Hamlet Hamartia Essay

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TOPIC: One of the elements that can be compared in the plays “Hamlet”, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and “Agamemnon” is hamartia. THESIS STATEMENT: One of the elements that can be compared in the plays “Hamlet”, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and “Agamemnon” is hamartia. We will understand how hamartia ties the plots together; analyse and compare. Hamlet, Prufrock, and Agamemnon’s roles in each of the plays; and evaluate how their personalities affect the outcome of their lives and lives of those close to them. Paragraph 1 Opening Sentence: There are numerous examples of how the characters in the above-mentioned plays fail to demonstrate the ability to succeed, and thus, commit tragic mistakes that will doom them to their own…show more content…
The intrigue in “Hamlet” shows Hamlets father coming to him (Act.1.Scene 5), as a ghost, and pleads revenge for his death, “O my prophetic soul!” (I.v.40) as he is introduced to his father’s murderer. Second point: Hamlet, as a man who puts reason above all else, hesitates whether killing a man to avenge another man’s death is the right thing to do. “A villain kills my father, an for that I, his sole son, do this same villain send to heaven” Act III…show more content…
Agamemnon is considered to be a very accomplished character, with enormous power and social position. First Point: Agamemnon is a King to his people, a husband and a father. While being a great and courageous warrior, a very accomplished character Agamemnon is a deeply flawed character. One of his greatest flaws is the inability to carry out his responsibilities as a King, father and husband without succumbing his own desires and emotions. Second Point: Some similarities Agamemnon, Prufrock and Hamlet share are, controlling their emotion, inability to succeed and surpassing their own personal pressure. Third Point: Agamemnon is seen as a man who is extremely arrogant and disrespectful to his wife. Along with his wife Agamemnon has a mistress named Cassandra. Agamemnon is also flawed during the time that he decides to sacrifice his own daughter just to gain favorable winds to navigate his fleet into troy. It is clear to the audience that Agamemnon does not feel love, remorse or regret, and is incapable of performing as a decent husband and parent. Thus after committing several severe mistakes, his wife took his life as vengeance for all his wrongful

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