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Taking revenge on one’s enemy entails a lot of complex planning and deft handling. The person taking revenge keeps in close contact with his audience and this is done through soliloquies that are narrated from time to time throughout the play. The crime usually takes place within the family circle and is committed against a family member. The avenger usually isolates himself from the others and this tragic lonely state culminates into madness before executing his demonic deed. All of these salient features spoken of can be found in the tragic story of ‘Hamlet’. The isolation in Hamlet is interrupted by soliloquies prompted by a ghostly apparition that haunts him. Hamlet keeps in very close contact with his audience in the seven soliloquies of the play that included the famous soliloquy ‘To be or not to be’. (Act 3, Scene 1) The period of revenge begins from the time of crisis when the avenger begins to doubt the sanctity or good intentions or actions of the one to be avenged. From that moment he seeks to punish his opponent through tough and complex planning of his crime.
In Hamlet, Shakespeare beautifully brings out the darkness of the play by introducing a ghost who speaks to a Hamlet during the dark nights, all the while prodding and forcing him to commit his murderous deed. The meeting of the ghost with Hamlet has a great impact on the audience by making them guess that something hateful and gruesome was about to take place. The seed of revenge is sowed in Hamlet’s heart when Claudius decides to marry Hamlet’s mother Gertrude. The ghost plays an important role by moving the story forward with his insinuations, telling Hamlet that he had been chosen to take revenge on Claudius because he had to get punished for his sexual misdeeds. Hamlet, wants to take his revenge immediately by murdering Claudius, but he drags on this crime right to the end of the play. In order to avenge the death of his father, Hamlet stalks his enemy Claudius by
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From this research it is clear that in Hamlet, a Danish prince is mourning the death of his father, also named Hamlet. His mother has married Claudius less than one month after Hamlet Sr.’s death. Moreover, young Hamlet was informed by the ghost of his father that Claudius killed him. This is enough to make anybody in this situation feel the same way that Hamlet does – depressed, angry, and ineffectual.
In the Shakespearean play “Hamlet”, the reader is witness to tragic story in which the protagonists parents and their actions and weaknesses, ultimately lead to his demise. To begin with, after his father King Hamlet dies, the character of the younger Hamlet is immediately disturbed by the actions of his mother.
According to the report death traces its way through the entire play from the opening scene dealing with a confrontation with a deceased man’s ghost to the last scene, which leaves nearly all characters dead after a bloodbath. Hamlet constantly reflects on the element of death from a number of angles.
The revenge tragedies were very popular among the Elizabethan audience but the reason for this popularity was not only because of its bloody and criminal bent presentation. Rather, the potent theme of revenge inherent in these plays was also very attractive for the Elizabethan audience.
The first printed version of the play came out in 1603, with another edition featuring an enlargement of the text coming out a year after. The first public performance of the play was held before the arrival of the first print version, in 1602. The story itself is said to have borrowed from a number of previously existing works.
Hamlet is one such tragedy in which the character of Hamlet suffers excessively because of his tragic flaw. Hamlet is a tragedy and in a tragedy the tragic hero suffers from a tragic flaw. The tragic flaw in Hamlet is the impulsive nature of Hamlet. Hamlet fails to act when he thinks, the whole process of acing upon a decision never happens in Hamlet and the same is the tragic flaw in Hamlet.
The tragic-comedy of Othello has apparent evidence of jealousy running throughout the story-line. It focuses on the doom of Othello and some major figures in the melodrama. Iago and Othello propel the theme of jealousy which causes the former to show his real self triggering Othello to undergo a conversion that is an impact to the lives of friends.
The theme of betrayal in this play is arguably a true reflection of human nature. It reflects how human behaviors in a society do not depict their true nature. The theme of betrayal becomes more pronounced as the play