Relying on others was another tragedy. Polonius' death was not the fault of Claudius' greed. Hamlet killed Polonius. Don't assume because assuming lead to sticky situalions. Nevertheless, Hamlet was obsessed with killing Claudius because Claudius had killed his father and Hamlet wanted to seek his father's revenge.
The retaliation shown by the Prince of Denmark, as well as Laertes led to the downfall of their government. In the play, Hamlet seeks revenge on his uncle Claudius. Claudius killed Hamlet’s dad and then married his mom to become the leader of Denmark. Later in the play, Hamlet sees his dad’s ghost and is informed of the horrific act committed by his uncle. Hamlets’ dad’s ghost says, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (I. V. 25).
The ghost identifies himself as King Hamlet and tells Prince Hamlet he was murdered by Claudius. The ghost wants Prince Hamlet to obtain revenge on Claudius for taking his throne and wife. Now, the stage is set for Prince Hamlet to find out answers and make decisions regarding seeking revenge on behalf of his dead father. Prince Hamlet wants to find out if Claudius is guilty of murdering his father. Therefore, he creates a play where the performers do a scene which resembles the way in which Prince Hamlet believes his father Hamlet was murdered.
The play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, is primarily a tragedy of revenge as the characters Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras all seek vengeance for their fathers' deaths, which leads to chaos. At the beginning of Hamlet, the audience is already aware of a tragedy when the king of Denmark dies. The death of prince Hamlet’s father, king Hamlet, is the source of his thirst for revenge throughout the entire play. As the play progresses, Hamlet has an encounter with his father's ghost, leading Hamlet to believe that his uncle Claudius is responsible for his father's death, "And so I am revenged. That would be scann’d:/ A villain kills my father; and, for that,/ I, his sole son, do this same villain send/ To heaven."
This young prince is eager to revenge his father’s death but he is not sure morally if it’s the right thing to do. The play stresses Hamlets feelings, his thoughts and his indecisiveness, but he finally seeks vengeance in the end. Sadly, Hamlet loses his life to honor his father in this moral revenge tragedy Shakespeare fills the exposition in act one full of information about the situation surrounding the royal family in Denmark with the setting, and the characters’ motives. The state of affairs takes place when King Hamlet kills the King of Norway. Upon his retreat home he dies from a deliberate poisoning by his brother.
The death of King Hamlet disrupts the “Concept of Order” as well as the hierarchy causing disorder. The ghost of King Hamlet encourages his son, Hamlet to avenge him and in doing so says, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder,” (I.v.9). The ghost of King Hamlet insists Hamlet to restore the natural order. Claudius, the brother and murderer of King Hamlet disturbs the Concept of Order by lusting for the position King Hamlet has as the King of Denmark. After the death of King Hamlet, Prince Hamlet was supposed to be the next king of Denmark.
Hamlet has fulfilled the ghost’s wishes. The theme of revenge reaches its conclusion when Hamlet kills Claudius. Revenge is the core theme in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Death of loved ones cause the characters to act blindly through anger and emotion which cause them to carry out revenge. Hamlet has opportunities to kill Claudius, but he waits until the time is right to kill him.
Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a true depiction of the indistinctiveness of beliefs after the Reformation. After the murder of his father, King Hamlet, Prince Hamlet sees his father’s ghost. His father’s ghost tells Hamlet he must avenge his death (Fiero 27). He also reveals to Hamlet that it was his Uncle Claudius that committed the crime against him. He explains to Hamlet that he must in deed inflict the same crime upon Claudius.
In Hamlet, William Shakespeare uses themes such as revenge to show how madness and confusion lead to tragedy. One of the main revenge plots within the play is Hamlet’s desire to avenge his father’s death by killing his uncle Claudius who is now the King of Denmark. What makes hamlet angrier is knowing that his mother married his uncle only two months after his father’s death. “Not only the characters but the whole state of Denmark, with King Claudius at the head, are out of balance” (Shakespeare). Hamlet is motivated by the ghost to seek revenge on his uncle, who married his mother and murderer his father King Hamlet.
No wonder the famous writer Belinsky exclaimed: ¡°Hamlet ¡ is really great and profound: this is life, this is human being, this is you, this is me, this is everyone of us.¡± Hamlet was the young prince of Denmark. His uncle Claudius murdered the old King Hamlet, married the Queen and then became the new king. Early in the play the details of the murder become known to Hamlet, he vows to carry out his revenge, and eventually he does so, bringing the action to a close. But unlike common people who take revenge at the time of knowing the murder, he delayed to take action. Hamlet does not kill Claudius in church, while he has the best chance of doing so up until that point; He is known in the kingdom as a brilliant fencer, and shows his skill in the match with Laertes, after which he is able to cut the king and take the glass of poison from Horatio's hand, all that while dying of deadly poison.