Shakespeare uses the revenge plot to create conflict between Laertes and Hamlet by having Laertes avenge his father's and sister's death which Hamlet is responsible for. After learning of his fathers unnatural death, Hamlet decides that he can no longer trust anyone, except for Horatio. While acting out his madness, he visited Ophelia and cut off his ties with her because of his distrust for everyone. In Act III, when Hamlet talks with his mother, he notices that he is being spied upon. Thinking that it is the king, Hamlet mistakingly kills Polonius who was hiding behind a big rug, which for some medeval reason, was hung on the wall.
“Hamlet is of the faction that is wronged;/ His madness is poor Hamlet’s enemy.” In the William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Hamlet struggles internally throughout. After his father, Hamlet, is killed by his uncle, Claudius, Hamlet looks to seek revenge. Claudius is now king, and married to young Hamlet’s mother, Queen Gertrude and now holds power over the kingdom. In his plot to kill Claudius to avenge his father, Hamlet takes on insanity as part of the act. While pretending his insanity, he mistakenly kills Polonius, councillor to the king, and also drives his lover, Ophelia, to suicide.
The purpose of the confron... ... middle of paper ... ...eems unable to think for herself. She is closed minded to the fact that her new husband murdered her former husband. Despite her blindness, she loves her son and wants to protect him as well. By not listening to Hamlet, she herself is poisoned by Claudius on accident. In the end, Ophelia, Claudius, King Hamlet, Laertes, Polonius, Gertrude, and Hamlet all end up dead.
Revenge is defined as the action of causing hurt or harm on someone for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands. Shakespeare’s Hamlet contains the central idea of revenge. In this story, the father is murdered, the mother marries the murderer, and the son is left to the duty of revenge (Barzilai 87). It is Hamlet’s duty to follow his father’s commands and get his revenge on his uncle, but multiple problems occur and lead to his death along with many others. In the beginning of the play, Hamlet has returned from Wittenberg to honor the death of his father, King Hamlet, and the ghost of his dead father suddenly confronts him.
The play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, written by William Shakespeare in the early 1600s, uses deaths to emphasize the idea of mortality throughout the play. The deaths that occur so frequently in the play are used to atone for wrongs done by the characters earlier in the play. Two major deaths that occur are the deaths of King Claudius and Ophelia. All of these characters did a wrong to one or more persons and in the end of the play they all paid for their wrongs by being murdered or committing suicide. Claudius is the antagonist in this play, in easier words, the villain.
Shakespeare is famous for many plays and the tragedies that fall upon them. Hamlet is a play of a young man who saw his father’s ghost who demands vengeance for his death. The hero while trying to kill his stepfather finds him trying to be a villain. What lays out for the hero can he truly avenge his father’s death? If not will he crumble and turn mad himself with all the dilemmas around him?
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are sent by the king to England with Hamlet to have Hamlet killed because he has killed Polonius. While sleeping Hamlets changes the letters so that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern hand England their own death warrants. Hamlet then returns to Denmark to find out about Ophelia’s death and to see that Laertes is back home and knows the truth of his fathers murder and wants to duel with Hamlet.. Laertes and the king have plans to poison the tip of his sword so that with any single cut Hamlet would be dead. Laertes cannot cut him during the dual So the king tries to offer Hamlet a drink of poisoned wine but Hamlet refuses. Laertes finally gets frustrated and walks up and just cuts Hamlet but just before this Gertrude accidently drinks from the wine glass meant for Hamlet and hints to Hamlet that the king did it.
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. Claudius jumps up and leaves the room when the play gets to the point of the murder. Horatio and Prince Hamlet both believe this makes Claudius appear guilty. However, when Prince Hamlet goes to kill Claudius, he is prayin... ... middle of paper ... ...nish prince who has an uncle who murders to receive his father’s throne. A ghost of his father reveals the truth which ultimately causes many more deaths through the act of revenge.
Polonius and Queen Gertrude. Polonius was killed by hamlet, when hamlet thought that he had killed the king. Claudius killed queen Gertrude with the poison whine that he had prepared for hamlet. He killed the one he loved instead of the one he wanted to kill. Claudius was even punished after death.
Hamlet: Hamlet Defeated By His Own Flaws In William Shakespeare's well known tragic play, Hamlet, the main character Hamlet is defeated by his own flaws. These flaws are the killing of Polonius, the killing of Claudius, and most of all by Hamlet being misled by the Ghost. The killing of Polonius is a major flaw of Hamlets because it got him killed by Laertes. Also the killing of his uncle Claudius was tragic, since he was his uncle and he made Hamlet very angry towards his mother. The last and most noted flaw of Hamlet's was him being misled by the Ghost and engaging in his plan of madness.