Analyzing Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear
This well-researched paper analyzes the common characteristic flaws shared by the title characters in William Shakespeare's classic plays: "Hamlet," "Macbeth" and "The Tragedy of King Lear."
# 66755 | 2,495 words | 5 sources | APA | 2006 |
Published on Jun 20, 2006 in Shakespeare (Hamlet) , Shakespeare (King Lear) , Shakespeare (MacBeth) , Literature (Comparative Literature) , Literature (English) , English (Analysis)
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This paper details the many common elements of kingship, ascendancy to the throne, issues of loyalty as well as the plots in Shakespeare's classic tragedies "Hamlet," "Macbeth" and "The Tragedy of King Lear." This paper gives a detailed character analysis of Macbeth, King Lear and Hamlet and examines their common motivations and flaws. The writer of this paper explores the nature of each character, who are all basically good and noble men struggling for basic morality. This paper also describes their eventual spiritual revelation, which arrives just before death.
From the Paper:"By the end of act II, Hamlet has doubts about the ghost. Did his father come back to right a wrong or is it a devil urging him to do evil?Compelled to confirm the ghost's testimony, he arranges to have a local troupe reenact the murder before the court in order to test Claudius' reaction. Hamlet, completely controlled and rational says: I'll have grounds More relative than this. The play's the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King." And his suspicions are confirmed, but still he delays the execution of Claudius. He even refuses to kill the king, when opportunity presents itself and the king is at prayer. Hamlet questions the very nature of humankind. He extends his mistrust to everyone, including Ophelia and his friends from school."
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