The worst feeling of pain anyone could feel is when you are betrayed by some who you though loved you. Betrayal is an act of disloyalty and it is violating someone's trust. In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, betrayal is a reoccurring action between many characters. This play shows the audience different types of betrayal that are imaginable, from a husband betraying his wife, a boyfriend betraying his girlfriend and a mother betraying the son and father. These actions of betrayal hurt the people that are most loved and destroys them where it most hurts in the end. Betrayal is one of the strongest and most important themes in Hamlet. The entire play revolves around the murder of King Hamlet. Betrayal is expanded even further, there
He barely speaks any words about himself, instead he chooses to tell everything about his wife’s life. When the narrator speaks of his wife’s first husband, he says “this man who’d first enjoyed her favors…why should he have a name?” (Carver 275). The way he words these phrases shows how he is trying to hide the fact that his wife has been with another man. The insecurities about the relationship probably began when the wife told the narrator that Robert “asked if he could touch her face. She agreed to this. She told me he touched his fingers to every part of her face, her nose—even her neck” (Carver 274). The narrator doesn’t say anymore on the topic and decides to move on, but the silence shows how he doesn’t approve of the situation. The narrator felt that his wife “told [Robert] everything, or so it seemed to me” (Carver 275). When the wife notices how the narrator is uncomfortable about Robert she says “If you love me, you can do this for me. If you don’t love me, okay” (Carver 276), which shows that she doesn’t have much stake in the relationship either.
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet discusses the many challenges the ‘star crossed lovers’ face. It is their own deceptive actions that ultimately lead them to their untimely end. However Romeo and Juliet are forced to be deceptive due to their fate and misfortune, the ongoing feud in Verona, and the misleading guidance they receive from others; which also contribute to their deaths. Romeo and Juliet focuses on the theme of love and hate, this theme is interweaved throughout the play.
Deception and Betrayal in William Shakespeare's Macbeth The play ‘Macbeth” written by William Shakespeare” not only shows us how betrayal and deception undermines society but how it restores the moral law and society back to the way it was before the Thane of Cawdor and the tyrant Macbeth brought about the destruction in the first place. the play Macbeth also featured two changes to the throne of Scotland, both as a result of betrayal, deception, the aid of the weird sisters and the death of kings, the fate of Scotland changed for better and for worse.
Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet has been reimagined many times across different mediums. One interpretation that stands out among the rest is Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film of the same name. The most shocking and powerful difference between Luhrmann’s work and other films or stage productions of this piece, is the movie’s setting. Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet is set in the modern city of Verona Beach, New York, ruled by two powerful business families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Themes, language, and ideas remain the same, while places, props, and wardrobes are updated to the twentieth century. This compelling change helps emphasize the violent, fast-paced, and chaotic society of the play, which comes to precipitate the tragic demise of the two main characters.
Sarty’s betrayal is an act of strength because it shows how he develops in the story to finally be able to break free from the bonds of his childhood, and act on his own accord. After Abner was forced to leave town for burning down someone’s barn, Sarty begins to reflect on his father’s behavior before the fire ever happened. His father in a wave of anger had hit Sarty “...divulging nothing to him save the terrible handicap of being young, the light weight of his few years, just heavy enough to prevent his soaring free of the world as it seemed to be ordered but not heavy enough to keep him footed solid in it, to resist it and try to change the course of its events.” (Faulkner, 9) This quotes is suggesting that Sarty feels he is too young to
The stage manager reminds the audience that George and Emily are one of many couples who will experience the thrilling pangs of first love. The stage manager tells the audience to think about the first time they were in love. because the stage manager's job was just to get the people in the audience to feel like them and try to relate in some way to understand the characters better.
Though often times in the world one may get caught up in the secrets and rumours about them or those around them, it is these secrets and rumours that shape a human being’s character and relationships with those around them. In the Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, the effects that secrets have on characters’ relationships shape the play, yet more specifically, it is the literal secrets regarding relationships that shape such relationships, which, in turn, shapes the play. Different relationships as outlined thoroughly in the play are not only a result of the secrets themselves, but the location in which these certain secrets are initially portrayed.
To betray someone is the utmost deal breaker for any situation. It causes feelings to be hurt and can even lead to something worse. Betrayal however is a part of life for some people and this is no different in novels or plays. Throughout the year I have read many works of literature that deal with betrayal; the three I will take a deeper look at is Hamlet by Shakespeare, Oedipus by Sophocles and All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy. I feel as if these three works of literature exhibit a great show of how betrayal is dealt with in different ways.
In the well-known tale of The Scorpion and the Turtle, a trusting turtle agrees to take a scorpion across a river. Little does he know the scorpion will sting him before they reach the other side, drowning them both. The turtle was too trusting and that made the scorpion’s betrayal far too easy. Like the turtle, Edmond Dantes from The Count of Monte Cristo has compassion for his worst enemies, whether he realizes or not.
The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, is a play that is about betrayal. Throughout the entire play the theme of betrayal, or the perception of betrayal, runs deep. Brutus, Cassius, and the other conspirators, felt as if Caesar was betraying the Roman Republic. Caesar was betrayed by Brutus, Cassius, and the other conspirators when they stabbed him to death at the Capitol. Mark Antony betrays Brutus and the conspirators when he turns the Roman people against them in the end.
Betrayal is an honor given only to those one holds dear. In the play “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, Loyalty and Betrayal were constant occurrences in the life of Hamlet. There were many people that Hamlet trusted in his life such as Queen Gertrude, Ophelia, and his friend Horatio but this was before the death of his father.
Changes in context throughout history have enacted societies outlooks and opinions on the course of relationships to alter with similar and modifying values. Successful outcomes in interpersonal connections rely heavily on loyalty and mutual respect. Both William Shakespeare’s tragedy play ‘Othello’ in which discusses the deceitful connotations of lies and its dramatic outcomes coinciding with Hacksaw Ridge directed by Mel Gibson whereby a conscientious objector enlists in the army with a cemented belief and value system showcase how honour effects the changing nature of relationships. Central to each text is the dogma that keeping faith no matter what others think, may result in dishonorable acts linking to the key traits of jealousy, revenge
Deceit and lies are rampant in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet. It can be seen in the characters’ actions and words, as well as what they fail to say and do. It comes in various types of relationships -- between husband and wife, parent and child, siblings, and between lovers. Nearly every character in the play either deliberately spins a web of their own lies, uses another person for their trickery, or is used in another person’s deceitful plot. Each has different motives for their deceit -- to maintain power, to achieve their goals, to attain vengeance, or simply because it is necessary to function in this twisted society -- but all of them face a tragic ending no matter their initial intentions. In this play, deceit is so uncontrolled, intertwined, and multidimensional that it becomes impossible for either the characters or audience to ascertain what is true.