Saturday, March 9, 2019
Death, the absence of life when light goes out. In juncture, Shakespeargon uses mortality as an answer to situations that characters find themselves in, and these situations represent various themes in the play. The characters, mainly village and Laertes, show that devastation is unrivaled of the better ship send awayal to overcome sorrow, show retri merelyion, and its inevitable. Everyone faces unhappiness at least at one time in their lifetime and so do the characters in the play, Tragedy of crossroads. As a result, destruction is a tool that characters, such as hamlet and Laertes, use to equivocation from sorrow. small town shows signs of committing suicide while Laertess sadness turns into madness. Beginning with juncture, Hamlet shows his depression and desire to die as he says, O, that this too too sullied flesh would melt Thaw and solving itself into a dew Or that the Everlasting had not fixd His command gainst self-slaughter O God God (Hamlet 1. 2. 129-132). A s Hamlet expresses these emotions, one usher out conclude that Hamlet is yet to overcome the event that his father, King Hamlet, is dead.Hamlets sadness grows as he is not pleased with his m early(a), the Queen, as she is perfectly fine just about Hamlets fathers death in fact she marries her dead husbands brother. These twain situations have lead Hamlet to think that his suffering will however end if he switches off his life. Thus, one can guess that, through with(predicate) and through Hamlet, Shakespeare suggests that death is a medium with which one whitethorn end his misery. while Hamlet thinks about committing suicide to end his sadness, Laertes looks for ways to end the curtilage for his sadness.After Claudius tells Laertes that Hamlet is the one who is responsible for his fathers death, Laertes speaks, To slew his Hamlet throat I th church (Hamlet 4. 7. 127), this expresses Laertess disdain for Hamlet. Laertes realizes the fact that Hamlet is the reason for his sadn ess, Hamlet being responsible for his fathers death. Therefore, he builds up a desire to eat up Hamlet to avert his sorrow yet that grief soon turns into madness where he acts uniform a beast that is hungry for Hamlets blood.Hence, one can say that, through Laertes, Shakespeare is severe to claim that death is a issue to unhappiness. Therefore, Hamlets and Laertess responses uphold the argument, death, in the form of suicide and murder, is a solution to madness and sadness, a theme in Hamlet. Losing a loved one not only leads to grief but also builds up anger, which can be taken to the next level, avenging the culprit. Revenge may be as small as an insult, but in the play, Shakespeare shows vengeance through death. This can be first seen when the touching of King Hamlet asks Hamlet to take revenge for his death.In reply, Hamlet says, O unsaved spit That ever I was born to set it right (Hamlet 1. 5. 189), affirming the Ghosts plan for seeking revenge. As Hamlet gains knowled ge about the death of his father and understands that Claudius is the murderer of his father, he builds up fury against Claudius. Hamlets rage, which leads to his revenge, could have an outcome of legal penalization against Claudius, for example imprisonment, but instead it ends up being Hamlets personal punishment on Claudius, which is slaying of Claudius.Hence, through Hamlet, Shakespeare expresses that murder shows revenge which works as a build up towards the climax of the play. Like Hamlet, Laertes also reacts to the death of his own father by seeking revenge. Sometime after Hamlet decimates Polonius, Laertess yearning for receiving justice can be clearly seen as he says, Let come what comes only Ill be revenged or so thoroughly for my father (Hamlet 4. 5. 135-136). Laertes hears about the death of his beloved father and in anger, he charges for the guilty party.As Laertes assumes that King Claudius is the offender he plans to kill him and avenge his fathers death. Therefore , one can suggest that Shakespeare is nerve-racking to convey that assassination shows vengeance, and increases tensions among different characters among the play to create an interesting ending. Thus, Hamlet and Laertes seek vengeance by murdering the corrupt, which shows revenge can be gained by the death of one revenge is one of the other themes in the play.Lastly, no matter who one is or how more right or how much bad one does, everyone one has the same final destination, humans are destined to die and so are characters in the play. Therefore Shakespeare is trying to express his thought that death is ones fate. As Ophelia turns mentally ill, she begins to act crazily, which by and by leads to Gertrude claiming that Ophelia is dead as she says, One woe cloth tread upon some others heel So fast they follow your sisters drowned Laertes (Hamlet 4. 7. 163-164). Like any other person, Ophelia dies as confirmed by the previous line from the play.After seeing Ophelias role end-to- end the play, one can easily claim that Ophelia was a sweet grim woman who never did any harm to anyone both intentionally and unintentionally, but in the end she dies. This proves that death is unavoidable no matter what good deeds one has done in their lifetime. Hence, Shakespeare shows the power of mortality through Ophelias death.Another instance that proves that death is every persons destiny is when Hamlet is talking to Horatio after he realizes that Ophelia is dead he says, Theres a divinity that shapes our ends. (Hamlet 5. 2. 10). Hamlet is saying that in that respect is a superior power above all of us who sets ones life, ones fate, this affirms Shakespeare topic of death being inevitable. Furthermore, the idea of the Wheel of Fortune, a very popular topic during Shakespeares time, can be interpreted as death is ones fate. Assuming that the tin can of the wheel represents birth, when the wheel completes a full rotation, the wheel reaches to the bottom again. So to start a new life, one has to die first. Thus death is portrayed as an unavoidable power.Hence, death is shown as fate in the play, which is another theme of the play. To conclude, the real function of death is not to kill characters in the play, but to convey other important themes in the play, the other themes being madness and sadness, revenge and fate. Death, in Shakespeares point of view, is an escape from life to avoid sadness where either the protagonist kills himself or someone else as an act of revenge which also shows humans limitations for trash against the inevitable death. Death is the unsung villain of ones life.