Good Verses Evil In Shakespeare



In Shakespeare good verses evil are evident themes. Characters that are good and evil cause conflicts between characters, as well as internalconflicts in their minds. Other characters are virtous and have no conflicts, they just try to help the inflicted. These themes are evident in the plays Hamlet, Macbeth, and, Othello
In Hamlet, the plot shows an abudance of evil. The plot consists of a foul murder, an incestuous relationship, the work of an avenger, and a love that ends in death. Hamlet is a duel character, causing both good and evil.
Hamlet is the son of the late King Hamlet, king of Scotland. He is charged with the duty of avenging his death. His father's ghost appeared to ...

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of her father is proven when she sings "He is dead and gone lady, he is dead and gone, at his head a green grass turf, at his haed a stone." (Shakespeare, 383)

Hamlet is also faced with the awareness of evil and longs for death, being disgusted with life. He thinks that life is manifested in sex, which he sees as not only the force that creates more life and thus more evil, but as the root of his mother's sin. Hamlet's rejection of Ophellia stems from this rejection of sex and his confusion about her intentions.

Hamlet, being a duel character, is both opposed to and involved in evil. This is why he is reluctant to follow the ghost's orders, not knowing whether thy where rooted in good and evil. This is evident when he says, " Bring thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell, be thy intents wicked or charitable thou comest in such a questionable state" (Shakespeare, 381) and even later a the play The Murder Of Gonzogo when he tells Horatio to watch ...

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