Hamlet and Horatio
However, nee character remains consistently pure in nearly all of his actions throughout the play. Horopito, the best friend and confidant to Hamlet, is the reason that Hamlet may be regarded as the tragic hero.
If it were not for Horopito, Hamlet would not have a voice to mourn his death or pass his wishes for the betterment Of Denmark to the next throne. Had Hamlet heeded the multiple cautions from Horopito, he may have been able to avoid his tragic demise. We are shown from the beginning of the play that it is Hortatory wisdom as an educated man that gives him the power of truth throughout.When Horopito joins the night watch to see first-hand the apparition they claim to have encountered, Marvelous explains to Bernard “Horopito says its but our fantasy/And will not let belief take hold of him/Touching this dreaded sight twice seen of us.
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/Therefore I have entreated him along” (1. 1 . 28-31).
It is with intelligent authority that Horopito is observed to be trusted by many as an educated and wise man. Because Horopito confirms the existence of the Ghost, Hamlet is justified in his future confrontations with it even when those around him cannot see it.It is Hamlets faith in Horopito as a friend that abstentions their shared experience more relevantly than that of Marvelous and Bernard having seen it as well. Additionally, by confirming the ghosts existence, it is only Hortatory observance that allows the audience to accept the supernatural state of events that continue throughout the play. Marvelous and Bernard become forgotten characters where as Horopito remains a visible and constant voice of wisdom throughout. When we are first introduced to Hamlet, brooding in the court, we see Hamlet momentarily forget his woes upon Hortatory entrance. L am glad to e you well/Horopito-or do forget myself! ” (1.
2. 166-167). Up until this point, Hamlet has done nothing but lament his position to his mother and Claudia. If it seems that Hamlet is not sure of Hortatory name we can argue that it is because of his situation that he is otherwise distracted yet still excited to reunite with his friend. Compared with his greeting of Restaurants and Guilelessness which seem suspicious and hesitant, Hamlet is genuine in his excitement of reuniting with Horopito.With this in mind, Horopito may be the only one who can confess the news Of the Ghost to Hamlet and Hamlet species it as truth and without suspicion. From his initial introduction, Horopito demonstrates that he is an intelligent man that discerns many situations with extreme caution.
After meeting the Ghost, Horopito states ‘This bodes some strange eruption to our state” (1. 1. 80). This statement suggests that Horopito is fully aware to what degree the news will affect his friend who is still mourning the loss of his father.He shows intuition to what consequences lay ahead for an emotionally confused Hamlet as well as how his actions will affect the state of Denmark royalty. He is subtly foreshadowing bad outcomes for all in the play, not only Hamlet. During Hamlet’s meeting with the Ghost, while the Ghost is beckoning him to follow it, Horopito asserts himself over the prince by stating “Do not, my lord,” (1.
4. 71). This suggests a much more familiar relationship between the TTY. To friends than that of Hamlets other friends, who seem to be merely situational, having been schoolmates in addition to their service to Claudia.If Horopito can command a prince in this way, then we know it is out of love for his friend and fear in his wisdom: Horopito- And what if tempt you toward the flood, my lord? Or some dreadful summit of the cliff That beetles o’er his base into the sea, And there assume some other horrible form Which might deprive your sovereignty of reason And draw you into madness ? Think of it [That very place puts toys of depression, Without more motive, into every brain That looks so many fathoms to the sea And hears a roar beneath. ]” (1. 4.
7-86) In this passage we can see Horopito more directly foreshadowing events to follow in the play. It is only through this apparition that Hamlet then descends onto his own feigned and methodical madness, and produces actions which then affect all Of the characters’ responses. Aphelion’s suicide and Alerter’ desire for revenge are both directly related to Hamlets hasty actions during the buildup of this play. In re-reading the above passage after the plays tragic conclusion, we are made acutely aware of how correct Horopito was.During Act 4, Hortatory lines are few but it to Horopito that Hamlet sends correspondence, alerting him of his location. Hamlet trusted Horopito enough to bring him into a plot for his return to Denmark and Horopito obliges with unfettered dedication, “Come, I will (give) you way for these letters/And dot the speedier that you may direct me/To him from who you brought them,” (4. 5.
32-24. ) Horopito is undaunted by a potential plot against the kings wishes and shows concern only for his friend who he will now be attending to.Horopito is undoubtedly loyal to Hamlet but possesses a very bold deference to his royalty. Conversely, Hamlet never vocally protests to a subject offering him unsolicited advice when it would be well within his princely authority to do so. Observing this further mirrors the mutual love and respect that they eave for each other. When Crosier enters to pass the message of a dual between Alerter and Hamlet, Horopito tells Hamlet “YOU will lose, my lord,” (5. 2.
223). This warning is promptly ignored by Hamlet but we can observe much more of Hardhats wisdom in that statement.Horopito does not say “You will lose the duel, my lord. ” He simply means that, given the plot against Hamlet, it will not matter how skilled with a sword he is, Hamlet will be no match for the cunning of those plotting against him. No matter the outcome of the duel, Hamlet will suffer the ultimate loss. He further cautions Hamlet “If our mind dislike anything, obey it,” (5. 2.
231). It is in the final scene of Shakespearean Hamlet that we see how much Horopito and Hamlet mean to one another. Hamlet does not die in a woman’s arms but rather the arms of his best and closest friend in the world.Hamlet entrusts his final words to Horopito to pass on his final wishes to the respected King Fortifiers. Hortatory love for his friend is carried so far that even Horopito attempts to drink poison and end his life, mourning the imminent death of his friend saying “Here’s yet some liquor left,” (5. 2. 375) but is abruptly stopped by Hamlet and instructed to “Tell my story,” (5.
2. 384). By surviving, Horopito is able to unfold the plot against Hamlet to an audience and explain the treachery against him.Horopito is the most qualified to do this because of his utter devotion to Hamlet throughout the course of the play. He never falters in his mission to obey Hamlet’s commands not as a subject but rather as a friend. Hortatory character legitimates Hamlet is every aspect of the play. His appearances may seem inconsequential at first glance but his role in developing Hamlet is paramount.
Horopito does not suspect Hamlet is mad UT is aware of what events brought him to the variety of mental states he finds himself in.Horopito had seen the Ghost, proving to the audience that Hamlet is not alone in these apparitions and therefore not as ‘mad’ as he may be letting on. Hortatory continual cautioning to Hamlet shows him to be wise and of impeccable credibility as we can see that had Hamlet followed Hortatory cautioning, he may not have come to such a tragic end. By his love, dedication, honesty, and intelligence, Horopito is able to posses the wits that Hamlet may not in his time of extreme strife and is one of the most crucial harassers to justifying Hamlet’s end as tragic and heroic.