closer analysis of Hamlet’s principle speeches offers a window to his evolving view of life and death. Hamlet repeatedly states his desire for suicide, but also questions the repercussions of taking one’s life. In the first soliloquy, the audience is introduced as to how Hamlet truthfully feels about his father’s death and Gertrude’s hasty remarriage to Claudius. He first says, “O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt, thaw and resolve itself into dew!
But then repentance alien Macbeth: all that is left of it before – it is bravery though, it is not a noble valor warrior fighting for a just cause, and despair lost soul mired in pride and anger. Even before his death he remembers not about God or his crimes, but about the deceptive predictions on which he relied too much. Macbeth curses the (Act V, Scene VIII, Line 3) “And be these juggling fiends no more believed”, and their twisted prophesy. Now that he is knows he is not invulnerable, he does not want to fight Macduff anymore but he also does not want to yield. Since he has to pick one, he decides to keep fighting, right until Macdaff kills him.
Richard II had named Mortimer as his successor, before he had died, however not many peop... ... middle of paper ... ...eeds to keeps all control over Mortimer and keep him in jail for as long as possible. He does not give into the protest of Hotspur, because he is afraid they will find out he is not the rightful heir to the throne. His own doubts make him feel like everyone also doubts him; which means he is an unfit ruler. Angelo’s strive for power, makes him an immoral and unbearably strict man. He is the epitome of what happens to a good man when given too much power.