It seems as though Hamlet has gone mad and no longer values life, not even his own. His madness stems from Old Hamlet’s ghost exacting revenge; finding out his uncle murdered his father, and his mother’s cluelessness. All of these things combine to turn Hamlet into a heartless killer. One of h... ... middle of paper ... ...of the play. Her lover and her brother have a dual to the death in which both of their lives are taken.
“Ay, and since too, murders have been performed Too terrible for the ear.” (III, iv, 80-81) Seeing the ghost of Banquo is the breaking point for Macbeth. The ghost also causes him to think more irrationally which leads to the murder of Macduff. Also, after the murder of Duncan, Macbeth is full of regret and guilt. The voices he hears reflect his mental state. “Methought I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more!” (II, ii, 35) His innocence was killed and he knows that he has to live with this guilt for the rest of his life, hence Macbeth will never sleep peacefully ever again.
“Hamlet is of the faction that is wronged;/ His madness is poor Hamlet’s enemy.” In the William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Hamlet struggles internally throughout. After his father, Hamlet, is killed by his uncle, Claudius, Hamlet looks to seek revenge. Claudius is now king, and married to young Hamlet’s mother, Queen Gertrude and now holds power over the kingdom. In his plot to kill Claudius to avenge his father, Hamlet takes on insanity as part of the act. While pretending his insanity, he mistakenly kills Polonius, councillor to the king, and also drives his lover, Ophelia, to suicide.
The Plague of Revenge In William Shakespeare 's play, Hamlet, after Hamlet’s father is murdered with poison by his brother Claudius, the contagion of vengeful actions begins to plague the people in the kingdom. Hamlet Sr. and his death are symbolic of the kingdom as a whole. Once he is poisoned the evil deeds of King Claudius begin to spread throughout Elsinore. Hamlet puts on an antic disposition and decides to seek retribution after speaking with his father’s ghost, and uncovering the truth about his death. The tainting of Hamlet’s mind and his need to seek revenge against his uncle ultimately leads to Hamlet’s insanity and demise towards the resolution of the play.
Hamlet’s use of sarcasm develops his character into someone who is very bitter about his life, and definitely has the right to be upset about his circumstances. He has lost his father in a sudden and mysterious death and he is left to mourn alone. His mother and uncle show him no sympathy, and are remarried to each other within the month of King Hamlet’s death. To himself, Hamlet says, “A little more than kin and less than kind” (I.ii.65). Hamlet is upset and cannot believe his own family would betray him and treat him this way.
When he returns home, he discovers that his father is dead and his mother is now married to Claudius, the brother of King Hamlet. After this devastating news, a ghost speaks to Hamlet which is actually the King’s spirit. He learns that Claudius murdered his father. He then vows to avenge his father’s death, and plots to catch Claudius. After this meeting, the Prince pretends to be insane to see if the ghost is telling the truth.
Madness feeds on people’s greed, taking hostage of their desires and controlling them. It drives people into doing things they otherwise wouldn’t have even thought about doing when they were sane. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Hamlet had overwhelming depression over the death of his father and his mother’s overly excitable attitude combined with the soon known knowledge of his father’s killer; he is fueled with hatred for both his mother and his uncle. Hamlet’s madness is indeed justified by the morbid disasters that are going on around him in the play. Hamlet starts with the King dead and Hamlet is already in a miserable mood.
As time passes, tension builds within Denmark. Hamlet 's Father had just been killed, a ghost appeared, Hamlet believes Claudius murdered his Father, which then leaves Hamlet in a state of madness, although he says he 's merely pretending. Hamlet confronts his mother about how wrong her new marriage is, and hidden behind a curtain, Polonius is stabbed by Hamlet, who believes it is Claudius trying to protect Gertrude. When Laertes hears the news of his father 's death, his love and obligation to him drives Laertes to a very passionate action. He storms home to Denmark from France with a mob defending him, ready to fight.
Shakespeare uses the revenge plot to create conflict between Laertes and Hamlet by having Laertes avenge his father's and sister's death which Hamlet is responsible for. After learning of his fathers unnatural death, Hamlet decides that he can no longer trust anyone, except for Horatio. While acting out his madness, he visited Ophelia and cut off his ties with her because of his distrust for everyone. In Act III, when Hamlet talks with his mother, he notices that he is being spied upon. Thinking that it is the king, Hamlet mistakingly kills Polonius who was hiding behind a big rug, which for some medeval reason, was hung on the wall.
Hamlet ‘s initial reaction is to avenge his father, a reaction that is brought on by a sudden shock of the ghost’s confession.To prove that Hamlet has love for his father he is going to avenge his father’s death. “Haste me to know’t, that... ... middle of paper ... ...and wounds the king. Hamlet finds out that the king poisoned the drink that killed his mother. Hamlet is full of rage and runs his uncle through with the poisoned sword. Hamlet states, “Here, thou incestuous, murd’rous damned Dane, drink off this potion.