As Christina Autiero asserts in a paper given at a conference held in Westchester - Putnam School, “Blinded by [his] passions,...Hamlet indirectly causes the death of Ophelia and his mother...revenge and Hamlet’s method of madness primarily cause his death and actions. Unfortunately, the only approach [he] felt would vindicate [his] honorable name essentially destroyed [him]” (Autiero 53). Young Hamlet believed that the only choice to redeem his father was to murdering the murderer. In doing so, however, Hamlet became mad, and struck out at any and all who crossed his path. At one point in the play, Hamlet stabs Polonius, believing him to be King Claudius.
When the ghost tells Hamlet, "With witchcraft of his wit with traitorous gifts-- O wicked wit and gifts that have the power So seduce!--won to his shameful lust. the will of my most seeming- virtuous queen."(i.v. 44-46) this proves that Claudius actions came from his greed. Secondly, When people are overtaken by greed for power they are determinded to do what ever it takes to get what they desire. For example, when Claudius sets up the plan of poisioning Hamlet in the duel he ends up killing Ger... ... middle of paper ... ...is uncle, Claudius for taking the throne, his mother, his money and the crown.
Following Hamlet’s bizarre behaviour (Hamlet is acting as if he has gone insane) and Hamlet killing Polonius, Claudius decides to send Hamlet to England, where he will have the English King execute him. Claudius is extremely disturbed following the play Hamlet had put on, depicting how he murdered Old Hamlet, showing Claudius that Hamlet is aware of his crime. After questioning Hamlet about Polonius’s murder Claudius is left alone with his thoughts, and he reveals his plans for Hamlet’s future saying “ And, England, if my love thou hold’st at aught… thou mayst not coldly set Our sovereign process, which imports at full, By letters congruing to that effect, The present death of Hamlet. Do it, England, For like the hectic in my blood he rages, And thou must cure me” (4.3.67-76). Another betrayal by Claudius, this shows even more of his character, his determination that nothing will stop him from getting what he wants, having his brother’s only child killed.
Claudius is victualing into Hamlet 's suspicion by sending people to Hamlet and ascertain what he knows. This makes Hamlet not trust anyone that he knows. When Hamlet murders Polonius, it is evident that Hamlet has gone thoroughly insane and he cannot return from the point he is at. No one is safe from Hamlet and the way he is deporting now. Hamlet has upset his mother by incriminating Claudius and insisting that her marriage is incest.
Evidence from the play written by the brilliant Shakespeare, shows that through his duty to his father, his adversion to Claudius, his complicated relationship with women, and his success of his plan, Hamlet’s loss of sanity was part of a clever rouse that he so intelligently created to avenge the most foul and unnatural murder of the great King Hamlet. Two very popular theories of madness in Shakespeare’s time were demonic possession and lunacy. Hamlet was possessed figuratively, and psychologically, by his father’s warlike spirit. Hamlet's mother Gertrude neglected Hamlet, and so the reader can understand how grave King Hamle... ... middle of paper ... ...t future or past - so as to avoid getting in trouble. And although it is typically believed that Hamlet was actually just Shakespeare's take on a play created entirely before his time, Elizabethan England did have a significant impact on the writing of Hamlet.
Hamlet’s and Ophelia’s loss of their fathers initiates their madness whether feigned or real. Both Hamlet and Ophelia have parents who use controlling behaviours, which compel them to commit to acts they have no desire to do. Hamlet’s father, Elderly Hamlet, who is murdered by his brother Claudius, reappears in apparition, “But howsoever thou pursuest this act, / Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul c... ... middle of paper ... ...yal for the unrequited love Hamlet gave Ophelia. Due to her loss of a father, and a man with whom has lost interest in her, she has no one to confide to, so he commits suicide. Hamlet feigning madness and Ophelia’s true insanity ultimately lead to their tragic deaths.
Hamlet is showing how eager he is to avenge his fathers death, and he knows to kill Claudius the new king; in the back of Hamlets mind he still wants to avenge his mother for marrying Claudius. But at the same Hamlet has doubts about what he has been told by the ghost, “the spirit that I have seen May be the devil: and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps, Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. I 'll have grounds more relative than this. The play 's the thing wherein I 'll catch the conscience of the King” (II, II, DCXXVII- DCXXXIV). Hamlet is still having doubts on whether or not the ghost of his father is telling the truth or not, or if the ghost leaving him astray.
Hamlet knows that having the correct facts is so important because without hard evidence he may unjustly kill his uncle and have to d... ... middle of paper ... ...set with Hamlet for murdering his father, Polonius, and conspires with King Claudius against Hamlet. After all these tragic events it gets worse, Hamlet’s two very best friends plot against him, it drives him mad. It all starts with an act of insanity, then there is less acting involved and it finally ends up as Hamlet’s reality and tragedy for all. In conclusion, Hamlet could be considered insane, it is not just an act. In the beginning of the play, Hamlet is acting mad in order to avenge his father’s death, therefore he is able to gain vital information regarding King Hamlet’s death.
By putting on the play Hamlet alerted Claudius about how much he knew which scared Claudius. Hamlet goes on to a more elaborate plan to act “mad” which instills much fear into Claudius because he thinks Hamlet now poses as a threat to him which is what Hamlet wants. Claudius’ reaction to Hamlet’s madness is shown when he... ... middle of paper ... ...udius and Hamlet pose various similarities, but they hate each other. They plot to kill one another because of the death of Hamlet’s biological father. Their similarities come from the time period that they are living in, and the fact that Hamlet’s father was king and was involved in war leaving Hamlet with his uncle.
His path of corruption started off when his father asked him to seek vengeance on Claudius for murdering him .Then while on this path of vengeance Hamlet kills Polonius believing him to be Claudius hiding behind the curtains. In doing this Hamlet corrupts his own soul by murdering a relatively innocent man. His father then sets him back on the path of murdering Claudius when he comes to remind him of his goal since hamlet has not made much progress. This was elaborated by Stirling here”, The necessary trap has been laid and has done its work; Hamlet has been a shrewd avenger in refusing to Claudius at a prayer; and how he is at the point of redeeming his mother”