His flaw of being hesitant in the end leads to his own death, and also the deaths of Gertrude, Ophelia, Laertes, and Claudius. Hamlet's fatal flaw is his delay in avenging his father's death. Hamlet is still devastated by his father's death when the ghost appears to him, and he is unable to carry through with his reprisal until the end of the play. Hamlet's delay in killing Claudius not only causes his own death, but the deaths of everyone else in his life except for Horatio and Fortinbras. Hamlet's character lends itself to a possible motivation for his unwillingness to kill Claudius.
Hamlet's agonized worrying over his state of existence begins before his first encounter with the ghost. He reports first to his mother that "These but the trappings and suits of woe" (I,ii) do not begin to illumine his inner heartbreak over the death of his father. But it is soon revealed in his first soliloquy that he despairs more over the hasty remarriage of Gertrude than the death of King Hamlet. "...a beast, that wants discourse of reason, / Would have mourn'd longer." (I,ii) Gertrude's apparent disregard of his honorable late father causes his suicidal dejection.When he hears from the ghost of his father's murder, he does indeed vow revenge.
With the help of the three soliloquys Hamlets negative opinion about himself, his relationships and his quest for revenge is revealed. The first concept unravels the baffled character of Hamlet. The following concept shows how strong he is related to his blood ones and the final one exposes Hamlet's urge for revenge and what keeps him from achieving that goal which makes him so baffled. Hamlet's character is incredibly creative, with a soul of fire and profound emotions. His character is so exotic and excitable that even to imagine to find or meet someone similar or exactly like him would be finding or meeting a person who is made out of illusion.
The Hesitation of Hamlet Drama is considered as an emotional disturbance; to fight; or a clashing of opposed principles. All of this does the Shakespearean play Hamlet have. We find the personalities of Hamlet clashing one another and each one of them causing a fracas with another character in the play. Perhaps the greatest controversy is that of Hamlet and his mother and uncle who were hastily married pending Old Hamlet's death. Hamlet finds himself dealing with the revenge of his father's murder against his uncle, Claudius.
He thinks his stepfather as less of a friend than he is a relative. He also loathes his mother's choice to replace his father in the short amount of time with the person he hardly feels comfortable with. He is conflicted as he feels they are both incomparable to the father he used to have. The plot thickens after Hamlet meets his colleague from school, Horatio, to be informed having seen his deceased father. The disturbed prince was baffled by his friend's report and was unconvinced,... ... middle of paper ... ...) Laertes also falls revealing that the rapier was poisoned also and that their lives would be no more in less than an hour.
The next scene where Hamlet’s suicidal thoughts are exposed is after he realized that he needs to avenge his father’s death, even though Hamlet is evidently not the type of person t... ... middle of paper ... ...s for the smallest misdoing. Hamlet was so entrenched in his self remorse that he could not honour his father, and in doing so also neglected his responsibility towards Denmark and Gertrude. William Shakespeare attempted to show that suicide is not a noble act, but a selfish one that contradicts the purpose of life. According to the code of honour, it puts one’s needs and pains in front of your country and family’s needs. Shakespeare implies that it is the easy way out of life, and that so called perpetual sleep might be a nightmare that is worse than life itself.
Although Hamlet and Ophelia are very different from one another, their madness serves a common purpose to mask and disguise their emotional agony but it ultimately leads to their tragic deaths. The death of Hamlet’s and Ophelia’s fathers prompts their madness. The day Hamlet realizes that his father’s murderer is his stepfather and uncle overwhelms him. Therefore, he suggests to feign madness, “As I perchance hereafter shall think meet / To put an antic disposition on.” (I. V. 172-173) He pretends to be mad so that he can safely investigate his father’s murder without alarming others with his snooping. Ophelia’s madness begins when she realizes that her father is dead, “He is dead and gone, lady, / He is dead and gone, / At his head a grass-green turf, / At his heels a stone.
This image of a tragic hero seems to be just a façade. Although there can be many reason why he may be seem as a tragic hero he is corrupted by those around him making him evil. Hamlet soul becomes corrupt since the beginning with the sudden marriage of his mother to his uncle, the man who killed his father. His depression is much deeper then what everyone believed. Hamlet tries to explain it to his mother and Claudius that his grief is deeper and is much more then the appearance of someone who mourns.
His father’s message to him revealing that he was stuck in eternal anguish in order to pay for his sins during his life causes Hamlet emotional distress. He questions his position and whether or not the time is appropriate for him to act. “‘And am I then revenged To take him in the purging of his soul, When he is fit and seasoned for his passage? No. Up sword... ... middle of paper ... ...nly woman he only loved and Hamlet lost Ophelia the only woman he truly loved but was foolish enough to tell her the whole truth before she passed.
The prophecy controls some of Oedipus' life, but it's because the fear of it coming true that drives the characters to take ill action. Throughout the play we are given evidence showing his poor decision making and anger issues, but never any definitive proof that Oedipus' future is out of his control. Oedipus the King tells of Oedipus' struggle with his fate. It is Oedipus' short temper, pride, and poor decision making that cause him to make the choices that lead to his demise. Oedipus and his family take action to ensure the prophecy of him killing his father and sleeping with his mother would not come true.