What is I must be cruel to be kind?

“I must be cruel to be kind,” he may say. It means that he is doing her a small injustice with the aim of avoiding an even greater injustice or harm. It’s similar to the 19th century schoolmaster who sadly has to administer corporal punishment to a boy saying “This will hurt me more than it hurts you”.

Is Hamlet a tragic hero according to Aristotle?

Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark can be seen as an Aristotelian tragedy and Hamlet as it’s tragic hero. Hamlet’s flaw, which in accordance with Aristotle’s principles of tragedy causes his demise, is his inability to act and procrastination is his flaw.

How does Hamlet feel about Horatio?

Hamlet admires Horatio for the qualities that Hamlet himself does not possess. He praises Horatio for his virtue and self-control: “Horatio, thou art e’en as just a man/As e’er my conversation cop’d withal” (III. ii. 56-7).

What will Hamlet and Horatio be doing during the play?

Terms in this set (9) What does Hamlet ask Horatio to do during the “play?” To observe and analyze the king and tell him after the play what he thought about it. She’s saying that Hamlet is overreacting in the play that is showing his uncle is guilty of murdering Hamlet’s father.

Is Horatio a good friend to Hamlet?

Horatio is Hamlet’s trusted friend and confidant. When we first see Horatio in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, he is called upon by the castle guards to address the ghost that they have encountered. Horatio is a discerning and intelligent man, and the appearance of this ghost makes him deeply uneasy.

Why is Hamlet so mean to Ophelia?

Hamlet is cruel to Ophelia because he has transferred his anger at Gertrude’s marriage to Claudius onto Ophelia. In fact, Hamlet’s words suggest that he transfers his rage and disgust for his mother onto all women. He says to Ophelia, “God has given you one face and you make yourselves another.

How does Hamlet show his love for Ophelia?

Hamlet shows his love for Ophelia when he confesses to her that he loves her, when he tells her to go to a nunnery to protect her, when he sends her the letter, and when he finds out that she has died. Although many could argue that Hamlet never loved Ophelia, he was just trying to throw everyone else off.

Is Hamlet to blame for Ophelia’s death?

In conclusion, Hamlet definitely had a massive part to play in Ophelia’s death. However, he was not the only one to blame.

Why is Hamlet so cruel to Ophelia immediately after the To Be or Not To Be speech?

Why is Hamlet so brutal to Ophelia? He knows that Claudius and Polonius are watching so he is acting out to make them think that he is really going insane and that he is mad at Ophelia. But Ophelia is not guilty of anything that he acuses her of.