Some reasons which include not being unable to commit the murder are Hamlet's fear of what would happen if he did kill Claudius, his concience bothering him for taking the life of his uncle, his disbelief in the ghost, and because of his facination with death. The most important reason that him back from committing the murder is if Hamlet were to carry out what the Ghost told him and carried out immediate revenge, how would Hamlet be able to convince the people that he justifiably executed an act of revenge. Another reason Hamlet procrastinates is that his psychological feelings confuse his ability to confront his destiny. Hamlet's dilemma has little to do with what decision he should make, but if he would be able to make any at all. Hamlet could have also lost his ... ... middle of paper ... ...ly major fear in Hamlet is that of people finding out what he is thinking.
A Man With No Value One of the most famous Shakespearean lines-"To be or not to be, that is the question” is found in Hamlet, spoken by the title character himself. While this is the most obvious reference that Hamlet makes to this own philosophy, Hamlet makes frequent proclamations about his stifled life throughout the play. Hamlet views his life in a negative manner, to the point where he finds himself contemplating whether or not to end his own life. Hamlet does not value his life, which causes him to become flustered with himself and his lack of action. Therefore, demonstrating that Hamlet does not value his life as one should.
Hamlet shows how each character flaw builds up against one another, and that though the characters are fighting for a common goal, their differences make it impossible to be successful. Starting with Rosencratz and Guildenstern who are oblivious to the entire conflict; they are only able to see Claudius’ side of the equation. These two men follow direction without question and don’t use their own agency during the play. Their care free attitude leads to their ultimate demise. Rosencratz and Guildenstern were used as tools by Claudius to reveal Hamlet’s secrets; Claudius proves to be the villain of the play with his man... ... middle of paper ... ...cter had a cause they did not think of the effects or consequences of their actions on a larger scale.
‘Tis unmanly grief” (1.2.94), if you were to ask the new king Claudius. As a future king Hamlet should be able to stand up for himself and tell Claudius he kno... ... middle of paper ... ...ed to. He makes mistakes, has a crazy family, and cannot always figure out why things happen the way they do. As a hero and brave protagonist, Hamlet makes a spectacle of himself; nonetheless, as a play meant to relate to many, aspects of Hamlet can be found in many parts of human nature. Revenge, lies, and uncertainty, are things with which we are all familiar.
This is the same thing that happened to Hamlet. When individuals are in a problematic situation, they will fail to pursue long standing personal happiness, as mind is pulled from two extreme ends. A mind which is being pulled will nev... ... middle of paper ... ...h like Hamlet I also have failed when the multiple choices on “Scantron” pulls my mind against each other. There isn’t anybody to help Hamlet to prove Laertes that he did not kill Polonius intentionally. If he had friends who could prove to Laertes the play would not have ended as a tragedy, but because of his failure in relationships- failure in personal life Hamlet loses the battle.
The line “Why this is hire and salary, not revenge!” shows that he feared by killing Claudius while he was in prayer he would send Claudius to heaven, and would not have revenged his father’s death. This act shows that Hamlet is unable to act, a trait greatly contrasted by the character Fortinbras. Fortinbras is another prince in a similar situation to Hamlet’s. Instead of waiting for the timing to be perfect though, Fortinbras simply acts. He realizes the commitment he has made to revenge his father’s death and wastes no time.
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the titular hero and tragic figure of the play constantly finds himself unable to act on the Ghost’s instructions to take revenge on King Claudius despite the compelling reasons he realizes for doing so. The reason for this delay is Hamlet’s tragic flaw – his tendency towards thought and introspection rather than impulse and action. Because of this flaw, Hamlet is unable to ignore the moral aspects of his actions and “thereby becomes the creature of mere meditation, and [he] loses his natural power of action” (Coleridge, 343). Hamlet is not a man of action; rather, he is a man of thought. Passion and extreme anger are simply not natural emotions for Hamlet, and consequently, he finds himself unable to maintain any of these emotions for an extended period of time.
(1.4.23-38) Hamlet speaks of the one defect that is in particular men from birth, and the fact that that one defect is his "particular fault". Hamlet says that this "fault" will corrupt the man. It seems to be an excuse from Shakespeare for why Hamlet will not act on impulse. As though he is giving the audience a hint that Hamlet has a tragic flaw. Shakespeare writes "As, in their birth, wherein they are not guilty / (since nature cannot choose his origin)" (1.4.26).
Yet under all the ranks and nobility, he is nothing more than a coward that can not accept the idea of his fate. When Hamlet is given the role of vigilante he "swears" that he is man enough for the job. However when Hamlet does not kill Claudius outright, he begins to lose his vigor. The prince suspiciously admits that he is "mad" and uses it as an excuse to keep prolonging the inevitable fate that he must face. By toppling over this hurdle, Hamlet tries to find reasons why he does not have the tenacity for revenge.
He then further concludes that Ophelia is an accomplice to his uncle’s plans in order to bring out a reaction from him. This suspicion of Ophelia is an... ... middle of paper ... ...lia, which verifies his character trait of dishonesty. Hamlet’s dishonesty is also prevalent when he does not reveal where he hid Polonius’ body, contradicting a noble king’s truthfulness. A considerable king should be prepared for anything, thus being able to make hasty decisions. However, Hamlet lingers over his thoughts and does not take action, resulting in the play’s tragedies.