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...ather choose to believe that he is doing his father a justice by guaranteeing Claudius will go to hell than admit the weakness he has toward committing the murder. Hamlet does want to avenge his father; and he does want Claudius to suffer for his actions, however, Hamlet values life more than he will ever admit to himself.
Hamlet’s hesitation to act lead to his death as well as everyone else’s. Had he killed the Claudius while he was praying, he would not have panicked and killed Polonius while talking to his mother. If Polonius had not died, Ophelia would not have killed herself and Laertes would not have wanted to seek revenge on Hamlet. Without the revenge-driven duel, Gertrude would not have drank any poisoned wine. His doubts and inability to take action heeded the course of this destruction and, because of it, Hamlet failed to truly avenge his father’s death.
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